News - Headlines July  24, 2019

Multiple Graded Winner Jess Bein The Hero to Blanchet Farms for 2020


Jess Bein Hero, under jockey Jorge Linares, rolls to a 2-1/2 length win in the $57,680 Sam Houston Championship Challenge.

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VILLE PLATTE, LA—JULY 10, 2019—Grade 2 winner Jess Bein The Hero SI 107 has been retired for racing and will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Blanchet Farms near Ville Platte, Louisiana. His fee has been set at $1,500 with consideration.

The 2018 Sam Houston Championship Challenge(G2) winner, owned by Juan F. Martinez Labastida, won or placed in 15 of 16 career starts, earning $274,137. The 11-time winner's stakes victories also include the Miss Polly Classic (G3), Sam's Town Stakes, Evangeline Downs Dash, Rocky Heinzig Stakes, Swift Stakes and Streakin La Jolla Stakes.

He was second in The Championship at Sunland Park(G1) (to two-time world champion Jessies First Down), Zia Park QH Championship(G1), Evangeline Downs Derby and Esplande Stakes.

Jess Bein The Hero, under jockey Santiago Mendez, winning the $50,000 Miss Polly Classic(G3) at Delta Downs.. © Coady Photography
His sire Valiant Hero, a Grade 1 winner of $668,633 by all-time leading sire First Down Dash, has sired 41 stakes winners, 3 champions, earners of $20.8 million including Feature Hero SI 99 (champion twice, $1,418,960, All American Derby-G1, etc.), Ima Fearless Hero SI 92 (champion, $1,062,435, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Sass Me Blue SI 94 (champion, $296,378, Mildred N. Vessels Memorial H.-G1, etc.), Houdini SI 105 ($1,223,198, Rainbow Derby-G1, etc.), First Valiant Sign SI 99 ($1,053,844, Ruidoso Futurity-G1, etc.), Sam Crow SI 103 ($1,003,677, Mr. Jet Moore S. [R]-G2, etc.), etc.

Jess Bein The Hero, under jockey Manuel Gutierrez, winning the Sam's Town Stakes at Evangeline Downs. © Coady Photography
Jess Bein The Hero's dam is the Grade 3-placed Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Braggin SI 101 ($34,495) dam of 7 winners, 8 ROM (from 8 to race) including Grade 2 winner Jess Bein The Hero SI 107 (see above), Firecracker Futurity-G2 runner-up Braggin Bout My Zoom SI 98 ($87,630), stakes-placed Braggin In Dashin SI 102 ($28,680), Sam Houston Futurity(G2) finalist Hez Gone SI 96 ($45,419), etc. She is also the granddam of stakes-placed 2019 3-year-old Senators Valentine SI 91.

The second-dam Love At First Glance is a First Down Dash sister to Grade 1 winner Natovas Princess SI 99 ($413,763, Kindergarten Futurity-G1, etc.), stakes winner Our Liquidator SI 103 ($265,215) and a half-sister to stakes-placed Natovas Courage SI 101 ($28,163).

She is the dam of 11 winners, 3 black-type. including RG1 winner First Blazin Love SI 99 ($392,686), Love To Finish First SI 105 ($65,096), stakes-placed Jess Braggin SI 101 (see above), RG2-finalist Mister Blazin First SI 96 ($49,117), RG2-finalist My Soul Mate SI 95 ($37,598), RG2-finalist Jess A Glance ($28,438 at 2), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts contact Chris or Kim Blanchet at 337-885-2019.


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