October 21-24 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes.
October 20, 2016
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of October 21-23. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge events, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Four Quarter Horse stakes were run on this track's all-Quarter Horse program on Saturday. Click here for a recap of those races.
Nymph, a homebred daughter of champion Foose racing for Ed Allred, sprinted to a neck victory in Friday's $15,000 Newport Handicap for 3-year-old fillies.
Prepped by Scott Willoughby and ridden by Carlos Huerta, Nymph covered 350 yards in :17.760 while earning her fourth stakes win. The $8,250 winner's share of the purse bumped her bankroll to $60,330 from 10 outs, all at this track.
Nymph remained calm in the starting gate despite all of the commotion surrounding her. One of the filly's potential rivals in the Newport, Kicken Seis, was fractious in the gate and was eventually scratched.
“She's been in that spot a couple of times this year where things have happened, including when she went through the front and she still came back to win the race,” Willoughby said. “She had to go through that. I wasn’t that worried about that part of it.
"When she stumbled away from the gate, that’s when I got a little concerned," the trainer added. "She was within a half a length and she had them at the end. She has a big finish. She finished extremely strong tonight.”
Nymph was coming off of a sixth-place finish in the 400-yard, $100,000 Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap (G1) on September 25.
“We put her in there and she ran a solid race,” Willoughby said. “She’s not quite ready to hook those kind of mares. We took a chance. We’ll wait on the Southern California Derby and then we’ll start hooking those mares year when she gets a little stronger.
“She’s having a great year,” he added. “She’s won four stakes now and it looks like there’s a very bright future for her. She’s out of a great mare, Elans Last. Nymph’s half-brother sold for $170,000 at this year’s Los Alamitos Equine Sale.”
Secondswitch, Summer Dynasty, Strawfinders Jessee, and Shoulda Kissed Me completed the order of finish.
Kassie Guglielmino rode L Bar D Genuine Red to a clear one-length win in the October 24, $31,850 Far West Futurity.
Saddled by Robert Beckner for owner Hillary Durham, L Bar D Genuine Red covered 350 yards in :18.125 while scoring his first stakes victory. The $12,740 winner's share of the purse bumped the Genuine Strawfly gelding's earnings to $25,046.
L Bar D Genuine Red was bred in Oregon by F. Darrell and Linda Sanders. His dam, Be First Rose, is a homebred winning and stakes-placed 12-year-old daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Ought To Be First.
L Bar D Genuine Red has won three of six outs, and his resume includes a second-place finish in the July 4 Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity and a third-place run in the May 8 Pot O' Gold Futurity at Sun Downs.
Jesses Claim Ta Fame ran second and was followed by Heres Tinas Boy, CM Woody Blue, Gabbanelli, Siennas Sassy Boot, Ez Frosty Mom, Xiaomi, All Eyes On Dasher, and L Bar D Bonnie Lee.
Will Rogers Downs
Making her first start in more than three months, Jack B. Wilson's Redneck Sis took the measure of six opponents in Saturday's 300-yard Cherokee Challenge Stakes.
Prepped by Bonnie Wilson, who gave a leg up to jockey Randy Wilson, Redneck Sis defeated Rc Corona by a neck in :15.561. The homebred 8-year-old gray daughter of SC Chiseled In Stone was winning for the 12th time in 50 starts and bumping her earnings to $199,866.
Redneck Sis was bred in Oklahoma and has made all but two of her starts in her native state. The mare has won three stakes since she began her racing career in March 2010.
Just Coronation ran third, a half of a length behind Redneck Sis, and was followed by 11-10 favorite Win Rabbits Fly, Sixes Streak, Toodles Flies Free, and Kansas Morning.
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