Hes Relentless - 2019 Freshman Sire of the Year
Hes Relentless had quite a year in 2019 as the leading first crop sire of money earners with over $2.1 million and 11 stakes winners. His stakes winners made him the #2 leading sire of stakes winners and the #3 leading sire of graded stakes winners. You might say he was relentless in his pursuit of the 2019 Leading Freshman Sire of Money Earners title.
A look at the pedigree of Hes Relentless will show his credentials to be a successful sire. He is the son of One Famous Eagle, a horse that has become a perennial leading sire with earners that will exceed $30 million this year from 10 crops to race. The dam of Hes Relentless is This Dreams Flying, a race winning daughter of Strawfly Special who is a top ten broodmare sire of $49.9 million. This Dreams Flying has proven herself as a producer with one Champion from two stakes winners and three stakes placed runners. She appears to be following in the footsteps of her dam Dashing Phoebe, an AQHA Dam of Distinction. Now let’s take a closer look at where Hes Relentless came from to be the successful young sire he has become.
The breeder of Hes Relentless is the Sunflower Supply Company. He is currently owned by the partnership of Tom Maher, Bill Maher, R. D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope and Bob Moore Farms. He was purchased as a yearling by Tom Maher, who was his owner for his first three starts. Maher then took on partners R. D. Hubbard and Johnny Cope. William Maher later joined the partnership. Jason Olmstead was his trainer and the person who found the colt for Maher.
The racing potential of Hes Relentless showed up from the beginning. He won his maiden in April 2013 at Remington Park and then won his Heritage Place Futurity trial the next month. Hes Relentless was second in the 2013 Heritage Place Futurity-G1 and then went to Ruidoso. This is where Hubbard and Cope came into the partnership as Hes Relentless looked like a great candidate for the All American Futurity-G1. The colt won his trial as the fastest qualifier on the first day of the All American Futurity-G1 trials with a time of :21.148, but finished seventh in the finals. His next start was a win in the trials to the 2013 Texas Classic Futurity and he finished fourth in the Grade 1 finals. His two-year-old record shows that he made seven starts with four wins and one second, earning his black type with a second in the Heritage Place Futurity-G1. Hes Relentless earned $321,280 in his two-year-old year.
Hes Relentless started his three-year-old campaign in 2014 with an allowance win in which he set a New Track Record for 350 yards in :16.82 at Remington Park. The colt won his next out in his trial to the Rainbow Derby-G1 back at Ruidoso, but he was third in the finals. Hes Relentless ran in the All American Derby-G1 trials, finishing second in his trial and did not qualify to the finals. Next, Hes Relentless won his trial to the Hobbs America Derby, and then he won the Grade 3 finals. The colt made two more starts in his race career where he finished third in the Zia Park Championship-G1 and was second in the Championship at Sunland Park-G1. His three-year-old record came to eight starts with four wins, two seconds and two thirds earning $295,100. Hes Relentless was named the 2014 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and his overall record shows that he had 15 starts, including eight wins, three seconds and two thirds, earning $616,380.
The backstory of Hes Relentless begins with the San Jose Cattle Company, which was founded by the late Sid Richardson, a famous Texas oilman and philanthropist. A horseman named Art Shahan was given the task of running the cattle and horse operations for the various ranches that made up the San Jose Cattle Company.
A recent visit with Wes Shahan, the son of Art Shahan, tells us how the San Jose Cattle Company came to be. “Sid Richardson, the oil man from Fort Worth, put it together. It was originally called Fairview Farms. Then, he bought the Saint Joseph Island and they changed the name to San Jose Island,” Shahan explained.
“My dad was working for the Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ International as a classifier, when they were really trying to build up the Santa Gertrudis cattle by going around to all the ranches, registering and classifying in divisions, such as the F1 cross. Mr. Richardson had gotten some Santa Gertrudis cattle and my dad had gone down there to classify a bunch of them. He got to be friends with Mr. Richardson, and he decided to hire him when he bought the ranch at Pleasanton,” said Shahan.
“There were several pieces of land that they had bought, and my dad became the Director of Livestock Operations plus the Island. He hadn’t been there very long when Mr. Richardson passed away and Perry Bass, his nephew, inherited it. He kept my dad on, and it was strictly a cattle and ranch horse operation at that time. They eventually got into the cutting horses in the late 60’s. They had the 1970 NCHA Futurity Reserve Champion behind Doc O’Lena with Miss Holly Deer.
“They started breeding some cutting horses after that and they got into the racehorse business,” Shahan continued. “That was in the early to mid-70’s. One of the first mares my dad bought was a Go Man Go mare that was the grandmother of Meganette. The mare was Go Secret Go and her daughter, Easy Secret, was Meganette’s mother.”
Meganette, by Dash For Cash, had 27 starts, 13 wins and earnings of $657,620. Meganette won the 1983 Rainbow Futurity-G1 and the 1985 Rainbow Silver Cup-G1 and was second in the 1985 Champion of Champions-G1, 1984 All American Derby-G1 and 1995 All American Gold Cup.
Wes continued, “They ended up racing horses all over south Texas and into Louisiana. Then they went to Ruidoso and that became the primary focus. They started getting some better horses in the program. Then my dad went on a buying spree, for lack a better word, and he bought a Lady Bug’s Moon mare named Phoebe’s Moon Bug. She was a big stout mare and not a pretty headed mare. I remember her – she was a big chestnut mare. One time they probably had 20 to 25 broodmares for racing and probably 10 to 15 cutting mares. It got to be a big deal. They had a lot of calls and they sold a bunch of them at Ruidoso every year and kept some to run. They hardly ever bought anything to race or to cut on. They tried to raise them and train them.”
Phoebe’s Moon Bug foaled Dashing Phoebe, by Dash For Cash, in 1983. Dash For Cash, the 1976 and 1977 AQHA World Champion, had 25 starts in three years of racing with 21 wins and earnings of $507,689. Dash For Cash won both the 1976 and 1977 Champions of Champions-G1 and became a leading sire with his foals earning over $39 million. His runners include five World Champions and 16 divisional Champions, including his leading money earner Dashingly. The broodmare sire record for Dash For Cash shows that his grandget have earned over $80 million, including 20 Champions. His leading money earner in this category is 4-time Champion Heartswideopen, a daughter of Dashing Phoebe. More on this later.
Shahan reported to Speedhorse in 1987 that he bought Phoebe’s Moon Bug in 1978 at the Heritage Place Sale. He liked Lady Bug’s Moon and he was looking for mares by him. Phoebe’s Moon Bug was seven years old and was recommended to him by Blane Schvaneveldt as “an excellent individual and a solid runner.” Shahan paid $3,500 for her and he went on to add, “I felt she’d be an outstanding cross on Dash For Cash and, as I said, I liked Lady Bug’s Moon.”
Phoebe’s Moon Bug was bred by Thomas and Grace Townsend, who were getting into the breeding of racehorses when they bought Phoebe Dial, the dam of Phoebe’s Moon Bug. They were looking for a Depth Charge bred mare. Phoebe Dial is by 1952 World Champion Johnny Dial by Depth Charge TB. Phoebe Dial was third in the 1966 Colorado Lassie Stakes and ran a total of 20 races with six wins, one second and four thirds earning $2,936.
The dam of Phoebe Dial is Phoebe Ak by Joak by Joe Reed II. The dam of Phoebe Ak is Sena Leo by Leo by Joe Reed II by Joe Reed P-3. This gives Phoebe Ak a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Joe Reed II.
The mating of the blood of Depth Charge with Joe Reed P-3 blood was a strong nick. This cross has produced a number of horses, including multiple stakes winner Sea Nymph who was second in the 1967 All American Futurity-G1. The dam of Sea Nymph is Dream Baby by Depth Charge and Dream Baby is out of Miss Dream Boat by Joe Reed II.
Miss Dream Boat is also found in the pedigree of Kitacharge, a stakes placed mare who is the dam of the stakes winners Kipty’s Charger, Kita Pass and Hieden Charger. Kitacharge is by Deep Fathom by Depth Charge and out of Miss Dream Boat. The dam of Kitacharge is Sun Kita by Deep Sun TB by Depth Charge and Sun Kita is out of Wakita by Leo by Joe Reed II. This is a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Depth Charge and a 3x4 breeding pattern to Joe Reed II and inbreeding to the nick of Depth Charge and Joe Reed II.
Phoebe’s Moon Bug was a two-time stakes winner in the 1973 Leo Handicap Division 2 and the 1973 Las Ninas Handicap. She had a race record of 16 starts with four wins and two seconds earning $13,089.
Phoebe’s Moon Bug is the dam of 12 foals, including 11 starters, three stakes winners and 9 ROM. Brace, who was just a foal when Phoebe’s Moon Bug was purchased by the San Jose Cattle Company, was the first stakes winner for Phoebe’s Moon Bug, winning the 1981 La Primera Del Ano Derby. 1989 Lake Amistad Championship winner Chargin Ace was her second stakes winner. Phoebe’s Moon Bug’s foals have earned $843,017.
When we expand our look at Phoebe’s Moon Bug, we find that her daughters have made her truly a blue hen mare. For example, Brace is the dam of Go Together Handicap-G3 winner Brace It, the dam of Catch You Now, who is the dam of Sam Houston Futurity-G2 winner Sassmaster. Phoebette is a daughter of Phoebe’s Moon Bug and she is the dam Swiftette, the dam of Whataway To Go Handicap winner Corona Crystal. Corona Crystal is the dam of Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1 winner Walk Thru Crystal. Phoebette is also the dam of Phoebes Runaway, who is the dam of Heritage Place Futurity-G1 winner Phoebes O’toole. Ms Timeto Fly is another daughter of Phoebe’s Moon Bug and she is the dam of Southern Bell Classic winner Phoebes Secret. Phoebes Secret is the dam of Our Precious Secret, who is the dam of Zoobilee, a five-time stakes winner including a win in the Louisiana Champions Day Derby-G2. Go Dashing Nancy, another daughter of Phoebe’s Moon Bug, is the dam of Fiesty Spirit, the dam of Ontario Sire Stakes Derby winner Fiesty Icon.
Dashing Phoebe raced from 1985 to 1987 running 20 races with eleven wins, three seconds and one third earning $609,553. She won five stakes, including the Kansas Futurity-G1, Sun Country Futurity-G1, Kansas Derby-G1, Rainbow Silver Cup-G1 and the Go Together Handicap at four. Dashing Phoebe was named the 1986 Champion 2-Year-Old Filly and the 1987 Champion 3-Year-Old Filly.
Bobby Cox bought Dashing Phoebe in 1992 and sold her to the partnership of K. Goodfellow and Dr. T. Carlson in 1998, with Kirk Goodfellow taking sole ownership in 1999. She lived out her life owned by Goodfellow.
The Dashing Phoebe produce record has made her an AQHA Dam of Distinction with 22 foals earning 16 ROM from 18 starters. This includes five stakes winners and two AQHA Champions in Special Phoebe and Heartswideopen. The other stakes winners are Dashingfordestiny, Furyofthewind and Solid Demand. Her foals earned $2,371,102.
Special Phoebe, the first Champion out of Dashing Phoebe, won six stakes races in 1995 including the World’s Championship Classic-G2, Rainbow Silver Cup-G2 and Jet Deck Handicap-G3. She was named the 1995 Champion Aged Mare. Special Phoebe is the dam of 28 foals, 25 to race and 19 ROM. Her foals include California Derby Challenge-G3 and Corona Chick Handicap-G3 winner A Special Sno Flo. Her second stakes winner is Flare For Ivory, winner of the 2017 Arapahoe Park Sprint Challenge.
Heartswideopen won 11 of her 13 starts with stakes wins in the Ruidoso Futurity-G1, All American Futurity-G1, Ruidoso Derby-G1 and Rainbow Derby-G1. This mare just missed the three year old Ruidoso Triple Crown when she finished second in the All American Derby-G1. Heartswideopen earned $1.8 million and was named the 2007 Champion 2 Year Old, Champion 2-Year-Old Filly and 2008 Champion 3 Year Old and Champion 3-Year-Old Filly. Heartswideopen is the dam of five foals, four starters and three ROM. Her leading money earner is All American Derby-G1 finalist Bellissima Chocolata.
TQHA Sire’s Cup Derby-RG3 winner Dashingfordestiny is the dam of 12 starters and eight ROM, including stakes winners Tempting Destiny, winner of the West Texas Derby-G3, and FM Im A Zantanaz Too, winner of the Sam Houston Futurity-G2. Pride of Texas Handicap-G3 winner Solid Demand is the fourth stakes winner out of Dashing Phoebe.
Furyofthewind is a multiple Grade 1 stakes finalist with a win in the California Derby Challenge-G3. He is the sire of horses that have won over $7.1 million. His runners include 2013 Golden State Million Futurity-G1 winner Turbulent Times and 2013 Heritage Place Derby-G1 winner Brace For Bernal, the 2013 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt.
Allamericandreamgirl is a stakes finalist out of Dashing Phoebe and she is the dam of American Runaway, the 2010 Ruidoso Futurity-G1 winner, the 2010 Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Colt. American Runaway is the sire of horses that have won over $2 million from a limited number of foals, including Duponte, winner of the Heritage Place Futurity-G1 and the Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity-G3. Duponte came back at three to win the title of Champion 3-Year-Old Colt earning a third in the All American Derby-G1 and a fourth in the Heritage Place Derby-G2. Allamericandreamgirl is also the dam of 2012 North Dakota Horse Park Derby winner Feature Dreamgirl, and she is the dam of Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby winner Feature Runaway.
Bodacious Dream is a race winning daughter of Dashing Phoebe. She was a finalist in the Hobbs American Derby-G2 and Sunland Park Winter Derby-G2. Bodacious Dream is the dam of 2019 Champion of Champions-G1 winner Bodacious Eagle. He was named 2018 World Champion, Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Gelding.
PJ Flying Phoebe is another race winning daughter of Dashing Phoebe. She is the dam of Governor’s Cup Futurity-RG2 winner Phoebes Dynasty and Prissy Fein Handicap winner Azshecanfly. PJ Flying Phoebe is an unraced full sister to PJ Phoebes Flying, and she is the dam of Northlands Park Bonus Stakes winner Tiny Flying Corona.
Phoebe Ryon, a daughter of Dashing Phoebe, is the dam of Zia Park Lovington Stakes winner Corona Ease and Callan Rocks, winner of her trials for the Ruidoso and Rainbow Futurities. Callan Rocks is the dam of 2016 Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity-G1 winner Worth Doing.
This Dreams Flying, the dam of Hes Relentless, is a race winning daughter of Strawfly Special and Dashing Phoebe. She has earnings $13,109 with two wins. This Dreams Flying entered the broodmare band where she has produced 19 foals and 13 starters, including two stakes winners and three stakes placed foals. Her second stakes winner is Flying Famous Eagle, a full brother to Hes Relentless. Her stakes placed runners include Dreamnwideopen, who was second in the Race For Hope Bonus Challenge; One Ruthless Eagle, who was second in the Corona Cartel Stakes; and Flying To The Dash, who was second in the Mile High Derby.
Strawfly Special is a multiple stakes placed runner that earned his stakes win in the Southern California Derby. He had 26 starts, 11 wins, five seconds and three thirds. He earned $222,920. He went on to be a successful sire with earners of over $25 million. His leading money earner is Tailor Fit, the 1999 and 2001 World Champion, Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Gelding. Strawfly Special is the broodmare sire of horses that won over $49 million with the leading money earner being Last To Fire, the 2013 World Champion, Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Gelding.
Strawfly Special is by Special Effort, the only horse to earn the title of Ruidoso Triple Crown Champion by winning the Kansas Futurity-G1, Rainbow Futurity-G1 and All American Futurity-G1. He was named the 1981 World Champion, Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Colt. Special Effort is the sire of horses that have won nearly $19 million, and he is by Raise Your Glass TB and out of Go Effortlessly by Double Devil. The dam of Strawfly Special is Fly In The Pie by All American Futurity winner Pie In The Sky. Fly In The Pie is out of Flying Rockette by Rocket Bar TB.
THE SIRE SIDE AND A NICK
One Famous Eagle, the sire of Hes Relentless, won the 2007 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, the 2008 Los Alamitos Super Derby-G1 and the 2008 Golden State Derby-G1. He set new Los Alamitos stakes records in both races which were run at 400 yards. One Famous Eagle covered the 400 yards in the Los Alamitos Super Derby in :19.321 and in a time of :19.300 for the Golden State Derby and was named the 2006 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt.
One Famous Eagle is moving up the sire list at a very fast pace having attained $30 million in earnings. He started his sire career in 2012 and is the sire of five million dollar money earners, including 2012 World Champion One Dashing Eagle, winner of the All American Futurity-G1, the Golden State Futurity-G1 and the Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1. He was also named the 2012 Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Colt. Imperial Eagle is the second All American Futurity-G1 winner by One Famous Eagle. This horse won the 2016 version of the race and was the 2016 Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding. His next million dollar money earner is 2017 All American Futurity-G1 winner Fly Baby Fly. His fourth million dollar winner is 2018 All American Derby-G1 winner Hotstepper, who was named the 2018 Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding. His fifth million dollar earning foal is Bodacious Eagle, the 2018 World Champion, Champion Aged Horse and Champion Aged Gelding who won the 2019 Champion of Champions-G1.
Mr Jess Perry, the sire of One Famous Eagle, is the #3 all-time leading sire of money earners with earnings of over $56 million and still counting. His foals have garnered 1,145 ROM from 1,408 starters. This includes 144 stakes winners and 163 stakes placed horses. Mr Jess Perry is the sire of 43 Grade 1 stakes winners. His leading money earner is 2010 World Champion Apollitical Jess, whose earnings are over $1.3 million.
Mr Jess Perry is by Streakin La Jolla by Streakin Six. Streakin La Jolla is out of Bottoms Up by Raise Your Glass TB. Streakin La Jolla is out of La Jolla by St Bar. The dam of Mr Jess Perry is Scoopie Fein, a race winning mare with earnings of $15,807. She is the dam of eight foals with six ROM from seven starters. Scoopie Fein is the dam of one stakes winner, Mr Jess Perry, and four stakes placed foals in Scoopie Dash, Scoopie Cash, Sinn N Saint and Crimson Scoop.
Scoopie Fein is by Sinn Fein by Three Oh’s by Three Chicks. The dam of Scoopie Fein is Legs La Scoop by Scooper Chick. The sire of Scooper Chick is Triple Chick, a full brother to Three Chicks, both by Three Bars and out of Chicado V. This is an example we have used before to show a pedigree pattern of breeding to superior females. Scoopie Fein has a breeding pattern to Chicado V of 4x4.
One Famous Lady, the dam of One Famous Eagle, is a stakes placed runner who was third in the KHEY/Y96 Handicap and fourth in the Rainbow Futurity-G1, fourth in the Rainbow Derby-G1 and fifth in the All American Derby-G1. She earned $172,515.
The produce record for One Famous Lady shows that she is the dam of 18 starters with 17 ROM. This includes Famous Cartel Lady, winner of the Knight Transportation Futurity where she set a New Track Record at Le Bois Park going 300 yards in :15.271. Her stakes placed runners are One Famous Icon, who was second in the 2018 AQRA Spring Fling Futurity, and One Famous Ferragamo, who was second in the 2012 Jens L. List Jr. Memorial California Bred Derby.
One Famous Lady is by Chicks Beduino, a winner of $412,099 while winning races like the 1986 Bay Meadows Futurity-G1 and the 1986 Governor’s Cup Futurity-RG3. Chicks Beduino is the #6 all-time leading sire of money earners with earnings of $35,497,962. His leading money winner is Whosleavingwho with $1,334,842. This gelding is the 2002 Champion of Champions-G1 winner, earning a Co-World Championship with Streakin Sin Tacha.
The dam of Chicks Beduino is A Classy Chick, a winner of two of her starts with earnings of $11,662. She is the dam of only two foals with Chicks Beduino being her big money earner. The sire of A Classy Chick brings us back to a familiar cross that we have seen in the pedigree of Mr Jess Perry. The sire of A Classy Chick is Chicks Deck by Three Chicks. Three Chicks is by Three Bars and out of Chicado V. The dam of One Famous Lady is One Slick Cookie. This mare was a stakes placed runner by Dash For Cash. One Slick Cookie is the dam of 10 ROM runners with one stakes winner in Focus On Speed, winner of the Enchantment Stakes and the QHRA Indiana Derby.
The dam of One Slick Cookie is Pfeffernusse by Tiny’s Gay. Pfeffernusse is stakes placed with a third in the Anne Burnett Invitational Handicap. She is the dam of 8 ROM. Her leading money earner is One Slick One, a full brother to One Slick Cookie. He was a 12 time stakes finalist with one stakes win in the 1990 Sun Country Futurity-G1.
Pfeffernusse is the leading money earner out of Chick’s Fantacia. She is the dam of seven ROM. The sire of Chick’s Fantacia is Three Chicks. This gives the pedigree of One Famous Eagle his fourth cross to the Three Bars/Chicado Chic cross. It also gives One Famous Lady a breeding pattern of 5x5 to Chicado V and another example of inbreeding to a Superior Female. Thus we see a cross that is linebreeding to Chicado V through Scoopie Fein (4x4 to Chicado V) and One Famous Lady (5x5 to Chicado V). This brings the influence of Chicado V forward in the pedigree to keep her influence important to the pedigree.
It has to be noted that Hes Relentless, Flying Famous Eagle and One Ruthless Eagle are out of This Dreams Flying and are by One Famous Eagle. This gives us a nick and this nick is reinforced with World Champion Bodacious Eagle, a 3/4 brother to these three runners.
The sire record for Hes Relentless for 2019 shows that he had 75 starters, 59 ROM, 11 stakes winners and five stakes placed runners. He also had 13 stakes finalists. They earned $2,123,119. His eleven stakes winners include TQHA Sale Futurity-G2 winner v, Oklahoma Futurity-G2 winner EC Revenge, and Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Championship-G3 winner Rrelentless. His other stakes winners include Black Gold 350 Futurity winner Mr Dillard, Minnesota Stallion Breeders Futurity winner Tipsy Girl B, Iowa Double Gold Futurity winner Relentless Cowboy, Minnesota Futurity winner Beep Zoom, Heartland Futurity winner Merciless Fire, Golden Spike Futurity winner Valentina Relentless, Remington Park Juvenile Stakes winner Relentless Gun, and Granite Mountain Futurity winner Determined Cowboy. His dual stakes winners are EC Revenge, Relentless Gun, Valentina Relentless and Beep Zoom.
This brings us to the foals of Hes Relentless and a look at any breeding patterns we might find in his top runners. One of the first things to look at is what broodmare sire lines are represented in the mares to which he has been bred. When we look at his 11 stakes winners, we see that eight of them are out of mares that come from the Dash For Cash sire line through their sires. This represents such broodmare sires as FDD Dynasty (two runners from his daughters), Corona Cartel, Furyofthewind, Walk Thru Fire, PYC Paint Your Wagon, Shazoom and First Down Dash. Then we break it down further and see that seven of the eight trace to Dash For Cash through First Down Dash with three of these coming from Dash For Cash through Corona Cartel, a grandson of First Down Dash.
Then we add his leading money earner Determined One, who was just stakes placed but had his biggest payday when placing third in All American Futurity-G1. His dam is by Royal Quick Dash, a son of First Down Dash. Royally Sandra is the dam of Determined One, and she gives us an interesting pedigree contribution through her breeding pattern. She is out of Lady McDiva by Special Leader by Special Effort, and out of Sandras Task by Special Task by Special Effort. This gives us a breeding pattern of 2x3 to Special Effort.
Determined One gives us a balanced pedigree with his linebreeding highlighted by Dash For Cash, Special Effort, and we can add Beduino TB. A balanced pedigree occurs when we see the linebreeding to key individuals throughout the pedigree. We see some type of balanced pedigree in the stakes winners Relentless Dynasty, EC Revenge, Mr Dillard, Relentless Cowboy, Merciless Fire, Tipsy Girl B and Valentina Relentless in one form or another. A balanced pedigree for several key individuals gives us several avenues to pass the genes from these individuals on to the foal.
Determined Cowboy has an interesting pedigree. He is out of Shes Western by Western Challenge, a Thoroughbred by Gone West by Mr Prospector. Gone West is out of Secrettame by Secretariat. The dam of Western Challenge was Mariakova by The Minstrel by Northern Dancer. When we look at the bottom of this pedigree, Shes Western is out of Jerrys Jewel by Pistol Jerry by Jet Quillo. The dam of Pistol Jerry is Kids Miss Supreme by Kid Meyers. The dam of Kids Miss Supreme is Sandy Sueleo by Okie Leo. Jerrys Jewel is out of Latchit San by Latch On Quick and out of Sueleo San out of Sandy Sueleo by Okie Leo. This gives Jerrys Jewel a breeding pattern of 3x3 to Sandy Sueleo. Okie Leo is by Leo and out of Sorrel Sue by King P-234. He was slated to be a racehorse but bucked the jockey off, and so he was sold and became a famous reining horse and sire of outstanding performers.
As I said in the beginning, Hes Relentless was relentless through his first crop of foals to be the leading freshman sire of 2019. We have seen how he came from a powerful sire line and out of a great female family. We have also seen how his pedigree matches up with several prominent broodmare sires and their ties to Dash For Cash. We have also seen how his top runners have expressed a balanced pedigree, giving his foals the opportunity to take advantage of some of our industry’s great sires.