Mahoney N Tacklebery Wins Western States Breeders' Futurity

The homebred gelding earns his largest paycheck ever Saturday in Casper, Wyoming.

Q-Racing Journal

Ben Peterson's Mahoney N Tacklebery, a homebred son of Favorite Cartel, won the Western States Breeders' Futurity at the Central Wyoming Fair on Saturday.

Mahoney N Tacklebery, a homebred son of Favorite Cartel who has raced exclusively in the Intermountain region, earned his largest paycheck in the $106,875 Western States Breeders' Futurity at the Central Wyoming Fair in Casper.

Racing for Ben Peterson, trained by Riley Moosman and sent to post as the 2-1 choice, Mahoney N Tacklebery broke sharply from his rail post and let at every call, covering 350 yards in :17.804 and defeating Movin The Doe by one length. Jesus Valenzuela rode the gelding.

Mahoney N Tacklebery was bred in Utah by Spencer Peterson. His dam, Fountain Bleu, is a homebred 7-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue. The fifth-fastest qualifier, Mahoney N Tacklebery was coming off of a second-place finish in the fourth of six trials at Sweetwater Downs in Rock Springs, Wyoming, on August 20.

Mahoney N Tacklebery has won three of his six races, and the $42,750 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed his earnings to $69,101. The gelding shipped in from Idaho, where he ran second, a head behind winner Long Lost Buddy, in the 350-yard, $118,804 Bitterroot Futurity (R) at Sandy Downs.

Making Hot Wheels crossed the wire third, 1 1/2 lengths behind the winner, but the gelding was disqualified and placed sixth for lugging in at the start. Too Long Kissin was placed third and was followed officially by Makinproudmoves, Genuine Version, Making Hot Wheels, One Sweet Fool, Down N Runnin, Bk Katmandu, and Jb Corona Heart.

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