Carters Cartel, Two Others Sire First Stakes Winners

Young stallions enjoy big weekend.

July 22, 2012

Carters Cartel

Carters Cartel * Lazy E Ranch Photo

Three stallions were represented by their first stakes winners this weekend, headlined by champion Carters Cartel’s son Carters Cookie winning the $700,000 Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday. On Saturday, Captain Courage had his first stakes winner with KR Working Man taking the $18,892 Bonnett & Brodon Futurity at Evergreen Park, and on Sunday at Ruidoso Rock Solid Jess’ daughter Solid Anita Jo won the $20,000 Rainbow Juvenile Stakes (R).

Carters Cookie, owned by Mark Allen, Leonard Blach and Butch Southway, took the Rainbow Futurity in decisive fashion and hit the wire 1 ¼ lengths in front. The gelding, who was bred in Arizona by the Allred Bros., made his racing debut in the Rainbow trials and won by two lengths. Mike Joiner trains Carters Cookie and G.R. Carter Jr. has been aboard for both victories.

Carters Cartel, a 2005 son of Corona Cartel out of the Tolltac mare Jumping Tac Flash, won the Grade 1 Kindergarten and Ed Burke Million Futurities and was named champion 2-year-old colt in 2007. He retired with a record of 10-6-1-2 and earnings of $659,146. His first crop of runners includes 14 winners and his progeny earnings jumped to more than $500,000 with Carters Cookie’s win.

Bred, raced and still owned by Double Bar S Ranch LLC, Carters Cartel stood the 2012 breeding season at Lazy E Ranch in Oklahoma for a $6,000 fee.

Earlier on the card at Ruidoso, the Mr Jess Perry stallion Rock Solid Jess had his first stakes winner with Solid Anita Jo in the Rainbow Juvenile. The Texas-bred filly, who runs for Tammy Johnson and breeder Jack Manning, broke her maiden with Jose Alvarez up for trainer Mike Wakefield.

Rock Solid Jess hit the board in 12 of 19 career starts with a victory in the Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) and appearances in the finals for four other Grade 1 events. Rock Solid Jess stood the 2012 season for a $2,500 fee at Rockin J Running Horses near Gatesville, Texas, as property of Manning Interest Limited.

Captain Courage also joined the club of stakes-siring stallions when his son KR Working Man won the Bonnett & Brodon Futurity in Alberta. Bred by Ed and Mary Kyler and owned by Phil Dennis and Jeremy and Naia Giambi, KR Working Man picked up his second career win with Juan Garcia in the saddle for trainer Laurie Ferguson.

Captain Courage, a son of Mr Jess Perry out of multiple champion, 1997 broodmare of the year and AQHA Dam of Distinction Corona Chick, Captain Courage ran third in the All American Futurity (G1) and also qualified to the Grade 1 Texas Classic, All American and Dash For Cash Derbies. He stood the 2012 season for a $2,500 fee at 6666 Ranch in Texas as property of Burnett Ranches LLC, Chad Hart and Bobby Mosley.