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Graded Stakes Winner El Camino Cl To Tate Farms in 2024

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

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VILLE PLATTE, LA–NOVEMBER 9, 2023–El Camino Cl SI 99, a graded stakes winning son of former leading sire Heza Fast Dash, will stand his second season at Tate Farms, the farm announced this week.

His fee has been set at $1,500 but breeders can take advantage of an early bird discont special of $1,000 if they pay by January 1, 2024.

From the sire line of Jess Louisiana Blue and The Louisiana Cartel, El Camino Cl is probably one of the best bred son of Heza Fast Dash available. His first foals arrive in 2024.

Owned by McGehee Horse and Cattle LLC, El Camino Cl has won or placed 14 times an earned $370,953. He won the 1st-Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2),  was second in the LQHBA Breeders Derby(RG3),  and third in the Laddie Futurity (RG2), Vals Fortune / Teddy Abrams Jr. S.(RG2), 3 and Sam Houston S.

El Camino Cl was also a finalist in Lee Berwick Futurity(RG1), LQHBA Louisiana Million Futurity(RG1), Louisiana Classic S.(RG2), Eastex S.(G2), Bob Moore Memorial S.(G2), Delta Downs Louisiana Bred Derby(RG3), Mid City S.(RG3)-twice, and  Evangeline Downs Dash S.

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

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 660 winners, 73 stakes winners, 1 champion, and earners of more than $36.8 million.

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

El Camino Cl's dam is the Mr Jess Perry mare, Eying Miss Perry, dam of 7 winners from 8 to race, 4 black type including RG2 winner El Camino Cl (see above), stakes-placed Escandalo SI 101 (7 wins to 5, $123,980), stakes-placed Zapta Chic SI 104 ($57,184), stakes-placed Eye Louisiana Game SI 101 ($53,506), Sam Houston Futurity(G2) finalist Mighty Zapata SI 92 ($42,955), 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 black type 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 Stephen Tate, Farm Manager, at (337) 363-8084.


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