Agillion Takes Pen Pal Stakes

Carters Cartel gelding wins at Arapahoe Park.
June 23, 2014

Agillion, under jockey Edwin Pena, drove to a neck win over post-time favorite Rock That Wagon in the $13,250 Pen Pal Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Arapahoe Park.

Bully Eyes finished a head back in the show position.

Trainer Gene Salazar saddled Agillion to victory for owner Samuel Jaquez. The Carters Cartel 4-year-old completed the 350 yards in 17:342, good for a 101 speed index aided by a 24 mph tailwind. The $7,950 winner's purse booted Agillion's earnings to $70,004.

Henry E. Brown bred the bay gelding in Oklahoma from the Streakin Six mare My Streakin Heart. His record stands at (19) 5-4-2.

Ridden by Tony Guymon, Rock That Wagon earned $2,650 for owners Pedro and Lilia Andazola and trainer Enrique Rios. Bob and Jerry Gaston bred the stakes winning PYC Paint Your Wagon gelding in Texas from the First Down Dash mare First Tea Rose.

Hipolito Michel-Valverde saddled Bully Eyes to his third place effort for owner J.R. Racing Quarter Horses, Inc. Russell Vichrilli had the riding call aboard the Bully Bullion 8-year-old out of Eyes Good, by Mr Eye Opener. Andrew Chavers is the breeder. The graded stakes winner earned $1,325 for the effort.

Voodoo Corona, Himalaya Jess, Im Beau Brown, Pauls Gray Dream, Eight Fortunes and Takin On The Fire completed the field.

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