Challenge Doubleheader Saturday at Retama

Fastest qualifier Desdemona Rambler returns in Saturday's $75,870 John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge.

Two Challenge Championship berths will be on the line Saturday at Retama Park.

Dan Grube’s Desdemona Rambler, a homebred son of champion Tempting Dash and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $75,870 John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge at Retama Park.

Trained by Brian Stroud, Desdemona Rambler has earned $64,000 from four starts, and his resume includes a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Just Call Me Carter, in the 330-yard, $540,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) on April 23. The colt is coming off of a 1 3/4-length win in the first of six John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge trials on July 30.

Desdemona Rambler drew post 4 and will be ridden by Juan F. Garcia Jr.

Borger Boy, a Bigtime Favorite gelding trained by Antonio Delgado Sr. for owner David L. Martinez, drew post 9 and will be ridden by Cipriano Vidana. Borger Boy ran third, a neck behind winner Take The Cup, in the 300-yard, $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Stakes at Sunland Park on April 30.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Trashy Tres (Luis Vivanco)
Love Ta Zoom (Russel Hadley)
Audited (Francisco Calderon)
Desdemona Rambler (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
Cartelita (Isaac Chapa)
Strawflyin Tac (David Alvarez)
Tac It Perry (Nestor Duran)
Shez Freaky (Esgar Ramirez)
Borger Boy (Cipriano Vidana)
One Sweet Merlot (Noe Villatoro)

Also on Saturday, fastest qualifier Tellereyematthebar drew post 2 for the 400-yard, $43,200 Adequan Retama Derby Challenge.

Trained by Brian Stroud for owners J. Leann Nalls and James R. Hrabovsky, Tellereyematthebar earned his first victory of his sophomore campaign in the last of three trials on July 29. The homebred Teller Cartel gelding will be ridden by Juan F. Garcia Jr.

Holly Hooper’s My Moment Of Fame, a gelded son of Jumpn Chic, drew post 10 and will be ridden by Luis Vivanco for trainer Angel Sanchez. My Moment Of Fame has earned $27,730 from four outs this season, and his two wins include a three-quarter length victory against Texas-breds in the 330-yard, $15,000 Ben E. Keith Stakes (R) at Retama on June 25.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Brookside (Nestor Duran)
Tellereyematthebar (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
Go Binskey Bear Go (Oscar Hernandez)
Pure D Rocket (Eleazar Guillen)
Lord Of Reason Br (David Alvarez)
Mazzimo (Esgar Ramirez)
Sure Fire Flyer (Damian Martinez)
Kid Can Dash (Francisco Calderon)
Mad Max Cartel (Gaspar Garcia)
My Moment Of Fame (Luis Vivanco)

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