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Go Man Go Handicap

BH Lisas Boy wins Sunday's Grade 1, $100,000 feature at Los Alamitos.
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BH Lisas Boy, a homebred 7-year-old son of Mighty Invictus owned and trained by Bill Hoburg, became the 16th Quarter Horse to crack the 10 stakes win mark at Los Alamitos when the gelding scored a half-length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1).

Ridden by Oscar Andrade Jr., BH Lisas Boy went 400 yards in :19.444. The gelding earned a 102 speed index and the $50,000 share of the purse from his 13th career stakes win.

Charger Bar and Kaweah Bar are the all-time leading career stakes winners at Los Alamitos with 18 each. Others on the list are Sign Of Lanty (16 stakes wins), Griswold (14), Flight 109 (13) A Ransom (12), Moonist (12), Chingaderos (11), Native Empress (11), Apollitical Time (10), Corona Cash (10), Heza Dasha Fire (10), The Black Alliance (10), Whosleavingwho (10), and Zoomin For Spuds (10).

“It’s amazing how this horse just keeps running at this level,” said Hoburg. “He’s seven years old and has started in 41 races. I’m tickled to death with this horse. I knew he was fit enough, but 400 yards isn’t his forte.

"It was such a stellar field tonight," he added. "Looking at all those big horses just bred to the purple, and all these horses have the best connections in the world, I knew it would be a good race. Those other horses in the field included six Grade 1 winners and you don’t win these races by accident. This was going to be anybody’s race. It’s about how you get away and hope you don’t get brushed or bumped.”

Andrade Jr., 17, also rode BH Lisas Boy in his victory in the August 10, 440-yard Bank of America California Championship Challenge (G3).

“We didn’t have the 40 extra yards (tonight) so I knew we had to break in front of these horses because they’re pretty sharp,” Andrade Jr. said. "If we broke in front, we would have a better chance to be first to the wire. He was feeling really good. He was calm and collected. He was very mellow. When we got in the gates he put his head in there and he was ready to rock and roll."

During his career, which began at Les Bois Park in Idaho on June 11, 2014, BH Lisas Boy has won 22 of 41 starts and has earned $858,553. 

Katies Easy Moves ran second and was followed by He Looks Hot, Tarzanito, Jesstacartel, Hotstepper, Chicks Fayvorite, Zoomin For Spuds, Well Good, and Da One Two Special.

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