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August 9-11 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.
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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of August 9-11. 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.

Ajax Downs
Shake It Twice, a homebred daughter of the Black Moons Arising stallion Look At Magics Form owned and trained by Chantelle Bourgeois, won Sunday's $42,563 Ontario Sires Stakes Derby (R).

Shake It Twice defeated Momsextravagantheart by a head in :17.940 for 350 yards. Cory Spataro rode the sorrel filly.


Shake It Twice was winning for the fourth time in eight races and pushing her earnings to $48,937, of which $37,683 has been banked this season.

Perryfunnysteven, Usain Colt, Queens Award, A Fancy Arrangement, Carlos The Second, Tres On Fire, and Bodacious Miracles completed the order of finish.

Arapahoe Park
Sweet Twisted Tea, a 19-1 longshot, rewarded his backers with a neck victory in Saturday's $19,150 Rocky Mountain QHA Championship.

Owned and trained by David Palafox, Sweet Twisted Tea covered 400 yards in :19.893. Jonathan Dominguez rode the 4-year-old gray son of Sweet First Down.

Sweet Twisted Tea was bred in Iowa by Richard L. Tobin. The gelding has won three of 19 starts and has earned $58,701.

Marfilmio ran second and was followed by Tyson Gay, Toshi Yoshi, Another Shot, DG Tempter, Dee Favorite Girl, My Big Chief and Jess Stormie.

This track ended its 2019 season with a Quarter Horse stakes doubleheader on Sunday.

Noe Cano's Victorious Cartel, a gelded son of the Favorite Trick (TB) stallion Favorite Cartel and the third-fastest qualifier, broke his maiden in the $99,061 Mile High Futurity. Ridden by Alfredo Triana Jr. for trainer Miguel Pena, Victorious Cartel went 400 yards in :19.590 and earned a 101 speed index on a sloppy and sealed track, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from Beeline Dash.

Victorious Cartel was bred in California by Hub City Farms LLC. The gelding is out of Princess Chloe, a winning and stakes-placed daughter of A Dash Of Beduino, and he was a $14,000 purchase at the 2017 Los Alamitos Equine Sale.

Victorious Cartel has earned $41,078 from three outs, all at this track.

Coronado Star, La Reina Madre, VF First Brave Stan, Legendary Find, fastest qualifier Winn It, Corona Kicker, Intocable Cartel, and Paint Can completed the order of finish.

Roberto Valero rode fifth-fastest qualifier Could Be Hotter to the sorrel gelding's first stakes win in Sunday's $96,344 Mile High Derby.

Prepped by Hipolito Michel-Valverde for owner Junior's Quarter Horses Inc., Could Be Hotter covered 400 yards in :19.899 under showery skies on a sloppy and sealed track, and his winning margin was a head from Logans Favorite. The California-bred son of Walk Thru Fire banked $39,364 and posted a 93 speed index.

Could Be Hotter was bred by Ed Allred. Campaigned in California and Colorado, he has won four of 12 races and has earned $65,563, of which $57,257 has been pocketed this season.

Midnite Dash ran third and was followed by Denali Snowflake, One Two, Aint She Kool, and Jess Un Sies Mas. There were three finalists listed by the Equibase charts as stewards' scratches: DG Favorite, Dubdeuce, and Ryans Cartel.

Arizona Downs
On Sunday, the field was set for the September 1, $10,000-added Arizona Downs Derby.

First Lady Perry, a daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by John Allred for owner Scott McDaniel, set the fastest qualifying time in the first of two trials. Under jockey Jake Samuels, the Utah-bred filly defeated second-fastest qualifier El Saucito by a head in :19.598 for 400 yards.

First Lady Perry was bred by McColee Land and Livestock LLC. The filly has won four of 11 races, including last year's AQRA Turf Paradise Futurity, and she has earned $46,914.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Canterbury Park
Lunderborg LLC's PYC Jess Bite Mydust scored a neck victory in Saturday's 400-yard, $38,600 Cash Caravan Stakes (R) for Minnesota-breds.

Ridden by Julian Serrano for trainer Jason Olmstead and aided by a reported 25-mph tail wind, PYC Jess Bite Mydust earned a 98 speed index after stopping the timer in :19.704 on a sealed track officially labeled "good." The homebred son of world champion Apollitical Jess earned $19,300 from his fifth career stakes win.

Pyc Jess Bite Mydust has won two of his four outs at the current meet, including the July 7, 440-yard Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge. All told, he has won seven of 23 races and has banked $247,531.

Dickey Bob, Holy Storm, Streak N Sparks, and Haute Wagon completed the order of finish.

Also on Saturday, Summer Run Inc.'s Beep Beep Zoom Zoom broke her maiden in the $20,000 Cam Casby Futurity (R) for Minnesota-bred 2-year-olds.

Prepped by Jason Olmstead and ridden by Cristian Esqueda and aided by a reported 25-mph tail wind, Beep Beep Zoom Zoom covered 300 yards in :15.729 on a sealed track labeled "good." The brown daughter of Hes Relentless was earning her first win in four starts.

Beep Beep Zoom Zoom was bred by Bob Moore Farms LLC.  The $12,000 winner's share of the Cam Casby Futurity purse pushed her bankroll to $16,582.

Beep Beep Zoom is out of Etta Betta Zoom, a homebred 7-year-old daughter of Shazoom and the graded stakes placed Easy Jet mare Easy Henryetta.

Capos Hero finished second and was followed by Jess A Lil Cash, Iza Bela B, Wicked 6, Dirt Road King, Vo Fantastic Aira, Chicklet, Give Me Mucho Dinero, and Custom Painted Wagon.

Brenda Reiswig's Royal Cash Flash, the fastest qualifier, was a prompt 5-2 favorite in Sunday's $72,300 Gopher State Futurity.

Ridden by Jorge Torres for trainer Clint Crawford, Royal Cash Flash covered 350 yards on a sealed track labeled "good" in :17.591, and her winning margin was a half of a length from Left Town. The homebred filly earned a 102 speed index and $32,535 from her first stakes win.

Royal Cash Flash was bred in Oklahoma. The filly is out of Seis The Royal Cash, a daughter of 2001 champion 2-year-old colt Tres Seis who won the 2013 North Central QHRA Futurity (R) at this track.

Royal Cash Flash has won three of six starts and has banked $56,285, and she was a finalist in the July 7, 350-yard Mystic Lakes Northlands Futurity.

Relentless Candy finished third, a head behind Left Town. Tipsy Girl B, A Valiant Diamond, Sizzling Fajita, HR Storm On In, Nanyehi, Special Candy Kisses, and A Tres Of Sign completed the order of finish.

Also on Sunday, George Seward's California Blossom broke this track's 350-yard track record in the $25,000 Skip Zimmerman Memorial Stakes.

Trained by Robert Johnson, California Blossom defeated Fosse by one length in :17.360, breaking the previous mark of :17.411 set by Whirling Cleat on June 7, 2009. Stormy Smith rode the 4-year-old chestnut daughter of Desirio.

California Blossom was bred in California by the Parsons Family Limited Partnership. Raced in California, Minnesota, and Iowa, the mare has won seven of 18 outs, and the $12,500 winner's share of the purse from her second stakes score pushed her bankroll to $82,709.

First Of 15 ran third and was followed by Eagle Deluxe, Quick Dashin Perry, Yes No Yes, Ima Dashin Follie, and Painted Dynasty.

David L. Wisdom's Divas First Moon, a homebred daughter of champion First Moonflash trained by Robert Johnson, won Sunday's $15,000 1889 Futurity (R) for North Dakota- and South Dakota-bred 2-year-olds.

Under jockey Stormy Smith, Divas First Moon covered 350 yards in :17.789, and her winning margin was a clear four lengths from Jessabluemoonlady, who was disqualified from second and placed fourth. The filly earned $7,875 from her second win in five races and first stakes victory.

Divas First Moon was bred in North Dakota. The filly has banked $16,145.

Hasta B An Effort, Bhr Jessies Girl, Jessabluemoonlady, and Outtasightouttamind completed the official order of finish.

Gillespie County Fair
A Painted Dynasty is the fastest qualifier to the August 25, $104,450 Gillespie County Fair Futurity.

Ridden by Jesse Levario, A Painted Dynasty on Saturday won the third of five trials by one length from fourth-fastest qualifier Js Cartel Runner. Josue Ponce prepped the son of champion FDD Dynasty for owner David Gutierrez.
 
A Painted Dynasty covered 350 yards in :17.776 while scoring his third win in six starts. The colt was bred in Oklahoma by The Mixer Ranch, and he has banked $88,720.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Indiana Grand
Two sets of trials were contested at this track on Saturday.

Lorena Gutierrez's Ja B Valiant set the fastest qualifying time to the August 24, $50,000-added QHRA of Indiana Stallion Service Auction Derby (R). Ridden by Juan Cruz for trainer Hector J. Sanchez, the gelded son of Mighty B Valiant won the second of two 400-yard trials by a nose in :20.136.

Ja B Valiant was bred in Indiana by Joe B. Allen, and he was coming off of a fifth-place finish in the July 27 Speedhorse Derby at Fair Meadows at Tulsa. The gelding has won three of 14 starts and has earned $22,115.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

HH C J Shake is the fastest qualifier to the August 24, $100,000-added QHRA of Indiana Stallion Service Auction Futurity (R).

Under jockey Juan Marquez, HH C J Shake covered 350 yards in :17.798 for his second win in four outs. Paul Martin prepped the sorrel Escondido Beach gelding for owners Larry Carter, John Myers, Gary Brandon Bell, and Rusty Hawkins.

HH C J Shake was bred in Indiana by Larry Carter and John Myers. Raced exclusively at this track, the gelding has earned $14,798.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Los Alamitos
Bos Time Machine was a prompt 11-10 favorite in Friday's $15,000 Catchmeinyourdreams Handicap.

Ridden by Carlos Huerta, Bos Time Machine went 350 yards in :17.609, and his margin of victory was a head from Corona B Gone. Paul Jones prepped the 3-year-old son of Bodacious Dash for owners Dee and Gary Hoovestal.

“It was kind of tight,” Jones said of the finish. “(Corona B Gone) had a big lead on (my horse). We just ran him down right at the wire.

"Bos Time Machine is real sharp right now," the trainer added. "Carlos Huerta has done a great job riding him. He really fits him well. Tonight he didn’t break quite as sharp as he did the time before, but he really finished well. We’re really happy for the Hoovestals. He’s turning out to be a nice horse.”

Bos Time Machine was bred in Idaho by Mark and Peggy Brown, and the gelding was coming off of a victory against $25,000 claimers on June 30. He has won five of 11 starts while racing in California and New Mexico, and the $8,250 winner's share of the purse increased his earnings to $35,497.

“We’ll have to take a look (at his future races),” Jones added. “We’ll take a look at these kind of races and see what our options are.”

Elicity, Mr Secret Glory and Splendid Cause completed the order of finish.

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