October 19-20 Stakes Recap
October 19-20 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of October 19-20. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and 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.
A double disqualification helped Honeys Painted Pop earn his second stakes victory in Sunday's $55,010 Canada Cup Futurity (RG3).
Ridden by D.I. Benitez, Honeys Painted Pop went 400 yards in :20.174 while racing against a reported 8-mph head wind. William Leech prepped the Oklahoma-bred PYC Paint Your Wagon gelding for owners Buckey A. Stockwell, Tracey Beakstead, and Bob Perlich.
Light Footed and Zoomin On Bye crossed the wire first and second, respectively, but Honeys Painted Pop's number was put up when those two rivals were disqualified and placed second and tenth, respectively. The gelding was bred by Gary Kurz, and he was a $20,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City.
Honeys Painted Pop has won three of four starts, including the August 23, 350-yard John Deere Grande Prairie Juvenile Challenge at Evergreen Park, and he has earned $44,541.
Light Footed was placed second and was followed officially by Suits, Yuma Class, Quarter Sawn, Sasses Loki, Timbergold, Tee For Teller, Movin Timber, and Zoomin On Bye.
Also on Sunday, Singles Cruise led at every call en route to a half-length victory in the $22,670 Canada Cup Derby (R).
Trained by Laurie Ferguson for owners Barry and Janice Sather, Singles Cruise covered 400 yards in :20.037 while racing against a reported 14-mph head wind. Neville Stephenson rode the brown daughter of the Favorite Trick (TB) stallion Favorite Cartel.
Singles Cruise was bred in California by Dr. Steve Burns. Campaigned in Canada, California, and the state of Washington, the filly has won nine of 17 outs, including five stakes, and she has earned $102,086.
Papas Coleen, Chasin Harm, JB Runaway Special, Goldin Warrior, Ifarm, Last Unicorn, JB Easy First Down, Timbersknightryder, and Heza Southern Cartel completed the official order of finish.
Grants Pass Downs
Making his first start in more than two months, Loosin My Lover outran his 21-1 odds to win Sunday's 400-yard, $15,500 Crater Lake Handicap for 3-year-olds.
Loosin My Lover defeated 4-5 favorite Ladys A Cartel by a neck in :20.104. Kassie Guglielmino rode the sorrel son of the Dixie Union (TB) stallion Sixthirteen (TB) for owner Sergio Leon and trainer Jaime Leon.
Loosin My Lover was bred in Oregon by David McBride. The gelding has won two of 14 starts, and the $8,525 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed his bankroll to $31,902.
Harem Bar Cartel ran third and was followed by GC Harrys Game, One Pure Man, Eyebrow Pride, Jess B 613, and Bo Jaxon.
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