March 26-27 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes action.
March 23, 2016
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes action for the week of March 26-27. 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.
Senator Teller sprinted to a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's $50,000 Oklahoma Juvenile Stakes.
Under jockey Armando Ramirez, who rode Senator Teller for owner Alvaro Ibarra Jr. and trainer Javier Contreras, the colt covered 300 yards in :15.309 while earning his first win in two starts.
Senator Teller was bred in Oklahoma by Wootan Racing. The colt's sire, Louisiana Senator, is a 10-year-old multiple Grade 1-winning son of champion Jess Louisiana Blue.
Paint My Pilot finished second and was followed by Ivoryand Oak, El Chanconkle, Famous Big Daddy, Call Me Queen Bee, Hashtag Fast, Get There, and PY Sea.
Sam Houston Race Park
Luis Plascencia's Iknow Heknows Iknow, a 6-year-old son of champion Tres Seis, was a prompt 5-2 favorite in the $20,000 Harris County Stakes on Friday.
Ridden by Luis Vivanco for trainer Jose Camacho, Iknow Heknows Iknow went 550 yards in :27.594 while defeating 3-1 second choice Dariing And Dashing by a head and earning a 99 speed index. The gelding was making his first start since October 4, when he ran second in a 330-yard allowance-optional claiming dash at Lone Star Park.
Iknow Heknows Iknow was claimed by his current connections for $10,000.
"We were looking to try him at 550 yards," Plascencia said.
Iknow Heknows Iknow was bred in Texas by Michael S. Amburn. The gelding has won six of his 27 races, and the $12,000 winner's share of the Harris County Stakes purse pushed his bankroll to $65,926.
Stolis Pro, Pursuit Of Duty, Sophies Special, Bling Bling Bok, The Field Cricket, Romomentum, and Dublin Down completed the order of finish.
May Be Fantastic SA, a son of the Corona Cartel stallion Fantastic Corona Jr racing for Orlando Guerrero, is the fastest qualifier to the April 10, $10,000-added Arizona Quarter Racing Association President's Open Derby.
Prepped by Ubaldo Guerrero, May Be Fantastic SA won the second of three trials on Saturday by a half of a length from fourth-fastest qualifier Extra Ordinary Perry. Martin Osuna rode the Oklahoma-bred colt.
May Be Fantastic SA was making his first start in eight months. The colt has won two of four outs and has banked $6,390.
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