Updated on 01/17/2013 1:35PM

One Dashing Eagle named Quarter Horse World Champion


One Dashing Eagle, who won three seven-figure futurities in California and New Mexico and set a single-season earnings record of $2,079,065, was named the 2012 World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse at a ceremony in Oklahoma City on Wednesday evening.

One Dashing Eagle, who won 6 of 7 starts in 2012, was named overall champion 2-year-old and champion 2-year-old colt. Racing for Jorge Carmona and brothers Jose and Gustavo de la Torre, One Dashing Eagle won the Ed Burke Million Futurity at Los Alamitos in June, the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in September and the Golden State Million at Los Alamitos in November.

By One Famous Eagle, One Dashing Eagle is the first 2-year-old to be named World Champion since Stolis Winner in 2008. One Dashing Eagle lost his career debut in April, and then won six consecutive races, including time trials for the three futurities that he went on to win.

Other equine division titles went to PJ Chick In Black, 2-year-old filly; El Duero, 2-year-old gelding; Ochoa, 3-year-old and 3-year-old gelding; Hez Our Secret, 3-year-old colt; Flame N Flash, 3-year-old filly; Rylees Boy; aged horse and aged gelding; Prospect to the Top, aged stallion; Fredaville, aged mare; and All About Smoke, distance horse.

Zoomin After Six was named Canadian champion, SF Banko Aguerrido was the outstanding horse in Mexico, and Dash Glory Ease was the South American champion.

The De la Torre brothers and Carmona were recognized as champion owners. The champion breeders were the late brothers Jerry, Harvey, and Dale Allred of Mesa, Ariz.

Paul Jones was champion trainer for the 11th consecutive year, and jockey G.R. Carter was the leading rider for the 10th time.

Voting was conducted by 16 people – eight members of the American Quarter Horse Racing Association’s racing committee and eight AQHA members chosen by the organization’s racing council. No more than two voters were allowed to reside in the same state.