LARC NEWS Posted: 10/7/2018 2:04:08 AM

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              Steve McIntyre and Marin Jones’ Cole Man 47 looked like one of the most impressive 2-year-olds during the start of gate workouts in early spring at Los Alamitos. Once the juveniles started racing, Cole Man 47 posted some promising runner-up efforts and eventually a maiden victory in the fourth start of his career.

It now appears that all has come together in the best of ways for the Stel Corona gelding. Racing from post eight, Cole Man 47 broke on top in the Grade 2, $365,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and held off strong challenges from Rosenthal Ranch, LLC’s Jess Bein Me and Tom Bradbury and Lila Kessinger’s Purty Fancy Dude to win the 350-yard dash by a neck on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Bred in Utah by McIntyre, Cole Man 47 also won John Deere California Juvenile Challenge by a length on August 18, making him a multiple stakes winner at Los Alamitos. For McIntyre, Cole Man 47 has been a thrill to own in partnership with Marin Jones, wife of trainer Paul Jones.

            “I enjoy racing and have enjoyed owning horses in partnership over the years,” McIntyre said. “We’ve partnered with Lee and Kathy Giles in Utah for many years and partnered with Ron and Laurie Moosman of R/M Stables. We now have this great partnership with Marin and Paul. It’s been great. When you win something like this, it just makes it very special.”

            Even the name of Cole Man 47 has a special story behind it.

            “I named the horse after my grandson,” McIntyre said. “Forty-seven is his soccer number. He’s 12-years-old and plays with a pretty good team in Utah. His name is Cole, of course. He’s my oldest daughter’s boy. I have two daughters and four grandkids. My wife and I have been married for 37 years. We’ve been very luck and blessed. Cole had a game at 8:30 a.m. this morning (in Utah), then they all got on a plane and flew down here for the race. Look at this group of friends that are here. I’m so thankful to them for making the effort to come and enjoy this race with us.”

            McIntyre, who for 37 years worked as a salesman and general manager for a car dealership in Salt Lake City before retiring, was referring to a large gathering of family and friends that filled the Los Alamitos winner’s circle to the brim.

            “Half of Utah is here,” said Paul Jones jokingly.

            Cole Man 47 made the journey worth it. With Ramon Sanchez aboard, Cole Man 47 covered the 350 yards in :17.692 while picking up his third win nine starts. His victory in the John Deere California means that he’s eligible to race in the John Deere Juvenile Championship on November 17, plus he’s also eligible to race in the trials to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity to be held just a week later on November 25. What will Cole Man 47 do next?

“That’s a good question,” Jones said. “We might skip the John Deere and go for the Two Million trials.”

Since 1995, McIntyre has been racing and breeding Quarter Horses with the bloodlines of his foundation mare being Dreamit, a daughter of Proudest Effort out of the Deregulate mare Do Run De Run.

 

“A couple of babies out of (Dreamit) ran at Ruidoso,” he said. “One of them (Dreams Fly Bye) qualified to the Rainbow Futurity in 2010 for Paul.”

Another one was Strike It Quick, a two-time stakes winner in New Mexico who set the 350-yard track record of :16.642 at Sunland Park on December 30, 2010. Then there’s GM Silver Dreams, bred by Lee Giles and McIntyre, and sold at the Ruidoso Sale.

“(Dreamit) had 7 babies, six of them were geldings and one (GM Silver Dreams) was a filly,” McIntyre said. “Dreamit broke her back in my pasture. That was devastating.  I went looking for (GM Silver Dreams) and bought her back. We’ve gotten some nice babies out of GM Silver Dreams. On the ground she has a Big Daddy Cartel that I just shipped to Paul. She’s bred back to Seperate Interest. We’ll probably go back to Favorite Cartel and Stel Corona next breeding season and partner with Paul and Marin again.”

Cole Man 47 earned $149,100 for the win to take his career earnings to $194,814. He helped complete a huge weekend for Sanchez, who also piloted Lisa Anderson’s Moonie Blues to victory in the PCQHRA Breeders Derby on Friday night.

Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O’Dell, Jess Bein Me earned $60,350 for his second place finish. Purty Fancy Dude, saddled by Mike Casselman and ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala, banked $42,600 for running third. Estelline, Red Hawk Cartel, Conquering Marie, Paddy Riley, Ali Babe Foose, and Callender completed the field. Majestic Mr Perry was scratched from the race.

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