Quarter racing champions named

January 23rd, 2012

2011 running champions, announced by the American Quarter Horse Association on January 19, include:

World Champion
Champion 3-Year-Old
Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding

COLD CASH 123
(Oak Tree Special x Cash 123, Takin On The Cash)
Owner/Breeder: Carolyn and Walter Bay (T Bill Stables)
Trainer: Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath
Riders: Roy Balddillez, Joe Martinez and Jacky Martin
Richest win in 2011: $899,524 Rainbow Derby G1
2011 record: 6 wins in 8 starts, $818,447
Career: 9 wins in 14 starts, $979,741

Champion 2-Year-Old
Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding
OCHOA

(Tres Seis x Stolis Fortune, Stoli
Breeder: Johnny T.L. Jones
Owners: J Bar 7 Ranch, Cluck, and Benson
Trainer: Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath
Rider: Ricky Ramirez
Richest win in 2011: $2.4 million All American Futurity G1
2011 record: 3 wins in 4 starts, $1,244,200

Champion 2-Year-Old Colt
FEATURE MR BOJANGLES

(Feature Mr Jess x Catch This Dash, First Down Dash)
Breeder: Joyce Erickson
Owners: Hubbard, Helzer, S/M Cattle, and Dominguez
Trainer: Roberto Sanchez
Riders: Alonso Rivera, G.R. Carter Jr., Jacky Martin
Richest win in 2011: $700,000 Rainbow Futurity G1
2011 record: 6 wins in 7 starts, $541,612

Champion 2-Year-Old Filly
SEPARATE FIRE

(Walk Thru Fire x Septacular, Separatist)
Breeder: Dr. Steve Burns
Owner: Tremor Enterprises
Trainer: Paul Jones
Rider: Ramon Sanchez
Richest win in 2011: $1.1 million Ed Burke Futurity
2011 record: 5 wins in 8 starts, $631,250

Champion 3-Year-Old Colt
PROSPECT TO THE TOP

(Coronas Prospect x Cream To The Top, Easily Smashed)
Breeder: Sue May
Owner: Joel Tavarez
Trainer: Ralph Muniz
Riders: Jacky Martin, Roman Chapa, Oscar Rincon, Freddie Martinez
Richest finish in 2011: 2nd in the $1.3 million All American Derby
2011 record: 3 wins in 10 starts, $413,320

Career: 7 wins in 17 starts, $648,650

Champion 3-Year-Old Filly
MISS RACY JESS

(Mr Jess Perry x Miss Racy Vike, Racin Free)
Breeder: Gary and Donna Hall (Sunflower Supply Co.)
Owner: Johnny Trotter and Burnett Ranches
Trainers: Blane and Trey Wood
Rider: Ricky Ramirez
Richest win in 2011: $935,350 Los Alamitos Super Derby G1
2011 record: 3 wins in 6 starts, $419,628

Career: 6 wins in 11 starts, $485,628

Champion Aged Horse
Champion Aged Stallion
GOOD REASON SA – 2007

(Favorite Trick TB x Queen Of Appeals, First Down Dash)
Breeder/owner:Gianni Franco Samaja
Trainer: Paul Jones
Riders: Ramon Sanchez and Eduardo Nicasio
Richest win in 2011: $750,000 Champion of Champions G1
2011 record: 2 wins in 7 starts, $501,082

Career: 7 wins in 15 starts, $1,446,727

Champion Aged Mare
SPIT CURL DIVA – 2005

(Spit Curl Jess x Some Kinda Diva, Some Dasher)
Breeder: Little Deer Creek Quarter Horses
Owner: Lepic-Morgan Partnership
Trainers: Jody Brown and Paul Jones
Rider: David Brown
Richest win in 2011: Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge G2
2011 record: 3 wins in 7 starts, $118,415

Career: 19 wins in 37 starts, $829,353

Champion Aged Gelding
RYLEES BOY – 2005

(Heza Motor Scooter x Pipistrelle, Rocky Jones)
Breeder: Gary Nebitt
Owner/Trainer: Gerardo Ochoa
Riders: Joe Ruiz and Jacky Martin
Richest win in 2011: Remington Park Invitational G1
2011 record: 3 wins in 6 starts, $322,320

Career: 17 wins in 36 starts, $711,481

Champion Distance Horse
DE PASSEM OKEY

(Okey Dokey Dale x Impassable Gal TB, Sir Richard Lewis)
Breeder: Dr. Eddie Moore
Owner: Steve Holt
Trainers: Rodney Reed, Fred Danley and Loyd Moreland
Riders: G.R. Carter, Alejandro Medellin and Stormy Smith
Richest win in 2011: Remington Distance Handicap G3
2011 record: 5 wins in 8 starts, $127,710

Career: 15 wins in 32 starts, $290,821

Champion Trainer: Paul Jones – 10th consecutive time – 2011 earnings $4,705,577
Champion Jockey: G.R. Carter Jr. – 171 winners from 885 starts, $4,311,455
Champion Owner: Double Bar S Ranch, Morena, Cal. – 17 winners from 98 starters
Champion Breeder: Dr. Ed Allred – 212 wins from 1,155 starts, $3,067,621