November 5-6 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Im Mighty Fast earned his first stakes win in Saturday's Races and Aces Stakes for Louisiana-breds at Evangeline Downs. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all non-graded official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 5-6. 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.

Evangeline Downs
Facing stakes company for the first time, Triple C Racing Stables' Im Mighty Fast scored a head victory in Saturday's $30,000 Races and Aces Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds.

Im Mighty Fast covered 870 yards in :46.056 under jockey Luis Guerrero. Guadalupe Tristan prepped the 3-year-old son of the First Down Dash stallion Mighty Corona.

Im Mighty Fast was bred by Brent Cody Leblanc. A claimer during most of his career, the gelding has won six of 18 outs, and the $18,000 winner's share of the purse from his stakes victory pushed his bankroll to $65,730.

B and G Fast Dash, the 1-2 favorite in the field of five, ran second and was followed by McM On Thin Ice, Sir Lucky Strike, and I Make Em Jump.

Lone Star Park
Noe Villatoro rode Rc Me Leaving You to a neck win in Saturday's 400-yard, $25,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R) for Texas-breds.

 
Bennie and Teresa Jeter's Rc Me
Leaving You scored a neck victory in
Saturday's B.F. Phillips Jr. Stakes (R)
for Texas-breds. PHOTO: Dustin
Orona

Trained by Judd Kearl for owners Bennie and Teresa Jeter, Rc Me Leaving You tripped the timer in :19.801 and posted a 91 speed index. The $15,250 winner's share of the purse bumped the 4-year-old stallion's earnings to $150,402.

The Jeters acquired Rc Me Leaving You from breeder RC Running Horses for $20,000 at the 2013 Texas QHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio. The stallion's sire, Coronas Leaving You, is an 11-year-old Grade 2-winning son of Corona Cartel and a half brother to 2002 co-world champion Whosleavingwho.

Rc Me Leaving You has been raced in four states, and he has won five of 19 outs. His record includes a third-place finish, one length behind winner Bodacious Eagle, in last year's 440-yard, $415,685 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at this track.

One Dimple, Notavailableinstores, Kw Cowboy, Blue Duck La Jolla, Kid Can Dash, and Iknows Heknows Iknow completed the order of finish.


Los Alamitos
Stevie B First Cash was a prompt 4-5 favorite in Saturday's $25,000 Town Policy Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Racing for Two Feathers Series Series LLC, Stevie B First Cash went 400 yards in :19.791, and his winning margin was a half of a length from We Like Corona. Jesus Ayala rode the sorrel son of First Down Dash for trainer Bret Vickery.

Stevie B First Cash was shortening in distance and dropping in class off of his third-place finish in the 440-yard, $125,000 Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1) on October 9. The colt was bred in Oklahoma by the Lepic-Morgan Partnership, and his dam, the Spit Curl Jess mare Spit Curl Diva, was the sport's champion aged mare in 2010 and '11.

Campaigned in California and New Mexico, Stevie B First Cash has won five of 14 starts, including the 440-yard, $100,000 First Down Dash Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on September 4, and the $13,750 winner's share of the purse from his second career stakes victory increased his bankroll to $210,931, of which $207,071 has been earned this season.

Thermonuclear Energy finished third, one length behind the winner, and was followed by Dynasty Energy, Kotur, Mi Viejo, and Snitching.

Turf Paradise
Making his first official start in four months, Captain On Takeoff won Sunday's $17,500 Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes.

Captain On Takeoff covered 350 yards in :15.286, missing by just 21/1000ths of a second the track record set by Sea Panther Run on January 10 of this year. Martin Osuna rode the 4-year-old Captain Courage gelding for owner Joel M. Gamez and trainer Charles Acosta.

Captain On Takeoff was bred in Texas by Burnett Ranches LLC. The gelding has won five of 14 races, including his last three, and the $10,308 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win increased his bankroll to $35,360.

Fj Blackdiamond finished second, a half of a length behind the winner, and was followed by Bigtime Carter, Hope On The Rocks, Liberty Lajolla Sa, Jessflipacoin, Closing Time, Yeah Ima Country Boy, Sorelli, and All Right Now.

The Wayne Brasher Memorial Stakes honors the memory of the longtime Arizona-based horseman who died in June 2015 at the age of 86. Brasher's top horses included Pies Royal Request, a son of champion Pie In The Sky who won 14 consecutive races in Arizona and New Mexico from 1994-95.

Will Rogers Downs

Celesse Fregoso's I V Gone outran his 9-1 odds to win the inaugural running of the Jerry Jaggars Stakes on Saturday.

Ridden by Cody Wainscott for trainer Juliana Mancillas, I V Gone covered 350 yards in :17.319 and recorded a 102 speed index. The 6-year-old son of the Corona Cartel stallion Ivory James defeated 5-2 second choice Exquisite Stride by a neck. Apollitical Man, the 2-1 favorite in the field of eight, ran third, 1 1/4 lengths behind the winner.

I V Gone was bred in Oklahoma by L.P. Frank. Raced primarily in his home state, the gelding has won 10 of 37 starts and has earned $163,359, and his four stakes victories include the 2013 Adequan Will Rogers Derby Challenge (G3) for 3-year-olds.

Win Rabbits Fly, Dashin Brown Streak, I Cant Help It, Candy Cartels Cat, and Trs Amazing Amanda completed the order of finish.

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