June 9-11 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

La Mos Pyc (green silks) gave trainer Lori Harris her first stakes victory in Saturday's Gopher State Derby at Canterbury Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of June 9-11. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge events, and 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.

Canterbury Park
Stormy Smith rode 5-2 favorite La Mos Pyc to a head victory in Saturday's $32,750 Gopher State Derby.

Prepped by Lori Harris for owner Thomas J. Scheckel and racing against a reported 40-mph head wind, La Mos Pyc covered 400 yards in :20.572. The $16,375 winner's share of the purse from the Pyc Paint Your Wagon gelding's first stakes win bumped his bankroll to $41,595.

"She left good," said Smith. "She ran a winning race and got there."

The second-fastest qualifier, La Mos Pyc made his season debut with a victory in one of three Gopher State Derby trials on May 27. The gelding has won five of 10 starts while racing in Iowa, Arizona, and Minnesota.

Lil Baby Eagle finished second and was followed by Corona Springs, Tiny Courage, Fast N Famous Jeans, Faster Than Hasta, Eyes A Racin, Toast On Fire, and Heza Prospect.

The field has been set for the June 25, $19,510 All Canadian Derby, and Pete Schoeler's Poutn On The Wagon posted the fastest qualifying time from two 400-yard trials run on Sunday.

Prepped by William Leech and ridden by Scott Sterr, Poutn On The Wagon won the first heat by a clear two lengths in :19.694. The homebred Pyc Paint Your Wagon gelding has won all seven of his outs and has pocketed $61,484, and his three stakes wins include last year's 400-yard, $43,438 Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) at this track.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers. 

Retama Park
Zenergetic rallied in the middle part of the track and got her first stakes win in Friday's 350-yard, $20,000 Selma Stakes for fillies and mares.

Ridden by Juan Garcia Jr. and racing against a reporte 15-mph head wind, Zenergetic defeated Million Dollar Kiss by a half of a length in :17.683. Brian Stroud trained the 4-year-old daughter of Dominyun for the Zenergetic Group.

Zenergetic was bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox. The mare has won four of 12 outs, and the $11,000 winner's share of the purse pushed her earnings to $38,708.

Jesstempting, Gimmeahifive, Mary Me Anna, Dm Maryanna, Brookside, Sr Esmeralda, Chula Kid, and Fas Prize Doll completed the order of finish.

Sandy Downs
Randy Dickerson's Cm Boom Shakalaka on Saturday recorded the fastest qualifying time to the June 24, $70,000 Bitterroot Futurity (R).

A homebred son of champion Carters Cartel who was racing against a reported 10-mph head wind, Cm Boom Shakalaka won the third of six trials by 2 1/2 lengths in :17.869 for 350 yards. Cordarelton Benn rode the homebred gelding for trainer Garth Blattner.

Cm Boom Shakalaka was bred in Oregon. He has won both of his outs and has earned $1,680.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Also on Saturday, Duck Dash N Go won the first of two Bitterroot Derby (R) trials to post the fastest qualifying time to the $15,000-added final on June 25.

Racing for Vicente Treyes from the barn of trainer Monty Arrossa, Duck Dash N Go covered 400 yards in :19.909 under jockey Nakia Ramirez. The Coronas Fast Dash filly was winning for the sixth time in 11 starts and bumping her earnings to $25,690.

Duck Dash N Go was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby D. Cox. The filly's resume includes a victory in last year's Oneida County Fair Futurity in Idaho.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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