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The chief earner for Hes Relentless in 2019 was Determined One, a 3-time winner who finished 3rd in the prestigious All American Futurity-G1 and was a finalist in the Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1. All told, Determined One banked $338,945 in his strong juvenile season.
Also numbered among his stakes winners are Relentless Dynasty, winner of the
TQHA Sale Futurity-RG2 and an earner of $217,667; EC Revenge, a 4-time victor from 4 starts in 2019 and winner of the Oklahoma Futurity-G2 and the Heritage Place Juvenile; Mr Dillard, winner of the Black Gold
350 Championship Futurity and runner- up in the Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity; Rrelentless, winner of the Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge-G3 and 2nd in the AQHA John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship-G2, among many others.
The successful juvenile runners sired by Hes Relentless hail from a wide-ranging group of mares, according to Stewart.
“He had quite a diverse group of mares that first year,” Stewart said. “People often ask, ‘What does he cross best on?’ And he really worked well with all kinds of mares. Across the board, all his babies were attractive, and he stamps them. That first year, he bred a good book of mares. They weren’t great mares, but they were good.
“And everyone liked his babies from the
time they were born through the yearling sales,” Stewart added. “All of his babies looked like they had plenty of potential to be runners. I don’t know if any of us could have expected what he got done, though.”
Judging by the success of his first-crop runners, Hes Relentless is clearly passing on his immense ability, but Stewart notes the stallion is also passing on many of his physical traits.
“Generally, the majority of his offspring are dark like he is,” Stewart said. “There are some sorrels, but not many. They all have a little chrome on them. They have a good hip and
a good angle to their shoulder, and they have plenty of length on them as well. They are all attractive horses.”
The breakout year for Hes Relentless is not surprising based on his pedigree and his racetrack performance, two key barometers
in determining success in the stallion ranks. He is by influential sire One Famous Eagle,
a 2005 son of Mr Jess Perry. One Famous Eagle was the sire of 2018 World Champion Bodacious Eagle, as well as of 2012 World Champion One Dashing Eagle. One Famous Eagle is also the sire of six additional Champions, including 2019 Champion Let There Be Sound. One Famous Eagle is a top 15 sire of 2019, and he is the sire of 66 stakes winners with progeny earnings approaching $30 million.
Hes Relentless also boasts a strong female family. He is out of the Strawfly Special mare This Dreams Flying, who has also produced graded stakes winner Flying Famous Eagle and three additional stakes-placed runners. His second dam is AQHA Champion 2 Year Old and Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Dashing Phoebe. By Dash For Cash, Dashing Phoebe,
“He’s potentially a game-changer in the Quarter Horse breeding industry. He’s something way special.”
– Tom Maher
a Grade 1 winner, earned $609,553 in a stellar racing career. She is an AQHA Dam of Distinction, an AQHA Supreme Race Horse and an AQHA Hall of Fame Horse. Dashing Phoebe has produced the likes of 4-time Champion and AQHA Supreme Race Horse Heartswideopen ($1,185,283) and Champion Aged Mare Special Phoebe, among others.
The fleet-footed Hes Relentless enjoyed many highlights throughout his racing career. In his championship season at three, he captured the Hobbs America Derby-G3 and finished 2nd in The Championship at Sunland Park-G1, and was 3rd in the Rainbow Derby-G1 at Ruidoso Downs and in the Zia Park Championship-G1 at Zia Park.
At 2, he finished 2nd in the Heritage
Place Futurity-G1 and was a finalist in the
All American Futurity-G1 and Texas Classic Futurity-G1, winning 4 of 7 as a juvenile with $321,280 banked.
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