May 1-2 Stakes Recap
May 1-2 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes and trials for the week of May 1-2. 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.
Gerald F. Kaul's Yo Brindis Delite, a homebred son of the Toast To Dash stallion Brindis Por Cayenne, made his career debut with a 2 1/2-length victory in the third of four Bucking Horse Sale Futurity trials on Saturday.
Yo Brindis Delite set the fastest qualifying time to the May 15, $22,000-est. final by covering 250 yards in :13.742. Shance Birdrattler rode the colt for trainer Jesse Villegas.
Yo Brindis Delite was bred in Wyoming. The colt is out of RS Afternoon Delite, a 9-year-old daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Southern Corona.
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Also on Saturday, the field was set for the May 15, $15,000-est. Dan Lockie Derby.
Fastest qualifier There He Is Gone set the fastest qualifying time with his neck victory in the second of two 300-yard trials. Ridden by Joseph Birdrattler for owner Steve Leonard and trainer Mallory Norton, the gelded son of the Corona Cartel stallion Ima Ramblin On stopped the timer in :15.658 while earning his fifth win in nine outs.
There He Is Gone was bred in North Dakota by Randal E. Schwartz. An earner of $23,391, the bay gelding was coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which he won the Northern Plains Futurity at Chippewa Downs and NDQHRA Futurity (R) at the North Dakota Horse Park.
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Making his first official start since August 24, Mias irish Dynasty outran his 41-1 odds to win Sunday's $36,100 La Plata Stakes.
Mias Irish Dynasty went 400 yards in :19.362 while aided by a reported 17-mph tail wind, and his margin of victory was neck from 4-1 second choice Putinical. Jimmy Ray Coates rode the 6-year-old JR Dynasty Mountain gelding for owner and trainer Felipe B. Rivera Sr.
Mias Irish Dynasty was bred in Utah by Walter L.J. Finder. Campaigned in three states, including Wyoming and Utah, the brown gelding has won three of 12 starts, and the $21,660 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score bumped his bankroll to $44,516.
Mias Irish Dynasty returned an $84.80 win mutuel as the longest shot in the full field of 10 aged runners. Rarin ran third and was followed by 3-2 favorite CERs Final Try, Unrelentless One, Twelve Percent, Eric The Terrible, Saginaw Trail, Taking The Stage, and A Separate Star.
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