11/07/2012 3:58PM

Los Alamitos: One Dashing Eagle has ambitious campaign planned for 2013

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One Dashing Eagle won his third $1 million race of the year Sunday in the Golden State Milllion Futurity.

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – One Dashing Eagle became the first Quarter Horse to win three seven-figure races in the same year in the Golden State Million Futurity at Los Alamitos on Sunday.

The colt’s primary goal in 2013 is more of the same.

This year, One Dashing Eagle won the Ed Burke Million Futurity at Los Alamitos and the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs before Sunday’s win. He will have no further starts this year. A missed sustaining payment earlier this year for the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity next month has ended his 2-year-old campaign.

Trainer and co-owner Jose de le Torre said Wednesday that One Dashing Eagle will have a 2013 campaign geared toward two seven-figure derbys at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico – the Rainbow Derby in July and the All American Derby in September – before a fall campaign at Los Alamitos.

In California, One Dashing Eagle will be pointed to the seven-figure Super Derby in November and the $750,000 Champion of Champions in December. The exact purses of the derbys at Ruidoso Downs and the Super Derby will be known closer to race time, after nominations are closed and time trials are run.

The Champion of Champions is the nation’s leading race for older horses.

One Dashing Eagle may fit that race next year.

Co-owned by Jorge Carmona, and Jose’s brother, Gustavo, One Dashing Eagle has won 6 of 7 seven and $2,079,065. He lost his first race, a maiden race, but has since won three time trials and the finals of the three corresponding futurities.

Jose de la Torre said Wednesday that One Dashing Eagle needs a break. The colt is unlikely to need surgery to have a bone chip removed from an ankle, but will have two or three months off.

“We’ll give him a good layoff,” he said. “We’ll lay him off four months if we do surgery.

“It’s not a big issue. He’s never lame. He’s always walking right.”

The owners also are talking to stallion farms about a stud arrangement, which would start in 2014 at the earliest.

Until then, One Dashing Eagle has a chance to continue his 2-year-old form against top 3-year-olds, and perhaps older horses next fall.

“He’s a tremendous horse,” Jose de la Torre said. “I don’t think I’ll ever see a horse like that in my barn.”