Long Lost Buddy Finds Winner's Circle in Bitterroot Futurity

The California-bred gelding extended his win streak to three on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Long Lost Buddy won Saturday's Bitterroot Futurity at Sandy Downs.

Second-fastest qualifier Long Lost Buddy extended his win streak with a head victory in Saturday's $118,804 Bitterroot Futurity (R) at Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Trained by Mark Hanson for owners RTM Stables LLC, Ben McKinney, and Richard Gardner, Long Lost Buddy covered his 350-yard trip in :17.380 and earned a 110 speed index under jockey Uriel Dominguez. The Favorite Cartel gelding was posting his third consecutive win and pushing his bankroll to $57,437 from four outs.

 
Long Lost Buddy earned his second stakes win in Saturday's
$118,804 Bitterroot Futurity at Sandy Downs

A two-time stakes winner who has raced exclusively in Idaho, Long Lost Buddy broke his maiden with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length score in the 330-yard, $23,100 Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity at Pocatello Downs on May 22. The gelding was bred by Dr. Steve Burns of Menifee, California, and he is out of the unraced 11-year-old Corona Cartel mare Remember The Cartel.

Long Lost Buddy was purchased for $28,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale. His third dam, Kool Kue, was the dam of champion Kool Kue Baby.

Fastest qualifier Mahoney N Tacklebery ran second and was followed by Jb Corona Heart, Bannister, A Cartel Hustle, Doctor Fantastic, One Sweet Fool, Movin The Doe, Makinproudmoves, and Bos On Time.

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