Royal Vista Stallion Round-Up Week of July 8-11
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Had To Be Ivory, a Canadian Champion son of Ivory James, just missed getting his third consecutive Picov Maturity win at Ajax Downs.


WAYNE, OK—JULY 12, 2020—Royal Vista Ranches stallions had additional runners contesting events at several racetrack across the nation last week.

Fabulous Mary IA, a daughter of leading second-crop sire of winners ONE FABULOUS EAGLE finished third to KIsss And Teller and Sfs Alice Strikes in the $94,555 Hawkeye Futurity at Prairie Meadows on Saturday. She earned $9,456 for the effort. Jose Gamez trains the filly for owner RH Bros LLC. Darling Farms bred the Fabulous Mary IA  in Iowa from the Jumpn mare Dazzlin Effort. She has earned $20,253 in four starts this year.

Canadian Champion Had To Be Ivory, winner of the Picov Maturity in 2020 and 2019, led early under jockey Cory Spataro but was caught at the wire by Firing Red Jess in the 2021 $24,564(US) Picov Maturity at Ajax Downs. Trainer Bryn Robertson saddled the multiple stakes winning son of IVORY JAMES for owners Carol and Jaime Robertson. The Ontario homebred from the Hadtobenuts mare Had To Be Fandango, picked up $5,277(US) for second to bring his lifetime total to $185,089. The post-time favorite has won 13 of 19 career starts.

Big Eagle Gone, a 3-year-old son of ONE FABULOUS EAGLE, posted the 8th fastest qualifying time for the $207,950 Retama Park Derby at Sam Houston Race Park on Thursday (July 8). Trainer John Stinebaugh sent out the 3-year-old for owner Rachuan Suarez. J.R. Ramirez was aboard the Arkansas bred out of And Poof Shes Gone, by Stol. Beilnda Shaw is the breeder. CLICK HERE to view the 10 fastest qualifiers who will meet on Saturday, July 31 to compete for their share of the $207,950 purse.

Fabulous Turnpike, a 2-year-old APHA son of ONE FABULOUS EAGLE, posted the 5th fastest qualifying time for the $106,172 Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity[G1] at Will Rogers Downs Saturday. Dee Kenner conditions the gelding for the Estate Of Nolan D. Pevehouse. Daniel Torres had the riding call on the Oklahoma homebred. For a complete list of Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity[G1] qualifiers, with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys CLICK HERE.