June 23-27 Stakes Recap
June 23-27 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes and trials for the week of June 23-26. 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.
Summer Run Inc.'s Beep Beep Rev Rev on Thursday set the fastest qualifying time to the July 13, $61,220 Minnesota Quarter Horse Racing Association Stallion Auction Futurity (R) for 2-year-olds sired by participating stallions.
Beep Beep Rev Rev won the second of three trials by one length. Ridden by Edwin Escobedo for trainer Jason Olmstead, the homebred daughter of 2016 champion 2-year-old colt A Revenant went 350 yards in :17.734. The Minnesota-bred filly was earning her third win in three starts and increasing her bankroll to $32,090.
Beep Beep Rev was coming off of a wire-to-wire, one-length win in the 300-yard, $28,000 North Star State Futurity (R) for state-breds at this track on June 1. The filly is out of Etta Betta Zoom, a daughter of Shazoom. Her second dam, the winning Easy Jet mare Easy Henryetta, ran third in the 1987 QHBC Freshman Classic Stakes (G3) at Los Alamitos.
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Fastest qualifier Cracklin Rosie sped to a two-length victory in Sunday's $20,830 Northern Plains Futurity at this track in Belcourt, North Dakota.
Racing for The Girls partnership and trained by Cole Wilson, Cracklin Rosie covered 350 yards in :18.200 on a track officially labeled "good." Uriel Cervantes rode the sorrel daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Ima Ramblin On.
Cracklin Rosie was bred in North Dakota by Leon A. Glasser, and she made her official debut with a 4 3/4-length win in the second of two trials on June 12. The $10,418 winner's share of the purse from her second win in as many starts pushed her bankroll to $11,918.
Kool Charly ran second and was followed by DCR All Fired Up, Miss Vals Corona, Ima Flashy Corona, Jesses Easy Memory, Brave Heart Courage, and Jennas Quick Jess.
Eyesa Special Gunner, a homebred son of the Eyesa Special stallion Eyesa Special Slim, sprinted to a half-length win in Saturday's $104,650 Wyoming-Bred Mixed Futurity (R) for state-bred Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas.
Prepped by Jesse Villegas for owner Broken Bones Cattle Co. and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Eyesa Special Gunner went 300 yards in :15.034 while posting a 111 speed index. Uriel Dominguez rode the chestnut gelding, who banked $52,325 from his first stakes score.
Eyesa Special Gunner recorded the second-fastest qualifying time with his victory in one of six trials on June 11. The gelding is out of Streakin Camilla, a homebred daughter of the First Down Dash stallion First N Six who won the 2003 Aberdeen Futurity at the Brown County Fair in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and who was a finalist in that season's Diamond Classic Futurity (RG2) at Wyoming Downs.
Eyesa Special Gunner has won two of four starts and has earned $55,367.
Yo Barely A Glance, Gotta Have Corona D, Yo Morning Delite, fastest qualifier Kcross Chilledcorona, VVR My Friend Bill, Eyesa Special Moxy, CD Wagon Of Secrets, and Poninas completed the order of finish.
Baby I Du overcame a bump at the start to win Sunday's 300-yard, $65,250 Three Oh Seven First Futurity.
Racing for Daisy Carlson and Joe Goggins, Baby I Du defeated Pablito by a half of a length in :15.274. Shaunda Larsen rode the sorrel son of the American Runaway stallion Duponte for trainer Jess Matt.
Baby I Du was bred in Oklahoma by Flag Ranch LLC, and he was purchased by Goggins for $18,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. The fastest qualifier, the gelding made his debut at this track with a three-quarter length victory in the second of three trials on June 12.
Baby I Du is out of Lil Baby Eagle, a winning and stakes-placed 8-year-old One Famous Eagle mare. He has won three of four outs -- including the May 22 Bucking Horse Sale Futurity at Miles City, Montana, and the $32,625 winner's share of the purse from his second stakes score bumped his bankroll to $50,355.
Eagles Peak was third, three-quarters of a length behind Baby I Du, and was followed by Hiclass And Famous, Heza Spirited Ace, Flashy Doe, and Flightofthephoenix. Jess Half, KVN Is Kool, and Quicky were all listed as trainer scratches.
Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Sent to post as the 11-10 favorite in a field of eight fillies and mares, Hun E Do responded with a neck victory in Saturday's $16,925 Belles Stakes.
Hun E Do covered 350 yards in :17.636 and earned a 98 speed index while racing against a reported 7-mph head wind. Cody Wainscott rode the 4-year-old gray Racy Casanova mare for owners Shania Cox and Terry Dale, and trainer Ray Enlow.
Hun E Do was bred in Oklahoma by Ray Enlow, and she was stretching out in distance off of her 1 1/2-length win in a 250-yard, $15,690 open-condition allowance dash at this track on June 17. Raced exclusively in Oklahoma, the mare has won six of 16 starts -- including three of six at this track -- and the $10,338 winner's share of the purse from her second career stakes victory increased her bankroll to $59,366.
Corona Relentless was second and was followed by Dox Notta Fox, MH Our Secret Spy, Ms Lori Darlin, Olena Sangria, Choot Em Lizz, and BV Dont Cry Joni.
Grants Pass Downs
The 7-5 favorite in a field of eight aged runners, Malon L. Cowgill's Warhock won Monday's $16,600 Mail Tribune Handicap.
Warhock covered 350 yards in :17.326, and his margin of victory was a head from 5-2 second choice CM Boom Shakalaka. Jaime Lopez rode the 7-year-old Zoomin For Bux gelding for trainer Benito Curiel.
Warhock was bred in Oregon by Hayden Brothers Ranch, and he was making his first start since November 2, when he scored a three-quarter length victory in a 300-yard, $8,100 open-condition allowance dash at this track. Raced in three states, including California and Washington, the gelding has won nine of 29 outs -- including five of 14 at this track -- and the $8,300 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score pushed his bankroll to $70,579.
Jess Candy Lips, Arizona Favorite, Tell Foose, Messanger, Shesa Dashair, and No Juans Fool completed the order of finish.
Daniel Reynoso's Daytona 1000 broke sharply from post 6 and sped to a wire-to-wire win in Saturday's 330-yard, $17,500 Down With Debt Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Ridden by Oscar Peinado, Daytona 1000 stopped the timer in :16.690, and her margin of victory was a clear two lengths from Lovely Evening. Jaime Gomez saddled the bay Corona Cartel filly, who earned a 97 speed index and her first stakes win.
Daytona 1000 was bred in California by Balgo Racing Team Inc. The filly is out of Reason To Run, a winning Mr Eye Opener mare and full sister to champion Mongoose Jet Eye. Raced exclusively at this track, Daytona 1000 has won five of 10 outs and has banked $41,980, and she was a finalist in the February 19, 400-yard Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1).
Run By Your Cartel was third and was followed by World Famous Mia, Rumorsa, Being Difficult, and Hitters Count.
Fastest qualifier Lil Pete El Soruyo, a homebred son of the Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion Lil Kool Wagon owned by Humberto Rivera, broke his maiden in the second of two Cyclone Derby (R) trials for Iowa-bred 3-year-olds on Sunday.
Ridden by Alfredo Triana Jr. for trainer Stacy Belt, Lil Pete El Soruyo defeated second-fastest qualifier Watch Me Clock Doc by a neck while going 350 yards in :17.464. The black gelding earned a 99 speed index from his first win in six outs.
Lil Pete El Soruyo is out of Pistolpaknprincess, a winning 13-year-old daughter of the Rare Form stallion Rare King. Raced in two states, including Oklahoma, the gelding has banked $15,955.
Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the July 9, $63,400 Cyclone Derby final.
On Sunday at this track, the field was set for the July 10, $102,925 Prairie Meadows Gold Derby, and Im A Fancee Chik set the fastest qualifying time from four 350-yard trials.
Im A Fancee Chik won the first heat by one length from fourth-fastest qualifier Early Surprise. Prepped by Clint Crawford for owners Danny Salisbury and Dennis Salisbury, the Im A Fancy Pyc filly covered 350 yards in :17.432. James Flores rode Im A Fancee Chik, who was coming off of a victory in the May 21 Jack Brooks Stakes (RG3) for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds at Remington Park.
Im A Fancee Chik was bred by Danny Salisbury. The filly has won six of 14 outs and has earned $169,806, and her two stakes wins include last year's FL Lady Bug Stakes (RG3) at Remington Park.
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MJ Farms' Fanncee was successful in her first start in 11 months, as the homebred Big Daddy Cartel mare opened her 4-year-old campaign with a wire-to-wire win in Saturday's $30,000 Rita Danley Distaff Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares.
Ridden by Adrian Ramos for trainer Wes Giles, Fanncee went 350 yards on a sloppy track in :17.451 while racing against a reported 10-mph head wind. The gray mare earned a 95 speed index and $18,000 from her first lifetime stakes victory.
Fanncee ended her sophomore campaign with a second-place finish in the July 31, 400-yard Zia Derby (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at this track. The mare is out of Astica, a homebred 10-year-old Jesse James Jr mare and the sport's champion 3-year-old filly in 2015. Her second dam, the First Down Dash mare Alice K White, was the sport's champion sophomore filly in '09.
Fanncee has won three of 10 outs and has earned $161,428.
Crown N Royal and Hearts Mystic Rime finished in a dead heat for second, one length behind Fanncee. Jess To Reel, Kellys First Moon, Icy Morning Breeze, Dream Lucky Charm, Sweet Zulu, and Famous Julia completed the order of finish.
Bryce Moosman's BK Wildkat, a homebred daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Pappasito trained by Riley Moosman, sprinted to a neck victory in Sunday's $30,200 K.C. Carden Wyoming-Bred Derby (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds.
Ridden by Julian Zavala, BK Wildkat traveled 350 yards in :17.229. The sorrel filly earned a 105 speed index and the $13,892 winner's share of the purse from her first career stakes score.
BK Wildkat posted the third-fastest qualifying time with her victory in one of three trials on June 12. The filly is out of Lotta Kat Moves, a homebred Maknmoves mare who won the 2007 Utah Classic and Beehive futurities at Laurel Brown Racetrack near Salt Lake City.
BK Wildkat has won three of 10 starts and has banked $30,729.
Fastest qualifier Classic Dynasty Dash ran second and was followed by Pieces Of Dynasty, Er Switching Mtns, The Witch Hunt, Western Dynasty, Er Movin Pappa and Pursuit Of Pappa. Sixth-fastest qualifier Ps Perfect (gate) and ninth-fastest qualifier Dp Sassy (veterinarian) were scratched.
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