November 5-8 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes action.

Q-Racing Journal

Dan W. Nicks' Mr Jo Eagle earned his second career stakes win in the November 5, $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 5-8, listed by track. For recaps of graded stakes and Bank of America Racing Challenge events, see the individual recap stories posted in the Racing News section. This recap page will be updated throughout the week.

Lone Star Park
Mr Jo Eagle started Bank of America Challenge week off with a neck victory in Thursday’s 400-yard, $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) for Texas-breds.

Sent to post as the 3-10 favorite, Mr Jo Eagle stopped the timer in :19.462 on a sloppy track and earned a 101 speed index. Agustin Silva rode the 4-year-old gelding for owner Dan W. Nicks and trainer R.L. “Rick” Robinson.

Mr Jo Eagle’s sire, the 10-year-old Mr Jess Perry stallion One Famous Eagle, was the sport’s champion sophomore colt in 2008. The homebred gelding has won eight of 21 starts, and the $14,750 winner’s share of the B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes purse increased his bankroll to $136,053.

Notavailableinstores finished second and was followed by Lil Famous Dash, Hiclass Vodka, Rare Legs, Pursuit Of Duty, MSG Image Of Sixes, and Cabana Girl.

Los Alamitos
Joe Legacy, a 4-year-old son of Brookstone Bay owned by Greg Torgerson of Richfield, Utah, earned his first win of the season in Sunday's 300-yard, $15,000 Laguna Beach Handicap for aged sprinters.

Prepped by Jose Hernandez Jr, who gave a leg up to jockey Eduardo Nicasio, Joe Legacy made his trip in :15.464 while defeating El Rey Coronas by a half of a length.

Joe Legacy was bred by The Running A LLC of Helper, Utah. The was dropping in class and shortening in distance off of his ninth-place finish in the Grade 1, 440-yard Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship on October 17.

Joe Legacy has won six of 26 outs, including four stakes, and the $8,250 winner's share of the Laguna Beach Handicap purse pushed his bankroll to $80,258.

Ocean Won Away, Balata Joe Now, 7-5 favorite Tres Magicals, and Old Girl completed the order of finish.

Turf Paradise
Ralph and Carolyn Fales' Bringin It On led at every call en route to a nose win in Saturday's $17,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes.

Ridden by J. Martin Bourdieu for trainer Matt Fales, Bringin It On covered 300 yards on :15.338. In addition to earning a 105 speed index, the homebred 6-year-old son of champion FDD Dynasty banked $10,308 while scoring his second career stakes victory.

Bringin It On has won 11 of 23 outs and has earned $86,834.

Mackies Wagon, Shes A Real Choice, Jo Jo Hot Legs, Corona Toast, Paint Your Atraction, Stel Redneck, Reacorona Jr, Royal Looker, and Apollitical Legacy completed the order of finish.

Zia Park
Felipe Garcia-Luna rode BP Hit The Bigtiime to the gelding's second graded stakes win of the meet in the $55,360 Lovington Stakes (G2) on Saturday.

Prepped by Joaquin Lopez for owner Top Roustabouts and Backhoe Service, BP Hit The Bigtime went 400 yards in :19.459 while aided by a 10-mph tail wind. The 4-year-old bay gelding's winning margin was a head from Alis Jumpn.

BP Hit The Bigtime was bred by Bill Price of Thackerville, Oklahoma. He's won five of 17 starts, including the September 20, 350-yard James Isaac Hobbs Stakes (G2), and he has banked $146,648.

J Bar finished third, a neck behind the winner, and was followed by TF Featured Effort, Quick Dynasty, Ill Stop The World, Streak Hitter, Dynazip, Super Sporting Dash, and Bogart.

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