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                DTL SAMUREYE APHA SI 101, $153,966 World Champion, Champion Aged Horse, Champion Aged Gelding, #1 Honor Roll Gelding
Breeders: Dean & Tonya Lester
Owners: Almada Racing
2019 Record: 8-6(4)-0-1(1), $78,631, Mister Lewie Mem. H.-G1, Cowboy Western Heritage S., Paul Harber Mem. H., Colors of the Wind S., 3rd Green Country H., fnl. Lewis Wartchow S.-G1
DTL Samureye has improved every year he has raced by just about every measurement: number of wins, number of stakes wins, and money earned. His talent has reaped rewards. Named the Champion 3 Year Old and Champion 3-Year- Old Gelding of 2018, he garnered two Aged Championships in 2019 along with the title of World Champion Running Horse.
Dean and Tonya Lester bred DTL Samureye in Oklahoma from their good Paint mare Eysa Savvy Queen, the dam of five other starters, all winners, four of them stakes-placed. A son of the stallion Royal Quick Flash, DTL Samureye began racing at two in the Lesters’ colors, and by the end of the year he won the Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity-G1 for Almada Racing, the gelding’s current owner.
In 2018, DTL Samureye’s first Championship season, he did even better, winning the Lorelei Derby-G2, Don Drake Memorial, and GCFA Paint & Appaloosa Maturity. And he continued to improve the following season.
Trainer Josue Ponce unveiled DTL Samureye at Remington Park on April 12 for the Paul Harber Memorial Handicap. It was a tough spot because the flashy gelding was in against 3-time World Champion Painted Turnpike, the 1-2 favorite.
Painted Turnpike ended up fourth in what would be his only start of the year, while DTL Samureye beat the Appaloosa D Railed by 1 1/4-lengths. D Railed would go on to be named the 2019 Appaloosa Horse of the Year.
DTL Samureye went undefeated in his three starts at Remington in 2019. Following the Paul Harber,
he defeated Bully Pulpit and Ima Real Livewire,
both Paint Champions, in the May 17 Mister Lewie Memorial Handicap-G1. He then added the June 1 Cowboy Western Heritage Stakes, his winning margin a length as the 7-10 favorite in a field of 12.
His only unplaced effort came at Fair Meadows, but he bounced right back at Retama Park in the Aug. 3 Colors of the Wind Stakes. Bettors sent him off as a 3-10 heavy favorite, and he repaid their confidence with a 1 3/4-length score.
When the racing moved to Will Rogers Downs, DTL Samureye continued to add to his resume. He won an allowance race, finished third in the Oct. 13 Green Country Handicap, and capped the year with a smart allowance victory at the brief distance of 110 yards. That gave him six wins and a third in eight starts for 2019 earnings of $78,631.
DTL Samureye wins the 2019 Colors of the Wind Stakes by 1 3/4-lengths under Francisco Calderon.
        First Down Dash Royal Quick Dash QH
Harems Choice
Royal Quick Flash
Hempen TB Venice Song QH
DTL SAMUREYE, ’15, G. Dash For Cash
Mr Eye Opener QH
Eysa Savvy Queen
Mystery Jet QH
Mystery Queen
Red Queen
Dash For Cash First Prize Rose Beduino TB Flicka Your Bic Indian Hemp Serry
Easy Jet Venice Ann
Rocket Wrangler Find A Buyer TB Beduino TB Ought To Go Easy Jet Mysterious Bang Up 2 Queen Rojo QH
Rocket Wrangler Find A Buyer TB Gallant Jet Rose Bug Romany Royal Jo-Ann-Cat Tiny Charger
Hy Flicka Nasrullah Sabzy
Spy Song
Santa Roseanna Jet Deck
Lenas Bar TB Venetian Jester TB Mayflower Ann
Rocket Bar TB Go Galla Go To Market Hide And Seek Romany Royal Jo-Ann-Cat Go Man Go
Do Good Bam Jet Deck Lenas Bar TB Bobs Folly Lady Leo Bang Up TB Painted Lydia Mr Meyers Blondy Queen
Rocket Bar TB Go Galla Go To Market Hide And Seek Jet Deck
Leo Jewel
Lady Bugs Moon Casco Rose Grey Sovereign Romany Belle Rejected
Quick Eye
Depth Charge TB Clabber Tiny Hysition TB Flicka
Mumtaz Begum Stardust
Mata Hari Rosemont Sandury
Moon Deck
Miss Night Bar Three Bars
Lena Valenti Tom Fool
Tonto Bars Hank Lenas Bar TB
Three Bars
Golden Rocket
Go Man Go
La Galla Win
Market Wise
Pretty Does
Grey Sovereign Romany Belle Rejected
Quick Eye
Top Deck TB Lightfoot Sis
War Bam TB
Do Good
Moon Deck
Miss Night Bar Three Bars
Lena Valenti
Three Bars TB
Hot Heels
Lady Thomas Wilson Navy Chief
Painted Joe
Ros Queen
Go Man Go
Miss Meyers
Blondy Plaudit Johnnie Adair
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