June 17-18 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes.
June 15, 2017
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of June 17-18. 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.
Bs Special, a Missouri-bred daughter of Freighttrain B trained by Casey Black for owner Duane Murphy, is the fastest qualifier to the July 2, $45,765 Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Futurity (R) for eligible 2-year-olds.
Ridden by David Pinon in the last of three trials on Saturday, Bs Special covered 350 yards in :17.949 while defeating second-fastest qualifier Itinkican Itinkican by one length. The filly has won two of four starts, including a maiden-special-weight dash at Remington Park in her career debut on April 6, and she has earned $17,589.
Bs Special was bred by the Barley and Sharp Farm.
Click here for a complete list of finalists.
The Fiscal Cliff, a homebred 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, was a prompt 4-5 favorite in Sunday's $24,000 Skip Zimmerman Stakes.
Ridden by Benito Baca, The Fiscal Cliff covered 350 yards in :17.757, and his margin of victory was a neck from 10-1 longshot Streakin Pr. Kasey Willis prepped the colt, who banked the $12,000 winner's share of the purse.
The Fiscal Cliff was coming off of a half-length score in the 300-yard, $50,054 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes (G2) at Remington Park on April 22, and he was making his first-ever start at this track. All told, he has won 11 of 18 outs, including six stakes, and he has earned $358,118.
Jr Rock Star was third, a neck behind The Fiscal Cliff, and was followed by Eagles Span, Fast Prize Janie, Divas Candy Girl, Watch My Wallet Loto, Ada Lida, Shez Hot Hubba Hubba, and Shaky Hero.
Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Cody Wainscott rode I V Gone to a neck win in Sunday's $17,350 Golden Driller Stakes.
Saddled by Leonardo Reza for owner Celesse Fregoso, I V Gone covered 350 yards in :17.554 on a surface officially labeled "good." The $10,446 winner's share of the purse from his 11th win in 40 starts increased the 7-year-old Ivory James gelding's earnings to $181,237.
I V Gone was coming off of a Remington Park campaign during which he ran third, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Bodacious Eagle, in the 350-yard, $50,252 Eastex Stakes (G2). The gelding was bred in Oklahoma by L.P. Frank, and his five career stakes victories include last year's Golden Driller, and the 2013 Adequan Oklahoma Derby Challenge (G3) at Will Rogers Downs.
Sexy And I Know It B ran second and was followed by V Power, Corona Senator, Dancing Capo Decapi, and Olde Monee.
Grants Pass Downs
Chris Philbrook's I Deliver broke his maiden with a neck victory in the second of three Firecracker Futurity trials on Sunday, and the gelded son of One Sweet Jess is the fastest qualifier to the $30,000-est. final on the Fourth of July.
Saddled by Hector Magallanes, I Deliver went 350 yards in :17.663 and posted a 103 speed index under jockey Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa.
I Deliver was bred in Oregon and Michael and Shannon McKay.
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Jerome County Fair
Juno Jess. a sorrel son of Jess Zoomin owned by Julian Pinkham, led at every call en route to a neck victory in the $16,850 Roche Equine Futurity on Sunday.
Prepped by Ricardo Castillo, Juno Jess went 350 yards in :17.658 and recorded a 105 speed index under jockey Never Marin. The gelding was winning for the second time in four outs and scoring his first career stakes win.
Juno Jess was bred in Texas by Casey J. Humphrey. A $2,700 buy at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, he is out of the 11-year-old Mr Eye Opener mare Junos Eye. His third dam, the winning Dash For Cash mare This Chicks Got It, ran third in the 1983 Kindergarten Futurity (G3) at Los Alamitos.
Raced in Idaho and Utah, Juno Jess has earned $7,255.
Super Starr, Dynasty Darlin, First Prize Star, Royal Tricky Lady, Crown Him Twice, Miss Czech, and Dublin Dynamite completed the order of finish.
BNB Racing Inc.'s Krash Your Party, the second-fastest qualifier, broke his maiden in Saturday's 330-yard, $16,870 SVLAC Futurity.
Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for trainer Ricardo Castillo, Krash Your Party defeated fastest qualifier Masons Moon by a head in :17.008. The $6,749 winner's share of the purse increased the Krash Cartel gelding's earnings to $7,034 from three outs.
Krash Your Party was bred in Texas by Triple K Farms. He is out of Hasta La Veesta, a winning 10-year-old daughter of champion Brimmerton and the multiple graded stakes winning Royal Quick Dash mare Quick Moon Sign.
Krash Your Party sold for $4,700 at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City.
Piper Jane, Love The Boss, A Dangerous Woman, High Rate Dash, Pillage, My Fortune Dash, and Cr Sweet Dynasty completed the order of finish. Eighth-fastest qualifier Hitt The Spot was scratched.
Steve Berry's Sb Hoonigan, a homebred son of the Fdd Dynasty stallion Jr Dynasty Mountain and the fastest qualifier, kept his perfect record intact with a one-length victory in the $68,580 Beehive Futurity on Saturday.
Prepped by Alvaro Torres, Sb Hoonigan covered 350 yards in :17.433 and earned a 105 speed index under jockey Santiago Jimenez. The brown gelding was winning for the fourth time in as many starts, and the $27,433 winner's share of the purse from his second stakes win bumped his bankroll to $57,741.
Sb Hoonigan was bred in Utah, and he is out of the unraced Splash Bac mare Be Bac Later. His resume includes a head victory in the 300-yard, $73,885 Hadley/Giles Memorial Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden on May 6.
Fiery Fury finished second and was followed by Mountain Vista, Sb Itty Bitty, Cranky T, Letsgetitonmarvin, Champion Winner, Countmywinns, Jaggersfadedblujeans, and Heavys Version.
Sent to post at odds of 9-1, Billie Bird's Otimberimfallninlove responded with a neck win in the $24,286 Sport Of Speed Sale Futurity (R) on Sunday.
Otimberimfallninlove covered 300 yards in :16.047 while scoring her first victory in two outs. The seventh-fastest qualifier, the black daughter of the Oak Tree Special stallion First Timber was ridden by Scott Sterr for trainer Donalda Cochrane.
Otimberimfallninlove was bred in Alberta by Wesley T. Oulton. The $10,929 winner's share of the Sport of Speed Sale Futurity purse bumped the filly's bankroll to $11,285.
Shawnee Cartel, the 2-1 choice, ran second and was followed by fastest qualifier Mighty Lucille, Jb Uni, Bs Playing For Keeps, Llomars Dream, and Shezasparklingtimber. Fourth-fastest qualifier The Western Special was scratched.
California Eagle broke his maiden with a half-length victory in Sunday's $30,000 Ed Burke Juvenile Stakes.
Ridden by Martin Arriaga, California Eagle went 350 yards in :17.781 and earned an 88 speed index. Juan Aleman prepped the bay son of One Famous Eagle for owner JGA Racing Stables Inc.
California Eagle was bred by Pete and Evelyn Parrella's Legacy Ranch Inc. of Clements, California. The gelding is out of Tender Flyer, a graded stakes winning daughter of Strawfly Special, and he has banked $18,575 from three outs.
Matilda Czech, the 9-10 favorite, ran second and was followed by Live It Up, Magic Corona Mv, A Political Lady, Hazel Dazel, Terrific Temptation, Dating Game, and Gerbera Glass.
Cory Spataro rode Country Boy 123 to a 1 1/4-length win in Sunday's 300-yard, $44,803 Picov Maturity.
Trained by Bryn Robertson for owner Ruth F. Barbour, Country Boy 123 trippped the timer in :15.100 and posted a 112 speed index over a track officially labeled "good." Thhe 4-year-old gelding by champion Country Chicks Man returned a $3.20 win mutuel as the fastest qualifier and 3-5 favorite in the field of nine.
Country Boy 123 was bred in Michigan by Carolyn C. Bay. The bay gelding made his season debut with a 1 1/2-length victory in the second of two Picov Maturity trials on June 4.
Raced primarily at this track, Country Boy 123 has won eight of 14 starts, including three stakes, and he has banked $102,541. In his lone start south of the border in the U.S., Country Boy 123 ran fourth, one length behind winner Jess Good Reason, in the 400-yard, $202,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) at Los Alamitos on October 29.
Fast Man Vic, One Famous Glass, Seis Zoom, Deal A Fortune, Memories Times Six, Valiant Stoli Time, Fast Buck and Panther Hero completed the order of finish. Fourth-fastest qualifier Fiesty Icon was scratched.
The field has been set for the July 1, $50,000-est. TQHA Sires' Cup Derby (R), and Chad and Esmeralda Peck's Zoomin N Celebrating is the fastest qualifier from four 400-yard trials held on Saturday.
Ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo for trainer Judd Kearl, Zoomin N Celebrating won the first heat by three-quarters of a length in :19.990. The sorrel Azoom filly was bred in Texas by the partnership of Buchannan, Eller, and Pitman, and she has earned $17,010 from five outs. Her resume includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Thriving Ivory, in the 300-yard, $15,000 Sam Houston Distaff Stakes on May 22.
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Seminole Senator, a gelded son of Louisiana Senator and the second-fastest qualifier, broke his maiden with a wire-to-wire victory in Sunday's Four Corners Futurity.
Campaigned by Joe David Yates, Richard Young, Richard T. Sturdevant and Terry Wootan, Seminole Senator went 350 yards in :17.425 and earned a 92 speed index while aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind. Felipe Garcia-Luna rode the gelding for trainer Justin Joiner.
Seminole Senator was bred in Oklahoma by Wootan Racing. The gelding's dam, Overeasy Annie, is an 11-year-old homebred daughter of Holland Ease.
Seminole Senator has won one of four outs, and the $39,345 winner's share of the $83,713 Four Corners Futurity purse bumped his bankroll to $42,183.
Bf Diversion finished second, a head behind Seminole Senator. Mountain Holme, Osbaldo Blue Diamond, fastest qualifier and 4-5 favorite Beyond 15, Fdd Can Jazz, Marissa, Ramble It On, Big Daddys Lajolla, and A Diamond Mercedes completed the order of finish.
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