January 2-3 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes action.

Q-Racing Journal

Tony Sedillo's D E Wagons Strawfly wins Sunday's 870-yard Challenger Six Handicap for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of January 2-3, 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 page will be updated throughout the week.

Hialeah Park
Yordanis Amaro rode She Looks Racy to a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length victory in Sunday's $21,875 Mockingbird Stakes for newly turned sophomores.

Prepped by Elio Vazquez for owner Double A Ranch, She Looks Racy covered 250 yards in :13.259 and earned a 92 speed index despite stumbling at the start. The $13,125 winner's share of the purse from her first career stakes victory pushed her bankroll to $71,632 from just five outs.

She Looks Racy was bred in Texas by Johnny Trotter and Burnett Ranches. The sorrel daughter of First Down Dash has won three races, and her resume includes a third-place finish, a head behind winner Famous Little Reba, in the October 10, $448,515 Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

Sprinster finished second and was followed by Regala de Amor, Eos Streakin Chicks, Burnin For You, Love You Pappi, and Tres Sea.

Sunland Park
D E Wagons Strawfly, a 7-year-old gelding owned and trained by Tony Sedillo, was a prompt 6-5 favorite in the 870-yard, $85,000 Challenger Six Handicap (R) for New Mexico-breds.

Ridden by Jose Ortiz, D E Wagons Strawfly defeated Tag Ur It by 2 1/4 lengths in :45.652. The gelding's victory was his 10th in 38 outs, and the $51,000 winner's share of the purse increased his earnings to $455,938, all of which has been banked in New Mexico.

D E Wagons Strawfly was bred by Double Eagle Ranch at Roswell, New Mexico. His sire, the Strawfly Special stallion Genuine Strawfly, won the Ruidoso (G2) and All American (G1) derbies in 2002.

D E Wagons Strawfly's five stakes wins include the 2013 Challenger Six Handicap.

Super Quintons, Never Tap Out, Talkin Hills, Coronas Boy, Beverlys Ruller, and Watch For Corona completed the order of finish.

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