June 11-15 Stakes Recap

June 11-15 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Relentless Babe. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes and stakes trials for the week of June 11-13. 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 page will be updated throughout the week.

Canterbury Park
Tom Maher's Relentless Babe on Tuesday set the fastest qualifying time to the July 6, $72,612 Minnesota QHRA Stallion Auction Futurity (R) for 2-year-olds sired by participating stallions.

Racing in the first of three trials, Relentless Moon defeated fifth-fastest qualifier Kamikazeee by 1 1/2 lengths while covering 350 yards in :17.862. Edwin Escobedo rode the daughter of Hes Relentless for trainer Jason Olmstead.

Relentless Babe was bred in Minnesota by Dr. Mark Rigby. The filly is out of Mai Corona, a winning daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. Her second dam, the stakes-winning Invisible Injun mare Babe On The Beach, ran second in the 2002 La Primera del Ano Derby (G2) at Los Alamitos.

Relentless Babe has won one of two starts and has earned $9,282. The filly was one of five finalists trained by Olmstead.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Century Mile
On Friday, the field was set for the July 2, $56,997 Alberta Stallion Futurity (R) for 2-year-olds sired by participating stallions.

Bearcat Bill, a homebred son of the Oak Tree Special stallion First Timber and the fastest qualifier, made his career debut with a three-quarter length victory in the first of two trials. Ridden by Alfredo Torres Amador, the gelding went 300 yards on a track officially labeled "good" in :16.192. Misael Moreno prepped Bearcat Bill for owners Barry and Janice Sather.

Bearcat Bill was bred in Alberta, as were all 10 of the qualifiers. The gelding is out of Splashy Mamacita, a homebred winning daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Volcom.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Energy Downs
Shiza Queen, a stakes-winning daughter of Maknmoves owned by Pedro Mena, is the fastest qualifier to the June 26, $35,000-est. Wyoming Bred Derby (R).

Ridden by Jose Guzman for trainer Martha Maldonado, Shiza Queen on Saturday won the last of six 350-yard trials by one length in :17.044. The homebred filly earned a 111 speed index and her third win in four starts.

Shiza Queen has banked $29,808, and her 2-year-old season record included a victory in the $54,250 Ron Cook Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R) at Wyoming Downs.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Grants Pass Downs
The field is set for the July 4, $75,000-est. Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity, and Juan Manuel Marquez's Apolinaria Prize set the fastest qualifying time from seven trials run on Tuesday.

Prepped by Jose Rosales Gomez and ridden by Cesar Moreno, Apolinaria Prize won the fifth 350-yard heat by a half of a length in :17.784. The daughter of Fast Prize Cartel was earning her first win in two races.

Apolinaria Prize was bred in California by Enrique Gonzalez's EG High Desert Farms LLC. Her dam, the Finding Nemo mare SS Calendar Girl, won three stakes from 2012-14, including the '13 Speedhorse Derby (G3) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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