Legends Lil Squeeze wrapped up the Bluegrass Reining Stakes, featuring the Wimpys Little Step Derby and the Gordyville Breeders Derby, on March 17 with four wins totaling more than $21,000.
At the show, held at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Ill., Legends Lil Squeeze turned in a score of 228 to win the Gordyville Breeders Derby Levels 4 and 3 Open and Wimpys Lil Step Derby Levels 4 and 3 Open. Matt Palmer showed the 2008 mare, who is bred and owned by Steve Simon, Marietta, Okla.
Simon also owns Legends Lil Squeeze’s sire, Custom Legend, an Equi-Stat earner of $228,287 who stands at Cinder Lake Ranch and Reproduction Center. Legends Lil Squeeze is out of Soldiers Lil Squeeze, by BH Toy Soldier. Soldiers Lil Squeeze has Equi-Stat career earnings of $15,986, winning several Open championships for owner George Bell and son Brian Bell in the early 2000s.
Legends Lil Squeeze was a finalist at several aged events in 2012. This is her first major win, and increases her lifetime earnings to $34,789, according to Equi-Stat records.
Quistador (Conquistador Whiz x Miss N Becky x Okie Paul Quixote) scored 227 to take the Reserve Championship in the Gordyville Breeders Derby Level 4 Open and Wimpys Lil Step Derby Level 4 Open under Shawn Flarida. Gus and Gaynia Revenberg, of Ontario, Canada, own the 2007 sorrel stallion.