August 11-13 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Ernie and Brenda Wood's Ebw Catalyst earned his first stakes win in Saturday's 550-yard Brigand Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of August 11-13. 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.

Ajax Downs
Gary McNichol's Too Much White broke his maiden in Sunday's $57,235 Ontario Sires' Futurity (R).

Ridden by Ramiro Castillo for trainer Jason Pascoe, Too Much White covered 330 yards in :17.280 while defeating fastest qualifier and 6-5 choice Junoimzoomin by a half of a length. The homebred son of the Walk Thru Fire stallion Fire Finder earned an 83 speed index and his first win in three outs.

Too Much White is out of Gotta Blazin Body, a winning daughter of the late Chicks A Blazin. The $22,894 winner's share of the purse pushed the sorrel gelding's bankroll to $24,314.

Royal Hatrick, Smoakn Gun, Hellfires Mistress, Jess Tuff, Elenorr, Hanover Hill Prince, Lacey B, and Hanover Hill Sugar completed the official order of finish. Hanover Hill Sugar crossed the wire third but was disqualified and placed tenth after a stewards' inquiry.

Arapahoe Park
Making his first-ever start at this track, Luis Gonzalez's Movin The Doe scored a three-quarter length victory in the $30,000 Arapahoe Park Derby on Saturday.

Movin The Doe covered 400 yards in :19.590 and earned a 99 speed index. Jesus Osuna rode the sorrel son of the First Down Dash stallion Maknmoves for trainer Roberto Treto.

Movin The Doe's win extended his current winning streak to three races. The gelding was bred in Utah by Steve Berry, and he was coming off of a three-quarter length victory in the June 24, 400-yard Bitterroot Derby at Sandy Downs in Idaho.

All told, Movin The Doe has won eight of 15 outs, including last year's $41,800 AQRA President's Open Fall Futurity at Turf Paradise. The $18,000 winner's share of the purse from his third career victory pushed his bankroll to $84,306.

Dauns First Desirio finished second and was followed by Live To Love Candy, Copy My Daddy, Frenemy, Perkin Desire, Iza Captain, Newport Kid, Rarest Ivory, and Pyc Dot Com. The 7-5 favorite in the full field of 10, Pyc Dot Com lost all chance when he stumbled badly after the break.

Regard The Rose, a brown daughter of Chicks Regard campaigned by Mason A. King, kept her perfect record intact with a three-quarter length victory in Sunday's $30,000 Arapahoe Park Futurity.

Prepped by Juan Ortega, Regard The Rose went 400 yards in :19.857 under jockey Alfredo Triana Jr. Heza Poppin Dynasty was second, three-quarters of a length in front of 6-5 favorite Indomable Cartel.

Regard The Rose was bred in New Mexico by the Coronas Black Diamond Partnership. The filly qualified for this race with a one-length win on a sloppy and sealed track in a 350-yard, $7,500 allowance dash at this track on May 19. She is out of Not Sable Shes Rose, an unraced 7-year-old daughter of the Count Corona stallion Coronas Blackdiamond.

Raced in Oklahoma and Colorado, Regard The Rose has won all three of her outs and has banked $30,930. The filly was purchased by her owner for $6,000 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

Jettin Ben, Mi Corazon, Krashin Cash, Dee Favorite Girl, Jess Stormie, Aftershock Shake, and Courageous Ann completed the order of finish.

Also on Sunday, Tanner Thedford rode Flare For Ivory to a neck win in the 300-yard, $24,824 Arapahoe Park Sprint Bonus Challenge Stakes.

Trained by Jose Barron for owners Hugo Barron Sierra and Marguerita Melendez, Flare For Ivory tripped the timer in :15.420, earning a 105 speed index and breaking by 12/1000ths of a second the track record he set when he won the May 28, $14,550 Dash For Speed Stakes (not an official stakes) by a neck in :15.432. The 4-year-old Ivory James stallion earned $14,895 from his first official stakes victory.

Flare For Ivory was bred in Oklahoma by Vaughn and Jill Cook. A $26,000 yearling buy at the 2014 Los Alamitos Equine Sale in California, the stallion has won six of 17 starts and has banked $90,309, and he was a finalist in last year's Heritage Place Derby (G2) at Remington Park.

Attack The Wind finished second and was followed by Hearts Ona Hero, Silver Citizen, Sweet Solid Rock, Unforgiven B, The Midnite Caller, and Stormy Red Morning.

Hazel Park
Sylvia Tello's Toughdashingangel sprinted to his first stakes win in Friday's $15,000 Hazel Park Futurity.

Ridden by Natasha Fritz for trainer Mallory Norton, Toughdashingangel went 300 yards in :16.032, and his winning margin was one length from 17-10 favorite Got Sand In My Shoes. The $9,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win pushed the Dashair colt's earnings to $14,345 from three outs.

Toughdashingangel was coming off of a neck victory in a 250-yard maiden-special-weight dash at this track on July 1. The colt was bred in Michigan by Ronnie Fisk, and he is out of Tuff Ladys, a homebred daughter of the Timeto Thinkrich stallion Timeto Get Tuff who won 14 races from 2000-03, including the 2003 GLQHA Michigan-Bred Championship (R) at Mt. Pleasant Meadows.

Blaines Captain, Lexi Cartel, Carolina Sizzler, Apollitical Deb, and Clickerslittledasher completed the order of finish.

Oneida County Fair
Enrique R. Rojo's Royallittlewagon, the thrd-fastest qualifier and 8-5 choice in the field of eight, extended her winning streak to three with a neck victory in the 300-yard Oneida County Fair Futurity on Sunday.

Prepped by Skyler Greene and ridden by Dallas Erickson, Royallittlewagon posted a 101 speed index while stopping the timer in :15.273. The $12,780 winner's share of the $28,400 purse bumped the filly's bankroll to $23,630 from six outs, all in Idaho.

A homebred, Royallittlewagon was bred in Idaho and is by Paintyourownwagon, a 9-year-old Pyc Paint Your Wagon stallion who won the 2010 Kansas Jackpot Futurity (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. The filly's dam, Royal Little Strike, is a homebred 12-year-old mare by Royal Shake Em.

Royallittlewagon has won four races, and her streak includes a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length win in the 350-yard, $10,000 Bitterroot Juvenile Stakes (not an official stakes).

Fastest qualifier Juno Jess finished second and was followed by Toastdinero, Cm Once Ina Bluemoon, Over Drive Man, Countmywinns, Hr Captain Jack, and Super Starr.

Retama Park
A $10,000 claimer during his sophomore season, Cazzadores became a stakes winner in Friday's 350-yard, $15,000 Live Oak Stakes (R) for Texas-breds.

Cazzadores defeated Sochi Special by a head in :17.724 while racing against a reported 10-mph head wind. Juan Vazquez rode the 4-year-old Ragazzo gelding for owners Eleazar Martinez Sr. and Abelardo H. Flores Jr. and trainer Yasmine Fierro.

Cazzadores was bred by Jorge Haddad. The sorrel gelding has won four of 15 starts, and the $8,550 winner's share of the Live Oak purse increased his bankroll to $34,439. Cazzadores was a finalist in the 2015 Gillespie County Fair Futurity.

Barefoot Beach, the 2-1 favorite, ran third and was followed by Charm The Chief, Mighty Corona Jr, Scarface Cartel, Here Comes Callan, Zoomin Cat, and Kraken Black.

Ruidoso Downs
Ebw Catalyst, a homebred 4-year-old son of Mr Jess Perry owned by Ernie and Brenda Wood, rallied to win Saturday's $20,000 Brigand Stakes.

Ridden by Larry Gamez for trainer Chris Zamora and against a reported 13-mph head wind, Ebw Catalyst covered 550 yards in :27.184. In addition to posting a 94 speed index, the sorrel gelding earned the $12,000 winner's share of the purse from his first career stakes victory.

Ebw Catalyst has won four of 17 starts and has banked $62,040. The gelding was bred in Texas, and he was a finalist in Game Changes' 2015 Hobbs America Futurity (G2) at Zia Park.

Llano Senator finished second, three-quarters of a length behind Ebw Catalyst. Don Quixote, Mahoney N Tacklebery, Torts On Fire, Rock Princess, Flyin Hi Class, Bazooka, Cjs Rocksolid, and Southern Temptation completed the official order of finish.

Wyoming Downs
Jerry Chapman's Acadillac kept his record perfect at this track with a victory in the $24,100 Wyoming Downs Futurity on Sunday.

The fourth-fastest qualifier, Acadillac defeated Bay Max by a clear 1 1/2 lengths in :17.671 for 350 yards. Daniel Carillo rode the homebred son of Azoom for trainer Josh Taylor.

Acadillac was bred in Texas and is out of Louisiana Cadillac, a homebred 7-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue. Raced in Idaho and Wyoming, the sorrel gelding has won three of five outs and has earned $14,932, and his resume includes a fourth-place run in the May 29, $30,000 Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity at Pocatello Downs.

Miss Hanna B ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Acadillac, and was followed by Tiny Capitana, Ac Perfect Storm, Jess Gone Streaking, Mountain Vista, fastest qualifier Midnights Wagon, and Pour Me A Corona. Ninth-fastest qualifier Heavys Version was scratched.

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