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July 11-14 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of July 11-14. 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.

Ajax Downs
Tony Phillips rode Eazy Street to a clear two-length victory in Sunday's $45,370 Ontario Bred Futurity (R).

Prepped by Bryn Robertson for owners Carol Robertson and Jaime Robertson, Eazy Street went 300 yards in :15.880 while racing against a reported 15-mph head wind. The sorrel son of Mighty B Valiant earned the $19,307 winner's share of the $45,370 purse while posting his second win in as many outs.

Eazy Street was bred by Guylaine Paquin. The gelding is out of Easily Holland, a 14-year-old daughter of Holland Ease. His second dam, the winning Easy Jet mare Easily A Doll,  ran third in the 1984 Elmer Heppler Stakes at Albuquerque.

Silken Siri ran second and was followed by Fireball X15, Wavin Bac Atya, One Kool Dynasty, Kits Award, and Hanover Hill Chalsee.

Arapahoe Park
De Capitator Bar scored her first stakes win in Saturday's $96,370 Cherry Creek Futurity (R) for Colorado-bred juveniles.

Racing for Dana Lichlyter, De Capitator Bar went 330 yards in :17.190 while defeating Dg Dreamer by a head and posting a 96 speed index. Martin Lasalde rode the homebred son of Capo de Capi for trainer Mark Schultz.

De Capitator Bar set the second-fastest qualifying time with his second-place finish in the third of four trials on June 28. The colt has won two of three starts and has banked $42,188.

Jess Fly N A Miracle finished third and was followed by fastest qualifier and 13-10 favorite Pitchforks Panther, Wagonfullofdarlings, Skipin To First, Captain Brave Heart, Kina Big Deal, and Intocable Cartel.

Also on Saturday, odds-on favorite and fastest qualifier Jess Un Sies Mas continued his domination of local 3-year-olds with his half-length victory in the 350-yard, $62,060  Lucille Rowe Derby (R) for Colorado-breds.

Trained by Jose Barron for owner Hugo Barron-Sierra, Jess Un Sies Mas tripped the timer in :17.558 and recorded a 93 speed index. Alfredo Triana Jr. rode the homebred Apollitical Jess gelding.

Jess Un Sies Mas has won all four of his outs at this track this season, including the June 15 Rocky Mountain Derby. All told, the gelding has won five of 10 races and has earned $63,791, of which $56,770 has been pocketed this season.

El Oh El, Dg Favorite, Moshi Yoshi, Capos Sassy Laaydee, Turbo Boost, Shmack Daddy Acklam, Chendo Boy, Invite A Favor, and On Fleek completed the order of finish. 

Canterbury Park
William Geditz's Ima Dashin Follie sprinted to a nose victory in the 110-yard, $17,700 Dash In A Flash Stakes on Saturday.

Ridden by Doug Frink and sent to post at odds of 17-1, Ima Dashin Follie stopped the timer in :6.941. Robert Johnson trained the 5-year-old Ivory James mare.

ima Dashin Follie was bred in South Dakota by Rodney Ruzsa. Campaigned in six states, including Oklahoma and California, the mare has won four of 27 outs, and the $8,850 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes score pushed her earnings to $49,620.

First Of 15 ran second and was followed by Yes No Yes, Maghelene, Ja Go Forest Go, Ms Haulin Chic, Carneros, I Put It On Ya, and Fast Eddys Eyeyinyou.

Century Mile
Fifth-fastest qualifier Double Cruise, a homebred son of the Separatist stallion Bd Cruiser owned and trained by Tom Kenway, outran his 12-1 odds to win Thursday's $40,711 Alberta Stallion Futurity (R).

Ridden by Neville Stephenson, Double Cruise covered 300 yards in :15.874, and his margin of victory was a head from 9-1 longshot Timbergold. Suits, the fastest qualifier and 2-1 favorite in the field of nine, finished third.

Double Cruise was bred in Alberta. The colt's dam, Eye Cruise, is a homebred winning and stakes-placed daughter of the Mr Eye Opener stallion Eye Take Time.

Double Cruise has won one of two starts and has earned $19,508.

Separate Xpress finished fourth and was followed by Jb Hooter, Jb First Down Fame, Quarter Sawn, Sasses Loki, and Allthespeedyouneed. Rolling Timber was scratched.

Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Diego L. Meza's Watah Litical Jess on Saturday recorded the fastest qualifying time to the July 27, $82,200 Speedhorse Derby for sophomores.

Ridden by Cody Smith for trainer Mary Meza, Watah Litical Jess won the third of four 350-yard trials by a head from second-fastest qualifier Tarish in :17.434. The gelded son of world champion Apollitical Jess earned a 101 speed index and his third win in 10 races.

Watah Litical Jess was bred in Oklahoma by Steve Holt. The sorrel gelding has earned $30,667.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Los Alamitos
Making just her second start of the season, Dr. Steve Burns' Tequila Sangria led at every call en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in Friday's $15,000 Big Lew Handicap for 3-year-olds.

Tequila Sangria covered 350 yards in :17.505. Jesus Rios Ayala rode the homebred gray daughter of Favorite Cartel for trainer Mike Casselman.

"We’re real proud of her,” Casselman said. “I knew we could have gotten her in a little easier, but this stakes came up and we wanted out a few weeks here before the next set of derby trials. We opted to go in this direction.

"I wasn’t sure that it was a good decision, but she ran really well against tough company last year and she came into this race doing well," he added. "We’re happy with her.”

Tequila Sangria has won three of five starts and has banked $38,510. The filly has raced exclusively at this track, and she was a finalist in last year's Grade 1, 400-yard Golden State Million Futurity.

Dexxter finished second and was followed by Arizona Favorite, Ali Babe Foose, SC Coronada, and High Flier.

Sandy Downs
On Friday, the field was set for the July 24, $10,000-added Idaho Cup Futurity (R) for state-bred juveniles.

Zoom On Jess, a homebred son of Jess Zoomin owned by Gary and Jeralyn Messenger of Idaho Falls, set the fastest qualifying time with his three-quarter length victory in the last of three 350-yard trials. Ridden by Cordarelton Benn for trainer Monty Arrossa, the gelding covered his trip in :17.713 for his third win in five races.

Zoom On Jess has earned $9,300 while racing in Idaho and Utah. The gelding's dam, Feature Miss Fame, is a homebred winning daughter of Feature Mr Jess.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Wyoming Downs
Kvn Little Sister on Saturday set the fastest qualifying time to the July 27, $23,000 Utah-Bred Futurity (R).

Racing in the last of three 350-yard trials, Kvn Little Sister defeated second-fastest qualifier Its Moana Time by 1 1/4 lengths in :17.675. Jesus Valenzuela rode the homebred Corona Cartel filly for owner McColee Land & Livestock and trainer Riley Moosman.

KVN Little Sister has won two of three outs and has earned $10,047. The brown filly is a full sister to champion Kvn Corona.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

On Sunday, the field was set for the July 28, $8,500-added Ron Cook Wyoming-Bred Futurity (R).

Gotta Lotta Papa set the fastest qualifying time when the Pappasito filly won the fourth of five 330-yard trials by a nose in :16.891. Jesus Valenzuela rode Gotta Lotta Papa for owners Ron and Kathy Moosman and trainer Riley Moosman.

Gotta Lotta Papa was bred by Bryce Moosman. The filly has won three of four races, including the June 30 Wyoming All-Breeds Racing Association Futurity (R) at Energy Downs, and she has earned $25,915.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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