On 24 July 2017, Easter Man backed by Carol Cedeno won his first race of the season, catching Paddys Day in the stretch and outgunning him by a length on the 1 1/16 mile dirt track. Until this race Paddys Day, owned by Quarter Moon Ranch, had an unbroken season with 4 wins/4 starts all over 6 Furlongs.
Easter Man by Burning Sand out of Angel Proof is owned by Joe & Betty Gillis and trained by Jerenesto Torrez. The win time was 1:56:79. Butch Cassidy LZP came in third.