July 12-17 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Brayan Velazquez rode Divas Candy Girl (green cap) to victory in Saturday's 110-yard Dash In A Flash Stakes at Canterbury Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of July 12-17, listed alphabetically by track. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge events, 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.

Ajax Downs
Fiesty Icon, a 4-year-old Sugarman Perry gelding owned and trained by Richard W. Kennedy and the second-fastest qualifier, overcame a less-than-perfect start and rallied to win the $43,749 Ontario Sires' Stakes Maturity (R) on Sunday.

Fiesty Icon went 330 yards in :16.690 and earned a 101 speed index under jockey Carly Furlonger. The sorrel gelding's winning margin was a head from fastest qualifier and 2-5 favorite Jesskissmytexas.

Fiesty Icon was bred in Ontario by Picov Cattle Co. Raced exclusively at this track, he has won eight of 15 starts -- including last year's Ontario Sires' Stakes Derby (R) -- and he has banked $98,705, of which $47,605 was earned last season.

Im Aquicktrick, Dinahlicious, Charted By DM, Pegasos One Underpar, Embrace Extravagance, and Eyesa Speedy Simon completed the order of finish.

Canterbury Park
Divas Candy Girl parlayed a sharp break from post 3 into her first stakes victory, as the 3-year-old filly sprinted to a neck victory in Saturday's 110-yard, $22,400 Dash In A Flash Stakes.

Prepped by Jason Olmstead and ridden by Brayan Velazquez for owner Thomas J. Scheckel of Bellevue, Iowa, Divas Candy Girl covered the short distance in :7.105. The filly earned $11,200 to push her bankroll to $54,887 from 12 starts.

"I just warmed her up really good and got her out of there quick," said Velazquez.

"You know how these (races) go -- whoever leaves (the fastest) is the one that wins," said Olmstead.

Diva Candy Girl was bred in Oklahoma by Ezra Lee and the late Carl Pevehouse. A finalist in last year's North Central QHRA Futurity (R) at this track, she has won four races.

Sudden Separation, Dash Around Blues, Ricky Seperate, Watch My Wallet Loto, Fast Eddys Eyeyinyou, and Iowas Texan Tip completed the order of finish.

Crooked River Roundup
Sent to post as the 19-10 favorite, Pappas In The House responded with a neck victory in the $17,020 Jack Rhoden Memorial Bonus Challenge Stakes on Saturday.

Pappas In The House went 250 yards in :13.315 while earning a 101 speed index and his third career stakes win. Eddie Aceves rode the 3-year-old Pappasito gelding for owners Rob Evans and Hanson Racing LLC and trainer Mark Hanson.

Pappas In The House was bred in Oklahoma by Mackie Racing LLC. He has banked $110,194 from 11 starts, and his six wins include last year's Bitterroot Futurity (R) and John Deere Les Bois Juvenile Challenge.

Bh Country Chrome ran second and was followed by One Runaway Opener, My Best Bunny Yet, Cousin Wheelz, A Tree Dash, Miss Country Chicks, and Let It Rain.

Fair Meadows at Tulsa
The field is set for the July 30, $68,700 Speedhorse Derby.

Racing in the second of three 350-yard trials on Saturday, Francisco Vega's Bloomer Ride defeated Card Games by a nose in :17.729. Roberto Meraz Jr. rode the Pyc Paint Your Wagon colt for trainer Manuel Almanza.

Bloomer Ride was bred in Texas by S Bar S. The colt has won five of 12 starts and has earned $43,379, and he was a finalist in last year's Speedhorse Futurity (G3) at this track.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Gillespie County Fair
Francisco Calderon rode 2-1 favorite and second-fastest qualifier Here Comes Callan to the gray filly's first stakes win in Sunday's $46,100 TQHA Futurity (R) for Texas-bred juveniles.

Racing for Ramon Salinas Jr. and trainer Arturo Morales, Here Comes Callan went 350 yards against a reported 10-mph head wind in :18.181. The filly's winning margin was a head from fastest qualifier Pool Runner.

Here Comes Callan was bred by Jack and Mary Evans. Campaigned in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana, she has won two of six starts and has pocketed $19,162.

Here Comes Callan's dam, Evans Express, is a homebred 7-year-old daughter of champion Tres Seis who ran second in Jess Tee Off's 2011 Sam Houston Futurity (G2).

Gianni Que finished third, a neck behind Here Comes Callan, and was followed by Political Dynasty, Peyton Sawyer, Blue Man Group, Jr Fist Full Ofmoney, A Salty Corona, and Check The Pool. Tenth-fastest qualifier Kool Deal was scratched.

Northlands Park
Wesley Oulton's Make Er Out, a homebred daughter of the Oak Tree Special stallion First Timber trained by her owner, is the fastest qualifier to the July 24, $54,295 Alberta Stallion Futurity (R),

Ridden by Rafael Zenteno in the last of three 330-yard trials on Wednesday, Make Er Out defeated second-fastest qualifier Reds On Fire by a nose in :17.152. The filly was winning for the first time in three outs.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Wyoming Downs
Music For Winners, a homebred sorrel daughter of Winners Version racing for A & C Racing and Roping, has posted the fastest qualifying time for the July 31, $30,000-est. Wyoming Bred Futurity (R).

Ridden by Oscar Cervantes for trainer Chancey Spencer, Winners Version won the second of three trials by a half of a length on Sunday. The New Mexico-bred filly covered 350 yards in :17.645 while earning her second victory in four outs and boosting her bankroll to $4,596.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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