August 31-September 2 Stakes Recap
August 31-September 2 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of August 31-September 2. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Tony Phillips rode odds-on favorite Had To Be Ivory to a dominating 2 3/4-length win in Sunday's 400-yard, $43,947 Ontario Bred Maturity (R).
Trained by Bryn Robertson for owners Carol Robertson and Jaime Robertson, Had To Be Ivory broke the track record and earned a 108 speed index after he made his trip in :19.600. The homebred 4-year-old bay son of Ivory James banked $18,122 from his sixth stakes victory.
Had To Be Ivory has won two stakes this season, including the May 26 Picov Maturity. Campaigned exclusively at this track, the gelding has won 11 of 13 races and has earned $157,670.
Arising Miracle finished second and was followed by Fiesty Icon, Sweet Pagrana, Night Fishn, Express Your Desire, Albertt, and Sugarmans Delight.
Two stakes restricted to Minnesota-breds were run at this track on Sunday.
Summer Run Inc.'s Beep Beep Zoom Zoom was all alone at the wire in the $63,100 Minnesota Futurity (R). Ridden by Berkley Packer for trainer Jason Olmstead, the brown daughter of Hes Relentless defeated Wicked 6 by 1 1/4 lengths while making her 350-yard trip in :18.189.
Beep Beep Zoom Zoom was bred by Bob Moore Farms LLC. The filly is out of Etta Betta Zoom, a homebred 12-year-old daughter of Shazoom. Her second dam, the winning Easy Jet mare Easy Henryetta, ran third in the 1987 QHBC Freshman Classic (G3) at Los Alamitos.
Beep Beep Zoom Zoom has won two of five starts, including two stakes, and she has earned $46,132.
VO Fantastic Aira, Johnee B, Dirt Road King, Capos Hero, Jess A Lil Cash, Kool Attempt, and Iza Bela B completed the order of finish.
Jess Doin Time, a homebred daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Jason Olmstead for owner Tom Pouliot, broke sharply from post 3 and sped to a one-length win in Sunday's Minnesota Derby (R).
Ridden by Berkley Packer, jess Doin Time earned the $29,950 winner's share of the $59,900 purse after she covered 400 yards in :20.208. The 1-2 favorite in the field of 10, the filly returned a $3 win mutuel.
Jess Doin Time has won six of 13 races while campaigned in Minnesota and Oklahoma, and she has earned $161,460. A finalist in the June 1, 400-yard Heritage Place Derby (G1) at Remington Park, the filly won two stakes at this track last year, including the Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity.
Holy Storm finished second and was followed by Apolls Reign, Fire N Guns, Haute Wagon, Fly With A Buzz, Fantastic Feelyn, DB Quick Sam, EOS Minnie Pearl, and Runnoft.
On Saturday, the field was set for the September 14 Alberta Bred Futurity (R).
Separate Xpress, a gelded son of Mezoomn owned by Blair Huston, posted the fastest qualifying time following his head victory in the first of three 350-yard trials. Ridden by Trevor Simpson for trainer Tom Kenway, Separate Xpress stopped the timer in :17.585 while earning his second win in five outs.
Separate Xpress was bred by Dale Zukowski. The gelding has banked $8,184.
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Elko County Fair
April Boag rode sixth-fastest qualifier and longshot DH Renaes Dynasty to the filly's first stakes win in Monday's $35,500 Elko Intermountain Futurity.
Racing for owner and trainer Dean Hodson and sent to post at odds of 23-1, DH Renaes Dynasty went 350 yards in :17.818, and her margin of victory was a nose from Vino Bello. The filly earned $14,200 from her second in in three outs.
DH Renaes Dynasty was bred in Utah. Her dam, Shesa Shazan, is a winning daughter of Shazoom who was a finalist in the 2004 Elko Intermountain Futurity, as well as the '05 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Blue Ribbon Downs.
DH Renaes Dynasty has banked $17,400.
Maximo II, Snowsa Flying, Double Sledge, Billy The Greight, Sister Carol, Fooses Tat, fastest qualifier Freight Boss and Shidacious completed the order of finish.
Also on Monday, McColee Land and Livestock's Sassy On Fire extended her win streak to four with a wire-to-wire victory in the 400-yard, $21,500 Elko Derby.
Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for trainer Riley Moosman, Sassy On Fire defeated Kis My Bit by a half of a length in :19.739. The daughter of Walk Thru Fire earned a 103 speed index and the $8,600 winner's share of the purse.
Sassy On Fire was bred in Utah by Speed LLC. The filly has won five of seven races and has banked $21,338 while racing in California, Wyoming, and Nevada.
Silver Jet Dash finished third and was followed by Pappajeto, Look Secret, Sweetheart Sammie, Mommas Dynasty, Your Pace Or Mine, and Hard Four Dynasty.
Making his first-ever start at this track, Gene Cox's Hot Dam Bam A Lam sprinted to neck victory in Saturday's $25,000 Esplanade Stakes.
Hot Dam Bam A Lam went 350 yards in :17.696 under jockey John Hamilton. Trey Ellis prepped the homebred 4-year-old Captain Courage gelding.
Hot Dam Bam A Lam was bred in Oklahoma, and he was making his first start since May 27, when he ran sixth in the Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (R) at Remington Park. Campaigned in three states, the gelding has won five of 15 outs, and the $15,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed his bankroll to $138,363.
Rip Tide finished second and was followed by Fast N Famous Eagle and Lrh Mojo Rising.
Bos Time Machine extended his win streak to three with his half-length score in Saturday's 350-yard, $25,000 Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap for 3-year-olds.
Prepped by Paul Jones for owners Gary and Dee Hoovestal, Bos Time Machine earned a 101 speed index while stopping the timer in :17.423. Carlos Huerta rode the Idaho-bred son of Bodacious Dash.
"He was strong tonight; it was definitely one of his best races," Huerta said. "Tonight, he broke well enough to be one of the leaders, and at the end he is a very strong finisher.
"From the first time I rode him until now, he's felt better and better each time," he added. "This race was a difficult one because we had some quick horses to the inside. We broke with the field, and Bos Time Machine dominated in the end."
Bos Time Machine was bred by Mark and Peggy Brown. Raced in California and New Mexico, he has won six of 12 starts, and the $13,750 winner's share of the purse from his second stakes victory increased his earnings to $49,247.
Arizona Favorite finished second and was followed by Baby Special Corona, Kr Hi Five, Topock Gorge, Fast Amanda Rose, and Mayas Signature.
VF Wheely Favorite, a homebred Favorite Cartel filly and the 7-5 favorite in a field of nine 3-year-olds, scored her first stakes win in the $95,954 Iowa Double Gold Derby (R) on Saturday.
Racing for Victory Farms and trained by Shawna Manriquez, VF Wheely Favorite covered 400 yards in :19.819 while aided by a 10-mph tail wind. Juan Pulido rode the Oklahoma-bred filly.
VF Wheely Favorite has won three of 13 starts, and she was a finalist in last year's Valley Junction Futurity at this track. The $41,123 winner's share of the purse pushed her earnings to $80,073, of which $63,794 has been banked this year.
Heza Blues Man finished second, a neck behind VF Wheely Favorite. Ja Go Forest Go, Zoes Sassy Miracle, Hr Back N The Day, The Fish Cartel, Sweet Bab Of Return, Cashair, and Keystonescountryboy completed the order of finish.
This track presented a stakes doubleheader on Sunday. Lisa Baumeister's Haul Your Wood remained undefeated following his neck victory as the 7-5 choice in the $86,854 Iowa Stallion Futurity (R).
Under jockey Justin Shepherd, Haul Your Wood went 350 yards in :18.150 while banking the $39,084 winner's share of the purse from his second win in as many starts. Wayne Garner saddled the bay son of Lil Kool Wagon.
Haul Your Wood was bred in Iowa by David Spieker. The gelding is out of Fly Around Chueca, an unplaced 7-year-old daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Talkalota Bull.
Haul Your Wood has earned $45,150.
Lil Kool Lips finished second, 1 1/4 lengths in front of third-place Hez Opinionated. Following a double disqualification, Back Stretch Dawn, Lil Shiny Wagon, Ryders Dream, TRS jessa Little Ali, Sweet Game Chick, RM MIsseasywagon, and RM Wreckless Wagon completed the official order of finish.
The runner-up in last year's Iowa Stallion Futurity, Lil Quick Wagon dominated his competition in Sunday's 400-yard, $63,392 Iowa Stallion Derby (R).
Lil Quick Wagon led at every call en route to a 1 1/2-length victory from Lil Tuff Wagon. The homebred Lil Kool Wagon gelding made his trip in :20.293 under jockey Jorge Torres. Randy Hill prepped Lil Quick Wagon for owners Michael A. Pohl and Bob Urich.
Lil Quick Wagon has won three of seven outs. The $28,526 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score pushed his bankroll to $70,548.
Jessaspecial finished third and was followed by Lil Upity, Jessa Sweet Pistol, TRS Amazing Colton, Nadiafterdawn, TRS Amazing Oxsna, Lil Iza Baby, and Day Of Favor.
Cesar Rosales' Jess Master Angel, a homebred son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Dash Master Angel, led at every call en route to a nose victory in Saturday's $75,000 TQHA Sires' Cup Derby (R).
Saddled by Hector Alcala and ridden by Heriberto Aguilar-Orozco, Jess Master Angel covered 400 yafour rds in :19.896. The $30,000 winner's share of the purse from the gelding's first stakes score boosted his bankroll to $110,942.
Jess Master Angel has won four of 13 races while campaigned in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He was a finalist in the May 3, 350-yard Sam Houston Derby (G3), and last year's Texas Classic (G1) and Sam Houston (G2) futurities.
JJ Bar, Fmcanttemptthisrock, Zooming Perry, Rhyder, Dashing Sweet Brujo, Ajax, Winnes Solid, and Kashman completed the order of finish.
Senator Fast Jack, a 4-year-old Louisiana Senator gelding trained by Harvey Baeza for owners Bob and Sissie McClure, outran his 18-1 odds to win Saturday's $25,000 John Andreini Memorial Stakes.
Under jockey Noe Garcia Jr., Senator Fast Jack defeated 3-1 second choice Kowboy Jim by a neck in :21.663 for 440 yards. The homebred gelding earned $15,000 from his first stakes victory.
Senator Fast Jack was bred in Oklahoma. The gelding has won five of 22 starts and has earned $84,638, and he was a finalist in the 2017 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) and last year's Adequan Ruidoso Derby Challenge.
Apollitical Flying ran third and was followed by Delight Won, Watah Flash, Corona Squared, Personal Jess, Steamin Eagle, Moonflash Numbers, and YM Valentine.
A $20,000 claimer during the Remington Park spring meet, Illtakeyouforaride was a prompt 13-10 favorite in Saturday's 870-yard, $20,000 Bill Reed Memorial Stakes.
Illtakeyouforaride defeated 9-1 longshot Midevil Hero by a clear 4 3/4 lengths in :45.457. Kelsi Purcell rode the 5-year-old son of champion Fdd Dynasty for the Illtakeyouforaride Partnership and trainer Mike Joiner.
Illtakeyouforaride was bred in Oklahoma by Kirk M. Goodfellow. The brown gelding has won four of 17 races and has earned $57,770.
Executive Trust, Aj Siete D Copas, Amsterdams Big Daddy, Sucknemup, Native Abu, and Sin Tachas First completed the order of finish.
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