July 24-28 Stakes Recap

July 24-28 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Frisco Jess 2019 Benny Pennington Memorial Stakes

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of July 24-28. 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.

Arapahoe Park
Santos Lopez' Dee Favorite Girl, the 7-10 favorite, earned her second stakes win of the meet in Saturday's 400-yard, $15,000 Leo Beaudash Stakes.

Ridden by Alfredo Triana Jr. for trainer Miguel Pena, Dee Favorite Girl defeated Toshi Yoshi by a head in :19.720. The Oklahoma-bred 4-year-old mare banked $9,000 while posting a 97 speed index.

Dee Favorite Girl was bred by Dee and Betty Raper of Norman, Oklahoma. The mare has won six of 20 races, including three of six this season, and she has earned $82,976. She was coming off of a victory in the June 9 American Flyer Stakes.

The Designer, Perkin Desire, Unforgiven B, and Dg Tempter completed the order of finish.

Canterbury Park
Dickey Bob on Saturday's scored his second consecutive victory in the Bob Morehouse Stakes (R) for Minnesota-breds.

Trained by Jason Olmstead for owner Lunderborg LLC, Dickey Bob covered 350 yards in :17.542, and his winning margin was a head from Jess Doin Time. Julian Serrano rode the homebred 4-year-old Apollitical Jess gelding.

Horses trained by Olmstead finished first, second, and third (Pyc Jess Bite Mydust).

"They ran pretty much the way I thought they would," Olmstead said. "Dickey Bob is fast, and Jess Doin Time ran big."

Dickey Bob has won 10 of 20 races, including nine of 10 at this track, and the $19,300 winner's share of the purse from his sixth stakes victory increased his bankroll to $166,654.

Streak N Sparks finished fourth and was followed by Polar Xpress and Curious James.

On Sunday, Brenda Reiswig's Royal Cash Flash recorded the fastest qualifying time to the August 17, $72,300 Gopher State Futurity.

Royal Cash Flash won the third of four 350-yard trials by a half of a length in :17.740. Jorge Torres rode the homebred First Moonflash filly for trainer Clint Crawford.

Royal Cash Flash has won two of five races and has earned $23,750, and she was a finalist in the July 7 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at this track.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Eye Eye Captain sprinted to a three-quarter length win in Friday's $17,500 Rocky Heinzig Stakes.

Ridden by Rolando Raudales against a reported 10-mph head wind, Eye Eye Captain went 350 yards in :17.532. Pedro Hernandez-Pulido trained the homebred 5-year-old daughter of Captain Courage for owner David N. Clonts.

Eye Eye Captain was coming off of a third-place finish in the June 29 Belles Stakes for fillies and mares at this track. The mare has won seven of 31 races, and the $10,230 winner's share of the purse from her fourth career stakes victory increased her earnings to $157,413.

Tommy The Train, Fly N Tell, Lota Pyc Chrome, Emil Zatopek, Apollitical Valor, Saginaw Creek, Jessie Marie, Corona Senator, and Jk Hard Times completed the order of finish.

On Saturday, closing day of this track's 2019 season, J. Lloyd Yother's Tarish was a prompt 3-1 favorite in the 350-yard, $82,200 Speedhorse Derby.

Prepped by Dee Keener, Tarish defeated Americas Dynasty by three-quarters of a length in :17.543. Daniel Torres rode the brown son of Prospect To The Top.

Tarish was bred in Oklahoma by William E. Smith. Raced at Remington Park during that track's spring meet, the gelding ran third in the March 23, 350-yard Oklahoma Derby (G3), and second in the May 27 Jack Brooks Stakes (R).

The second-fastest qualifier, Tarish returned an $8.20 win mutuel.

Saratoga Return ran third and was followed by Tac N Dale, Ja B Valiant, Dynasty First Class, Rundown, Docs Kansas Rep, fastest qualifier Watah Litical Jess, and Valiant High. 

Also on Saturday, Domishay drew off in the stretch to win the $17,500 Cherokee Nation Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Trained by Carlos Ruiz for owner Paula Cristina Villatoro, Domishay went 350 yards in :17.669, and his margin of victory was 1 3/4 lengths from Hailofanimage. Roberto Meraz Jr. rode the gray son of Dominyun.

Domishay was bred in Oklahoma by Dan and Laura Erickson, and he was a $15,000 buy at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. Raced exclusively in Oklahoma, the colt has won three of seven starts and has banked $37,672.

Moon Bloodgood, Moxxy, Rockets Return, Lota Saturday, Some Value, Mh Might B Leavin, El Chapoteo, and Cold Brewster completed the order of finish.

Indiana Grand
Merciless Fire, a son of the One Famous Eagle stallion Hes Relentless owned by Louis Ramirez, earned his first stakes win in Saturday's 300-yard, $88,936 Heartland Futurity.

Under jockey Juan Galvan, Merciless Fire defeated The Black Ace by a half of a length in :15.571. Claudio Barraza saddled the sorrel gelding.

"It's a blessing," said Barraza, a second-year trainer based in the Chicago area. "I always wanted to win this race. It was a surprise to me. I wasn't expecting him to win. He took them on in the trial and came back and delivered today."

Merciless Fire was bred in Texas by King Camden Running Horses Inc. His dam, Walk Thru My Soul, is a winning 7-year-old daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Walk Thru Fire

Campaigned in Oklahoma and Indiana, Merciless Fire has won two of four starts and has earned $55,840.

Wrs Apolliticalivory finished third and was followed by Wrs Quick Blood, First Hero V, Mts Sixty Six Cartel, and Katapult. There were three stewards' scratches: Chicks A Perry V, Desert Canyon, and Secret Passenger.

North Dakota Horse Park
This track presented an American Quarter Horse stakes doubleheader on Sunday. David L. Wisdom's Sweet Wild Time scored a half-length win in the $16,610 North Dakota QHRA Futurity (R).

Under jockey Jake Olesiak and sent to post as the 7-10 favorite, Sweet Wild Time went 350 yards in :18.277. Robert Johnson saddled the homebred filly by One Sweet Jess.

Sweet Wild Time is out of Royal Wild Time, a daughter of Royal Shake Em and winner of the 2003 Jim Bader Futurity (RG3) at Prairie Meadows. Campaigned in North Dakota and Minnesota, the filly has won three of five races and has banked $21,491, and she was a finalist in the July 7 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park.

Divas First Moon, Gabriels Way, Perrys Easy Victory, Shesa Dashin Jet Eye, Windy Hills Moon, and Sucha Dash Of Corona completed the order of finish.

Wisdom, Johnson, and Olesiak teamed to win Sunday's $15,646 North Dakota QHRA Derby (R) with A Dashing Diva.

A homebred gray daughter of One Dashing Eagle, A Dashing Diva covered 400 yards in :20.099 and posted a 102 speed index. The filly banked $7,823 from her first stakes victory.

A Dashing Diva has won one of 12 outs and has banked $12,082.

Ramblin V Eight finished second and was followed by Dawsons Affair, Mighty B, Hesa Mr Moonflash, Really Special, I Can Jetaway, and Corona Company.

Retama Park
Jax Louisiana Game parlayed a sharp break from his rail post to score a wire-to-wire victory in Friday's 550-yard, $34,500 TQHA 550 Stakes (R).

Prepped by Leon Bard for owner Reta Hamilton, Jax Louisiana Game defeated Jess C Me Zoom by a head in :27.743. Francisco Calderon rode the black 5-year-old son of The Louisiana Cartel.

Jax Louisiana Game was bred in Texas by Richard King. A $6,250 claimer during the 2018 Lone Star Park meet, the gelding has won two of 11 races and has banked $29,355.

Jess C Me Zoom was disqualified from second and placed ninth for veering out and interfering with several rivals. Kw Cowboy, Hiclass Ice, Heza Crazy Pool, War Horse, Black Onyx, Vital Cartel, Lady Odette, and Jess C Me Zoom completed the official order of finish.

Also on Friday, Francisco Calderon rode Frisco Jess to a wire-to-wire, three-length win in the 870-yard, $23,500 Benny Pennington Memorial Stakes.

Trained by Leon Bard for owner P and J Racing Ltd., Frisco Jess stopped the timer in :47.406. The 7-year-old sorrel son of Valiant Hero earned $14,100 from his first stakes score.

Frisco Jess was bred in Texas by J. Baxter Brinkmann, and he was coming off of a second-place finish in an 870-yard race for $7,500 claimers at Sam Houston Race Park on May 24. The gelding has won four of 24 starts, including three of 13 at the 870 distance, and he has banked $71,343.

Jack Ketel finished second and was followed by Love Ta Zoom, Mountain Dew Man, Eyesa Shoofly Dandy, and Snowbound Cowboy.

Capping Friday's night races was the $34,750 TQHA 250 Stakes, won in a dead heat by Glimpse Of Fire and SF Hot Pass. They completed the distance in :13.382.

Glimpse Of Fire was trained by Martin Rodriguez and ridden by Luis Vivanco, and is owned and bred by Mario Rodriguez. He is by Glimpse Of Greatness and out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Pie Opener.

SF Hot Pass is a 6-year-old son of Ivory James out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Passem Up Perry, and is owned by  Stormy Fisher. He was bred by P&J Racing and D. Stroebel, and was trained by Leon Bard and ridden by Francisco Calderon.

The remaining order of finish was Potus, Shake Em Rocks, SS Classyjess, Mystical Jess, Cartel M, Toastin Miss Jody and Elite Connection. 

Ruidoso Downs
Making just her first start against Quarter Horses, Karina Aldavaz's Midevil Hero (TB) held on at the wire to win the 1,000-yard, $20,000 Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes.

Midevil Hero defeated Executive Trusty by a head in :54.135. Casey Chavez rode the 4-year-old daughter of Everyday Heroes (TB) for trainer Jaime Aldavaz Sr.

Midevil Hero was bred in New Mexico by Dr. Leonard P. Blach of Roswell, and she was coming off of a 6 1/2-length victory in a 5 1/2-furlong non-winners-of-two allowance race for New Mexico-breds at this track on June 2. The filly has won three of 10 races and has earned $34,674, of which $26,954 has been banked this season.

Oraale finished third and was followed by Dontpreachto Darcy (TB), Sombra Negra (TB), Big Daddy Dirt Bag, Coils Gold (TB), and Imtalkin Bourbon.

Sandy Downs
Zoom On Jess, a homebred son of the Shazoom stallion Jess Zoomin owned by Gary and Jeralyn Messenger, led at every call en route to a three-quarter length victory in Wednesday's $18,315 Idaho Cup Futurity (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds.

Ridden by Jesus Flores, Zoom On Jess covered 350 yards in :18.147. Monty Arrossa prepped the brown gelding, who banked the $7,330 winner's share of the purse.

Zoom On Jess is out of Feature Miss Fame, a winning homebred daughter of Feature Mr Jess. The gelding has won four of six starts and has banked $16,630, and he was a finalist in the July 4 Bitterroot Futurity (R) at this track.

Shez Too Special finished second and was followed by Dashn Courage, Risata, Rtm Good Enough, Cash Closing, M E Five Bar Dilly, Unique Ways, and Furys First Lady. TM High Snappy Cat was scratched.

Wyoming Downs
A full sister to champion Kvn Corona, Kvn Little Sister made a name for herself with a half-length win in Saturday's $23,500 Utah-Bred Futurity (R).

Racing for McColee Land and Livestock from the barn of trainer Riley Moosman, Kvn Little Sister posted a 93 speed index by covering 350 yards in :17.683. Jesus Valenzuela rode the homebred Corona Cartel filly, who earned the $11,162 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes score.

Kvn Little Sister has won three of four races and has banked $21,209, and her resume includes a third-place finish in the June 1 Hadley/Giles Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden, Utah.

Jaj Piranha ran second and was followed by Its Moana Time, There Goes My Girl, Ikes R Hero, Quickluckybunny, and Mississippi Queen. Three qualifiers were listed as stewards' scratches: Josies Eye, Smooth Movin Cartel, and Turbulent Eyes.

Broken Bones Cattle Co.'s Eyesa Special Snoopi, a homebred son of the Eyesa Special stallion Eyesa Special Slim, won Sunday's $34,000 Ron Cook Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R).

Ridden by Oscar Cervantes for trainer Jesse Villegas, Eyesa Special Snoopi went 330 yards in :16.492, and his margin of victory was one length from odds-on favorite Gotta Lotta Papa. The chestnut gelding earned a 105 speed index and the $15,980 winner's share of the purse.

Eyesa Special Snoopi is out of Little Charolette Swirl, an unraced homebred 7-year-old daughter of the First N Six stallion Sixs Charlie Brown. The gelding has won two of five starts and has pocketed $22,074.

Reagal Eagle Revenge ran third and was followed by A Lucky Thunder Cat, One Toole Man, Cd Makin Us Proud, Jims Highlite, Jess Frilly, and Steffies Dashn Moves.

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