Burns Ranch News and Stallion Updates
|Posted on November 1, 2016 at 3:40 PM|
Favorite Cartels run 1st and 2nd in the 2016 Golden State Million Dollar Futurity! Congratulations to all the connections! What an exciting weekend
LOTTA BLUES MAN (Favorite Cartel-Lotta Love For Robyn)
Owners: Lucky Seven Ranches
Trainer: Mike Casselman
Jockey: Cody Jensen
TARZANITO (Favortie Cartel-Ancient Empress)
Owners: A1A Racing LLC
Trainer: Francisco Vallejo
Jockey: Eddie Garcia
|Posted on October 18, 2016 at 3:40 PM|
Golden State Million futurity is well represented with 6 babies out of Burns Ranch Stallions. What an amazing weekend! Congratulations to all the connections and good luck in the finals!
TARZANITO- Favorite Cartel- Ancient Empress
SIX ZEROS-Walk Thru Fire-Million Ways
WORTH DOING-Walk Thru Fire-Callan Rocks
LOTTA BLUES MAN-Favorite Cartel-Lotta Love For Robyn
RENEWED-Walk Thru Fire-Make Over
KING CANDY-One Sweet Jess-Stars R Blue
|Posted on July 10, 2016 at 10:40 PM|
The third-fastest qualifier is La Feliz Montana Ranch’s homebred Significant Runner. The daughter of Foose won the fourth trial by an impressive one-and-one-quarter lengths in :21.798 under rider Raul Herrera.
Significant Runner, trained by Joel Valeriano, Jr., won her trials to the Ruidoso, Rainbow and All American futurities at Ruidoso Downs a year ago, however did not reach the finals of any of those Grade1 races. She has moved forward as a three-year-old by qualifying for the Grade 1, $1,069,000 Ruidoso Derby and now the Rainbow Derby.
|Posted on July 10, 2016 at 9:30 PM|
Walk Thru Fire sires the 5th fastest time in the Rainbow Derby Trials at Ruidoso Downs. With a time of 21.845, Boogies Special Dash won the 13th trial to stake his place in the top 10 fastest times for the day. Kasey Willis trained the gelding and Cesar Gomez rode him to the winners circle. Boogies Special Dash is owned by Kenneth Ruthardt.
Good Luck in the finals!!
|Posted on June 25, 2016 at 10:20 PM|
Burns Ranch stallion, Favorite Cartel, sired the 1st and 2nd place finishers in the 2016 Bitterrot Futurity!
Long Lost Buddy, a 2 year old gelding out of the Corona Cartel mare, Remember The Cartel finishes first in this years futurity just in front of Mahoney N Tackleberry. Both geldings are by stand out sire, Favorite Cartel. Congratulations to all of the connections of these outstanding horses!
|Posted on June 24, 2016 at 10:45 PM|
Favorite Cartel's GOT MOVES qualifies 6th to the Rocky Mountain Futurity! The finals will be on July 10th at Arapahoe Park. Congrats to everyone involved with GOT MOVES and best of luck in the finals!
|Posted on June 6, 2016 at 4:05 PM|
FOOSE SIres Finalist $1 Million Ruidoso Derby
Congrats to all of the connections and good luck in the finals.
Jockey: Raul Herrera
Trainer: Joel Valeriano, Jr.
Owner: La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC
Breeder: La Feliz Montana Ranch Llc
|Posted on June 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM|
One Swwet Jess Sires 4th Fastest on Day 2!
Shaena Carter and Richard Rothwell’s One Sweet Sign, a $15,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale purchase, also won while making her debut. She scored a neck win with a :17.778 time, the fourth-fastest time on the second day. She is by second crop sire One Sweet Jess.
Omar Reyes has the mount on One Sweet Sign and they start from the seventh post position.
|Posted on May 27, 2016 at 3:50 PM|
Walk Thru Fire Sires 5th Fastest to the Ruidoso Futurity!
Saturday's fifth-fastest qualifier, Turner Farms' One Hot Habit, made the Ruidoso Futurity final despite racing into a 14-mph head wind in the 10th trial. The Walk Thru Fire filly covered the trip in :17.788 while making her debut for trainer Paul Jones.
"She's a May foal, and she's the real deal," said Lisa Saumell, who runs' Jones New Mexico operation, of One Hot Habit. "I've thought she was the fastest of our 2-year-olds from the start."
|Posted on April 4, 2016 at 11:50 PM|
Rite Regal Wins El Primero Del Ano Derby At Los Alamitos
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—APRIL 4, 2016—A long inquiry into Rite Regal’s journey to the finish line in the Grade 3, $210,000 El Primero Del Ano Derby had trainer Jose Flores pacing back and forth between the edge of the winner’s circle area and the dirt of the racetrack surface, shaking his head, muttering about the race, while hoping that the outcome of the race would remain the same with Rite Regal in first place.
The stewards, meanwhile, were looking at an incident between Rite Regal, racing from the outside post number 10, and the number nine horse Chicks Fayvorite, and whether Rite Regal had interfered with his rival and cost him a better place during the race.
“I complain about everything,” said Flores after the race. “I’m a complainer. That’s just my nature. We haven’t had much running this year. I just want to win the race, not just for me, but for everybody, especially the owners because they’re the ones that make it happen. You hate to lose it for them.”
Jockey Ramon Sanchez aboard 2016 El Primero Del Ano Derby(G3) winner Rite Regal. © Scott Martinez
In the end, Rite Regal and his connections got the win after the stewards ruled that that the gelding by Favorite Cartel was clear of his inside foe.
“I think the stewards made the right decision,” said Flores after the race. “I saw my horse over a length in front (of Chicks Fayvorite). I’m glad the stewards made (that) decision. (Rite Regal) still drifts in and we have to correct that, but the 10 hole doesn’t help. We did good last year and you don’t want to be greedy, but you want to win the race for everybody.”
Owned by Urschel 3-D Ranch LLC, Rite Regal crossed the wire a head in front of runner-up My Favorite Check, the winner of the Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes for owner Ron Hartley earlier this year. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez, Rite Regal covered the distance in :19.777 on the way to earning $88,200 for the win.
“He was looking for competition,” said Sanchez, who was picking up his first win since returning from a bicep injury that sidelined him for most of the past six months.
Rite Regal, under jockey Ramon Sanchez, holds off My Favorite Chick in the Grade 3 El Primero Del Ano Derby.
© Scott Martinez
“It feels like it’s always felt, which is pretty good,” he added about the derby win. “Rite Regal was alone and he lugged in looking for competition. I tried everything I could to not bother anyone, but things happen.”
The late Dan Urschel, who passed away in September of 2014, and his wife, Jolene Urschel of Canadian, Texas, won nearly every major Quarter Horse race at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico over the last 40 years and campaigned the track’s only Triple Crown winner, the great Special Effort.
They also campaigned the 1979 All American Futurity winner Pie In The Sky. At Los Alamitos, the Urschels were instrumental in putting together Faberge Special Effort Futurity, which was the industry’s first $200,000-added race for two year-olds and the final leg of California Triple Crown at that time. Lifetime members of the AQHA, the Urschels are members of the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Bred by Burns Ranch from the A Regal Choice mare A Regal Classic, Rite Regal could remain in California as he’s eligible to the Golden State Derby and Los Alamitos Super Derby.
“I’ll talk it over with Donnie Knight and Jolene Urschel and see what they decide to do,” Flores said.
“He’s in a few more derbies paid for him here. I don’t know if they’ll decide to move him. They like to race at Ruidoso, but they race everywhere. They had not raced here at Los Alamitos in a while so it’s great to have the Urschels back in California. They’re a truly great part of our industry. Donnie picked Rite Regal out and he’s always liked this big red horse. He told me that this horse is for real when I first got him. We just kept missing because of minor little issues here and there, but it’s great to see him get a stakes win.
“Donnie and I talk every week and he keeps on top of things,” the trainer added. “I have fortunate to have the chance to meet Mrs. Urschel in Ruidoso and she’s a delight. I also have to thank Dr. Burns, the Harts, and George Seward because they recommended and got me in contact with her. It’s an honor to train for Urschel 3-D Ranch.”
Rite Regal, which earlier in the year posted the fastest qualifying time to the Los Alamitos Winter Derby, has now earned $120,581 while winning five of nine career starts.
Trained by John Cooper, My Favorite Check earned $35,700 for running second with jockey Tony Guymon aboard, while the Flores-trained We Like Corona finished third.
Also by Favorite Cartel, My Favorite Check is a homebred racing for owner/breeder Ron Hartley. The California-bred gelding is from the Check Him Out mare Six Checks. Already a stakes winner this season, My Favorite Check pocketed $35,700 for second bringing his bankroll to $96,350.
Howard Nichols' We Like Corona earned $25,200 for finishing third. Also trained by Jose Flores, the Corona Cartel colt was ridden by leading rider Cruz Mendez. Fourth in the Los Alamitos Two Million(G1) last December, We Like Corona has earned $237,552. John Andreini bred the sorrel gelding from the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Jets.
El Compa JV and Mi Viejo finished fourth and fifth and were followed across the wire by Chicks Fayvorite, Dom Perry Own, Over Limits, El Karma and Eternity.