12/12/2016 1:54PM

Worth Doing edges Lotta Blues Man in Two Million Futurity


CYPRESS, Calif. - Worth Doing, second or third in three leading futurities earlier this year, won the richest Quarter Horse racing in California on Sunday evening in the $1,950,050 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity.

Worth Doing ($17.40) won the 400-yard race by a head over Lotta Blues Man, the even-money favorite and leading 2-year-old at Los Alamitos this year. Katella Deli, a 29-1 outsider, finished third in the field of 10.

Worth Doing was within a head of the lead after 100 yards and was in front midway through the race.

Worth Doing was timed in 19.83 seconds and earned $801,381 for owner Fawna Knight of Scottsdale, Ariz. Worth Doing, a gelding by Walk Thru Fire, is trained by Knight’s brother, Mark Skeen. Worth Doing was ridden by Tony Guymon.

Purchased for $50,000 as a yearling, Worth Doing has won 6 of 9 starts and has earned $1,179,101. His three losses were all futurities – a second in the Ed Burke Million Futurity in June and the Governor’s Cup Futurity in July, and a third in the Golden State Million Futurity in November.

For Knight, Skeen and Guymon, the Los Alamitos Two Million was the richest races of their careers. Skeen said Worth Doing will be rested through the winter and spring, with a campaign geared toward the second half of 2017.