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 Jeff’s next most successful homebreds were Jess Streakin’s 2014 filly Jess Cuz, and 2015 gelding D Railed
One of Jeff’s earliest homebred runners was Jess Streakin
 top-earning Appaloosa mare of all time. Unfortunately, she died in June 2014 without the opportunity to pass on her epic speed to her offspring. That year, she was inducted into the ApHC Racing Hall of Fame.
In 2005, Jeff bought R Girls Night Out, who became You R My Sunshine’s constant rival. Of 39 starts, the 2000 filly won nine and took 12 seconds and two thirds, earning $98,040 through 2007 and winning two Bronze Medallions as aged mare, in 2005 and 2006.
“I had more fun with those two,” Jeff says of You R My Sunshine and R Girls Night Out. “They had two different trainers and every time R Girls Night Out would get outrun, Judy [Seely] would cry. I just loved that mare and she ran second most of the time to Sunshine. The very last race of one season, R Girls Night Out outran Sunshine and walking to the winner’s circle, I told Judy, ‘Well one thing about it is, you don’t have to cry today!’”
One of Jeff’s earliest homebred runners was Jess Streakin, a 2004 Perfect Intention baby by Feature Mr Jess. “It was kind of weird because I expected her to be a great, great mare but as a 2 year old, she was just Okay,” he says. “As a 3 year old, she won her first out at Remington and then didn’t run very well, so I decided to breed her to PYC Paint Your Wagon. It was late in the year and she didn’t settle, so I just brought her home.”
In late August, Judy’s husband, Dub Seely, called Jeff and suggested they try her again. They put her back into training, and she won five of six races
— two of them major stakes — and broke a Blue Ribbon Downs track record that had stood for about 20 years. She also won two Bronze Medallions (as 3-Year-Old Filly and Aged Mare), was named 2007 South-Central Regional Champion, Champion 3-Year-Old Filly and 2007 Horse of the Year, and will be inducted into the ApHC Racing Hall of Fame for 2019 as the dam of five medallion-earning foals that have earned a total of nine medallions. Six of her foals earned a combined $226,604 on the track.
Jeff ’s next most successful homebreds were Jess Streakin’s 2014 filly Jess Cuz, and 2015 gelding D Railed, both by Freighttrain B.
Jess Cuz earned Bronze Medallions at 2, 3 and 4 years old, was named Champion 2 Year Old, 3 Year Old and 4 & Older Mare, plus the 2017 South-Central Regional Champion. She earned $83,422 with a 20-4-7-1 record.
D Railed earned titles as the 2018 Cham- pion 3-Year-Old Gelding and 2019 Champion 4 & Older Gelding, 2018 and 2019 South- Central Regional Champion, 2019 Horse of the Year, and two Bronze Medallions (as 3-Year-Old Gelding and as Aged Gelding) with a 21-8-4-1 record and $78,551 in earnings.
The list goes on (and on!): His homebred Bronze Medallion winners — several of which were owned and bred in partnership with John Diediker — include ApHC Hall of Famer R Ms Kitty, Paint This Kitty, Turnin Tricks, R Debutant, Train Trax, Catch This Kitty, Kiss Me Bye, R Sassy Corona, Circle The Wagon, Big Brown, Kitty Express, Naughty At Night, Sexy Senorita and Train Wreck.
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