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June 19-21 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 July 19-21. 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.

Arizona Downs
This track resumed its summer race meet with a stakes doubleheader on Saturday. Determined Cowboy, the 7-10 favorite in a field of eight juveniles, sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in the $27,050 Granite Mountain Futurity.

Prepped by Armando Castellanos for owner Valerie M. Velazquez, Determined Cowboy covered 350 yards in :17.932 while defeating Pollitical Blood by a half of a length. Martin Osuna rode the gelded son of Hes Relentless.

Determined Cowboy was bred in Oklahoma by Jon Mixer and Dan Ward. The gelding is out of Shes Western, a homebred winning daughter of the Gone West (TB) stallion Western Challenge (TB). Raced exclusively in Arizona, Determined Cowboy has won three of four starts and he has earned $21,315.

WR Jokers R Wild ran third and was followed by Jessapolitical Guy, Scandalous Dasher, Apollitical Run, Two More Shots, and Survivour.

Also on Saturday, Eulalio Juarez's Jessa Cat was a prompt 6-5 favorite in the 350-yard, $16,625 Desert Classic Derby.

Ridden by Kevin Carbajal for trainer Jose Botello, Jessa Cat defeated Ur My Favorite by a neck in :17.480. In addition to earning a 111 speed index, the sorrel daughter of Stray Cat pocketed $9,144 from her first career stakes win.

Jessa Cat was bred in Missouri by William O. Dale. The filly has won four of nine starts and has banked $29,036, and her record includes a second-place finish in last year's AQRA Turf Paradise Futurity.

El Saucito, Curious George Jr, Harem Bar Cartel, Mr Pura Vida, and Pcr Americanfighter completed the order of finish.

North Dakota Horse Park
Two sets of trials were contested at this track on Friday. Bryson Dewald's Ramblin V Eight, a daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Ima Ramblin On, posted the fastest qualifying time to the July 28, $15,000-est. North Dakota QHRA Derby.

Ridden by Doug Frink for trainer Amanda Haar, Ramblin V Eight won the first of two 400-yard trials by one length in :20.281. The filly was winning for the third time in eight races and increasing her earnings to $13,683.

Ramblin V Eight was bred in North Dakota by Randal E. Schwartz. The filly's resume includes a victory in last year's Northern Plains Futurity at Chippewa Downs in Belcourt, North Dakota.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Also on Friday, David L. Wisdom's Sweet Wild Time recorded the fastest qualifying time to the July 28, $16,000-est. NDQHRA North Dakota-Bred Futurity (R).

Prepped by Robert Johnson, Sweet Wild Time won the first of two 350-yard trials by 2 3/4 lengths from third-fastest qualifier Canadian Corona in :18.137. Jake Olesiak rode the homebred One Sweet Jess filly.

Sweet Wild Time has won two of four races and has banked $13,186. The filly was coming off of an eighth-place finish in the July 7 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park in Minnesota.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Wyoming Downs
On Saturday, the field was set for the August 3, $8,500-added K.C. Carden Wyoming-Bred Derby (R).

Dan and Patricia Baker's Mercedes Amg, a homebred daughter of Maknmoves trained by Rodger Ewell, recorded the fastest qualifying time with her nose victory in the second of three 350-yard trials. Ridden by Rene Lopez, Mercedes Amg made her trip in :17.524 while scoring her third win in six starts and increasing her bankroll to $10,712.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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