EC Jet One
2020 Fee: $5,000
si 104, $1,370,385
Property of: Enrique Carrion
2016 AQHA Champion 3yr old Colt
2016 AQHA Champion 3yr old
EC Jet One's first foals arrive in 2018!
EC Jet One—A Classic Racehorse
— by Larry Thornton
We often hear the term “Classic” in discussions of racing distance as a reference to the mile and quarter for thoroughbred racing and the 440-yard race in quar- ter horses. The mile and quarter is the distance of the Kentucky Derby G1 and the 440-yards is the distance of the All American Derby G1 both important rac- es for three-year-old’s in our industry. These “classic” races are very hard to win and that difficulty in part is based on the distance of the race. So, this sends horseman looking to find or breed a horse that has an affinity for the classic distance.
EC Jet One is undefeated in 2016 winning five races with four of them being at 440-yards. His wins include his trial for the South Florida Derby and a dead heat win in the finals as well as his win in his trial of the All American Derby G1 and then the finals of this most prestigious race. His fifth win came in the Hia- leah Derby at 400 yards. EC Jet One certainly has an affinity to run and win at 440 yards.
To determine where this affinity to succeed at 440 yards comes from we will delve into the pedigree of EC Jet One. We have always used the pedigree as a selection tool as we are recycling the genes from one generation to the next generation.
A 440 SIRE LINE
The Louisiana Cartel is the sire of EC Jet One. He is a 2007 stallion that became a graded stakes winner showing his affinity for 440 yards with wins in the Sam Houston Championship Challenge G2 and the Sam Houston Classic Handicap G2 both run at 440 yards. He was a finalist in the 440-yard Remington Park In- vitational Championship G1.
Corona Cartel, the sire of The Louisiana Cartel, won the Los Alamitos Million Futurity G1, Kindergarten Futurity G2 and the Tiny’s Gay Handicap. He won at 440 yards with his win in the 1996 All American Futurity Consolation with a winning time of :21.45 with a speed index of 97. The finals of the 1996 All Amer- ican was won in a time of :21.53.
The sire of Corona Cartel is Holland Ease winner of the Golden State Derby G1.
Holland Ease was a multiple stakes placed runner but the Golden State Derby at 440 yards was his only stakes win. Holland Ease was sired by First Down Dash winner of the Champion of Champions G1 at 440 yards. First Down Dash is the sire of six winners of the All American Futurity run at 440 yards.
Dash For Cash the sire of First Down Dash was a two time winner of the Champi- on of Champions G1 run at 440 yards. Dash For Cash set a new track record for 440 yards in his second Champion of Champions win going the 440 yards in :21.17.
The dam of Corona Cartel is the phenomenal mare Corona Chick winner of $591,326 winning five stakes races including four grade ones. She set a track rec- ord for 400 yards at Hollywood Park in :19.63. Corona Chick is the dam of such stakes horses as Corona Cash winner of the All American Futurity G1 (440).
Something we should look at is the mare’s ability to produce sires. Corona Chick has several sons including Corona Cartel, Valiant Hero, Corona Caliente, Corona Czech, Mighty Corona and Captain Courage that are million dollar sires. Corona Cartel is the all-time leading living sire of money earners with $53 million in earnings. His leading money winner to date is the World Champion Blues Girl Too who won her Champion of Champions in a time of :21.13. She broke Dash For Cash’s 440-yard record. His second leading money winner is Teller Cartel, an All American Futurity G1 (440) winner.
We will continue: Valiant Hero is a $12 million sire including Feature Hero win- ner of the All American Derby G1 (440). Corona Caliente is a $5 million sire in- cluding Corona Memory Chest winner of the New Mexico Classic Derby RG2 (440). Corona Czech is a $5 million sire. Captain Courage is a $3 million sire. Mighty Corona is a $1.7 million sire.
Corona Cartel is forming his own branch of the sire line that goes from his sire Holland Ease to First Down Dash to Dash For Cash and then on to Three Bars. His million-dollar siring sons include PYC Paint Your wagon ($25 million); Teller Cartel ($9.8 million); Carters Cartel ($7.7 million) and Coronas Leaving You ($5.6 million).
The Louisiana Cartel appears to be following this line as he has sired 117 racing age foals that have made him a $2 million sire. He was the fourth leading 1st crop sire in 2015 and currently he is the 2016 leading second crop sire.
The dam of The Louisiana Cartel is the blue hen mare The Louisiana Girl a stakes placed runner in the Miss Princess Handicap G2. This mare is an AQHA “Dam of Distinction” with six stakes winners on her record along with 12 ROM from 15 starters.
The sire of The Louisiana Girl is Louisiana Slew by Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew. Louisiana Slew was the winner of the Sunny Slope Stakes at six fur- longs. The dam of Louisiana Slew was Wisp O’Will by New Policy. New Policy is
the sire of Reb’s Policy noted thoroughbred sire of quarter running horses like multiple champion Town Policy. An added note: Reb’s Policy is the sire of Lilsalady the second dam of Corona Chick dam of Corona Cartel.
The dam of The Louisiana Girl is Little Blue Sheep a two-time AQHA Racing Champion Aged Mare. She won 14 stakes races including the Vessels Maturity at 440 yards. She was the dam of two stakes winners in Browns Dasher by Dash For Cash and Rheatta by Raise A Native. Little Blue Sheep was sired by St Bar and out of Miss Olene by Leo.
The Louisiana Girl is the dam of stakes horses like Louisiana Eye Opener win- ner of the Las Primera Del Ano Derby G2. Louisiana Eye Opener is the dam of such stakes placed runners as Eye On Corona by Corona Cartel second in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship G1 and Dutcher runner-up in the 2016 Vessels Maturity G1
The produce record of The Louisiana Girl includes two stakes horses that show the ability of this line to run a distance. They are Fed Ex Together and Call Me Fed Ex both by Call Me Together. Fed Ex Together earned $111,784 with wins in the Ruidoso 550 Championship G3 and the Delta Downs 550 Stakes RG3. Call Me Fed Ex earned $80,437 while winning races like the Live Oak 770 Handi- cap.
THE DAM LINE
Pretty Girl Perry is the dam of EC Jet One. She is an unraced daughter of AQHA Racing Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Mr Jess Perry. Mr Jess Perry won such races as the Texas Classic Futurity G1 at 400 yards while setting a track record of :19.66 at Sam Houston and winning the LQHBA Futurity RG1 at 400 yards in track record time of :19.97. He won the 440 yard Texas Classic Derby G1 at three.
Mr Jess Perry is sired by Streakin La Jolla by Streakin Six by Easy Six by Easy Jet. Mr Jess Perry and this sire line represent the alternative to the Three Bars sire line. Mr Jess Perry is the second leading living sire of money winners with over $50 million in earnings. The sons of Mr Jess Perry are following in their sire’s footsteps as the #1 and #2 leading money earning sires to date for 2016. They are One Famous Eagle and Apollitical Jess.
Mr Jess Perry is excelling as a broodmare sire as well. His daughters made him the 2013, 2014 and 2015 leading money winning broodmare sire. His maternal grandget for 2015 include the AQHA Racing World Champion Heza Dasha Fire; the AQHA Racing Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Jess Good Candy and the AQHA Racing Champion Two-Year-Old Gelding Ima Fearless Hero.
This brings us to the Mr Jess Perry cross on The Louisiana Girl. The Louisiana Girl is the dam of two stakes winners sired by Mr Jess Perry. They are Jessthe- louisianagirl winner of the Kansas Futurity G2 and Jess Louisiana Blue winner
of MBNA American East Challenge G2 as well as the 2012 AQHA Racing Cham- pion Aged Stallion title. Jess Louisiana Blue set a track record for 440 yards at Delta Downs in a time of :21.572.
The sire power of this cross comes out in Jess Louisiana Blue. He is the sire of horses that have won nearly $14 million. His 2015 runners include Jessa Louisiana Zoom winner of $514,633 and Jess A Saint winner of $464,816.
This Girl Is Special by Special Effort and out of The Louisiana Girl is unraced but the dam of two stakes winners in Thisfeatureisspecial winner of the Junos Request G2 and Im A Feature Girl winner of the Sam Houston Distaff Challenge. They are both by Feature Mr Jess by Mr Jess Perry.
Pretty Girl Perry is out of Brasis a stakes winner of the Lone Star Handicap. She set a track record for 550 yards at Retama Park in :27.11 showing the ability to win at a distance longer than 440 yards. She is the dam of four starters with three ROM winners with one stakes winner and one staked placed runner. EC Jet One is her stakes winner and Alizee her stakes placed runner with seconds in the Clasico Jodys Glory and the Clasico the Prize in Mexico.
Light On Cash is the sire of Brasis. He was an ROM runner with 1 win in 17 starts with 4 seconds and 5 thirds with earnings of $10,562. The breeder of this stallion was Harriet Peckham and her brother O. C Carlton IV.
Despite the limited success on the track Light On Cash had the pedigree to be a sire. He was a son of the leading sire Dash For Cash. His dam was Lightfooted a daughter of the World Champion Easy Jet a leading sire. The dam of Lightfooted was Go Together, Harriet Peckham’s great mare. Go Together is the dam of Jet Together the dam of Separate Ways, who is the dam of Separatist, an AQHA Rac- ing Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and a leading sire.
Light On Cash sired 189 foals with 134 starters that earned 86 ROM with 8 stakes winners and 4 stakes placed runners. He sired Winalota Cash a four time AQHA Racing Champion including the World Championship in 1995. Winalota Cash won 10 stakes races including the All American Futurity G1 and the All American Derby G1.
The dam of Brasis is Zevona a race winning thoroughbred mare by Zevi. She is the dam of 12 quarter horse and thoroughbred foals with 6 race winners and three AQHA ROM. When we look at her produce record four of her winners in- cluding her stakes winner and stakes placed runner were sired by Light On Cash. The stakes placed runner is Rosa Dash with a second in the QHRA of Indiana Derby R.
THE LIGHT ON CASH/ZEVI NICK
When we step back and look at the sire record of Light On Cash we see 8 stakes winners and 4 stakes placed runners. Then we see that five of the stakes winners are out of mares by Zevi. They are Brasis, Winalota Cash, Winslota Cash, LS
Honey Brown and Light On Z Cash. One of the stakes placed runners is Rosa Dash the full sister to Brasis. A second stakes placed runner is Long On Credit, a 3⁄4 brother to Winalota Cash and Winsalota Cash. This makes 7 of the stakes horses sired by Light On Cash out of mares carrying the blood of Zevi.
Zevi is sired by Cornish Prince by Bold Ruler. His dam is Spire by Carry Back. Spire was a stakes winner of races like the Beverly Handicap. The Zevi race record shows that he won only two of his 10 starts but he showed great speed when he won his maiden at 4 furlongs by 2 1⁄2 lengths. He won the race in :45 3/5 just 3/5 off the Ruidoso track record. Zipp Zoro is one of the foals by Zevi. This mare won the West Texas Derby. She is the dam of horses like Fodice the dam of Fovee a Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap winner.
EC JET ONE AND POTENTIAL MARE LINES
When we look at EC Jet One we find that he has the duplication of only two an- cestors in his 5-generation pedigree. They are Dash For Cash with a breeding pattern of 5 X 4 and Easy Jet with a breeding pattern 5 X 5. This means that Dash For Cash appears twice in the five-generation pedigree of EC Jet
One. Once in the fifth generation and once in the fourth generation. Easy Jet appears twice in the five-generation pedigree of EC Jet One both times in the fifth generation. This opens him up to being able to cross with a wide variety of mare lines especially the blood of Dash For Cash, First Down Dash, Beduino and Streakin Six.
EC Jet One is moving into his career as a sire and his pedigree shows where his ability to run 440 yards came from as a runner and as a prospective sire. His credentials start as a member of a very successful sire line that shows the ability to run and produce success at 440 yards. His paternal (Corona Cartel) and the maternal (Mr Jess Perry) grand sires are the #1 And #2 all-time leading living sires of money winners showing the depth of his pedigree. The female influence in the pedigree of EC Jet One through the stallion producing mares Corona Chick and The Louisiana Girl reinforce his potential to be a sire. He comes from a female family built on an outstanding nick that shows speed over a distance. He combines all these factors giving him the potential to cross with a variety of bloodlines in the mares he is bred to as he enters the stud. I look forward to seeing his foals run!
WHEELOCK, TX—SEPTEMBER 15, 2016—Enrique Carrion announced today his homebred grade 1-winning millionaire Ec Jet One SI 104 will stand the 2017 season at Granada Farms near Wheelock, Texas. His fee has been set at $5,000.
"We're absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage EC Jet One for his breeding duties." said Granada Farms manager Jimmy Eller. "He was a spectacular race horse and he is a spectacular specimen. I'm sure he will continue to make a positive impact on our breed through his offspring.”
The 3-year-old Texas-bred son of leading second crop sire The Louisiana Cartel was undefeated this season with stakes victories from the east coast to the mountains of southern New Mexico.
Ec Jet One won the $2.4 million All American Derby(G1) at Ruidoso Downs last month, the Hialeah Derby in January and the South Florida Derby in February.
A leading contender for year-end AQHA Racing championship honors, Ec Jet One is currently #1 in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com Top 10 Poll for 3-year-olds and older this week (see related story).
Last season he was third in the Grade 2 $621,000 Sam Houston Derby and his only off-the-board appearance in 10 starts was in the Grade 1 $1,151,777 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) where he started as the fastest qualifier.
Ec Jet One, under jockey Esgar Ramirez, winning the Grade 1 $2.4 million All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs September 4. © Gay Harris / Ruidoso Downs
In two seasons to race Ec Jet One has compiled a (10) 8-0-1 record and earned $1,370,385. Leading national trainer Judd Kearl conditioned the stallion with Esgar Ramirez riding.
The stallion was a winner at every racetrack, including Sam Houston Race Park, Lone Star Park, Hialeah Park and Ruidoso Downs, as well as every distance (from 330 to 440) he started.
Ec Jet On is out of the unraced Mr Jess Perry mare Pretty Girl Perry, dam of 3 winners including stakes-placed Alizee. The second dam is a stakes winning track record setting daughter of Light On Cash, Brasis SI 115, a sister to stakes-placed Rosa Dash.
These two bloodlines combine 2016's Leading Second Crop Sire on 2016's Leading broodmare sire.