12/17/2007 12:00AM

Blues Girl Too breaks two records

EmailLOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Blues Girl Too broke two of Quarter Horse racing's most coveted records with an astonishingly easy win in Saturday's $1 million Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos.

In what may have been the last start of her career, Blues Girl Too, 3, ran 440 yards in 21.13 seconds, breaking the track record of 21.17 seconds set by Dash for Cash in the 1976 Champion of Champions. By beating seven other major stakes winners in the field of nine, Blues Girl Too became the richest female in Quarter Horse history.

With the first-place purse of $500,000, Blues Girl Too has earned $2,032,328, surpassing Dashingly, the 1983 world champion, who earned $1,754,323. Only Refrigerator, the two-time World Champion and three-time winner of the Champion of Champions, has earned more money than Blues Girl Too, a total of $2,123,309.

The ease of the win left owners Russell and Lisa Stooks and 24-year-old trainer Joe Bassett stunned.

"To break the record that she did, she's the greatest ever," Bassett said. "All you have to say is Dash for Cash."

The victory essentially clinched the 2007 world champion title for Blues Girl Too.

Ridden by Saul Ramirez and dismissed at 7-1, Blues Girl Too was in control throughout, winning by 1 1/4 lengths over Little Bit of Baja. FDD Dynasty finished third. No Secrets Here, the winner of the 2006 All American Futurity, was scratched early Saturday after becoming cast in his stall.

The Stooks, who bred Blues Girl Too and race under the Lucky Seven Ranch banner, said that Blues Girl Too will be bred via embryo transfer in 2008 to the stallions FDD Dynasty and First Down Dash, a grandson and a son, respectively, of Dash for Cash. Blues Girl Too could return to racing in late 2008, they said.

The win came a night after Bassett's father, John, won the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity with fastest qualifier One Famous Eagle, who was making his stakes debut.

Ridden by Ramirez, One Famous Eagle ($5.40) finished a head in front of Eye for Corona, running 400 yards in 19.52 seconds. One Famous Eagle earned $804,720 for owners Johnny Trotter and the Burnett Ranches of Guthrie, Texas.

In Sunday's $185,900 Southern California Derby, Trisk ($15) outfinished fastest qualifier and even-money favorite A Stoli Mate to win by a neck. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez, Trisk ran 400 yards in 19.51 seconds.