Apollitical Jess Surpasses $30 Million in Sire Earnings
WAYNE, OK—OCTOBER 7, 2019—Leading North American Quarter Horse sire Apollitical Jess hit another milestone earlier this month when his offspring surpassed the $30 million mark in progeny earnings.
Owned by Rancho El Cabresto, Inc., the son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry has sired 16 stakes winners this year with earnings in excess of $6,772,061. From six crops to race his total earnings mark hit $30.1 the week of October 1.
Last year Apollitical Jess set the all-time AQHA single season sire earnings record of $8,081,679. He is currently the #9 All-Time Leading Sire of Money Earners behind First Down Dash, Corona Cartel, Mr Jess Perry, Dash For Cash, Walk Thru Fire, Chicks Beduino, Pyc Paint Your Wagon and Heza Fast Dash.
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Siring back-to-back All American Futurity(G1) winners, his 2019 crop is led by All American Futurity(G1) winner Mr Jess Jenkins (2 wins to 2, $1,505,620). His other graded stakes winners this season include Ruidoso Derby(G1) winner Apocalyptical Jess, Remington Park Invitational Championship(G1) winner Political Attraction, Dash For Cash Futurity(G2) winner Chilitos, Mr Jet Moore Stakes(G2) winner Admiral Sting, Junos Request Stakes(G2) winner As And Js, PCQHRA Derby(G3) winner Mister Appolitical, Oklahoma Derby(G3) winner Jess Proved Youwrong, and Heritage Place Derby(G3) winner Apollitical Pence.
Through October 1, Apollitical Jess has sired 340 winners (67%), 116 stakes horses (22%), earners of $30.1 million and average earnings per starter of nearly $60,000.
The three-time AQHA Racing champion won or placed in 12 of 14 career starts and earned $1,399,831. He won the Champion of Champions(G1), Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1), and was second in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and the All American Derby(G1).