04/23/2008 11:00PM

Allred purchases 50 percent stake in Foose


Nine-time national champion owner Dr. Ed Allred, who also owns and operates Los Alamitos Race Course, has bought a 50 percent interest in the promising 2-year-old Foose for an undisclosed sum.

Trainer Paul Jones retains the other half of his homebred colt.

Foose raced to the fastest 300 yards ever by a first-time-starting juvenile at Los Alamitos last Saturday night, when he won his maiden in 15.19 seconds by 3 1/2 lengths. It was the third-fastest time ever by a juvenile at Los Alamitos, surpassed by champions Hawkish and Jess You And I.

"I'm thrilled to still have half-ownership and, to be honest, I don't think I would have sold the whole horse," said Jones, the six-time defending champion trainer. "I still have the opportunity to train the horse."

Foose is eligible for the Kindergarten, Ed Burke Million Futurity, Golden State Million Futurity, and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity.

"I'll talk to Dr. Allred and figure out if we want to run in the Kindergarten trials [May 3] or wait until the Ed Burke Million trials" on June 7, Jones said.

Jones trio well-placed

The Jones-trained trio of Shescheckinumout, Sonoma Sunset, and Strawfly Tiger BR are each well-placed in the $35,000 La Pacifica Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos on Friday night.

Shescheckinumout has been on the board in her six latest starts and comes off a third in the $134,000 Maiden Stakes and a third in her trial to the Grade 1 La Primera Del Ano Derby. In the Maiden Stakes, she made a bid in the final half of the 350-yard race to finish third. She stumbled and was bumped in her La Primera trial and was never able to threaten against a field stronger than she'll see in the La Pacifica.

Sonoma Sunset and Strawfly Tiger BR each come off wins at the non-winners-of-two allowance level. Sonoma Sunset prevailed despite a troubled trip; Strawfly Tiger BR was under a hand ride while winning for the second time in her latest three outs.

Daddy Dasher returns

Daddy Dasher makes his 2008 debut in the $35,000 Dillingham Handicap for 3-year-olds Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

Daddy Dasher finished a neck behind 2007 champion 2-year-old colt Carters Cartel in the Grade 1, $366,000 Kindergarten and was eighth in the Grade 1 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity as the 9-5 favorite. That eighth-place effort on Oct. 6 was his latest start. He prepared for his return with two bullet works at Los Alamitos.

Heartswideopen back at Ruidoso

Reigning champion 2-year-old filly Heartswideopen returned to the scene of her success Wednesday morning when trainer Carl Draper moved his stable into his Ruidoso Downs barn.

Heartswideopen won the Grade 1, $1.9 million All American Futurity as the 9-10 favorite and the Grade 1, $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity in stakes-record time last summer. She also ran the fastest quarter-mile ever by a female when she won her All American Futurity trial in 20.92 seconds at Ruidoso Downs.

The earner of nearly $1.3 million has had two works at Sunland Park preparing for her expected return on May 24 in the Ruidoso Derby trials. She had a best-of-seven 220-yard drill in 11.75 seconds on April 3 and worked the same distance in 11.74 Monday morning. That was the second-fastest time from 48 horses.

The Ruidoso Downs season begins May 23 with the Ruidoso Futurity trials.