State-Breds Shine at Indiana Grand

Three sets of trials are contested at the track on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Rolando Pina rode Stone Cold Leader to a half-length win in the fourth of five QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity trials on Saturday. PHOTO: Linscott Photography

Three sets of trials were contested at Indiana Grand on Saturday, the fourth of the track's all-Quarter Horse cards this season, and state-breds posted the fastest qualifying time in every set.

Patrick Richardson's Stone Cold Leader, a stakes-winning son of Brookstone Bay trained by Erin Thompson, posted the fastest qualifying time to the August 26, $100,000-added Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana Stallion Service Auction Futurity (R). Ridden by Rolando Pina, the gelding won the fourth of five 350-yard trials by a half of a length in :17.727. Harold Collins rode Stone Cold Leader, who was stretching out in distance off of his dominating 2 1/4-length victory in the 300-yard, $184,000 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) on June 17.

Stone Cold Leader was bred by Mark Michel. The gelding has won four of five outs and has banked $118,630.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Also on Saturday, Dna Dales Prospect was a prompt 5-2 favorite in the last of three QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby (R) trials, and the bay son of Coronas Prospect posted the fastest qualifying time to the $50,000-added final on August 26.

 
Dna Dales Prospect won the last of
three QHRAI Stallion Service
Auction Futurity trials on Saturday.
PHOTO: Linscott Photography

Racing for Donna and Noel Alexander's DNA Quarter Horses LLC from the barn of trainer Randy Smith, Dna Dales Prospect covered 400 yards in :20.007 under jockey Rodney Prescott. The homebred gelding's winning margin was a nose from second-fastest qualifier American Purr.

Dna Dales Prospect has earned $86,398 from seven outs while racing exclusively at Indiana Grand, and his four wins include a neck win as the 2-1 favorite in last year's $131,000 Jaguar Rocket Stakes.

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Wh Kenny G, a gelded son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Gold Medal Jess owned by Robert A. Ray and trainer Ronald Brown, is the fastest qualifier ot the August 25, $75,000 Bob Woodward Memorial Classic Stakes (R) for Indiana-breds.

Ridden by Harold Collins and making the fourth start of his 4-year-old season, Wh Kenny G defeated Beach Bum Eddie by a half of a length in the first of two heats. The gelding made his 400-yard trip in :19.859 and posted a 94 speed index while earning his ninth victory in 19 starts, all at Indiana Grand.

Wh Kenny G was bred by Ken and Reba George. He has earned $205,338 and has won two stakes, including the 400-yard, $53,000 Bradford Stakes on July 8.

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