Royal Vista Stallions Sire 2nd and 4th Finishers in $3 million All American Futurity Labor Day
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Ivory James' Instygator earned $450,000 for his second-place effort in the 2020 Grade 1 $3-million All American Futurity on Labor Day.


WAYNE, OK—SEPTEMER 7, 2020—Royals Vista Ranches' multiple stakes sire IVORY JAMES and first-crop sire ONE FABUOUS EAGLE  sired the second and fourth-place finishers in Monday's Grade 1 $3-million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

Jose Guzman's Instygator, by IVORY JAMES, finished a close second to pick up $450,000 for his effort.  Champion jockey Jose Flores had the riding call for trainer Jaime Hernandez.

Bred by Bobby D. Cox, from the Mr Eye Opener mare Eye Popping, Instygator was a $25,000 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale graduate.  He has compiled a (5) 3-1-1 record this season and banked $570,041.  He was also third in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park.

Grade 1-placed Jettz, by ONE FABULOUS EAGLE, earned $195,000 for his fourth-place effort. An Oklahoma homebred racing for owner-breeder Bobby D. Cox, Jettz has won or placed in five of seven starts and earned $370,234 this season. 

Trainer Juan Vazquez saddled the brown gelding for the late John Buchanan who passed away on August 28. Francisco Calderon had the riding assignment. Third in the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity and a finalist in the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity(RG1), Jettz is out of the First Down Dash mare First To Celebrate.

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Royal Vista Ranches Stallion Round-up Week of September 4

Royal Vista Ranches stallions had a number of stakes qualifiers over the weekend.

In Friday's (Sep 4) trials for the $218,640 Valley Junction Futurity at Prairie Meadows, Synergized posted the 7th fastest qualifying time. Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill trains the Oklahoma bred son of multiple stakes sire DOMINYUN from the Tres Seis mare Its Corona Thirty, for owners Denis and Julie Schoenhofer. Bobby D. Cox is the breeder.

In the $20,000-Guaranteed Valley Junction Juvenile, Darling Farms' homebred DF Fabulous Pilot posted the second fastest time. The son of leading first-crop sire ONE FABUOUS EAGLE is out of Ms Perrys Pilot by Mr Jess Perry. Casey Black is the trainer.

Patrick Swan's owned-bred and trained Wieburg had the 8th fastest time. The Oklahoma homebred son of multiple stakes sire IVORY JAMES is out of Hollie Jollie by Fredricksburg.

Both the Valley Junction Futurity and the Valley Junction Juvenile final will be contested September 25th at Prairie Meadows.

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Two colts by leading fist-crop sire ONE FABULOUS EAGLE qualified for the $30,500 John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge on Saturday (Sep 5) at Pocatello Downs.

Both colts are owned by Adrian Aleman, trained by Ricardo Castillo and were bred by Darling Farms.

Zoommancoming posted the 4th fastest time for the $30,500 final and Df Fabulouscountryjo got the seventh fastest time.  Jockey Eric Ayala rode both horses.

The  John Deere Idaho Juvenile Challenge final will be contested on September 20th with the winner also earning a starting spot in the $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship(G2) October 24th at The Downs at Albuquerque.

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Df Fabulous Flare, a gelding by leading first crop sire ONE FABULOUS EAGLE qualified for the $137,500 Jim Bader Futurity at Prairie Meadows Saturday (Sep 5).

Ed Hardy conditions the Darling Farms bred 2-year-old for owner Five Guys Racing. Under jockey Eugenio Navarrete, Jr., DF Fabulous Flare was a half-length winner in the second trial to get the fifth fastest time of :18.148 seconds.

It was the first win for the colt who has been in the board in all five his starts and banked $16,700 this season. He is out of the First Down Dash mare Nothinlikelovin.

The Jim Bader Futurity final will be contested Friday, September 26th at Prairie Meadows.