September 16-19 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

RC Me Leaving You scored his first career stakes win in Friday's $20,000 Nevill Stakes for Texas-breds, the opening-night feature at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Following is a recap of all non-graded stakes for the week of September 16-19. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge events, and all 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.

Albuquerque Downs
Pickled On Corona outran his 12-1 odds to win Sunday's $50,000 Conquistador Stakes for 3-year-olds.

 
Edwuin Lujan rode longshot Pickled
On Corona to a three-quarter length
win in Sunday's Conquistador Stakes.
PHOTO: Coady Photography

Ridden by Edwuin Lujan for owner Norberto Morales Perez and trainer Jorge Morales Flores, Pickled On Corona covered 350 yards in :17.173 while defeating runners-up BF Fooserageous and Queen Arabellaby three-quarters of a length. The $30,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win pushed the bay gelding by Mighty Corona's earnings to $66,606, of which $60,636 has been banked this season.

Pickled On Corona was bred in Colorado by the late Larry H. Hughes. The gelding's dam, Pickled Peaches, is a winning daughter of 1991 world champion Special Leader.

Pickled On Corona was coming off of a victory against $8,000 claiming company at this track on August 26. Campaigned in five different states, he has won four of 11 starts, with all four of his victories coming this season.

Rvaliant Chick ran fourth, a nose behind the runners-up. Jm Mr Evan, Undaunted, 5-2 favorite Bye Byefreighttrain, Fast Ladys Man, Tres Diamantess, and Seis Me completed the order of finish.

Ajax Downs
Fastest qualifier Country Boy 123 sprinted to a 1 1/4-length victory in Monday's $82,188 Picov Derby.

Racing for Ruth F. Barbour and sent to post as the 3-5 favorite, Country Boy 123 went 350 yards in :19.660 while earning a 107 speed index. Cory Spataro rode the gelded son of champion Country Chicks Man for trainer Bryn Robertson.

Country Boy 123 was bred in Michigan by Carolyn C. Bay. The gelding's dam, Very Dashin 123, is a homebred 12-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of Dash Thru Traffic.

Country Boy 123 has won six of his 11 outs, including the August 14 Adequan Ajax Derby Challenge, and the $30,605 winner's share of the Picov Derby purse bumped his earnings to $68,796.

Countrys Comin Bac ran second and was followed by Panther Hero, Sugarmans Delight, Speedocracy, Seis Zoom, Do U Zoom, Ice Fishn, Memory Of Jay, and Valiant Stoli Time.

Also on Monday, three 400-yard trials determined the finalists for the October 10, $90,000-est. Alex Picov Memorial Futurity.

Home To Vegas, a gelded son of Down Home Dash trained by Bob Broadstock for owners Brian Samis and Marie Broadstock, kept his record perfect with a half-length victory in the third heat. Tony Phillips rode Home To Vegas, who was winning for the fifth time in as many starts.

Home To Vegas was bred in Ontario by Dr. Gayle Sommer.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Energy Downs
Sent to post as the 4-5 favorite in a field of six juveniles, Broken Bones Cattle Company's Eyesa Special Harper responded with a neck victory in the $37,650 Wyoming All-Breeds Futurity (R) on Saturday.

Eyesa Special Harper went 350 yards in :17.794 under jockey Luis Peralta. Jesse Villegas prepped the homebred chestnut daughter of the Eyesa Special stallion Eyesa Special Slim.

Campaigned in Wyoming and Montana, Eyesa Special Harper has won four of six starts, and the $13,178 winner's share of the purse increased her bankroll to $28,354. The filly's race record includes a half-length victory in the 300-yard, $37,100 Wyoming Bred Futurity (R) at Wyoming Downs on July 24.

Eyesa Special Shadow ran second, one length in front of A Hot Secret. However, A Hot Secret was disqualified and placed fourth for repeatedly bumping with rival Cd Leave Em Proud.

Cd Leave Em Proud was placed third and was followed officially by A Hot Secret, Sixs Streakin Hestia, and Go Roller Coaster. Fastest qualifier La Futura Dash was scratched, as were Eyesa Special Bolt, Vvr Dazzling Corona, and Vvr Poolhall Girl.

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 sprinters faced the starter in the $18,020 AQHA Energy Downs Bonus Challenge Stakes, and Alejandro Arias' The Midnite Caller came away with the winner's share of the purse.

Ridden by C.J. Benn for trainer Luis Gonzalez, The Midnite Caller defeated Kathys Star Teller by three-quarters of a length in :17.623 for 350 yards. The Idaho-bred 6-year-old A Regal Choice gelding was winning for the sixth time in 38 outs and increasing his earnings to $67,567.

The Midnite Caller was bred by the partnership of Loveland and Southworth. The gelding has won two stakes, including the 2012 Idaho Cup Futurity (R) at Les Bois Park.

Ima Polaris, Quick Thrill, Tacacheck, Red Storm Memories, One Kool Karver, Wanna Be Fierce, Sweet American Honey, and Keepyourshirton completed the order of finish.

Lethbridge
This track presented a stakes doubleheader on Sunday, as Toughie extended her win streak to three with his 1 1/2-length victory in the $25,266 Canada Cup Derby (R), and Poutn On The Wagon remained undefeated with his three-quarter length win in the 400-yard Canada Cup Futurity (RG3).

Ridden by Ricardo Moreno for owner Charles G. Stojan and trainer William Leech, Toughie covered 400 yards in :19.783 and earned a 104 speed index. The fastest qualifier, the chestnut daughter of Stel Corona was coming off of a three-quarter length victory in the last of three trials on September 3.

Toughie was bred in California by Dr. Edward C. Allred. The filly is out of Hard Lining, a winning daughter of champion Hawkish and the graded stakes placed Chicks Beduino mare Chickasis.

Stojan acquired Toughie as a yearling for $20,000 at the 2014 Los Alamitos Equine Sale. The filly has won eight of 10 outs and has banked $115,470. In addition to winning last year's Canada Cup Futurity, she was a finalist in the Grade 1, 350-yard Ed Burke Million Futurity at Los Alamitos.

First Prize Sass ran second and was followed by Go Jessin Beaver, Shes Gotta Reason, Quad Seis, Er Cafe, and Seperate Jess. Fifth-fastest qualifier Experimental Rocket was scratched.

Moreno and Leech also teamed up to win the Canada Cup Futurity with fastest qualifier Poutn On The Wagon. A homebred Pyc Paint Your Wagon gelding owned by Pete Schoeler, Poutn On The Wagon went 400 yards in :19.812 while earning his fourth win in as many outs.

Poutn On The Wagon is out of Poutnlori, a multiple graded stakes winning 14-year-old mare by champion Okey Dokey Dale. The gelding's two stakes wins include a half-length victory in the 300-yard, $45,420 Alberta Bred Futurity (RG3) at this track on June 26.

One Shamless Secret, Honor The Fast Man, Ivory Lady League, Bringit Like Benny, and Heza Riot completed the order of finish. Third-fastest qualifier Cowboy 109 was scratched.

Lone Star Park
Making his first start in nearly four months, RC Me Leaving You scored a three-quarter length victory in Friday's $20,000 Nevill Stakes (R) for Texas-breds.

RC Me Leaving You covered 350 yards in :17.413 while posting a 102 speed index under jockey Jose Alvarez. Judd Kearl saddled the 4-year-old Coronas Leaving You stallion for owners Bennie and Teresa Jeter.

RC Me Leaving You was bred by RC Running Horses. The stallion has won four of 18 races -- including three of seven this season -- and the $11,400 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score bumped his earnings to $135,152.

Kearl purchased RC Me Leaving You for $20,000 at the 2013 TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio.

Kw Cowboy ran second and was followed by Snipes And Bites, Paloma Blanca B, Pursuit Of Duty, 19-10 favorite Jumpn Streak, Iknow Heknows Iknow, Fasttimeswith Redoak, and Shakem Valentine.

Los Alamitos
Kickin Seis made her sophomore debut with a wire-to-wire win in the $15,000 Fall For It Handicap for 3-year-old fillies on Friday.

 
G. Jairo Rangel rode Kickin Seis to a the
filly's first stakes win in Friday's Fall
For It Handicap. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

Ridden by G. Jairo Rangel for owners Howard Nichols and Jose Flores, who also trains the bay daughter of champion Tres Seis, Kickin Seis went 330 yards in :16.681, and her margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from Summer Dynasty. The filly was making her first start since December 11, when she scored a head victory in a 300-yard, $12,800 non-winners-of-three allowance at this track.

Kickin Seis was bred in California by Deleyco Race Team Corp. Her dam, Kickin Escalation, is a winning 8-year-old daughter of Check Him Out and the multiple graded stakes placed First Down Dash mare Imjumpn.

Kickin Seis' second dam, the Tolltac mare Jumping Tac Flash, was the sport's champion 2-year-old filly in 1993. Racing exclusively in California, the filly has won four of eight outs, and the $8,250 winner's share of the Fall For It Handicap purse increased her earnings to $28,450.

Walk Thru Crystal, the 3-2 favorite and last year's champion 2-year-old filly, ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Kickin Seis. One Sweet Winner, High Class Cartel, Maggie Durant, Strawfinders Jessee, and Gotcha Bella completed the order of finish.

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