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June 14-16 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

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Following is a recap of all American Quarter Horse stakes and trials for the week of June 14-16. 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
Shes Sizzling, a homebred daughter of Sizzlin Cartel campaigned by Erik and Joyce Lehtinen, sprinted to a neck victory in Sunday's $41,792 Ontario-Bred Derby (R).

Ridden by Ramiro Castillo for trainer Erik Lehtinen, Shes Sizzling covered 300 yards in :15.470 while posting a 95 speed index. The bay filly earned $41,792 from her first stakes win.

Shes Sizzling has won four of 10 starts and has earned $52,227 while racing in Ontario, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. The filly was a finalist in last year's Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at Canterbury Park and Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at this track.

Shake It Twice finished second and was followed by Five Bar Fandango, Quick Bolls Jangle, Queens Award, A Fancy Arrangement, Usain Colt, Teller A Secret, and Carlos The Second. Perryfunnysteven was listed as a stewards' scratch.

Arapahoe Park
This track presented an American Quarter Horse stakes tripleheader on Saturday.

Hugo Barron-Sierra's Jess Un Sies Mas led at every call en route to a clear two-length victory in the afternoon's richest race, the $71,015 Rocky Mountain Derby. Prepped by Jose Barron, the homebred Apollitical Jess gelding covered 350 yards in :17.600 and earned a 92 speed index under jockey Jose Lopez.

The fastest qualifier, Jess Un Sies Mas made his season debut with a half-length win in the second of five Rocky Mountain Derby trials on May 31. All told, the Colorado-bred gelding has won three of eight races, and the $28,406 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed his earnings to $37,047, of which $30,026 has been banked this year.

Could Be Hotter finished second and was followed by Midnite Dash, Tyson Gay, Ryans Cartel, Despite, Long Wagon Ho, Craizin, Aint She Kool, and One Rare Jess.

TF Kates TLC, a daughter of The Louisiana Cartel and the fastest qualifier, won Saturday's 330-yard, $64,215 Rocky Mountain Futurity.

Racing for Gilberto Gutierrez and sent to post as the even-money favorite in the field of nine, TF Kates TLC defeated Paramounte by a neck in :17.160. Carlos Guillen Chacon rode the filly for trainer Roberto Treto.

TF Kates TLC was coming off of a 1 3/4-length win in the last of three Rocky Mountain Futurity trials on May 31. The filly was bred in Louisiana by Tate Farms, and she sold for $8,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

TF Kates TLC has won two of four starts and has pocketed $41,115, and she was a finalist in the March 23, 300--yard Oklahoma Futurity (G2) at Remington Park.

La Reina Madre, Jesta Wave, Jess Charger,  DG Dreamer, A Lota Class Action, Favorite Rock, and Maggie Ann Murphy completed the order of finish. Victorious Cartel was listed as a vet scratch.

Making her first official start of her 4-year-old campaign, Hugo Barron-Sierra's Shinning Bianca outran her 10-1 odds to win Saturday's $17,950 Dolls Prodigy Stakes for aged Colorado-breds.

Shinning Bianca went 350 yards in a hand-timed :17.640 while defeating 2-1 second choice DG Tempter by a head. Jesus Olivas rode the homebred 4-year-old daughter of the One Famous Eagle stallion One Handsome Man for trainer Jose Barron.

Shinning Bianca has won three of 11 starts, and the $10,770 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes score pushed the Colorado-bred mare's  bankroll to $41,029. Shinning Bianca was a finalist in last year's Rocky Mountain and Lucille Rowe (R) derbies at this track.

Perkin Desire, Toshi Yoshi, odds-on favorite Shes My Foose, and Sweet N Sour Bars completed the order of finish.

Canterbury Park
Spencer Cordes' HR Storm On In is the fastest qualifier to the July 7, $36,068 Minnesota QHRA Stallion Service Auction Futurity (R).

Racing in the second of two 350-yard heats on Friday, HR Storm On In defeated fourth-fastest qualifier Beep Beep Zoom Zoom by 2 1/4 lengths in :17.978. Doug Frink rode the Red Storm Cat gelding for trainer Victor Hanson.

HR Storm On In was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby and Vickie Hammer, and he was acquired by Cordes for $8,500 at last year's Heritage Place Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City. The bay gelding has won two of four starts and has earned $13,992.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Energy Downs
Gotta Lotta Papa on Sunday set the fastest qualifying time to the June 30, $25,000-added Wyoming Bred Futurity (R).

Racing for Ron Moosman and Kathy Moosman and trained by Riley Moosman, Gotta Lotta Papa won the last of six 300-yard trials in :15.401. The bay daughter of Pappasito was winning for the first time in two outs.

Gotta Lotta Papa was bred by Bryce Moosman. She is out of Lotta Kat Moves, a multiple stakes winning homebred daughter of Maknmoves.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Also on Sunday, A Dash Of Dynasty recorded the fastest qualifying time to the $15,000-added WABRA Derby (R) for Wyoming-bred sophomores.

Ridden by Jose Figueroa, A Dash Of Dynasty won the last of three 350-yard trials in :17.447. Diana Garfias saddled the Jr Dynasty Mountain filly for owner Aron Saenz.

A Dash Of Dynasty was bred by Ron and Laurie Moosman, and she was making her official season debut. The filly has won four of seven outs while racing exclusively in Wyoming.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Fair Meadows at Tulsa
A $30,000 claimer during the Remington Park spring meet, Three Bar T Quarter Horses' Bluemoonteller became a stakes winner from Sunday's 350-yard, $16,000 Golden Driller Stakes.

Bluemoonteller defeated Lota Pyc Chrome by a neck in :17.358 on a sloppy and sealed track. Mario Delgado rode the sorrel Teller Cartel gelding for trainer R.L. "Rick" Robinson.

Bluemoonteller was bred in Texas by Billy Kothmann. Raced in Texas and Oklahoma, the gelding has won five of 16 outs, and the $8,784 winner's share of the Golden Driller Stakes purse increased his bankroll to $45,841.

Hooked On A Win, Luv My Bully, Fly N Tell, Htr Miamor Tequilla, Express Train No 9, Jesse Joe, and Jesstell Cartel completed the order of finish.

Grants Pass Downs
The field has been set for the July 4, $15,000-est. Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity.

Four trials were contested on Sunday, and Juan M. Rodriguez's John Carter Cash and Freddy E. Ibarra's Senor Frogs came away with the fastest qualifying times, as the two juveniles finished in a dead-heat for the win in the third heat. Robert Burney rode John Carter Cash for trainer Jose Rosales Gomez, and Jaime Lopez rode Senor Frogs for trainer Freddy Ibarra. Both rivals reached the wire in :17.638 for 350 yards.

John Carter Cash is a Carters Cartel colt who has won all three of his starts, including the May 12, 300-yard Pot O' Gold Futurity at Sun Downs, and has earned $12,132. A gelded son of Coronado Cartel, Senor Frogs has won two of three outs and has banked $2,709.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Laurel Brown Racetrack
Three sets of trials were contested at this track on Friday.

Centers Valiant Hero, a son of One Valiant Hero owned by Mayra Sanchez, Hernando Perez, and trainer Valentin Arellanes, is the fastest qualifier to the June 30, $80,127 Beehive Futurity (R).

Racing in the last of five 350-yard trials, Centers Valiant Hero defeated fourth-fastest qualifier Hiphopopotamus by one length in :17.535. Armando Alvidrez rode the Oklahoma-bred gelding, who was winning for the third time in five outs.

Centers Valiant Hero was bred by Carlie R. Rooney. The gelding has earned $24,790, and his record includes two wins during the recently concluded Remington Park meet.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Also on Friday, Roberto Ortiz's Fooses Tat recorded the fastest qualifying time to the June 30, $20,510 South Valley Futurity.

Prepped by Lazaro Mendoza and ridden by Daniel Carrillo, Fooses Tat won the second of three 330-yard trials by three-quarters of a length in :16.603. The daughter of champion Foose was recording his second win in four starts and pushing his earnings to $16,495.

Fooses Tat was bred in California by Fawna Knight and Mark Skeen. The filly was coming off of a second-place finish in the June 1 Hadley/Giles Memorial Futurity at Weber Downs.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

In addition, the field was set for the June 30, $20,295 Utah QHRA Open Derby.

Pappajeto, a homebred Pappasito gelding owned by David and Linda Burt, won the first of two 350-yard trials by one length in :17.467 to set the fastest qualifying time. Daniel Carrillo rode Pappajeto for trainer David Burt.

Pappajeto was bred in Utah, and he has won two of six starts and has banked $2,925 while racing exclusively in the Intermountain region.

Click here for a complete list of finalists. 

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