<P>26 SEPTEMBER 2013 Q-RACING JOURNALA Near and Far AS A FRESHMAN, TOM ATWOOD AND VESSELS STALLION FARM LLCS Far Niente proved his talent – he was third in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity (G2) and a finalist in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) – but it took until his sophomore sum- mer for him to fulfill his promise, as he became a Grade 1 winner with a neck victory in the $228,242 Golden State Derby on August 25 at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Ramon Sanchez for trainer Jose Hernandez Jr., Far Niente entered the race as the fastest qualifier and exited a neck the best, covering the 400 yards in :19.593. Jess Being Valiant was second, followed by The August Heat, Joy Roses Eagle SA, Amore La Blue, Stel Redneck, Jabuti Eagle SA, Revv Me Up and Watch Linda Ballet. Fireworks was scratched. Far Niente has won six of 10 starts, with one second and one third and earnings of $242,644. The first couple of times that he raced, he was well behaved, said Hernandez Jr. In the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity, he started acting up and it gradually got worse. In the Two Million Futurity, he was very hot. He was acting very studdy. He had always been a very good horse, but we didnt want him to waste so much energy before the race. He is now a lot more focused. He was ready to go tonight. Gelded prior to the Golden State trials, Far Niente won his trial by a head over Jess Being Valiant. Hernandez Jr. has worked for top trainers Kelly Lewis, Denny Ekins, Paul Jones, Bret Vickery and John Wells over the years, but this is his first year on his own. John and I had a great year together last year, Hernandez Jr. said. Last year, he started talking about retiring and Im grateful to have this opportunity. We have 14 horses in the barn right now. I ride my own horses every day. I had worked for Vickery for a long time and he had to be at different places so I took care of his stable (at Los Alamitos). My dad, Jose Hernandez Sr., is a big part of what I do here. My dad is a horse trainer and so was my grandfather. I grew up around the horses. I had trouble with my weight so I couldnt (be a jockey), so I decided that I wanted to be a trainer. My dad still has a small stable here. Hes always been on my side. Bred by Bielau Oaks, Far Niente was consigned to the 2011 Heritage Place Winter Mixed Sale as TD Campbell B but repurchased for $30,000. He is the first Grade 1 winner for his champion sire, FDD Dynasty. The son of First Down Dash was never worse than third in 11 races and earned $1,173,001 in his career. Competing against the likes of world champion and all-time leading distaffer Blues Girl Too ($2,032,328), All American Futurity (G1) winner and sire No Secrets Here ($1,637,095), Grade 1 winner and sire Tac It Like A Man ($417,763), and venerable champion Jess You And I ($1,851,691), FDD Dynasty won the Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1), Go Man Go Handicap (G1) and Far Niente takes the Golden State Derby. By Andrea Caudill Far Niente holds off Jess Being Valiant on the outside. 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