June 29-July 4 Stakes Recap

June 29-July 4 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Kas Shes EC. PHOTO: Coady Photography

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of June 29-July 4. 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.

Ajax Downs
Carneros solidified his spot as the Canada's top short distance Quarter Horse, as the 7-year-old Prospect To The Top gelding sped to a half-length victory in Wednesday's $15,434(US) QROOI Sprint Series #2 Stakes.

Prepped by Jason Pascoe for owner Milena Kwiecien of Burlington, Ontario, and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Carneros went 220 yards in :11.935. Brian Bell rode the brown gelding.

Carneros was bred in Oklahoma by Stone Chase Stables LLC, and he was shortening in distance off of his close second-place finish behind winner Had To Be Ivory in the June 1, 300-yard Picov Maturity at this track.

"Jason has had him in perfect shape this year," said Bell. "He's an awesome horse."

Carneros, who once held the 110-yard world record, began his season with a victory in the first leg of the QROOI Sprint Series. The gelding has won 14 of 43 starts, and the $6,860 winner's share of the purse from his third career stakes victory increased his bankroll to $126,364.

"Carneros is just the coolest little horse ever and probably the sweetest gelding on the planet too," said Kwiecien, Ajax Downs' leading owner. "I promised his breeders Butch and Nancy Wise that I will have him forever. He deserves the best home and most cushy retirement."

Night Fishn was second and was followed by Zoxtobeyou, Chicksdigmymoneybags, SW The Redeemer, and Fiesty Icon.

Arapahoe Park
Making the first start of his 4-year-old season,  Vences Racing's This Parties Hoppin sprinted to a half-length victory in Monday's $17,550 Dolls Prodigy Stakes, the season's first Quarter Horse stakes at this track near Denver.

This Parties Hoppin covered 350 yards in :17.817, and his margin of victory was a half of a length from odds-on favorite Jess Un Sies Mas. Daniel Valles rode the sorrel son of Five Bar Cartel for trainer Jose Arjon.

This Parties Hoppin ended his sophomore campaign with a half-length win in the October 8, $55,960 Mile High Derby at this track. The gelding was bred in California by Jose Antonio Flores, and he was won five of 19 starts and has earned $65,507 while racing in three states, including California and Iowa.

Painted Rare was third and was followed by Kooler Wagon, Legends On Fire, Tainted Halo, Anip Of Black Velvet, and DG Forever Sweet.

Arizona Downs
Juan Cesar Torres-Casas' Valentin Jqm led at every call to win Monday's 250-yard, $20,000 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes.

Ridden by Bryson Butterfly for trainer Amy Nelson and racing against a reported 9-mph head wind, Valentin Jqm defeated Turbulent Kisses and Repulic Anne by a neck in :13.014. The 5-year-old gelded son of champion Separatist posted a 113 speed index while earning $11,000 from his fourth lifetime stakes score.

Valentin Jqm was bred in California by Pedro Barbizan Santiago Leite. The gelding has won eight of 18 races, including two of three at this track, and he has banked $104,411.

Dowhatigotta ran fourth, 1 1/4 lengths in front of Turbulent Kisses and Republic Anne, who reached the wire in a dead heat. JJ Idea Dash, First Lady Perry, Hez Our Money Secret, Sassy Harmony, Thru My Eyes, and Famous Blue Eagle completed the order of finish.

Century Mile
A quick start from post 6 helped O First Sweet Heart score a wire-to-wire victory in Friday's 330-yard, $23,392(US) Alberta Stallion Derby (R).

Trained by Wesley Oulton for owner Jeffrey Rath, O First Sweet Heart defeated Obsessed Bug by a clear 1 1/2 lengths in :16.633. Daniel Garcia rode the bay daughter of First Timber.

O First Sweet Heart was bred in Alberta by Wesley Oulton, and she was making her first official start since September 19, when she ran second, a nose behind winner Destello de Luna, in the 350-yard, $52,397(US) Alberta-Bred Futurity (RG3) at this track. Raced in Alberta and Oklahoma, the filly has banked $62,884 from nine starts, and her four wins include last year's John Deere Grand Prairie Juvenile Challenge and Alberta Stallion Futurity (R).

Destello de Luna ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind O First Sweet Heart. Smokin Ziva, First Golden Rose, Rocky League, Bearcat Bill, Our Storm Chaser, First Authority, and SS Pineapple completed the order of finish.

O Seeyalater broke her maiden in Saturday's 300-yard, $39,972(US) Alberta Stallion Futurity (R).

Trained by Wesley Oulton and ridden by Daniel Garcia for owner Jeffrey R.W. Rath, O Seeyalater defeated Decider Cartel Queen by three-quarters of a length while stopping the timer in :15.422 on a muddy track. The Oklahoma-bred First Timber filly earned $18,544 from her first win in four starts.

O Seeyalater was shortening in distance off of her third-place finish in a 350-yard Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trial at Remington Park on May 5. The filly is out of Howdoyado, a winning and stakes-placed Pappasito mare.

O Seeyalater's earnings total $22,094.

Northfork Boss, Sizzling Wagon, Inseperable Cowgirl, Tulsa Timber, Righteous Boss, and First Choice Timber completed the order of finish.

Gillespie County Fair
Tee Britt picked up his first career stakes win on Saturday, as the 4-year-old son of Tee Cos sprinted to a one-length victory in the 400-yard Hill Country Classic Stakes.

Prepped by Cody McDaniel for owners Janis D. Ortiz and Ronny Joe Willis Jr. and racing against a reported 10-mph head wind, Tee Britt tripped the timer in :20.107 while earning a 101 speed index. Jose Olivo rode the bay gelding, who earned the $11,700 winner's share of a $19,500 purse.

Tee Britt was bred in Louisiana by Lynnette Douget. Campaigned in two states, including Louisiana, the gelding has won four of 18 starts and has banked $109,470. His sophomore season included a second-place finish in the Retama Park Derby, and he was a finalist in the 2020 Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park and Evangeline Downs Futurity (G3).

La Inseparable, Pronto Alexa, Sweet Cali Girl, Class With Flash, Railroad Jimmy, and TLC Cowboy completed the order of finish.

Seven 350-yard trials on Sunday determined the finalists for the July 17, $111,100-added Gillespie County Fair Association Firecracker Futurity.

Fastest qualifier Spumante, a gelded son of champion Fdd Dynasty owned and trained by Jose R. Espinosa, won the third heat by 1 1/4 lengths in :17.858. Nestor Duran rode Spumante, who was winning for the first time in three outs and increasing his earnings to $11,470.

Spumante's clocking was accomplished against a reported 12-mph head wind. The gelding was bred in New Mexico by Mac and Janis Murray's MJ Farms, and he was purchased by Espinosa for $15,000 at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Spumante is out of Miss Totts, an unraced homebred 9-year-old daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry and the multiple graded stakes winning Lanes Leinster mare Champagne Lane.

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Grants Pass Downs
Leaving Angelz, a homebred son of the Corona Cartel stallion Coronas Leaving You racing for Ruben Magallanes, won Sunday's $25,000 Rogue River Derby.

Prepped by Hector Magallanes and sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in the field of nine, Leaving Angelz covered 400 yards in :19.672, and his margin of victory was a head from second-fastest qualifier L Bar D Mistr Cartel. Santiago Jimenez rode the Oregon-bred gelding.

The fastest qualifier, Leaving Angelz was coming off of a half-length victory in first of two trials on June 19. Campaigned in three states, including Idaho and Washington, he has won seven of 12 starts, and the $10,000 winner's share of the purse from his second lifetime stakes score boosted his bankroll to $78,579.

Apolinaria Prize ran third and was followed by Riddle, Playin The Game, Five Bar Cali, Js Fast N Sexy, All Ways, and Mr Ease Z Money.

Fastest qualifier and 7-5 favorite AJ Run For Cash sped to a one-length victory in Monday's $88,000 Firecracker Futurity.

Saddled by Emilio Guerrero for owner Boardshort Stables LLC, AJ Run For Cash went 350 yards in :17.441. Jose Guerrero rode the gray daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess, who banked $35,200 from her first career stakes win.

AJ Run For Cash was bred in California by Rancho El Cabresto Inc., and she was purchased by her owner as a yearling for $63,000 at last year's Los Alamitos Equine Sale. The filly made her local debut with a 2 3/4-length victory in the first of five Firecracker Futurity trials on June 19.

AJ Run For Cash is out of Shyann Cash, a a stakes-winning daughter of the Dash For Cash stallion Takin On The Cash who ran third in the 2003 Kindergarten Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos and was a finalist in that season's Golden State Futurity (G1). Raced in two states, including California, AJ Run For Cash has won three of five starts and has earned $41,755. She currently sports a three-race win streak that includes a wire-to-wire, 1 1/2-length victory in a 300-yard, $7,425 maiden-special-weight dash at Los Alamitos on May 14.

Ima Sixy Man finished second and was followed by Dash To The Flash T, Corona Wagon Train, Dash For Five T, Check The Cartel, Piece Of Calico, Kiss The Prize, and DC Ladys Dashn Eagle. Sixth-fastest qualifier Fancy Lyke was listed as a stewards' scratch.

Fair Meadows at Tulsa
JK Wildcat Red was a prompt 1-5 favorite in Saturday's $17,500 Fair Meadows Maturity.

Trained by Victor Ibarra for owner Regina Laymon, JK Wildcat Red covered 350 yards in :17.598 while racing against a reported 8-mph head wind. Rolando Raudales rode the 7-year-old One Dashing Eagle gelding.

JK Wildcat Red was bred in Oklahoma by JK Running Horses Inc., and he was shortening in distance off of his wire-to-wire victory in the May 21, 400-yard Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (RG2) for state-breds at Remington Park. Raced in two states, including Iowa, the gelding has won 10 of 41 starts, and the $10,500 winner's share of the purse from his third lifetime stakes victory boosted his earnings to $223,422.

BP Primetime ran second, three-quarters of a length behind JK Wildcat Red. Jewels Wagon, Lota Winnin Wave BC, and Mr Amstel completed the order of finish.

Prairie Meadows
Dickey Bob, a homebred 7-year-old Apollitical Jess gelding campaigned by Lunderborg LLC, parlayed a sharp break into a clear 1 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $20,000 Prairie Dash Stakes.

Prepped by Jason Olmstead, Dickey Bob went 300 yards in a hand-timed :15.320. Edwin Escobedo rode the brown Minnesota-bred gelding, who banked $10,000 while earning an unofficial 99 speed index.

Dickey Bob was coming off of a half-length victory in a 250-yard, $29,500 open-condition allowance dash at Remington Park on May 27. All told, the gelding has won 22 of 43 races and has earned $358,410, and his seven wins in 11 outs at this track include the 2020 Prairie Dash Stakes.

Dickey Bob has won a total of 11 stakes, and his season record includes a third-place run, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Relentlessly, in the 300-yard, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes at Remington Park on April 16.

Kool And Fabulous ran second and was followed by Damn Strait, My Midnight Candy, Azola Baban, Purty Darn Quick, and Louisiana Blue Fire.

Retama Park
Two stakes were contested at this track on Friday. Francisco J. Garza's Kas Shes EC rallied from her rail post to win Friday's 330-yard, $43,500 La Villita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Racing against a reported 15-mph head wind and sent to post as the 17-10 second choice in the field of seven, Kas Shes EC defeated odds-on favorite Onthewingsofaneagle by a head in :17.015. Victor Urieta Jr. rode the homebred EC Jet One filly for trainer Juan Diaz Jr.

Kas Shes EC was bred in Texas. Campaigned in three states, including Louisiana and New Mexico, the filly has won five of 10 races, and the $26,100 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes score pushed her bankroll to $136,285.

Kas Shes EC's 2-year-old season included second-place finishes in the John Deere Sam Houston Juvenile Challenge Stakes (G3) an TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity (RG3).

Zsuzannah finished third and was followed by I Was Mooned, Whatta Revenant, A Fast Ribbon, and Jetsie Corona.

Also on Friday, Francisco Giles rode Dealarunner to a three-quarter length victory in the $43,750 Silver Eagle Stakes for sophomores.

Owned and trained by Mario Rodriguez and racing against a reported 10-mph head wind, Dealarunner went 330 yards in :16.968. The homebred son of Dealagame banked $26,250 from his first stakes win.

Dealarunner was bred in Texas. The gelding has won four of eight starts -- including three of four this year -- and he has earned $70,655.

Hes No Ilusion, DM Preacher Man, DM Moonpie, JB Shiner Bok, The Cartels Cadillac, and Knowtorius completed the order of finish.

Four stakes were part of this track's 11-race program on Saturday. Bullard Farms' The Kings Horse validated his status as the 1-10 favorite in a field of six distance specialists, as the homebred 6-year-old son of the Truley First Class stallion Class King dominated his competition in the 870-yard, $43,250 San Marcos Stakes.

Prepped by Lewis "Tooter" Jordan and facing a reported 12-mph head wind in the homestretch, The Kings Horse stopped the timer in :47.017 while defeating 22-1 longshot WL Mylipshurtrealbad by a clear 5 1/4 lengths. Claudio Aguilar rode the bay gelding.

The Kings Horse was coming off of a second-place finish in the 870-yard, $53,000 Jesse Yoakum Memorial Stakes (R) for Texas-breds at Sam Houston Race Park on June 18. Raced exclusively in Texas, the gelding has won six of 25 starts and has banked $151,096, and his four wins in 13 outs at the 870 distance include an 8 3/4-length score in the May 20, $54,000 Governor's Cup Marathon Stakes at Sam Houston.

Jess Paint Me Quick ran third, 6 1/2 lengths behind The Kings Horse, and was followed by Flyin Charlie, Steves Klassy Jess, and Tek Ni Color.

Sent to post as the 1-2 choice in a field of seven middle-distance specialists, Ramon Calvillo Jr.'s Big Dynasty responded with a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $43,750 Tower of the Americas Stakes.

Big Dynasty went 550 yards in :27.871 while racing against a reported 12-mph head wind, and his winning margin was 1 1/4 lengths from 16-1 longshot Handin Out Candy. Ali Rivera rode the 4-year-old son of champion FDD Dynasty for trainer Jason Driver.

Big Dynasty was bred in Texas by Michael S. Partin, and he was making his first-ever start at this track and second start at the 550 trip. All told, the bay gelding has won three of six outs, and the $26,250 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score pushed his earnings to $67,620.

The Grand Legend, Chick Kisser, Eye Am Tuff, Fleeting Funds, and Bokology completed the order of finish.

Shott Gun was a prompt even-money favorite in Saturday's 350-yard, $43,750 King William Stakes.

Trained by Heath Taylor for owner Bobby D. Cox, Shott Gun defeated Hennessy TO XLC by a neck while tripping the timer in :17.721 against a reported 15-mph head wind. Gilbert Ortiz rode the homebred 4-year-old gray son of the First Down Dash stallion Valiant Hero, who recorded a 99 speed index in his first career out at this track.

Shott Gun was bred in Texas, and he was shortening in distance off of his neck victory in the 400-yard, $50,000 Miss Polly Classic Stakes (G2) at Delta Downs. Raced in four states, including Oklahoma and New Mexico, the gelding has won eight of 15 starts -- including three stakes -- and he has pocketed $569,759.

Shott Gun's three wins in as many starts at the 350-yard distance include the 2020 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park, and he was a finalist in last year's All American (G1) and Rainbow (G1) derbies at Ruidoso Downs.

Won Famous Dash ran third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Shott Gun, and was followed by Dyno Man, Special Apollitical, Watch Him B Famous, and Relentless Jack.

Ali Rivera rode Sheza Freighttrain T to a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's $44,250 Selma Stakes for distaffers.

Racing against a reported 15-mph head wind, Sheza Freighttrain T handled her 350-yard trip in :17.623 while posting a 102 speed index. Jason Driver saddled the 4-year-old brown Freighttrain T mare for owner Patrick Richardson.

Sheza Freighttrain T was bred in Louisiana by Rusty J. Trahan, and she was purchased by Richardson for $50,000 at the 2019 Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale. The mare has won 12 of 20 races, including four of seven at the 350 distance, and the $26,550 winner's share of the purse from her seventh stakes score bumped her bankroll to $507,205.

Sheza Freighttrain T's record includes a neck victory in last year's Selma Stakes, which was run at Sam Houston Race Park. The mare earned $319,979 from seven races during her 2-year-old season, and her four wins included the Louisiana Breeders' Lassie Futurity (RG2) for state-bred 2-year-old fillies at Delta Downs.

Rainbow To Roses ran second and was followed by SS Classyjess, VP Cold Strong Heart, Lethal White Veil, Jess A Dashin Angela, and Kiss Me Suzy.

Wyoming Downs
The 19-10 favorite in a field of eight Utah-bred juveniles, Duane Lindley's Trickys Pistol sprinted to a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's $50,050 Utah-Bred Futurity (R).

Trickys Pistol covered 350 yards in :17.814 while racing against a reported 8-mph head wind. Cesar Moreno rode the chestnut daughter of the Foose stallion Glock for trainer Riley Moosman.

The second-fastest qualifier, Trickys Pistol made her local debut with a two-length win in one of five trials on June 18. The filly was bred by Walter L.J. Finder, and she is out of Katies Tricky Moves, a homebred winning daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Maknmoves.

Trickys Pistol has won two of her three races, and the $23,023 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes victory pushed her earnings to $34,453.

Dangerous Fella finished second and was followed by The Ratifier, Hero Lips, GG Ocean King, Rayshas Pink Cartel, BDR Moon, and Doctor Blake. There were two scratches -- fastest qualifier Suite Caroline (gate) and seventh-fastest qualifier First Moon Covenant (trainer).

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