July 19-23 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Ridden by Cody Jensen for the first time in a race, Elicity scored a half-length win in Saturday's $100,000 Corona Cartel Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Following is a recap of all American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of July 19-23. 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
Junoimzoomin, a homebred daughter of the Junoimgood stallion Junos Back, is the fastest qualifier to the August 13, $55,000 Ontario Sires' Futurity (R).

Trained by Joe Tavares for owner Christine Tavares and making her career debut, Junoimzoomin won the second of three trials on Sunday. Chelsey Willick rode the sorrel filly, who covered 330 yards in :17.440 while defeating sixth-fastest qualifier Smoakn Gun by 1 1/4 lengths.

Junoimzoomin is out of Jessshazoom, an 11-year-old winning daughter of Shazoom who was a finalist in the '08 Princess Futurity at this track.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Arapahoe Park
A double disqualification following a stewards' inquiry helped Hugo Sierra Barron's Fighter Gone Wild get his first stakes victory in the 400-yard, $15,250 American Flyer Stakes on Saturday.

Ridden by Pedro Gonzalez for trainer Jose Barron, Fighter Gone Wild stopped the timer in :19.974 and his official margin of victory was a head from Im Beau Brown. The 4-year-old Fighter On Fire gelding had his number put up when Silver Citizen and Iba Jp, the unofficial first- and second-place finishers, were disqualified and placed sixth and fourth, respectively.

Fighter Gone Wild was bred in Colorado by Tom Lichlyter. The sorrel gelding has won five of 19 starts and has banked $42,852, and his race record includes a second-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner May Be Fantastic SA, in last year's 400-yard, $40,802 AQRA Turf Paradise Derby.

Burst Of Dash was placed third, a head behind Fighter Gone Wild. Iba Jp, Shiner Blond, Silver Citizen, Swingit Lika Man, My Big Chief, Jz Zoomin Wootan, and Stel Surprise completed the official order of finish.

Canterbury Park
The field has been set for the August 6, $52,600 North Central Quarter Horse Racing Association Futurity (R), and Jerry Olsen's Jjsir James is the fastest qualifier.

Ridden by Justine Klaiber for trainer Randy Weidner, Jjsir James on Sunday won the fourth of five 350-yard trials by 1 1/4 lengths in :17.890. The gelded son of Jesse James Jr was winning for the second time in as many outs.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Grande Prairie
Bringonthewave sprinted to a one-length victory in Sunday's $18,507 Jerry Stojan Memorial Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Ridden by Adrian Gonzalez, Bringonthewave went 300 yards in :15.644 and earned a 96 speed index. James Doolin saddled the gray son of world champion Wave Carver for owner Dale Zukowski.

Bringonthewave was bred in Alberta by Shady Lane Stables. The gelding made his debut with a 2 1/4-length win in a Jerry Stojan Memorial Stakes trial on July 9.

The $8,328 winner's share of the purse pushed Bringonthewave's earnings to $9,974.

Miniscule Monster crossed the wire second but was disqualified and placed eighth. True Copy was placed second and was followed officially by Shawnee Cartel, Stole An Encore, Bs Playing For Keeps, Deans Double Take, Nsm Ice Dancer, and Miniscule Monster.

Northlands Park
Teagan Goodsell's Mr Eleanor, a homebred son of the Oak Tree Special stallion First Timber, earned his first stakes win in Wednesday's $40,206 Alberta Stallion Stakes (R).

Prepped by Allen Goodsell, Mr Eleanor covered 330 yards in :16.691 and earned a 103 speed index. J.B. Botello rode the bay gelding.

Mr Eleanor was bred in Alberta and is out of Lets Get Going, an unraced 9-year-old daughter of champion Separatist.  His second dam, the winning Raise A Secret mare Secret Goer, was a finalist in the 1994 Southern California Derby (G1) at Los Alamitos. Mr Eleanor has won two of four starts, and the $18,462 winner's share of the Alberta Stallion Stakes purse bumped his bankroll to $22,639.

Alberta Krome finished second, 2 1/2 lengths behind Mr Eleanor. Thisbudsforyou, Effort And Speed, Miracle Candy Girl, Streaken Lady, and Royal Northfork completed the order of finish.

Retama Park
Gabriela Saucedo's Jp In Heavenly Glory, a $10,000 claimer during the Sam Houston Race Park spring meet, became a stakes winner when the daughter of world champion Wave Carver sprinted to a neck victory in Saturday's 330-yard, $15,000 La Villita Stakes (R) for Texas-bred sophomore fillies.

Ridden by Luciano Duenez and racing against a reported 15-mph head wind, Jp In Heavenly Glory stopped the timer in :17.165 and posted a 91 speed index. Jose Sanchez trained the sorrel filly.

Jp In Heavenly Glory was bred by Mercy Hinklins Horse Farm LLC. Raced exclusively in Texas, she has won two of 12 outs, and the $9,750 winner's share of the La Villita purse boosted her earnings to $19,009.

Fancy Mamacita ran second and was followed by Here Comes Callan, Zippen Bok, and Tres Seis Game.

Ruidoso Downs
Elicity, a sorrel daughter of Apollitical Jess owned by Papas Place LLC, led at every call en route to a half-length victory in Saturday's $100,000 Corona Cartel Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Juan Aleman, Elicity went 440 yards in :21.706 while scoring her first stakes win. The $42,000 winner's share of the purse pushed the filly's earnings to $72,315.

"She ran great," said Jensen. "I was thrilled when my agent (Donnie Stewart) told me we could pick up this mount. All I'd done with her before today was stand her in the gate."

Elicity was bred in Utah by Robert H. Williams. She is out of Flame N Flash, an 8-year-old daughter of Walk Thru Fire who won the 2012 Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap (G1) and La Primera del Ano Derby (G3) at Los Alamitos.

Elicity was coming off of a second-place finish in a Rainbow Derby trial on July 9. Campaigned in New Mexico and California, the filly has won three of her 10 outs.

Bells Big Hero finished second and was followed by Revengerr, Eyesa Texan, BD Illusion, Lethal Class, Famously Blue, Paint My Pilot, Beaus Famous, and Wild Mares Milk.

Tough Dynasty 123 broke his maiden with a half-length win in the $100,000 Rainbow Juvenile Invitational Stakes on Sunday.

Carolyn C. Bay's Tough Dynasty 123
(brown silks) gets up to win Sunday's
$100,000 Rainbow Juvenile Invitational
Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay

Prepped by C. Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath for owner Carolyn C. Bay, Tough Dynasty 123 went 400 yards in :19.910 while aided by a reported 6-mph tail wind. Jose Montoya rode the homebred son of champion Fdd Dynasty, who was scoring his first win in two outs.

Tough Dynasty 123 made his career debut with a second-place finish, a nose behind A Secret Dawn, in the first of a dozen Rainbow Futurity trials on July 8. The gelding is out of Hot Cash 123, a 15-year-old mare by Takin On The Cash. His second dam, the Six Fols mare To Hot To Hug, ran third in the 1988 Michigan Derby at Mt. Pleasant Meadows.

"He's been late to mature," said Gilbreath of Tough Dynasty 123. "I think distance will be good for him, and the (440-yard) All American Futurity trials are next."

The $42,000 winner's share of the purse from Tough Dynasty 123's maiden victory bumped his bankroll to $42,880.

Hes Limitless, Jess Shantastic, First Prize Friend, Suenos Dineros, Overhauling, Famous Joker, Heza Streakin Legacy, My Bodacious Miracle, and A Sweet Dynasty completed the order of finish.

Sandy Downs
Super Starr sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday's $19,125 Idaho Cup Futurity (R).

Ridden by Cordarelton Benn, Super Starr covered 350 yards in :17.654 while defeating fastest qualifier The Bossgirl by one length. David Greene prepped the homebred son of the Strike The Cash stallion Hadtobenuts for owner Dan Moon.

Super Starr is out of All Star Elite, a winning 10-year-old daughter of Red Hot Rhythm. The gelding's third dam, the Casady Casanova mare Elite Empress, was a multiple graded stakes winner at Los Alamitos from 1988-89,

Super Starr has won two of six outs and has banked $12,718. The gelding was coming off of a second-place finish in the June 18 Roche Equine Futurity at the Jerome County Fair meet.

Miss Czech ran third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Super Starr. Makn A Twister, Jt Easy Bug, Easy Blue Vodka, Kt Oslen, Sevenzz, and Dashair Special completed the order of finish.

Also on Saturday, A Cartel Hustle was a prompt 7-10 favorite in the 400-yard, $15,237 Idaho Cup Derby (R).

Racing for Rtm Stables LLC, Larry Chapple, and Dick Wasia, A Cartel Hustle defeated One Sweet Fool by one length in :19.556 while earning a 103 speed index and the $6,095 winner's share of the purse. Jesus Canales rode the homebred son of Favorite Cartel for trainer Mark Hanson.

A Cartel Hustle was coming off of a fourth-place run, two lengths behind winner Movin The Doe, in the 400-yard, $24,630 Bitterroot Derby at this track. Campaigned primarily in Idaho, the gelding has won five of 11 races and has banked $36,891. His two stakes victories include a 1 1/4-length win in last year's $30,696 Idaho Cup Futurity.

Js Blaze Away finished third and was followed by Cm Partners In Crime, Rumpled Britches, A Stubby Corona, La Formenta, Kipassured, and Jess Vista.

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