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2017 All American Futurity

August 29, 2019


WELCOME TO THE 2017 RUNNING PRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION. GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME TO THE RUNNING. WE ARE EXCITED TO BE HERE AND YOU CAN SEE THE GRANDSTANDS ARE FILLED WITH PEOPLE AND WE ARE GETTING READY FOR THE BIG SHOW OF THE DAY. THAT IS THE EXCITEMENT AND THE HORSES AND THE CROWDS ARE READY. WE ARE GOING TO GO DOWN TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE. THERE IS SO MUCH ANTICIPATION COMING INTO THIS RACE. THERE ARE 10 QUALIFIED HORSES. ONLY ONE GOING HOME WITH $1.5 MILLION. IT HAS TRIPLED IN POPULATION THIS WEEKEND. THERE IS A LOT OF ANTICIPATION AND WE WILL INTERVIEW THE WINNING TRAINER, JOCKEY, AND OWNER. THANK YOU. THERE IS 22 SECONDS AND THE HISTORY IS MADE THROUGHOUT THE DECADE. WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. IT HAS BEEN CALLED THE RICHEST RACE FOR QUARTER HORSES. THE PERSIS $3 MILLION. THEY WILL RUN A DISTANCE OF 440 YARDS. WHERE ELSE IS BETTER TO BE VAN HERE AND RUNNING THE DERBY? THE HISTORY OF THE RACE DATES BACK TO 1959. ALTHOUGH THE PURSE WAS SMALLER , JUST OVER $100,000, IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1978 THAT IT REACHED THE MILLION DOLLAR MARK. IT MADE IT THE FIRST RACE IN HISTORY TO REACH THAT LEVEL. THAT WAS DOUBLED AND THE PURSE REACHED THE $3 MILLION PURSE. WHAT THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS TO THE THOROUGHBRED WORLD, THIS IS UNPRECEDENTED. HOW DID IT BECOME KNOWN? ACCORDING TO THE HISTORIANS, IT WAS BACK IN 1940 618 WATERING HOLE WAS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO PROMOTE A CUTS — A CASINO IN A TIME WHEN CASINOS WERE NOT LEGAL. THERE WAS A HORSE RACE NAMED AFTER THE BAR. IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE 1950’S. THAT RACE WAS DISCONTINUED, BUT SET THE FOUNDATION FOR OTHER RACES. SET AT THESE DOWNS, THE RACE HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS ONE OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE EVENTS AND — WE ARE NOW READY TO ADD THIS TO THAT. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE BETTING ODDS. HE’S LIMITLESS, OF TOWN DYNASTY, FLY, BABY FLY, HOPSTEPPER. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT UPTOWN DYNASTY AND BIG DADDY. I AM NOT AN EXPERT. WE HAVE JENNIFER WITH US. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT? YOU SEE THE ODDS ON THESE HORSES AND HE WAS HALF A LENGTH AWAY FROM BEING A TRIPLE CROWN CONTENDER. HE WAS SECOND AND HE IS A GREAT HORSE. HE HAS W ON OUT HERE AND HAD A GREAT QUALIFYING TIME. HE HAS A BENEFIT OF HAVING A CHAMPION JOCKEY. IF HE WINS, WE COULD SEE THAT FAMOUS BACKFLIP HE DOES OFF OF THE HORSE. THAT IS SOMETHING TO WATCH. THEY ARE OUTSTANDING ATHLETES AND I LIKE IT IS CHOICE AND HAWKEYE IS MY CHOICE. HE IS RIGHT THERE TOWARDS THE OUTSIDE. THAT IS MY PICK. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF WAS. HE WAS RED AND HIS MOM IS A CHAMPION PRODUCER. YOU HAVE THAT BLOODLINE AND THE NEW MEXICO ROOTS. YOU ARE GOING WITH HAWKEYE. I HAVE HAWKEYE ON TOP AND BIG DADDY. HE’S LIMITLESS IS A LONG SHOT. HE WAS RECENTLY GILDED AND HE IS GETTING HIS RACING CAREER GOING. WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE THAT AND WE ARE GETTING STARTED. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK. THIS COVERAGE CONTINUES ONLINE. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS? I HAVE BEEN AROUND THIS MY WHOLE LIFE. WE START WITH ALL OF THIS. HOW LONG IS THIS? THE FIRST TIME I BROUGHT HIM DOWN HERE WAS 13 OR 15 YEARS AGO. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND YOU ARE THE TRAINER THAT QUALIFIED FOR THE RACE. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HORSE. IT IS A STRONG HORSE AND HE HAS QUALIFIED FOR ALL OF THESE THIS YEAR AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO DO. THEY GO RIGHT WITH IT TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE HORSE FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. SINCE LAST SEPTEMBER. I TOOK HIM HOME AND HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH HIM. I HAVE HAD HIM. EVERY DAY YOU ARE OUT THERE AND WORKING WITH THEM. YES. HE DOESN’T GO ON THE TRACK EVERY DAY, BUT WE DO SOMETHING. THE RACE HAS A SIGNIFICANCE. WHAT WOULD IT BE FOR YOUR HORSE TO WIN? EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE IN THE RACE AND IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO WIN THE RACE. I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE DO IT ONE TIME AND GETTING IN THIS RACE IS A ACCOMPLISHMENT. TRYING TO WIN IT IS A GOAL. THAT’S WHAT THE RACE MEANS. YOU HAVE HAD HORSES QUALIFY IN THE PAST. I HAVE NOT WON THIS ONE YET. THIS IS REAL BIG. YOU HAVE ANOTHER HORSE. I HAVE A DADDY AND HE IS RUNNING. WE’RE REALLY GLAD ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE UPTOWN DYNASTY DOING A SUPER JOB. I THINK IT IS A TRIBUTE. ABSOLUTELY. WE WILL LOOK FOR YOU ON RACE DAY. THANK YOU. WELCOME BACK AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO ONE OF THE WINNINGEST RACERS IN QUARTER HORSE HISTORY AND WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUT IF HE CAN WALK AWAY WITH A THIRD VICTORY AND IF WE WILL SEE THE UNIQUE VICTORY CELEBRATION. I GOT IN TO RIDING RACES AND I GOT MY LICENSE AND I WAITED UNTIL I GOT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL TO GO AT IT. I HAVE BEEN HARD AT IT EVER SINCE. YOU HAVE HAD SOME GOOD SUCCESS. I GOT IT IN 2008 AND THAT IS A PINNACLE OF A CAREER. WHEN YOU DO, YOU GET THE SATISFACTION OF ACCOMPLISHMENT. YOU TRY TO RETIRE. DID THEY PRY YOU OUT OF RETIREMENT? I MADE IT NINE MONTHS WITHOUT GETTING ON A RACEHORSE. I COULD NOT SAY NO. I AM NOT AT THE NUMBERS WERE USED TO. HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT IT THIS YEAR? THEY DID A JOB GETTING IT READY AND IT WAS EVEN BETTER IN THE TRIAL AND HE HAS DONE NOTHING BUT THIS. YOU HAVE A TRADEMARK DISMOUNT WHEN YOU WIN THE RACES. TELL US ABOUT IT AND IF WE WILL SEE IT. I AM A SHOW OFF AND I HAD A GYMNASTIC BACKGROUND. I DO A BACKFLIP DISMOUNT. I’M 49 YEARS OLD, BUT THIS IS A RACE I WILL DO A BACK FLIP FOR AT 49 YEARS OLD. THERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT THE PARADE FOR THE RUN. THE HORSES ARE GIVING READY. KRISTEN IS STANDING BY WITH MORE COVERAGE. THERE IS A LOT GOING ON. THIS SEEMS LIKE AN OPTION, BUT IS ACTUALLY A SALE. THE HORSES ARE SOLD THIS WEEKEND AND WILL TRAIN FOR ONE YEAR IN THE HOPE OF QUALIFYING. DAVID WENT TO SHOW US MORE. THEY COME FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND OUTSIDE THE U.S.. WE’RE FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. THE HOPE OF BUYING OR SELLING A HORSE. I LOVE BEING HERE. IT IS FUN. THIS IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO LOOK FORWARD TO THE RACE WEEKEND. WE ARE COMMUNITY THAT KNOWS EACH OTHER AND WE GET TO KNOW EVERYBODY AND WE ARE HAPPY TO SEE EVERYBODY HERE. THE POTENTIAL BUYERS CAN COME AND MEET WITH THE SELLERS. IT IS PEDIGREE AND CONFIRMATION. CONFIRMATION SOMETIMES OUTWEIGHS PEDIGREE. WE STUDY THE BLOODLINE AND WE LOOK AT THE CONFIRMATION. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE LOOKING. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED AND WE ARE PLEASED TO BE HERE. THAT IS ALL DURING THE ANNUAL LABOR DAY TRADITION. EACH BUYER HOPES THAT A YEARLING WILL BE A WINNING HORSE DURING THE RACE. EVERY HORSE IS ONE YEAR OLD AND WE HAVE SEEN THE FINEST RACING QUARTER HORSES. ALL THE OTHERS HERE ARE STRICTLY QUARTER HORSES. TAKING OF A HORSE AT A STEAL OF A PRICE COULD TURN INTO A PAYDAY OF A LIFETIME. WHAT MADE IT THIS WAY IS THE QUARTER HORSE RACE. DAVID ROMERO. JUST TO PUT THE NUMBERS INTO PERSPECTIVE FOR YOU, 422 HORSES WERE SOLD FOR OVER $20 MILLION. THAT IS AN AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF $45,000. A LOT OF MONEY BEING THROWN AROUND. THE COVERAGE CONTINUES ONLINE. STAY WITH US. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. YOU ARE A CHAMPION BREEDER. CHELO US — TELL US ABOUT THAT. IT MEANS A LOT. I HAVE BEEN CHASING FOR YEARS AND I WAS LUCKY TO GET THIS AND IT MEANS A LOT. THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT. MOVING ON TO THE QUALIFIER. TELL US ABOUT HAWKEYE. WE RAISED HAWKEYE. HE IS A BEAUTIFUL HORSE AND WE LIKE HIM A LOT. I SENT HIM TO CALIFORNIA. I’M SURE YOU KNOW JOSE. HE BROKE HIM AND GOT HIM GOING GOOD. DOWN HERE, I WAS REALLY SURPRISED AND WE HAD HIM IN THE RAMBO TRIALS AND HE DID NOT WORK OUT. HE WAS AN ALL-AMERICAN AND HE WINS THE RACE AND WE DON’T KNOW. I HAVE A HORSE THAT WAS BEFORE HIM. THAT IS RIGHT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE BIG RACE. WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEBODY GETTING INTO THE BUSINESS AS A BREEDER? THINK ABOUT HAVING GREAT MARES AND BREEDING THEM THE RIGHT WAY. SOMETIMES, IT IS AN ACCIDENT. SOMETIMES, IT JUST WORKS. THE ADVICE ON THE KEY TO SUCCESS. IT IS M ARE POWER. WE ARE BACK AND GETTING READY FOR IT THE RUNNING. YOU SAW THE CROWDS LINING UP AND WE HAVE WITH THE JOCK THESE AND OWNERS ARE GOING THROUGH. SO, THERE IS A TON OF ENERGY IN THIS STADIUM. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH THE MIND OF THE JOCKEY? THEY HAVE A JOB TO FOCUS ENERGY AND KEEP THE HORSE FROM GETTING TOO EXCITED AND WARMED UP. THEY NEED TO PERFORM THEIR BEST. OF THE OWNERS ARE IN HERE. WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEM? THIS IS THE RACE THAT IS THE MOST EXCITING. YOUR PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT BIG DADDY. IS THAT WHERE YOU ARE LOOKING? I WOULD PUT HAWKEYE ON TOP BECAUSE HE IS IN THE RACE AND IS UNDEFEATED. THIS IS A STRONG PEDIGREE OF HORSES. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD BE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION. THIS IS ALL HORSES, DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL. THEY ARE GIVEN A REGISTRATION TICKET AND, IN THE HORSE BUSINESS, THE BLOODLINE TELLS A LOT ABOUT THE POTENTIAL TO PERFORM. WE HAVE BEEN SHARING A LOT OF THAT AND PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BLOODLINE. PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY HAVE PERFORMED AND THE BLOODLINE. THE BLOODLINE IS IMPORTANT AND IT WILL TELL YOU ABOUT A HORSE AND THEIR AFFINITY TO RUN A CERTAIN DISTANCE. IT TAKES A CERTAIN HORSE TO RUN A QUARTER-MILE. ARE THEY — THEY HAVE COMPETED IN TRIALS AND SHOWN AFFINITY FOR THE DISTANCE. NOW, THE TRUE HANDICAPPING IS BASED ON THE PAST PERFORMANCES. WE HEARD FROM SOMEBODY — WE ARE GOING TO BREAK? THIS CONVERSATION COULD GO ALL DAY. COVERAGE WILL CONTINUE ONLINE AGAIN. STAY WITH US. I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE STILL GOING. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE SCREEN HERE. AS I WAS SAYING, SOMEONE WAS TELLING US IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO QUALIFY FOR THE EVENT. WHAT HAVE THE HORSES GONE THROUGH TO GET TO THIS EVENT? THERE ARE 28 TIME TRIALS AND THESE RACES HAD EIGHT OR NINE ENTRANTS. MOTHER NATURE ALSO HAS HER HAND AND IT CAN GO AROUND TO A TAILWIND. THE TIME IS DOWN TO 1000 OF A SECOND. DO YOU FEEL THEY SAME WAY? MANY HORSES HAIL FROM DIFFERENT STATES AND SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT THE HORSE IS COMPETITIVE ON THAT LEVEL. THE PUBLIC LIKES HIM AND HE COMES FROM A STRONG PEDIGREE. HE COMES FROM A STRONG FAMILY OF HORSES. THE JOCKEY THAT IS ON HIM HAS DONE WELL IN THE PAST. IS THE REIGNING ALL-TIME LEADING JOCKEY AND HE IS THE ACADEMY OF A PROFESSIONAL AND HE PICKS HIS MOUNTS CAREFULLY. WE ARE A FEW MOMENTS AWAY AND WE ARE STANDING BY AND HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH JANET, THE RACING OFFICER, HERE. WE ARE GETTING EXCITED. WE’RE TAKING A PAUSE AND WE WILL GO BACK ONLINE. STAY WITH US. WE ARE BACK HERE FOR THE RUNNING OF THE EVENT. WE TALK ABOUT YOUR THREE. YOU MIGHT HAVE SAID YOUR NUMBER ONE. I’VE MENTIONED HAWKEYE. HE IS UNDEFEATED AND HORSES HAVE AN AFFINITY FOR WINNING. THE DOWNSIDE IS THAT HE HAS NEVER HAD THE DIRT IN HIS FACE. HE MAY NOT KNOW HOW TO RECOVER. THAT IS WHEN YOU PICK ANOTHER HORSE AND THAT HORSE COMES IN AND IT IS IMPRESSIVE. THE HAWKEYE HAS AN INTERESTING STORY. BOBBY HAS BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR A LONG TIME. HE IS THE REIGNING CHAMPION BREEDER AND THE AWARD HAD ELUDED HIM. HE HAS BEEN IN A LONG TIME AND IT WOULD BE A TREASURE FOR HIM TO WIN, BUT IT WOULD THE AT TREASURE TO THE OTHERS. SO, SO MANY STORIES. WE ARE MOMENTS AWAY FROM TOSSING TO IT. WE ARE GOING TO GO NOW TO THE FEED. SO, THERE YOU SEE IT. THEY ARE GETTING READY TO GO IN AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT IT IS EXCITING HERE TO BE DOWN HERE AND MEETING A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM NEW MEXICO. THEY ARE GOING IN AND WE ARE GOING TO THE RACE FEET. HERE WE GO. FIRST IN TO THE GATE. FLY BABY FLY IN THE MIDDLE. THE FAVORITE, BIG DADDY. BELIEF ME IRENE IS COMING UP. HOTSTEPPER NEXT. HE IS LIMITLESS NOW. SHAKEN BY PARITY. THE FINAL TWO ARE UPTOWN DYNASTY AND HAWKEYE. WE WILL BE ALL SET FOR THE RUN OF THE DYNASTY. THE ONE THAT WILL COMPLETE THE FIELD IS HAWKEYE. HAWKEYE WALKS IN AND IS ALL SET. THEY ARE RUNNING AND IT WAS A GREAT BREAK FOR BIG DADDY. HE IS RELENTLESS. HERE IS HIS LIMITLESS COMING OFF. HERE IS FLY BABY FLY. HE JUST UNLOADED. FLY BABY FLY AT WINDS THE ALL AMERICAN. — FLY WINS THE ALL-AMERICAN. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? THIS IS THE ONLY PH ILLY IN THE FIELD AND SHE JOINS A SELECT GROUP OF PH ILLIES TO ACCOMPLISH THAT. THE ONLINE COVERAGE WILL CONTINUE. WE ARE GOING TO CUT TO YOUR NEWS. STAY WITH US ONLINE. SO MUCH MORE TO TALK ABOUT.

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