Two New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses, Eagles And Dragons and Famous And Easy, have qualified to the September 7, $3-milllion All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Eagles And Dragons is a registered New Mexico-bred son of the First Down Dash stallion Zulu Dragon trained by Juan M. Gonzalez for owner Joe Rios. The sorrel gelding won Saturday’s seventh trial by 1 1/2 lengths while covering 440 yards in :21.443.
Eagles And Dragons was bred by Nahum Prieto. He is out of Effortless Eagle, a winning 8-year-old daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion One Famous Eagle. His third dam, the winning Tiny’s Gay mare Tiny Illusion, ran second in the 1983 Firecracker Futurity (G1) at Delta Downs.
Raced exclusively at Ruidoso Downs, Eagles And Dragons has won two of three starts and has banked $7,600.
Famous And Easy races for Mark and Annette McCloy, who also bred the sorrel One Famous Eagle gelding. Trained by Blane Wood, Famous And Easy won Friday’s 16th heat by a neck in :21.656.
Famous And Easy’s dam, Easeful Dinastia, is a winning 11-year-old daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. His second dam, the Tolltac mare Dinastia Toll BRZ, won four graded stakes in California from 2002-04.
An earner of $25,730, Famous And Easy has won two of six starts, and she was coming off of a third-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner For The Irony, in the 400-yard, $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile Stakes on July 19.