November 23-27 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes.
November 23, 2016
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 23-27. 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.
A full field of 10 Oregon-bred juveniles, topped by fastest qualifier Flyin Rocks, will go postward in the December 18, $14,000-added Baxter Andruss Futurity (R).
Ridden by Osvaldo Gonzalez in the second of two trials on Sunday, Flyin Rocks defeated Jesses Claim Ta Fame by a neck in :20.449. Jose A. Rosales prepped the son of the Fly Jess Fly stallion Fly Chisholm Fly for owner Gilberto Madrigal.
Flyin Rocks was bred by Don Young. The gray colt has won three of seven starts and has earned $7,801.
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Sherree Meridyth's Executive Trust rallied to win Wednesday's $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes.
Ridden by Ruby Gonzalez for trainer Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Executive Trust covered 870 yards in :46.399, and his margin of victory was a head from Kingsbury. The 5-year-old Executive Menace gelding earned $30,000 to bring his lifetime earnings to $263,138.
Executive Trust was bred by Gus Barakis' Scarlett Hill Farm at Weatherford, Texas. Sent to post at odds of 9-1 in the eight-horse field, the gelding returned a $20.40 win mutuel and teamed with Kingsbury, the 5-2 favorite, for a $2 exacta payoff of $62.40.
Executive Trust has won 10 of 24 outs, and his five stakes wins include the last three runnings of the King Rick Rack Stakes.
Ec Cartel finished third, 2 3/4 lengths behind Executive Trust. Swiss Chris, Ocean Smoke, Fire On The Fly, Admiral Zoomwalt, and Streakin Zoomer completed the order of finish.
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