One Dashing Eagle Returns in Golden State
One Dashing Eagle looks for a third million-dollar win this weekend.
November 1, 2012
Two-time million-dollar futurity winner One Dashing Eagle will be favored to take his third seven-figure stakes when he concludes a probable championship season in the $1,118,000 Golden State Million Futurity (G1) on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.
One Dashing Eagle (One Famous Eagle-One Sweet Dash by First Down Dash) has been sensational at Los Alamitos and Ruidoso Downs and has been a primary force in helping his sire become the leading freshman sire in history.
Owned by Jose and Gustavo De La Torre with San Gregorio Racing Stable, One Dashing Eagle has earned $1,628,405 and would go over the $2-million mark with a Golden State Million victory.
One Dashing Eagle, winner of five straight races since finishing second in his debut, has massed this most impressive bankroll with wins in the $1,001,000 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity (G1) and the $2,400,000 All American Futurity (G1), the world’s richest Quarter Horse race.
After easily taking the All American Futurity by three-quarters of a length at Ruidoso Downs on Labor Day, it appears those two million-dollar stakes victories have not taken any edge off the colt. He easily won his Golden State Million trial by 2 1/2 lengths and his time of :19.482 was the fastest time from the 11 trials.
One Dashing Eagle will likely conclude his 2-year-old campaign in the Golden State Million since he is not eligible for the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) and there is no time-of-entry supplemental payment for the race.
Salvador Pimienta’s Bingo (Tres Seis-Corona Blurr by Corona Cartel) takes on One Dashing Eagle after setting the second-fastest qualifying time of :19.708 while winning his trial by a length over Rainbow Futurity (G1) finalist Scatmandu.
The developing Bingo, trained by Felix Gonzalez, returned to win his Golden State Million trial after racing to a third-place finish in the $38,790 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge.
Lucky Seven Ranch’s homebred Amore La Blue (Mr Jess Perry-Blues Girl Too by Corona Cartel) has the breeding and may be ready for the Grade 1 stage after two straight wins for trainer Joe Bassett. The daughter of 2007 world champion Blues Girl Too came back from a layoff since June to win her maiden by 2 lengths in September and then stepped forward in the second Golden State Million trial, winning by a length with the third-fastest time of :19.713.
Arnold Gonzalez’s Fires Blazin (Walk Thru Fire-Thatsa Blazin Chick by Chicks A Blazin) raced to a second-place finish behind One Dashing Eagle in the Ed Burke Million back in June. Trainer Guillermo Morales brought the gelding back for the Golden State Million trials and he responded with a neck win in :19.785, the fourth-fastest qualifying time.
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