July 28-30 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Tracy Black's Blacks Cartel earned her first stakes victory in Saturday's 440-yard Cash Caravan Stakes for Minnesota-breds at Canterbury Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of June 28-30. 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.

Canterbury Park
After two consecutive second-place finishes in stakes at this track, Blacks Cartel broke through with a one-length victory in Saturday's $41,000 Cash Caravan Stakes (R) for Minnesota-breds.

Blacks Cartel went 440 yards in :22.113 and recorded a 98 speed index while racing against a reported 15-mph head wind. Ismael Suarez Ricardo rode the 4-year-old bay daughter of Streakin Six Cartel for owner Tracy Black and trainer Casey Black, the owner's brother.

"She's a tough little girl," said Casey Black of Blacks Cartel. "She's run with the best of them and has come close. She deserved this after all those seconds."

Blacks Cartel was bred by Don and Eileen Black. The mare has won three of her 22 outs, and the $20,500 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes victory boosted her bankroll to $93,449. Her resume includes a second-place finish in last year's 440-yard, $45,000 Two Rivers Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

Givinitalittleeffort, Gramma Ella, V Os Filo, Mountain Rake, Fishin In The Brook, Little Bit Brandy, Vodka At Moonlight, Squirt Guns, and Bringin Sixy Back completed the order of finish.

Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Sent to post as the 9-5 favorite in a full field of 10, Green D Ranch LLC's Sexy And I Know It B responded with his second stakes victory of the meet in Friday's 350-yard, $17,225 Rocky Heinzig Stakes.

Sexy And I Know It B defeated 7-2 third choice Bye Bye Birdy by three-quarters of a length in :17.536. Jesus Salazar rode the 5-year-old son of Apollitical Jess for trainer Miguel Banuelos.

Sexy And I Know It B was bred in Oklahoma by Bielau Oaks. The gelding was coming off of a 1 1/4-length score in the 350-yard, $17,150 Fair Meadows Maturity on July 8. He has won eight of 18 outs, and the $10,230 winner's share of the Rocky Heinzig purse bumped his earnings to $80,269.

Capshaw Capo, Country Admiral, Carters Thunder, I V Gone, Best Cash, Eyema Texas Cowboy, Kokko Wagon and Cotton Beck completed the order of finish.

Also on Friday, the photo-finish camera couldn't separate Blazen Panther and Admiral Zoomwalt at the wire, as the two rivals finished in a dead heat for the win in the $17,500 Walter Merrick Memorial Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds.

Blazen Panther and Admiral Zoomwalt, the 9-10 favorite in the field of six, both covered 870 yards in :46.479. Daniel Torres rode Blazen Panther for owner and trainer Luz Chavira, while James Flores piloted Admiral Zoomwalt for owner Rogelio Marquez Jr. and trainer John Weghorst.

Blazen Panther was bred in Oklahoma by Cockrell and Vanhoozer. Raced exclusively in Oklahoma, the 6-year-old son of champion Panther Mountain has won seven of 31 outs and has earned $113,958.

Admiral Zoomwalt was coming off of a half-length victory in the 870-yard, $17,225 Expo Square Stakes at this track on June 24. During the Remington Park spring meet, the 5-year-old Shazoom gelding finished second in the April 6 Pauls Valley Stakes (G3) and third in the June 3 Remington Park Distance Championship (G3).

Admiral Zoomwalt was bred in Oklahoma by Mike Nobles and Christine Hudson. He has won 11 of 28 starts and has banked $148,415.

Droppin Timber finished third, a neck behind the two winners, and was followed by Im The Key, Thespeedprofessor, and Beckham.

Dean Miracle Ladd, a $15,000 claimer during the Remington Park spring meet, sprinted to his second stakes win in the $17,225 Cherokee Nation Stakes on Saturday.

Sent to post at odds of 5-1 in a full field of 10 2-year-olds, Dean Miracle Ladd covered 350 yards in :17.709 and returned a $12 win mutuel. Mario Delgado rode the homebred son of the First Down Dash stallion Dashair for owners the Kendrix Brothers and trainer Ed Hardy.

Dean Miracle Ladd's dam, My Miracle Lady, is a winning homebred 7-year-old daughter of 1998 champion aged stallion Dean Miracle. The gelding's second dam, the winning Make It Anywhere mare Ms Make It, was a finalist in the '07 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) at Remington Park.

Dean Miracle Ladd has won three of five starts, and the $10,230 winner's share of the Cherokee Nation Stakes purse pushed his bankroll to $29,391. His race record includes a neck victory in the June 17, 350-yard Fair Meadows Juvenile Stakes.

Krashin Cash ran second, a neck behind the winner, and was followed by Im Jess Sweet, Unconquerable, Double Eagle, Olena Sangria, Jess A Secret Jbh, 7-2 favorite Ima China Rush, Streakinonthestrip, and Cy Corporal Ed.

Also on Saturday, fastest qualifier and 11-10 favorite Born To B Bad led at every call en route to a neck victory in the $66,600 Speedhorse Derby.

Racing for Melissa Slayton and Cody Bowling and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Born To B Bad covered 350 yards in :17.423. Josh Romero rode the Texas-bred gelding by Freighttrain B for trainer Tammy Johnson, who earlier in the day won the 1,000-yard, $20,000 Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes at Ruidoso Downs with Rockin J Running Horses' Jess A Hilbily Bone.

Born To B Bad was coming off of a three-quarter length win in the first of two trials on February 15. The gelding was bred by Slayton and N.R. Stevenson, and he has won six of 14 starts, including last year's 350-yard John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge Stakes (G3) in New Mexico. The $25,308 winner's share of the Speedhorse Derby purse increased his earnings to $126,605.

Damn Strait, Famousist, Jm Texas Dominyun, Mighty Tamale, The A Train, Knockemout Capi, Gypsys Last Hero, Mia Kine, and Dt Why Not Me completed the order of finish.

Los Alamitos
Click here to read recaps of all 10 official stakes contested on Saturday during this track's annual California Breeders' Champions Night program.

North Dakota Horse Park
Billy Buchholz's Marmolly remained undefeated following her wire-to-wire victory as the 11-10 favorite in Sunday's $20,545 NDQHRA Futurity (R) for state-bred juveniles.

Trained by Amanda Haar, Marmolly went 350 yards in :18.010 under jockey Francisco Estrada. The brown daughter of Freighttrain B's winning margin was a neck from Feature A Flash.

Marmolly was bred by David and Debra Harsche. The filly has won all four of her outs, all in the Dakotas, and she has banked $13,286.

Little Speed Wagon finished third and was followed by Shake Em Strawfly, Sweet Home Dakota, Texas Eye, Miss Vals Easy Cash, and Bubba Garcia.

Also on Sunday, Marcus Delorme rode Ramblin Rock On to a three-quarter length score in the $17,960 NDQHRA Derby (R) for North Dakota-bred 3-year-olds.

Prepped by Cole Wilson for owner Steve Leonard, Ramblin Rock On covered his 400-yard trip in :20.180 and posted a 99 speed index. The gray son of the Corona Cartel stallion Ima Ramblin On was winning for the fourth time in nine starts and posting his first career stakes win.

Ramblin Rock On was bred by Randal E. Schwarz. The $8,989 winner's share of the purse pushed the gelding's earnings to $14,046.

Little Wing, Heza Prospect, Ramblin On In Style, Miss Ramblin Moon, Winner Whisper, Denim Dust, Miss Jess Cando It, and Cartellin completed the order of finish.

Retama Park
Bet I Make U Famous extended his winning streak to three in Friday's 870-yard, $20,000 Benny Pennington Memorial Stakes.

Racing for Vernon Harman and Robert T. Moudy III, Bet I Make U Famous held on at the wire to defeat Jessa Little Rusty by a head in :45.967. Alfonso Lujan rode the 5-year-old One Famous Eagle gelding for trainer Trey Ellis.

Bet I Make U Famous was making his first-ever start at this track and was coming off of a wire-to-wire, two-length victory in the 870-yard, $25,000 Virgil Bond Stakes at Delta Downs. The sorrel gelding was bred in Texas by Robert Moudy and James Markham. He has won six of 23 starts, and the $12,000 winner's share of the purse from his second career stakes score bumped his bankroll to $88,429.

Fire On The Fly ran third and was followed by God I Am Handsome, The Field Cricket, Also A Feature, and Eyesa Shoofly Dandy. The 13-10 choice in the field of seven, Eyesa Shoofly Dandy hopped at the start and failed to contend.

Also on Friday, Francisco Calderon rode Dash Dont Cheat to a half-length win in the $30,000 TQHA 250 Stakes (R) for Texas-bred sprinters.

Trained by Leon Bard for owner Pete Scarmardo of Caldwell, Texas, Dash Dont Cheat covered 250 yards in :13.340 while sprinting against a reported 16-mph head wind. The homebred 4-year-old son of Down N Dash posted a 100 speed index and his first career stakes victory.

Dash Dont Cheat has raced in Texas and Louisiana and has won six of 21 outs. The $18,000 winner's share of the TQHA 250 Stakes purse pushed his bankroll to $118,320.

Teves, Barefoot Beach, Zenergetic, Jumpn Streak, Milllion Dollar Kiss, Last Man Standin, Tee Chic, Casey Corona and Tellereyematthebar completed the order of finish.

Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches' He Is The Risingstar, a 5-year-old son of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by L.R. "Tooter" Jordan, was a prompt 7-5 favorite in the $30,000 TQHA 550 Stakes (R) on Friday.

Under jockey Jose Alvarez, He Is The Risingstar went 550 yards in :27.075, earning a 109 speed index and defeating Jrc Callas First by three-quarters of a length. The $18,000 winner's share of the purse from the sorrel gelding's fifth lifetime stakes victory increased his bankroll to $146,970.

He Is The Risingstar was bred in Texas by Mercy Hinklin's Horse Farm LLC. The gelding has won eight of his 22 outs, and his five wins in seven starts at the 550 trip have all come against stakes company.

Bar Struck ran third, 1 1/2 lengths behind He Is The Risingstar, and was followed by Corona La Jolla, This Is A Deal, and Heza Crazy Pool.

Ruidoso Downs
Nolans Theory, an 11-1 longshot in a full field of 10 New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, earned his first stakes win in the $50,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) on Saturday.

Nolans Theory (orange cap) outran his
11-1 odds to win Saturday's By By JJ
Stakes for New Mexico-bred juveniles.
PHOTO: Gay Harris

Ridden by Raul Ramirez Jr. against a reported 7-mph head wind, Nolans Theory covered 400 yards in :20.375, and his winning margin was a nose from 19-10 favorite Miss Woody James. Harvey Baeza prepped the homebred son of Chicks Regard for owners Bob McClure and Sissie McClure.

Nolans Theory was coming off of a fourth-place finish in a Zia Futurity (RG1) trial on June 15. The gelding is out of Shez Classy Now, a multiple graded stakes winning 16-year-old daughter of champion Now I Know.

Nolans Theory has won two of his five starts, and the $21,000 winner's share of the By By JJ Stakes purse pushed his earnings to $26,490.

Siximoons finished third and was followed by Flashy Tres, You And Eye, Exs And Oohs, Zully Dragon Gal, Dan The Flashman, Jess Moonflash, and Greased Up.

Also on Saturday, Rockin J Running Horses' Jess A Hilbily Bone rallied to win the $20,000 Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes for Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds.

Jess A Hilbily Bone went 1,000 yards in :53.440 while defeating I Have No Clue by a neck. Benito Baca rode the homebred 6-year-old Rock Solid Jess gelding for trainer Tammy Johnson.

Jess A Hilbily Bone was just six days removed from a third-place finish in the 870-yard AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes (G3). Sent to post as the 2-5 choice in the field of eight, the brown Texas-bred gelding returned a $2.80 win mutuel while banking the $12,000 winner's share of the purse.

All told, Jess A Hibily Bone has won nine of 37 starts, and his three career stakes victories include the June 3, 870-yard Remington Park Distance Championship (G3). The gelding has earned $137,545, of which $65,091 has been pocketed this season.

Trubador Dan, Bloss, Prayer For Da Bric, Caminetto, Mr Boo Radley, and Echo Eight completed the official order of finish.

Click here for a recap of Sunday's four Zia Festival Quarter Horse stakes.

Wyoming Downs
Chad Richard's Midnights Wagon is the fastest qualifier to the August 13, $20,000-est. Wyoming Downs Futurity.

Racing in the last of three 350-yard trials on Saturday, Midnights Wagon defeated second-fastest qualifier Tiny Capitana by a nose in :17.565. Oscar Cervantes rode the homebred filly by Pyc Paint Your Wagon for trainer Chancey Spencer.

Midnights Wagon is out of Brooks Midnight, a winning homebred 10-year-old daughter of Brookstone Bay and finalist in the 2009 Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

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