July 23-24 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Rancho el Cabresto's Apollititaka, a homebred filly, scored her first stakes win in Sunday's $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of July 23-24, 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
Home To Vegas is the fastest qualifier to the August 14, $55,000-added Ontario Sires' Futurity (R) for juveniles sired by Ontario-registered stallions.

Ridden by Tony Phillips for owners Brian Samis and Marie Broadstock and trainer Bob Broadstock, Home To Vegas on Sunday won the first of two 330-yard trials by 2 1/4 lengths in :17.260. The gelded son of the Victory Dash stallion Down Home Dash has won both of his races and has earned $8,291.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

California State Fair (Sacramento)
Making his career debut, Snowy Coronitas sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $15,550 Jack Clifford Stakes.

Snowy Coronitas covered 350 yards in :17.672 and posted a 102 speed index under jockey Irving Orozco. Mario Loza trained the homebred 4-year-old Count Corona gelding for owner Cuadra Mariscal.

Snowy Coronitas earned the $8,300 winner's share of the Jack Clifford Stakes. The gelding was bred in California and his dam, Snowy Memory, is a winning daughter of champion This Snow Is Royal.

Eddies Jazzin, Ivys Storm, Rarely Occurs, No Mas Vaquero, Hot Shot, Outdashn, 5-2 favorite Tio Pepe Balvoa, Kotur, Dashett and One More Fire completed the order of finish.

Canterbury Park
Richard L. Tobin's Chick In Eagle on Sunday posted the fasetst qualifying time to the August 7, 350-yard North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity (R).

Ridden by Brayan Velazquez for trainer Jason Olmstead, Chick In Eagle won the third of five trials in :18.014. The Texas-bred One Famous Eagle gelding, a finalist in the July 10 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity at this track, was winning for the second time in four outs.

This year's NCQHRA Futurity will offer a stakes-record $54,400 purse. Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Evergreen Park
Caraves Waves, a homebred son of 2006 world champion Wave Carver and the fastest qualifier, was a prompt odds-on favorite in the $22,849 Jerry Stojan Futurity on Sunday.

Ridden by Scott Sterr, Caraves Waves went 300 yards in :15.740, and his winnning margin was three-quarters of a length from second-fastest qualifier Sherry Baby. Randy Cunningham saddled the gray gelding for owners Shady Lane Stables and Dale Zukowski.

Caraves Waves was coming off of a clear two-length win in the first of two trials on July 9. Raced exclusively in Alberta, he has won three of four starts and has banked $22,652, and he ran second, a half of a length behind winner Poutn On The Wagon, in the 300-yard, $45,420 Alberta Bred Futurity (RG3) at Lethbridge.

Cowboy 109, Tahma Chop, Eye On Desirio, Dashin By All, Heza Riot, and Pink Power completed the order of finish.

Retama Park
Jetsie Cartel rallied to win the 330-yard, $15,000 La Villita Stakes (R) for Texas-bred 3-year-old fillies on Saturday.

Prepped by Roberto Madrigal and ridden by Claudio Aguilar for owner Eleazar Martinez Sr., Jetsie Cartel defeated Dm Maryanna by three-quarters of a length in :17.381. The homebred daughter of The Louisiana Cartel accomplished her clocking while racing against a reported 13-mph head wind.

Jetsie Cartel has raced exclusively in Texas, as the filly has won four of seven starts -- including three of her last four -- and has banked $19,626. She was a finalist in the July 2 TQHA Sires' Cup Derby (R) at this track.

Dee Dee Do Run Run finished third and was followed by I Sa Chick, Greystone Girl, Get Inda Pool, Dashinthruatrain, Kittyna, and Ja Sweet Reason.

Ruidoso Downs
Darling Farms' One Fabulous Eagle was a prompt even-money favorite in the $100,000 Corona Cartel Stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday.

Ridden by Cesar Gomez for trainer Kasey Willis, One Fabulous Eagle went 440 yards in :21.406, and his margin of victory was a clear 1 1/2 lengths from 15-1 longshot Double Down. The winner and runner-up combined for a $2 exacta payoff of $40.80.

One Fabulous Eagle was bred in Texas by Christine Hudson. The colt's sire, One Famous Eagle, was xxxxxxxxxxx. His dam, the unraced Strawfly Special mare Ladys Heart Of Gold, is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Strength In Numbers. Ladys Heart Of Gold has produced several graded stakes placed runners, including Eagle On The Fly, a full sister to One Fabulous Eagle who ran second in Takiana Romanova B's 2014 Hobbs America Futurity at Zia Park.

Raced exclusively at this track, One Fabulous Eagle has won four of seven outs, and the $42,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed his bankroll to $574,280. The colt's resume includes a second-place finish to champion Jess Good Candy in last year's Grade 1, 440-yard All American Futurity.

Undaunted, Ahs Uncle Si, Jm Mr Evan, A Special Beauty, Sprinster, Belvedere, Endless Affair, and Senator Cuervo completed the order of finish.

On Sunday, Apollititaka outran her 13-1 odds to win the 400-yard Rainbow Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

Racing for Rancho el Cabresto Inc. and trained by Juan Aleman, Apollititaka defeated Seaside Eagle by a half of a length in :19.899 while aided by a reported 15-mph tail wind. Eduardo Nicasio rode the homebred gray daughter of Apollitical Jess.

Apollititaka was bred in California. Her dam, Taka Puna, is a winning 11-year-old daughter of Fishers Dash. The filly's second dam, the Invisible Injun mare Babe On The Beach, ran second in the 2002 Golden State Futurity (G1) and '03 La Primera del Ano Derby (G2).

Apollititaka has won two of her five outs and has banked $46,850.

Take The Cup, Murcielago, Heismen, One Sweet Racy, Rebelious, Im Tellin Ya, Dashing Runner, and Perrys A Hero completed the order of finish.

Wyoming Downs
Third-fastest qualifier Genuine Version, a sorrel son of Winners Version campaigned by Gary Laramie and Janet Oakason, earned his first stakes win in Saturday's 350-yard, $33,600 Utah Bred Futurity (R).

Prepped by Chad Giles, Genuine Version defeated Gm Picture Perfect by a head in :17.468 under jockey Oscar Cervantes. In addition to earning a 103 speed index, the gelding banked the $15,792 winner's share of the purse.

Genuine Version was bred by Allreds Horse Haven. A finalist in the June 4 Hadley-Giles Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden, Utah, the gelding has won three of his five starts and has earned $19,753.

Fastest qualifier Dashin Happy finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Genuine Version, and was followed by Midnight Version, Hole Lot Of Steam, Dassleding, Captain Cruz, Bf Stone Cold and Bf Katmandu.

Broken Bones Cattle Co.'s Eyesa Special Harper, a homebred chestnut daughter of the Eyesa Special stallion Eyesa Special Slim, led at every call en route to a half-length victory in Sunday's $37,100 Wyoming Bred Futurity (R).

Ridden by Luis Peralta for trainer Jesse Villegas, Eyesa Special Harper went 300 yards in :15.430 while earning her second win in four outs and first career stakes score. The filly broke her maiden and recorded the fourth-fastest qualifying time in one of four trials on July 10.

Eyesa Special Harper's dam, the homebred First N Six mare Streakin Camilla, won the '03 Aberdeen Futurity at the Brown County Fair in South Dakota. The $12,985 winner's share of the Wyoming Bred Futurity purse boosted her bankroll to $14,176.

Vvr Poolhall Girl finished second and was followed by Vvr Dazzling Corona, Eyesa Special Shadow, fastest qualifier Vvr Stormy Cartel, Brindis Secret Toast, Sixs Streakin Hestia, La Futura Dash, and Pro Paige.

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