News - Breeding June  20, 2024

Graded Stakes Winner El Camino Cl Retired to Stud at Spring Hill Farms

Grade 2 stakes winner El Camino Cl from the sire line of Jess Louisiana Blue and The Lousiana Cartel will stand his first season at Spring Hill Farms in 2023.

Spring Hill Farms

KAPLAN, LA–OCTOBER 24, 2022–El Camino Cl SI 99, a graded stakes winning son of former leading sire Heza Fast Dash, has been retired and will stand the upcoming breeding season at Spring hill Farms, the farm announced this week. 

His fee has been set at $1,250 but breeders can take advantage of an early booking special of $750 if they pay by February 3.

"Hailing from the sire line of Jess Louisiana Blue and The Louisiana Cartel, El Camino Cl is probably the best bred son of Heza Fast Dash available," Spring Hill Farms David Dunn said. "He is an outstanding individual with all the ingredients to be a top sire, we are excited about the opportunity to offer him to breeders next year."

Campaigned this season by McGehee Horse and Cattle LLC, El Camino Cl was acquired privately last year from breeder Delfino Lozano IV.

El Camino Cl broke his maiden in his first career start then won the restricted Grade 2 Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs. He won his first three races then finished third in the $357,981 Laddie Futurity(RG2) at Delta Downs.  He finished his 2-year-old campaign with trial wins in both the $1 million-dollar Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1) and LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(G1), qualifying for both finals.

El Camino Cl, under jockey Eddie Sanchez, winning the $315,166 Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2)at Louisiana Downs.
© Hodges Photography

At 3, El Camino Cl was second in the LQHBA Breeders Derby(RG3) and fourth in the Delta Downs Louisiana-Bred Derby(RG3) and at 4 was third in the Vals Fortune/Teddy Abrahams, Jr. Stakes(RG2).

El Camino Cl won or placed 11 of 18 career starts and banked $332,553. He was also a finalist in the Eastex Stakes(RG2), Bob Moore Memorial Stakes(G2), Mid City Stakes(RG3), Louisiana Classic Stakes(RG2) and Sam Houston Stakes.

His sire Heza Fast Dash SI 103 is the #8 all-time leading sire of money earners. From 17 crops to race, he has sired 655 winners, 73 stakes winners, 1 champion, and earners of more than $36.6 million.

El Camino Cl qualifying for the LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1) at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography

His top performers include  B And G Fast Dash SI 107  (champion, $228,610, Faubourg St. John S., etc.), Eysa Jess Jumpn SI 111 ($932,387, Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana Bred Futurity [R]-G1, etc.),   Dashnunder Afullmoon SI 105 ($711,951, Lee Berwick Futurity [R]-G1, etc.), Ol Time Preacher Man SI 98 ($565,933, Louisiana QHBA Futurity  [R]-G1, etc.), Heza Louisiana Dash SI 105 ($531,041, Louisiana Classic S. [R]-G2, etc.) Jess A Fast Dasher SI 101 (493,459, Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby[R]-G3, etc.), etc.

El Camino Cl's dam is the Mr Jess Perry mare, Eying Miss Perry, dam of 7 winners from 8 to race, 4 blacktype including RG2 winner El Camino Cl (see above), stakes-placed Escandalo SI 101 (7 wins to 5, 2022, $114,938), stakes-placed Zapta Chic SI 104 ($57,184), stakes-placed Eye Louisiana Game SI 101 ($53,506), etc.

The second dam is the Grade 2  winning and multiple stakes-producing Mr Eye Opener mare Louisiana Eye Opener SI 97 ($151,253). She is the dam of 11 winners, 15 ROM, 2 blacktype including Texas Classic Derby(G1) runner-up Dutcher SI 108 ($194,833), Los Alamitos Winter Championship(G1) runner-up Eye On Corona SI 94 ($133,718), etc. She is also the granddam RG2 winner Heza Louisiana Dash SI 105 ($531,041), stakes-placed Eye Am Sizzlin SI 108 ($182,668), RG2-placed Jess Dash Fast SI 96 ($105,142 to 3, 2022), etc.

The third dam is Grade 2-placed The Louisiana Girl by Louisiana Slew(TB) from the champion mare Little Blue Sheep SI 105 ($389,355) by St Bar. She is the dam of 11 winners, 1 champion 4 blacktype including multiple stakes sire Jess Louisiana Blue SI 109 ($170,682,  AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion), champion sire The Louisiana Cartel SI 109 ($127,941, Sam Houston Championship Challenge-G2, etc), Jessthelouisianagirl SI 98 ($122,904, Kansas Futurity-G2, etc.), Fed Ex Together SI 105 ($112,864, Delta 550 S. [R]-G3, etc.), Call Me Fed Ex SI 107 ($80,437), Jess Got Bayou SI 101 ($46,496, 2ndTexas Championship Challege-G2, etc.), etc.

For additional breeding contracts or information contact David Dunn at (817) 807-3154.

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