May 10-12 Stakes Recap
May 10-12 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of May 10-12. For recaps of graded stakes and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. For recaps of Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, refer to the Challenge News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Ninth-fastest qualifier Parti Wagon extended his win streak to three with a half-length score in Friday's $74,115 Old South Derby for 3-year-olds.
A gelded son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned and trained by Willie Simien Jr., Parti Wagon covered 350 yards in :17.298 under jockey Rolando Pina. Parti Wagon earned a 98 speed index and the $37,058 winner's share of the purse from his first career stakes score.
Parti Wagon was bred in Indiana by Joe Davis. Campaigned in Louisiana and Texas, the gelding has won six of 13 starts and has banked $110,805, and he was a finalist in last year's Dash For Cash Futurity (G2) at Lone Star Park and Firecracker Futurity (G2) at this track.
Parti Wagon was sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in the field of 10 and returned a $6.20 win mutuel.
Mia Jet In, Thinkin Man, Dominyun Cartel, Melas Miracle, fastest qualifier and 5-2 second choice Anasttasia, Jess C Me Zoom, TF Rowdy Cartel, Eye Like Corona, and RKM Perry Full Moon completed the order of finish.
On Saturday, Lil Biscuit made her 4-year-old season debut with a victory in the $37,000 Mother's Day Stakes for fillies and mares.
Prepped by Heath Taylor for owners MCM Farm LLC and PDC Racing, Lil Biscuit went 350 yards in :17.618 on a muddy and sealed track, and her winning margin was one length from SS Classyjess. Randy Edison rode the sorrel daughter of Heza Fast Dash, who was recording her first career stakes victory.
Lil Biscuit was bred in Louisiana by Israel Flores. The mare has won four of six starts, all at this track, and the $24,000 winner's share of the Mother's Day Stakes purse pushed her earnings to $67,173.
Monees Fast Cash ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Lil Biscuit, and was followed by Corona Down Perry and Flamin Hot Fortune.
Cody Jensen rode Striver to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $30,000 La Pacifica Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Racing for Juan Carlos Chavez, Striver went 350 yards in :17.827, and her winning margin was a nose from Favorite Wise Lady. Scott Willoughby prepped the brown daughter of champion Foose.
Chavez, Willoughby's assistant, purchased Striver for $17,000 at the 2017 Los Alamitos Equine Sale.
"I'm thrilled," Chavez said after the La Pacifica. "I have to thank Scott Willoughby and Striver, and the people who have helped me make this dream a reality with her. I didn't think she would run as well as she did, but Cody rode a great race. This was one of the toughest fields Striver has faced, and she got it done."
Striver was bred in California by Ed Allred. and she was coming off of a fifth-place finish in the April 7 James S. Smith Memorial Handicap at this track.
“The key (tonight) was too keep her relaxed and to help her do well in the starting gate,” Chavez said. “In her last race, she had a little bit of trouble in gates. She got antsy in there and I think that cost us the race. Having said that, owning her has really been a dream. I think it’s the dream that all of us that buy horses have: to one day win some big races.
"We’ve had this opportunity come up and we’ve been fortunate to win three stakes races and qualify to a couple of futurities," he added. "I just can’t ask for more from Striver.”
Raced exclusively in California, Striver has won four of 14 outs and has earned $143,876. The filly qualified to three graded futurities last season, including the Grade 1, 350-yard Ed Burke Million Futurity.
Stel A Gambler, Jess Motions, You Caught My Eye, Sassy Favorite, No Telling, Razzel Dazzel, Anas Image, and SC Coronada completed the order of finish.
Juan M. Rodriguez's John Carter Cash, the fastest qualifier, made a big late run to win Sunday's $27,146 Pot O' Gold Futurity.
Ridden by Jose Guerrero for trainer Jose Rosales Gomez, John Carter Cash defeated Tionesta by one length while covering 300 yards in :15.762. The bay son of champion Carters Cartel earned a 92 speed index and the $10,570 winner's share of the purse from his second win in as many outs.
John Carter Cash was bred in Oregon by Ronald E. Raley. The colt is out of One Fast Trick, a homebred daughter of Dash Ta Fame who won the 2004 Far West Futurity (RG3) at Portland Meadows.
John Carter Cash made his debut with a 3 3/4-length victory in the fourth of five Pot O' Gold Futurity trials on April 28. The colt has banked $11,120 from two outs.
Running Springs finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind John Carter Cash, and was followed by One Famous Disco Man, Corazon Rastado 727, Cut A Swell, Senor Frogs, Jess A Little More, One Flyin Foose, and Fooses Flyer.
Making his first official start in more than seven months, Olaya Munoz Duarte's Rarin led at every call to win Friday's 400-yard, $49,500 La Plata Stakes.
Rarin defeated Putinical by a half of a length while covering 400 yards on a sloppy and sealed track in :19.817. Martin Felix rode the 7-year-old son of champion Inseperable for trainer Robert Sanderson.
Rarin was bred in Oklahoma by Kathleen Matey. The gelding has banked $204,180 from 27 outs in Oklahoma and New Mexico, and his 10 wins include last year's James Isaac Hobbs Stakes (G3) at Zia Park and Mighty Deck Three Stakes (RG3) at Remington Park.
Lota Pyc Chrome finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Rarin, and was followed by Delight Won, Rvaliant Chick, Don Quixote, Khronos, Mh Mean Eyed Cat, and Only Business.
On Saturday, John Pinkerton's Franklyenergized (TB) rallied to win the 870-yard, $50,000 Marathon Stakes for Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds.
Prepped by Justin Evans and ridden by Irwin Rosendo, Franklyenergized defeated Funny Munny by 1 1/4 lengths in :47.032 on a track officially labeled "good." The 7-year-old dark bay or brown son of the Dehere (TB) stallion St. Dehere earned $30,000 from his second victory in as many outs at the 870 distance.
Franklyenergized was bred in Oklahoma by Peter Hladky, and he was just eight days removed from a come-from-behind two-length win in an 870-yard, $43,120 allowance race at this track. Against Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, the gelding has won eight of 26 outs and has banked $175,193.
Move Over Rover, Southern Mojo (TB), Face Valued (TB), and Dark Brook completed the order of finish.
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