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Grade 2 Winner and First-Crop Sire Ivan James To Tate Farms

First-crop sire Ivan James will stand the 2020 season at Tate Farms near Ville Platte, Louisiana.

VILLE PLATTE, LA—MARCH 1, 2020—Grade 2 stakes winner and first-crop sire Ivan James SI 104 has will stand the 2020 season at Tate Farms, near Ville Platte, Louisiana. The son of champion sire Ivory James will stand for a fee of $2,000 with consideration.

Owned by Rickey Thompson, Ivan James won the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity at two and the Firecracker Derby and Evangeline Downs Derby at 3. He has won or placed in nine of 10 career starts and earned $481,562. Ivan James was also third in the Grade 2 Firecracker Futurity and a finalist in the Grade 3 Sam Houston Derby. He was bred-and raced by Jorge Meraz.

Ivan James, under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., winning the Grade 2 $621,000 Sam Houston Futurity at Sam Houston Race Park. © Coady Photography
Ivan James got his first two stakes qualifiers today (March 1) in the Grade 3 $283,210 Harrah's Entertainment Futurity at Louisiana Downs. Trainer Jose Sanchez III saddled Magical Ivanna to the 5th fastest tie and Roma to the 7th fastest time.

The Harrah's Entertainment Futurity(G3) final will be contested on Wednesday, March 18th.

Ivan James is the leading money earning son of multiple stakes sire Ivory James, a G1-placed earner of more than $220,000 and brother to leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon. Ivory James has sired 499 winners, 48 stakes winners and earners, 1 champion of more than $16.7 million, with average earnings per starter in excess of $21,150 in only 10 crops to race.

His top performers include Had To Be Ivory SI 108 (11 wins to 4, $162,089 Canada Champion Racing Quarter Horse-twice), La Vencedora SI 97 (5 wins to 3, $516,296 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity-G2, etc.), Ivan James SI 104 (6 wins to 3, $481,562 Sam Houston Futurity-G2, etc.), Algorithmic SI 99 (4 wins to 5, $319,408 2nd Texas Classic Futurity-G1, etc.), Ferrari James SI 107 (13 wins to 6, $313,640 Keokuk S.-G3-twice, etc.), Sf Hot Pass SI 107 (10 wins to 6, $275,699 Refrigerator S.-G1, etc.), etc.

Ivan James dam is the RG1 winning daughter of Dashin Bye—First Dashin Bye SI 109 ($449,170). A nine-time winner, First Dashin Bye set a new track record for 330 yards in :16.524 seconds at Delta Downs. She is the dam of 7 ROM, five stakes horses including Grade 2 winner Ivan James SI 104 (see above), stakes winner First Dashin Perry SI 109 ($92,928), Grade 3 winner The Golden Bowl SI 97 ($$65,097), G3-placed Miss Aguilar SI 93 ($94,021) and stakes-placed Spartocus SI 98 ($40,298), etc.

The second dam is the stakes winner Fast N Smooth 880 SI 102, by Speedy Hemp, a sister to stakes winner Speedy Kagi SI 99 ($28,940), and half-sister to stakes winner Sealy Special SI 100 ($42,499). She is the dam of 6 ROM including stakes-placed The Notradamus Si 108 ($116,659), Grade 2 finalist Mr Einstein SI 95 ($13,852), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Stephen Tate, Farm Manager, at 337-363-8283.

Courtesy Ses