One Famous Eagle makes it 7 straight

Updated: November 10, 2008, 12:25 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. -- One Famous Eagle stretched his winning streak to seven and won his richest race of the year in Sunday's $933,750 Los Alamitos Super Derby for 3-year-old Quarter Horses.

The victory makes him a leading contender for the $750,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos on Dec. 13, a race that annually brings together the leading older Quarter Horses in the nation.

One Famous Eagle ($3.20) won the Super Derby by three-quarters of a length over Stylish Jess Br, one of five fillies in the field. Ridden by Saul Ramirez Jr., One Famous Eagle ran 400 yards in 19.32 seconds, a time aided by a strong tailwind. Answer the Dream finished third.

One Famous Eagle has won 5 of 9 starts and $1,334,953 for owners Burnett Ranches and Johnny Trotter and trainer John Bassett.