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                Streakin La Jolla
Scoopie Fein
Chicks Beduino
One Slick Cookie
Special Effort
Fly In The Pie
Dash For Cash
Phoebe’s Moon Bug
Streakin Six Bottom’s Up Sinn Fein
Legs La Scoop Beduino TB
A Classy Chick Dash For Cash Pfeffernusse Raise Your Glass TB Go Effortlessly
Pie In The Sky Flying Rockette Rocket Wrangler Find A Buyer TB Lady Bug’s Moon Phoebe Dial
Easy Six
Miss Assured
Raise Your Glass TB
La Jolla
Three Oh’s
Vansarita Too Scooper Chick
La Ferne
Romany Royal Jo-Ann-Cat
Chicks Deck Mayshego TB
Rocket Wrangler
Find A Buyer TB
Tiny’s Gay
Chicks Fantacia Raise A Native Champagne Woman Double Devil
Hijo Beauty TB
Easy Jet
Miss Jelly Roll
Rocket Bar TB
Fly Straw
Rocket Bar TB
Go Galla Go
To Market
Hide And Seek
Top Moon
FL Lady Bug
Johnny Dial
Phoebe Ak
         Mr Jess Perry
               One Famous Eagle
                  One Famous Lady
                                           Strawfly Special
                   This Dreams Flying
                  Dashing Phoebe
                       The racing potential of Hes Relentless showed up from the beginning when he won his maiden at Remington Park in April and then won his Heritage Place Futurity trial the next month.
  The breeder of Hes Relentless is the Sunflower Supply Company. He is currently owned by the partnership of Tom Maher, Bill Maher, R. D. Hubbard, Johnny Cope and Bob Moore Farms. He was purchased as a yearling by Tom Maher, who was his owner for his first three starts. Maher then took on partners R. D. Hubbard and Johnny Cope. William Maher later joined the partnership. Jason Olmstead was his trainer and the person who found the colt for Maher.
The racing potential of Hes Relentless showed up from the beginning. He won
his maiden in April 2013 at Remington
Park and then won his Heritage Place Futurity trial the next month. Hes Relentless was second in the 2013 Heritage Place Futurity-G1 and then went to Ruidoso. This is where Hubbard and Cope came into the partnership as Hes Relentless looked
like a great candidate for the All American Futurity-G1. The colt won his trial as the fastest qualifier on the first day of the All American Futurity-G1 trials with a time of :21.148, but finished seventh in the finals. His next start was a win in the trials to the 2013 Texas Classic Futurity and he finished fourth in the Grade 1 finals. His two-year- old record shows that he made seven starts
  with four wins and one second, earning his black type with a second in the Heritage Place Futurity-G1. Hes Relentless earned $321,280 in his two-year-old year.
Hes Relentless started his three-year-old campaign in 2014 with an allowance win in which he set a New Track Record for 350 yards in :16.82 at Remington Park. The colt won his next out in his trial to the Rainbow Derby-G1 back at Ruidoso, but he was third in the finals. Hes Relentless ran in the All American Derby-G1 trials, finishing second in his trial and did not qualify to the finals. Next, Hes Relentless won his trial to the Hobbs America Derby, and then he won
the Grade 3 finals. The colt made two more starts in his race career where he finished third in the Zia Park Championship-G1 and was second in the Championship at Sunland Park-G1. His three-year-old record came to eight starts with four wins, two seconds and two thirds earning $295,100. Hes Relentless was named the 2014 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and his overall record shows that he had 15 starts, including eight wins, three seconds and two thirds, earning $616,380.
The backstory of Hes Relentless begins with the San Jose Cattle Company, which was founded by the late Sid Richardson, a
 famous Texas oilman and philanthropist.
A horseman named Art Shahan was given the task of running the cattle and horse operations for the various ranches that made up the San Jose Cattle Company.
A recent visit with Wes Shahan, the son of Art Shahan, tells us how the San Jose Cattle Company came to be. “Sid Richardson, the oil man from Fort Worth, put it together.
It was originally called Fairview Farms.
Then, he bought the Saint Joseph Island and they changed the name to San Jose Island,” Shahan explained.
“My dad was working for the Santa Gertrudis Breeders’ International as a classifier, when they were really trying to build up the Santa Gertrudis cattle by going around to all the ranches, registering and classifying in divisions, such as the F1 cross. Mr. Richardson had gotten some Santa Gertrudis cattle and my dad had gone down there to classify a bunch of them. He got
to be friends with Mr. Richardson, and he decided to hire him when he bought the ranch at Pleasanton,” said Shahan.
“There were several pieces of land that they had bought, and my dad became the Director of Livestock Operations plus the Island. He hadn’t been there very long when
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