FRANCISCO GONZALES PROFILE

FRANCISCO GONSALEZ

Stakes Highlights:

-Won the PCQHRA Breeders' Derby with Make It Anywhere in 2001

-Won the PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity with Make It Anywhere in 2000
   
     One of the first horses bred by owner Francisco Gonsalez turned out to be one of the best 2-year-old sprinters in 2004. Gonsalez's homebred Like Frankie And Me finished second in the Golden State Million and was also a finalist to the Los Alamitos Million last year.
    "Like Frankie And Me had made less than $10,000 coming into the Golden State trials, so I was amazed when he beat two horses of the quality of (Ed Burke Futurity winner) Heza Secret Diamond and (Ruidoso Futurity winner) All About Ease in his trial," Gonsalez said. "This horse won his trial to the All American Futurity in his second start, but on that day he ran greenly and he threw a front shoe."
     Like Frankie And Me then posted the third fastest qualifying time to the Los Alamitos Million. The gelding is now expected to compete in all of the major summer and fall derbies.    
    Gonsalez is best known for having won the PCQHRA Breeders Derby and Futurity with two-time California champion Make It Anywhere.in 2000-01. Make It Anywhere now stands at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Gonsalez owns a farm in Newhall, California, where he grows 26 different types of vegetables including cilantro, onions, and radishes. He also makes and distributes several different types of tequilas such as Hacienda Vieja and Tierra Del Sol.
     In addition to Like Frankie and Me, Gonsalez's barn will feature Lettis All. The mare was a solid allowance winner last season and a sure-fire broodmare of the future for the operation.