12/14/2015 1:09PM

Ima Fearless Hero takes Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity


CYPRESS, Calif. – Ima Fearless Hero won his fifth consecutive race and his second major futurity of the year in Sunday’s $1,957,175 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity for 2-year-old Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.

The win gave owners Don and Kathy Meneely, of Kennewick, Wash., and trainer Jose Antonio Flores a remarkable sweep of the two major stakes at the track over the weekend. On Saturday, their Heza Dasha Fire, a half-brother to Ima Fearless Hero, won the $600,000 Champion of Champions, the nation’s top race for older horses.

On Sunday, Ima Fearless Hero ($4) finished a neck in front of 5-2 Docs Best Card, taking the lead in the final 150 yards of the 400-yard race. Ridden by Cruz Mendez, Ima Fearless Hero was timed in 19.68 seconds and earned $801,434. Dynasty Energy, a 39-1 outsider, finished third in the field of 10.

The race was run on a fast track that contained some moisture from evening rain.

Ima Fearless Hero has won 6 of 8 starts and earned $982,699. His winning streak includes the Ed Burke Juvenile in June, the consolation for the Ed Burke Million Futurity, and the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Association Breeders’ Futurity in early October.

r More than 1 year ago
Les Onaka is the bomb at Los Alamitos. His grammar is not the greatest but he sure knows his stuff.
Ffm Web More than 1 year ago
Great weekend of Championship racing at Los Alamitos. The depth of Quarter Horse talent in this year's Los Al Two Million exceeded the depth of TB talent in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile. In the Champion of Champions the matchup between Heza Dasha Fire and Moonist was a far greater face-off of two greats Champions. Most of the key TB contenders for Championship consideration didn't even make the BC Classic field due to attrition. Kudos to Jose Antonio Flores for his astute race management of what are sure to be QH's Horse of The Year and 2yo Champions of 2015. On parallel if not exceeding Bob Baffert's team with their great management of American Pharoah.