October 19-25 Stakes Recap
October 19-25 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of October 19-26. 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.
Two stakes were contested at this track on Monday. Picov Cattle Co.'s Hanover Hill Theresa broke her maiden in Monday's $49,055 Ontario Sires' Futurity (R).
Ridden by Cory Spataro, Hanover Hill Theresa covered 330 yards in :17.585, and her margin of victory was a nose from Bogie Wheels, who was disqualified from second and placed eighth for breaking outwardly out of the gate. Joe Tavares prepped Hanover Hill Theresa.
"I didn't know much about her,'" said Spataro who was riding Hanover Hill Theresa for the first time. "She was very quiet during the pre-race proceedings and we were lucky enough to have an outside post as there was a bit of kerfuffle with others in the middle.
"She sailed on by and got up to win," he added. "It was a surprise to me but a welcomed one."
Hanover Hill Theresa was bred by Picov Cattle Co. The filly is out of Ethoria (TB), a Kentucky-bred daughter of the Bold Ruckus (TB) stallion Demaloot Demashoot (TB). The $20,228 winner's share of the purse from Hanover Hill Theresa's first win in three outs pushed her bankroll to $20,955.
Jess Raven, Hanover Hill Lynda, Whos Hot Now, Winning Okie, Kitsawinner, All Out Sugar, and Bogie Wheels completed the official order of finish.
Also on Monday, Night Fishn outran her 25-1 odds to win the 250-yard, $16,642 Sprint Series Number 3 Stakes.
Saddled by Dan Giles for owner Mary Schrama, Night Fishin defeated Jess A Sweet Suprize by a nose in :13.284. Ramiro Castillo rode the homebred 6-year-old daughter of Sugarman Perry.
Night Fishn has won seven of 22 starts, all at this track, and the $6,723 winner's share of the purse from her second career stakes score bumped her bankroll to $79,809.
Carneros ran third and was followed by Silken Siri, Zoxtobeyou, Chicksdigmymoneybags, Arctic Fame, Five Bar Fandango, and Countrys Comin Bac.
A sharp break from post 3 helped odds-on favorite Eyesa Timber score a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory in Sunday's $46,165 Canada Cup Futurity (RG3).
Owned and trained by Wesley T. Oulton, Eyesa Timber covered 400 yards in :20.251. J.B. Botello rode the homebred son of the Oak Tree Special stallion First Timber.
Eyesa Timber was bred in Alberta. The gelding is out of Eyesa Perry, a winning daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry. Raced in Alberta and two U.S. states, including Oklahoma, Eyesa Timber has won four of seven starts, and the $21,416 winner's share of the purse from his second career stakes victory boosted his bankroll to $56,491.
Eyesa Timber was coming off of a victory in the September 25 Alberta Bred Futurity (R) at this track.
Jess Be First, Ulnvme To, Cerveza Corona, Halos Sign, Bound Too Be First, Royale Runaway, and Jagnestimber completed the order of finish.
Also on Sunday, Martin Ortiz rode Double Cruise to a three-quarter length win in the $22,780 Canada Cup Derby (R).
Owned and trained by Tom Kenway, Double Cruise went 400 yards in :20.305. The homebred son of the Separatist stallion BD Cruiser banked $10,251 from his second career stakes victory.
Double Cruise was coming off of a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length win in the September 27, $24,926 Alberta Bred Derby (R) at this track. All told, the sorrel gelding has won four of 11 starts and has earned $53,010 while campaigning exclusively in Alberta.
Getit Foose finished second and was followed by Suits, RJ Fly Bye, First Pulse, SS Frosty, Tee For Teller, Poutn And Streakin, Movin Timber, and Timber Gold.
A $7,500 claim at Lone Star Park on September 5, Canselman paid immediate dividends for his new connections with a two-length victory in Thursday's $25,000 Faubourg St. John Stakes.
Canselman covered 870 yards in :46.166 under jockey Luciano Duenez. Rosendo Valdez Jr. saddled the 4-year-old Favorite Cartel gelding for owner Miguel A. Vargas.
Canselman was bred in California by Dr. Steve Burns. Raced in three states, including New Mexico and Texas, Canselman has won seven of 15 starts -- including five of nine at the 870-yard distance -- and the $15,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score pushed his bankroll to $61,450, of which $49,150 has been pocketed at the 870 trip.
Jessi Jam, Louisiana Dressblues, Desire Astoli, Abygale, and Eton completed the order of finish.
Also on Thursday, Larry J. Boudreaux's Mpshinning was a prompt 6-5 favorite in the 440-yard, $40,000 Mid-City Stakes (RG2) for Louisiana-bred sprinters.
Ridden by Everardo Rodriguez for trainer Adrian Huitron and racing against a reported 6-mph head wind, Mpshinning made his quarter-mile trip in :21.499 and his margin of victory was 1 1/2 lengths from 12-1 longshot Tuckers Prize. The 4-year-old Mr Piloto stallion earned $24,000 from his third stakes win of the season.
Mpshinning was bred by Jon and Donna McPherson. The stallion has won 10 of 20 starts, including five stakes, and he has earned $785,045.
Barjaxs ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Mpshinning, and was followed by Fabulously Black, Lightemupwithcharm, El Predator, Beyondthecos, and DLJ Imma B Famous.
Making his first official start since February 11, Rosendo Valdez's Peytons Last Dash got up at the wire to win Thursday's $30,000 Lakeview Dash Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds.
Peytons Last Dash covered 250 yards in :12.985 while defeating The Cazador by a neck. David Alvarez rode the 4-year-old Heza Fast Dash gelding for trainer Rosendo Valdez Jr.
Peytons Last Dash earned $18,000 and a 115 speed index. The gelding was bred by Jo Baya Foreman. Raced exclusively at Louisiana, Peytons Last Dash has won six of 12 starts -- including two of five at the 250 distance -- and he has banked $71,370.
Mag 1, Painted By Perry, Gunsmoke B, Tahur, and Hot Prize completed the order of finish.
Jess Sweet Time led at every call en route to a one-length victory in Thursday's 350-yard, $40,000 Louisiana QHBA Sale Juvenile Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds.
Racing for Roland Frederick, Cory Mouton, and trainer Trey Ellis, Jess Sweet Time stopped the timer in :17.517. The sorrel son of One Sweet Jess earned $24,000 from his first career stakes score.
Jess Sweet Time was bred by James C. Sistrunk. The gelding is out of Track Shaker, a winning 9-year-old Game Patriot mare. Jess Sweet Time has won two of seven outs and has banked $43,170.
Shortstop Express ran second and was followed by Tttroyalityntheblood, Lafitte, La Savanne, Ho Lotta Patriot, Apollitical Bye, Jaggers Delta One, Little Red Rogue, and B Sweet.
Luis Ruiz rode HH Gailforce to a wire-to-wire victory in Thursday's 330-yard, $35,000 French Quarter Stakes (R) for Louisiana-bred distaffers.
Prepped by Joel Cantu for the Egoizzta Partnership, HH Gailforce earned a 103 speed index while stopping the timer in :16.418. The 3-year-old bay daughter of Freighttrain B defeated Speedy Piloto Gee by a neck while posting her second stakes win.
HH Gailforce was bred by Harvey Hayes. The filly has won four of 12 races, including last year's 300-yard, $305,000 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) at Louisiana Downs, and she has banked $229,747.
HH Gailforce's sophomore resume includes a third-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Lifeinthefastlanes, in the August 22, $277,000 Delta Downs Derby (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-olds.
Escandalo, Corona Down Perry, Perry Mouse Tale, Sea Yacht Dash, Apollitical Toni, Ettas Lil Jet, Ms Diamond Prize, and Louisiana Dreamin completed the order of finish.
On Saturday, Jose Ernesto Guzman's Five Bar Jewel sprinted to a half-length win in the 330-yard, $30,000 Billy Montgomery Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds.
Ridden by Everardo Rodriguez for trainer Alonso Neri and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Five Bar Jewel posted a 104 speed index while stopping the timer in :16.404. The 4-year-old Five Bar Cartel gelding earned $18,000 from his first stakes victory.
Five Bar Jewel was bred by Richard and Janelle Simon. The gelding has won five of 16 races and has banked $107,940.
The Billy Montgomery Stakes was restricted to state-breds who had not won a stakes race.
One Fast Perry finished second and was followed by RF Fast Dash N Blue, No Freight, No Politics Here, TF Toast To Whiskey, Jet Black Design, Heza Bell Perry Jr, High And Caliente, and Prize Dasher.
Staubauch, a 20-1 longshot in a field of six sprinters, scored a nose victory in Saturday's $16,000 John Ward Handicap.
Ridden by Ruben Lozano for owner Gabriel Carballo, Staubauch covered 400 yards in :19.943. Cesar DeAlba trained the 4-year-old Texas Icon gelding.
Staubauch was bred in Arizona by Ralph and Carolyn Fales. The gelding has won six of 19 races, and the $8,800 winner's share of the purse increased his earnings to $33,772.
CM Boom Shakalaka, Favorite Rock, 4-5 favorite Zoom On Jess, Freight Boss, and Captain Mazurk completed the order of finish.
Wiil Rogers Downs
Chicks With Coronas is the fastest qualifier to the November 14, $59,200 Speedhorse Derby.
Racing in the first of two 350-yard trials on Saturday, Chicks With Coronas defeated second-fastest qualifier Cajun King by a neck in :17.681. Cristian Esqueda rode the daughter of Apollitical Blood for owners Sharon Hafliger and R.J. Ziegler, and trainer Casey Black.
Chicks With Coronas was bred in Louisiana by Jim and Natalie Montgomery. The filly has won four of eight races and has earned $31,928.
Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.
On Sunday, the field was set for the November 14, $183,700 Black Gold Lads Championship Futurity (R).
Seven set the fastest qualifying time, as the son of Kiss My Hocks won the third of four 400-yard trials by 1 1/2 lengths in :19.947. Cody Smith rode the gelding for owners Raymond Merrill and Gregory Cullum and trainer Clint Crawford.
Seven was bred in Texas by Turner Farms and Tommie Turner. The gelding has won five of seven starts and has earned $134,808, and his summer season included a third-place finish in the July 19, 400-yard Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Seven was a $42,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.
Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.
AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA Racing on Twitter, "like" Q-Racing on Facebook, and visit www.aqha.com/racing.