July 21-27 Stakes Recap
July 21-27 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes and trials during the week of July 21-27. For recaps of most graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and most stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This pae will be updated throughout the week.
Jess A Sweet Suprize, a 5-year-old Sweet First Down mare owned and trained by Craig Spada of Ridgeway, Ontario, turned in a track-record performance in Wednesday's 220-yard, $15,685 QROOI Sprint Series #2 Stakes.
Ridden by Cory Spataro and racing against a reported 24-mph head wind, Jess A Sweet Suprize defeated Carneros by three-quarters of a length in :11.747, earning a 108 speed index and breaking the previous track record for the distance of :11.780 set by Carneros on August 4, 2019. The Iowa-bred mare also banked the $6,338 winner's share of the purse from her second win in as many outs this season.
"She was a fire-breathing dragon on post parade; she was out there bucking and kicking," said Spataro. "In the starting gate, she was so focused, I was just waiting for them to hit the button and open the gates because I knew she would be out of there fast."
Jess A Sweet Suprize was bred by Pattie Marshall and Erin Goings. The mare was coming off of a nose victory in the 110-yard, $16,625 QROOI Sprint Series #1 Stakes on June 16.
"She's so happy and in the best form of her life," said Spada.
The third leg of the QROOI Sprint Series is scheduled for September 8.
Night Fishn finished third, 1 1/2 lengths behind the winner, and was followed by Silken Siri, Arctic Fame, Chicksdigmymoneybags, Shes Sizzling, Zoxtobeyou, and Country Boy 123. The 6-5 favorite in the field of nine, Country Boy 123 lost all chance when he lunged at the start.
Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in a field of nine sprinters, Victor Gaytan Garcia's Relentless Doll scored a neck victory in Friday's $16,850 Rocky Heinzig Stakes.
Relentless Doll covered 350 yards in :17.863 and posted a 91 speed index while racing against a reported 9-mph head wind. Daniel Torres rode the 4-year-old bay son of Hes Relentless for trainer Samuel Gaytan Jr.
Relentless Doll was bred in Oklahoma by Buddy Albin. The gelding has won four of nine races while competing exclusively in Oklahoma, and the $10,284 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win pushed his bankroll to $78,387, of which $55,263 has been pocketed from six outs this season.
Rolling Along finished second and was followed by Hes All Corona, Jesta Wave, Olena Sangria, Doubters Beware, Hrr Dreamer, Southernstylemission, and Giant Courage.
James Flores rode JC Wild King to a wire-to-wire, half-length victory in Saturday's $71,100 Speedhorse Derby.
Prepped by Fidencio Jimenez for owner Jose Cervantes, JC Wild King covered 350 yards in :17.718 while racing against a reported 6-mph head wind. The homebred son of world champion Apollitical Jess posted a 95 speed index while banking $26,986 from his second career stakes win.
JC Wild King was bred in Oklahoma. The fastest qualifier, the gelding was coming off of a one-length victory in the first of three trials on July 10.
JC Wild King has earned $79,335 from nine races, and his three wins include a victory in last year's 350-yard John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge Stakes. He ended his juvenile campaign with a second-place finish in the October 24, 350-yard John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at The Downs at Albuquerque.
BP Primetime ran second and was followed by Spotty Politics, Coyotee Dale, Political Babbel, MH Apollitical Spy, Isa Super Freak, Willie McBride, and Cindydoesitagain.
Also on Saturday, Randy J. Davis' Nash Ridge scored a neck victory in the 350-yard, $16,850 Cherokee Nation Stakes for 2-year-olds.
Ridden by Cody Smith for trainer Stacey Capps, Nash Ridge stopped the timer in :17.864. The homebred sorrel son of Jess Good Candy was winning for the second time in five races, and he banked $10,284 from his first stakes score.
Nash Ridge was bred in Oklahoma, and he made his local debut in one of nine Speedhorse Futurity (G3) trials on July 9. The gelding has earned $100,313 while racing exclusively in Oklahoma, and he was a finalist in the April 17 Remington Park Futurity (RG1) for Oklahoma-bred juveniles.
Foose Lodge, Pevs Jukebox, One Fabulous Seis, Bp Fancydownsouth, JF Storm Wagon, Pevs Charley, Eye Cuervo, and BHFive.
Making her 3-year-old season debut, J Best Boogie sprinted to a half-length victory in Saturday's $15,,000 Tami Purcell Handicap for sophomore fillies.
J Best Boogie covered 350 yards in :17.489. Oscar Peinado rode the brown daughter of Docs Best Card for owner and trainer Jaime Gomez.
J Best Boogie was bred in California by Rick Beck. The filly was making her first start since November 22, when she won a Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1) trial.
"After the Two-Million trial, she needed some time off," said Gomez of J Best Boogie. "We gave her the time off, and that pays. Being patient pays off with horses.
"I think she finished really good tonight," he added. "I'm really happy with the way she's come back. I'm looking forward to having her run in the big derbies."
Raced exclusively at this track, J Best Boogie has won four of seven starts and has earned $148,911. The filly's 2-year-old record includes a third-place finish in the 400-yard Golden State Million Futurity (G1).
A Dash Of Sign finished second and was followed by The Best Feeling, Gotta Corona Jess, Jess Fortunate, Red Rosy Cartel, and Perrys Everlasting.
North Dakota Horse Park
Kari Buchholz's Ima Freighttrain B, the fourth-fastest qualifier, broke his maiden in Saturday's 350-yard, $23,770 North Dakota QHRA Futurity (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds.
Ridden by David Pinon for trainer Robert Johnson, Ima Freighttrain B defeated fastest qualifier Runaway Separtely by a half of a length in :18.158. The homebred son of Freighttrain B earned $11,885 from his first win in two starts.
Ima Freighttrain T is out of Marmalades Cartel, an 11-year-old daughter of champion Carters Cartel. His second dam, the winning Dashin Bye mare Marmalade Lady, ran third in the 2006 Bitterroot (RG2) and Silver Dollar (RG3) futurities.
Tres Red Roses finished third and was followed by Favorite Rambler, Gold Medal Soldier, Corona For An Eagle, Times Best Card, and Shesa Royal Jess.
A homebred son of Jess Good Candy campaigned by AQHA Past President Walt Fletcher and his wife, Pat, Gym N Jam earned his first career stakes victory in Saturday's $100,000 Rainbow invitational Stakes for 3-year-olds.
Gym N Jam went 440 yards in :21.752, and his margin of victory was a nose from Separate Sentence. Noe Garcia Jr. rode the sorrel gelding for trainer Fred Danley.
Gym N Jam was bred in Oklahoma. The gelding is out of None As Easy, a homebred daughter of Dashin Is Easy who won three graded stakes during her racing career, including the '03 Valley Junction Futurity (G2) at Prairie Meadows.
Gym N Jam has won three of 12 starts and has earned $74,962, of which $50,847 has been banked from six races this season.
Flash Riley ran third, 1 1/2 lengths behind Gym N Jam. Garda Da Cash, Cyber Monday, Valiantt, Speed Dynasty, You Rock My Hocks, and Badntessahabit completed the order of finish.
MRB Racing LLC's Shesa Relentless Gal, a 22-1 longshot, broke her maiden in Sunday's 400-yard, $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile Stakes.
Prepped by Manuel Rodolfo Rodriguez, Shesa Relentless Gal defeated Miss Beth Dutton by a half of a length in :19.689 on a sloppy and sealed track. Raul Herrera rode the Hes Relentess filly and $55,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale.
Shesa Relentess Gal was bred in Oklahoma by Flag Ranch LLC. The filly is out of A Snowy Cartel, a Corona Cartel mare who won two Grade 1 futurities in 2010, including the 400-yard Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.
Shesa Relentless Gal has won one of her four outs and has earned $46,706.
Messynger, KJ Brandy, 3-1 favorite Apollitical J Legacy, Tempting Dance, Akurit, The Big Favorite, El Painted Eagle, and Hot Ivory Eyes completed the order of finish.
Classic Dynasty Dash, a son of JR Dynasty Mountain and the 10th-fasetst qualifier, rallied to win Saturday's $70,550 Ron Cook Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R).
Ridden by Joe Dominguez and aided by a reported 9-mph tail wind, Classic Dynasty Dash covered 330 yards in :16.538, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from Pieces Of Dynasty. Riley Moosman prepped the bay gelding for owners Ron Moosman and Gordon Knudsen.
Classic Dynasty Dash was bred by Ron and Laurie Moosman. He has won three of four starts and the $32,453 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score bumped his bankroll to $35,438.
SB Timetoshine, VVR Workin Man, fastest qualifier Eyesa Special Swirl, VVR Black Mountain, Lady White Fox, UD Tootsie Roll, BK Wildkat, and CD Gretta Da Great completed the order of finish.
Also at this track on Saturday, the field was set for the August 8, $30,000-added Wyoming Downs Futurity.
Fastest qualifier Robs Runnin Pistol set the fastest qualifying time with a one-length win in the fourth of six 350-yard trials. Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela, the homebred son of the Foose stallion Glock tripped the timer in :17.417 while earning his third in in four races. Riley Moosman prepped the gelding for owner Walter L.J. Finder.
Robs Runnin Pistol was bred in Utah. The gelding has earned $8,140, and he was a finalist in the July 3 Utah-Bred Futurity (R) at this track.
Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.
Robert B. Fox's Cady Shack Creek is the fastest qualifier to the August 8, $14,000-added Wyoming Downs Renegade Sports Derby.
Racing in the first of two 400-yard trials on Sunday, Cady Shack Creek defeated second-fastest qualifier Wildroses101 by a nose in :19.895. Jesus Valenzuela rode the Maknmoves filly for trainer Jorge Garfias.
Cady Shack Creek was bred in Utah by Spencer Peterson. Raced exclusively in the Intermountain region, she has won three of 11 races and has earned $25,814.
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