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January 4-5 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 January 4-5. 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.

Louisiana Downs
This track opened its 46-day winter Quarter Horse meet with split divisions of the 250-yard, $15,000 Harrah's Dash Stakes.

J & J Stables LLC's Fantasticazoom Jr was a prompt 6-5 favorite in the first division. Ridden by Ricardo Hernandez Jr. for trainer Jose Carrizales, the 4-year-old son of Fantastic Corona Jr defeated Little Toy Guns by a half of a length in :13.195.

Fantasticazoom Jr was bred in Texas by Summer Run Inc. The stallion has won five of 10 starts, and the $9,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win pushed his bankroll to $30,170.

Mighty Pocket Rocket finished third, one length behind the winner, and was followed by Capitan de la Playa, Moon Dash Cartel, Jrs Egos Runaway, Eyema Southern Gent, Temptation Is Sweet, and Jess A Boy.

Peytons Last Dash, a son of Heza Fast Dash owned by Rosendo Valdez, began his 4-year-old campaign with a half-length victory in the second division. Prepped by Ray Mayo, the brown gelding covered his 250-yard trip in :13.174 under jockey John Hamilton.

Peytons Last Dash was bred in Louisiana by Jo Baya Foreman, and he was making his first official start since the Fourth of July. The gelding has won four of 10 races, and the $9,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score increased his earnings to $46,890.

SS Classyjess, Hot Prize, VF My Favorite Chick, Jus To Kool, Miss Mighty Pizazz, TDz Dash Of Jes, Kool Volcom, and Jess Glance completed the order of finish.

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