March 24-26 Stakes Recap
March 24-26 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of March 24-26. 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. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Jorge Garcia rode Jess Dash Fast to a half-length victory in Friday's $25,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) for Louisiana-bred distaffers.
Trained by Roberto Madrigal for owner Juan M. Montoya and racing against a reported 22-mph head wind, Jess Dash Fast went 330 yards in :16.742. The 4-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue earned a 101 speed index and the $15,000 winner's share of the purse from her second lifetime stakes win.
San Lorenzo Dash, the 8-5 favorite in the full field of 10, finished second.
Jess Dash Fast was bred by Jumonville Farms and Burnett Ranch, and she was purchased by Montoya for $21,500 at the 2020 Louisiana QHBA Yearling Sale. Raced exclusively in Louisiana, the brown mare has won four of 12 starts, including last year's Scoopies Leaving You Stakes (R) at Evangeline Downs, and she has banked $152,342.
"San Lorenzo Dash beat us last time, and we were thinking about breeding our mare," Montoya said. "But we felt that she could handle the distance in this stakes.
"She's as sound as she can be, so if she comes out of this okay, she'll run next at Delta Downs," he added.
Featured Prospect ran third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Jess Dash Fast. Ms Red Hot Patriot, LRH Heart Of Glass, BT Got Game, Go Rhonda Go, One Sweet Rogue, Tastreakoffire, and Cwfasttrack completed the order of finish.
Im Passing B was a prompt 8-5 favorite in Saturday's 300-yard Oklahoma Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds.
Trained by Jorge L. Gonzalez for owners Family Racing LLC and Cimarron Nursery 2 Inc and aided by a reported 19-mph tail wind, Im Passing B defeated Famous Cartelcowgirl by a half of a length in :15.523. Salvador Martinez rode the gray son of Freighttrain B.
Im Passing B was bred in Oregon by Chad Hart. The gelding is out of Splendifferous, a winning Mr Jess Perry mare who ran second in the 2010 AQHA Los Alamitos Distaff Challenge Stakes (G3) and a finalist in the '08 Golden State Million Futurity (G1).
Im Passing B has won both of his starts, and the $20,833 winner's share of the $50,000 purse boosted his earnings to $26,617.
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