April 22-24 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes action.

Q-Racing Journal

Politically Corrupt won the third of five Old South Derby trials at Delta Downs on Friday. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes action for the week of April 22-24. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recap stories in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.

Delta Downs
Double H Racing Investment LLC's Politically Corrupt won the third of five Old South Derby trials on Friday, and the Texas-bred son of Apollitical Jess is the fastest qualifier to the $25,000-added final on May 13.

Ridden by Manuel Gutierrez for trainer Elpidio Luna Jr., Politically Corrupt went 350 yards in :17.764, and his margin of victory was one-length from eighth-fastest qualifier Aw Naw. The gelding has won three of nine outs and has banked $15,130.

Politically Corrupt was bred by Andrew M. Gardiner.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

David Alvarez rode PYC First Prize Mia to the 4-year-old mare's first stakes victory in Saturday's 250-yard, $22,100 Delta Dash Stakes.

Trained by Kenneth Weeks for owner Lester Colomb Jr., PYC First Prize Mia defeated Snipes And Bites by a nose in :13.102 while posting a 90 speed index. The mare's win was her second consecutive and fifth in 12 outs.

PYC First Prize Mia was bred in Louisiana by Weetona Stanley of Madill, Oklahoma. The mare banked $12,000 from the Delta Dash to push her earnings to $39,975.

Sydney Leigh, Wild Tycoon, King Daddy Dove, Shes A Fast Dash, Chicks Leaving You, Voncitas Game, Runaway Mystery, and Game Rita completed the order of finish.

Also on Saturday, the field was set for the May 14, $88,935 Old South Futurity.

PD Racing Inc.'s Sizzlin Stewart, a gelded son of the Grade 2-winning Corona For Me stallion Sizzlin Cartel, is the fastest qualifier following his three-quarter length win in :16.965 in the fourth of six 330-yard trials. Gilbert Ortiz rode the gelding, who was making his career debut, for trainer Kenneth Roberts Sr.

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Laurel Brown Racetrack
Two sets of futurity trials were contested at this track on Saturday. Bryce Moosman's BK Katmandu, a homebred son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion First Prize Stone, set the fastest qualifying time to the May 7, $69,175 Beehive Futurity (R), as the colt won the seventh of eight trials by one length from third-fastest qualifier Tilt James. Jesus Canales rode BK Katmandu for trainer Ron Moosman.

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Also, Heza Lacey J Jr won the first of four SVLAC Futurity trials by four lengths to set the fastest qualifying time for the $23,272 final on May 7. Jesus Valenzuela rode the homebred colt by champion Carters Cartel for owner Sam Allie and trainer Riley Moosman.

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Remington Park
Terry McLean's Dicecapades remained undefeated following her three-quarter length victory in the $70,000 Laico Bird Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds on Saturday.

Prepped by Gerry McLean, who gave a leg up to jockey James Flores, Dicecapades covered her 330-yard trip in :16.761 while earning her second win in as many starts and pushing her bankroll to $52,618.

Dicecapades was bred by J. Garvan Kelly and Nancy Yearsley. The brown daughter of Prospect To The Top was coming off of a half-length score at odds of 11-1 in her debut on March 24, a 250-yard, $20,0000 maiden claiming dash for Oklahoma-breds.

Js Challenger ran second and was followed by Bout Tree Fiddy, Im Tellin Ya, Perfect Bum, Tempting Blonde, Dash Down Dancer, and Depoe Bay.

Okies CC, a brown daughter of Carters Cartel owned by Joel Pierce of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, broke her maiden in Sunday's $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile Invitational Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds.

Making her third career start and racing against a 28-mph head wind, Okies CC defeated favorite Darker Tint by a nose in :17.343 for 330 yards. Omar Reyes rode the filly for trainer Jerry Ingels.

Okies CC was bred by Steve A. Holt. An $8,200 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, she has thus far earned $43,874.

Peves Freddy B, MH Ground Control, Corona Act On Fire V, Signs First Corona, Barue, Streakin Folly, and Eyema Candy Cartel completed the order of finish.

Sam Houston Race Park
Sent to post at odds of 12-1, Tac My Time rewarded his backers by breaking his maiden in the 330-yard, $50,000 Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational Stakes on Saturday.

Tac My Time stopped the timer in :16.772 and earned a 96 speed index under jockey Nestor Duran, and his winning margin was a neck from 7-2 second choice Sochi Special. Leon Bard saddled the brown Tac It Like A Man gelding for owners Gary Hartstack and Marco X. Ramirez.

Tac My Time made his debut with a second-place finish in his Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trial on April 2. A $6,000 purchase at last year's Texas Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale in San Antonio, the gelding was bred in Texas by Chris Ables.

"We're really pleased with him," said Ramirez of Tac My Time. "We've always like this horse, but he's pretty excitable. He false broke in his trial and lost a little focus. He didn't break that good in that race, but he came on running on the end of it, so we thought he was sitting on a big race tonight."

Tac My Time banked $15,000 to bring his earnings to $15,600 from two outs.

Jess A Tr finished third and was followed by Ivory Wish, JMF Dashing, Fancy Mamacita, Valiant Zoom, San Lorenzo Eagle, and Ty Perry.

Sun Downs
Henry Craig, a homebred son of One Sweet Jess owned by Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing from the barn of trainer Hector Magallanes, is the fastest qualifier to this year's $10,000-added Pot O' Gold Futurity.

Racing in the third of four trials on Sunday, Henry Craig covered 300 yards in :16.016 under jockey Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa. The gelding's winning margin was three-quarters of a length from second-fastest qualifier Siennas Sassy Boot.

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SunRay Park
Unfinished Biz outran his 16-1 odds to win the 400-yard, $36,785 Animas Stakes for 3-year-olds, as this track began its 36-day spring meet on Friday.

Ridden by Sergio Dominguez, Unfinished Biz defeated even-money favorite RG Miracle by a head in :19.624 while scoring her second win in nine outs and first stakes victory. Cody Reynolds saddled the brown daughter of Captain Courage for ownerrs Bill and Susan Nice.

Unfinished Biz was bred in Texas by Burnett Ranches LLC. The $21,060 winner's share of the Animas Stakes purse increased her bankroll to $43,244, of which $38,757 has been earned this season.

Phoebes Dynasty, Tres Diamantess, Thru The Night, Sweet Splenda, Una Linda Corona, and Jess Dashn completed the order of finish.

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