Fast Prize Tacita Breaks Maiden in Iowa Double Gold Futurity
The Oklahoma-bred filly scores a clear victory Saturday at Prairie Meadows.
August 31, 2016
Stormy Smith rode eighth-fastest qualifier and 9-1 longshot Fast Prize Tacita to the filly's first-ever win in Saturday's 350-yard, $152,070 Iowa Double Gold Futurity (R) at Prairie Meadows.
Prepped by Brent Clay for owners John Lawless and Joe Morgan, Fast Prize Tacita defeated fastest qualifier and 11-10 favorite Mary Paintyourwagon by 1 1/4 lengths in :17.739. In addition to breaking her maiden, the filly recorded an 89 speed index while racing against a reported 10-mph head wind.
Fast Prize Tacita was bred by Weetona Stanley and W.E. Smith of Madill, Oklahoma, longtime breeders who were also the breeders of Ferrari James, the winner of the Iowa Double Gold Derby (R) earlier on the program. A $10,000 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the filly is out of Fast Prize Corona, a homebred winning 10-year-old daughter of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel.
Fast Prize Tacita's second dam, the homebred Heza Fast Man mare First Prize Dash, won the 2002 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park and was a finalist in that season's Grade 1, 400-yard Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park. Fast Prize Tacita has earned $65,826 from three outs.
Kates Wagon finished third, two lengths behind Fast Prize Tacita, and was followed by Little Spit Girl, I Put It On Ya, Get There, Damn Fast Wagon, Pop Your Cork, Mt Money Wagon, and Streakin Folly.
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