Calypsonoted takes on the boys in the $25,000 Don Jackson Futurity
Calypsonoted will take her talents against male rivals on Sunday as she takes on nine other runners in the $25,000 Don Jackson Futurity on Oregon Championship Day presented by Spirit Mountain Casino. A perfect two for two in her young career, Calypsonoted was pointing towards the Oregon Debutante, but when that race didn’t fill on entry day, owner/trainer/breeder Eric Jensen wasn’t left with many choices.
“We’d obviously preferred to have kept her running against the girls,” said Jensen. “Plus she’s not really bred to go a mile, but she has talent and heart so hopefully she can get it done.”
Calypsonoted got her career underway with a late closing win against maiden special weight rivals back on August 22nd. She came back and dominated the Janet Wineberg Stakes in her subsequent start, winning by thirteen and three quarters lengths under a hand ride by jockey Luis Torres. The win was a special one for Eric Jensen, as Janet Wineberg is his grandmother. Jensen, who has been a long time breeder and trainer here in the Northwest, also bred Calypsonoted’s mother, Flying Memo. His mother Donna Jensen ran Portland Meadows for two decades and has also been a long time horse owner as well. She owns Stopin Memo who will be running in the Oregon Hers Stakes on Saturday, a horse that Eric bred.
Jockey Luis Torres will not be back on board Calypsonoted in the Don Jackson Futurity, as he will be riding morning line favorite Captainnotsosober for trainer Patti Harris. Jockey Anne Sanguinetti will take over the riding assignment, but she’s no stranger to Calypsonoted.
“I galloped her a lot before her first race,” said Sanguinetti. “I remember her being a bit nervous, but she was very willing. She’s a quick learner and always seemed to finish her works better than she started, just getting stronger as she went.”
Sanguinetti has ironically finished second in both of Calypsonoted’s wins and is excited to be on board her in the Don Jackson Futurity.
“It will be nice to be on board of her and not have to be looking at her rear end as she runs away from me,” Sanguinetti joked.
Jensen is planning on sending Calypsonoted down to either Turf Paradise or Golden Gate Fields after the season ends at Portland Meadows, thinking she has the talent to run in some sprinting stakes races. But first things first, she’s going to try and beat the boys in the $25,000 Don Jackson Futurity on Oregon Championship Day presented by Spirit Mountain Casino on Sunday November 18th with first post at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific).