June 30-July 4 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Duane Murphy's Bs Special, the fastest qualifier and odds-on choice, dominated her competitiion in Sunday's Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Futurity. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of June 30-July 4. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America 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.

Ajax Downs
Albertt, a homebred 4-year-old son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Mr Jess Tex owned and trained by Scott Reid, is the fastest qualifier to the July 16, $50,000-added Ontario Sires' Maturity (R).

Ridden by Cassandra Jesschke, Albertt on Saturday won the first of two 330-yard trials by a head in :16.770. The gray gelding was winning for the fifth time in 12 starts and pushing his bankroll to $25,464.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Arapahoe Park
The fields for this year's Lucille Rowe Derby (R) and Cherry Creek Futurity (R) for Colorado-breds, both of which will be contested on July 15, were established on Friday.

Hugo Barron Sierra's Shes My Foose, a homebred daughter of champion Foose, is the fastest qualifier to the $55,000-added Lucille Rowe Derby. Ridden by Tanner Thedford for trainer Jose Manuel Barron, the filly won first of three 350-yard trials by a head in :17.861. Shes My Foose was coming off of a victory in a maiden-special-weight race at this trac on June 3.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

The $74,425 Cherry Creek Futurity will be headed by fastest qualifier Indomable Cartel. A bay colt by The Louisiana Cartel racing for Mariano Cornejo and trained by Luz Chavira, Indomable Cartel broke his maiden with a 1 3/4-length win in the first of four 330-yard trials. Daniel Torres rode the colt, who stopped the timer in :17.059.

Indomable Cartel was bred by Francisco J. Cornejo.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Canterbury Park
Fastest qualifier Bs Special was a prompt odds-on favorite in Sunday's $45,765 Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Futurity (R).

Racing for Duane Murphy and saddled by Casey Black, Bs Special went 350 yards in :17.908 while aided by a reported 15-mph tail wind. David Pinon rode the brown daughter of Freighttrain B.

Bs Special followed a spring campaign at Remington Park with a convincing three-quarter length victory in the last of three trials on June 17. The filly was bred in Missouri by Barley & Sharp Farm, and she is out of Im Quick Say Bye Bye, a winning 13-year-old daughter of 1991 champion 2-year-old colt Royal Quick Dash.

Bs Special has won three of five starts and has earned $38,285.

Triple Vodka Feature finished second, one length behind Bs Special. Itinkican Itinkican, Eos Marie Laveau, Sweet Twisted Tea, Ima Lil Storm Cat, Eos Bea Mine, and Bodacious Peach completed the order of finish. Third-fastest qualifier High On Chablis and eighth-fastest qualifier Calamady Jane were listed as stewards' scratches.

Also on Sunday, Eagle Deluxe broke his maiden with a half-length win in the $18,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile Stakes.

Prepped by Jason Olmstead for owners Tom Maher, Bill Maher, and Movin On, Eagle Deluxe covered his 350-yard trip in :18.052. Brayan Velazquez rode the sorrel son of One Famous Eagle, who was winning for the first time in five outs.

Eagle Deluxe was bred in Louisiana by Grant Farms LLC. The $10,800 winner's share of the purse from his maiden victory pushed the colt's bankroll to $16,281.

Bobby Elvis ran second and was followed by Ck Annalea, Pretty Fandango, Ikanshakit, Kant Katch Me, Quinttessence, and Byltmore.

Three 400-yard Canterbury Park Derby trials were contested on Sunday, and the California-bred gelding Kowboy Jim earned the fastest qualifying time to the $81,125 final on July 16.

Owned and trained by Dean Frey, Kowboy Jim won the first heat by 1 3/4 lengths in :19.786 under jockey Berkley Packer. The homebred gelding was winning for the fourth time in eight races and second in time in four outs this year.

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Fair Meadows at Tulsa
Debbie Freeman rode Yourtheoneinmyheart, a 3-year-old daughter of Capo de Capi who she bred, to a head victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $17,350 Belles Stakes for distaffers.

Trained by Gary Walker for owner Terry Freeman, Yourtheoneinmyheart covered here trip iin :17.200 and posted a 106 speed index. The $10,446 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes win pushed the Oklahoma-bred filly's earnings to $70,872.

Yourtheoneinmyheart has been campaigned exclusively in Oklahoma, and she has won five of 11 starts, including three of six races this season. The filly's resume includes a fifth-place finish in last year's Speedhorse Futurity (G3) at this track.

Eye Eye Captain, Can Only Imagine, Hardtoget, High Speed Kitty, and Ym Icy completed the order of finish.

Gillespie County Fair
Sandra Garnett-Tatom's Let Em Fly made his first-ever start at this track a winning one, as the 3-year-old Mighty Invictus gelding captured Saturday's $20,000 Hill Country Classic Stakes.

Ridden by Noe Villatoro and racing against a reported 12-mph head wind, Let Em Fly went 440 yards in :21.858, and his winning margin was one length from Kraken Black. Esteban Rubio prepped the gelding, who earned $12,000 from his first career stakes victory.

Let Em Fly was bred in Oklahoma by C. Dawn Ivey, and he was coming off of a Sam Houston Race Park spring campaign during which he scored a wire-to-wire, two-length victory in a 440-yard, $7,600 maiden-special-weight race on May 1. All told, he has won two of seven races and has banked $18,587.

Kw Cowboy, the 9-10 favorite, ran third and was followed by Sprinster, Oh Yeah Jolla, and Jess Rockn.

On Sunday, the field was set for the July 16, $15,000-added Texas Quarter Horse Association Futurity (R).

Mario G. Rodriguez's Glimpse Of Fire, the fastest qualifier, parlayed a sharp break from the rail post into a half-length win in the second of two 350-yard trials. Ridden by Claudio Aguilar for trainer Martin Rodriguez, the homebred son of Glimpse Of Greatness covered his trip in :18.056 while racing against a 10-mph head wind.

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Grants Pass Downs
Chris Philbrook's I Deliver sprinted to a nose victory in Tuesday's 350-yard, $28,400 Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity.

Ridden by Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa for trainer Hector Magallanes, I Deliver tripped the timer in :17.666 and recorded a 103 speed index. The brown son of One Sweet Jess earned his second win in four outs and first stakes win.

I Deliver was bred in Oregon by Michael McKay and Shannon McKay. His dam, the 13-year-old Shazoom mare Go Girl Gone, won the 2006 AQHA Northwest Juvenile Chalelnge (G3) at Les Bois Park and ran second in Remember Me Rose's Grade 2, $150,000 AQHA Juvenile Challenge Championship at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.

The $11,360 winner's share of the Grants Pass Firecracker Futurity purse bumped I Deliver's bankroll to $13,642.

L Bar D Classic Trip, Warhock, Corona B Gone, Sweet Dream Demon, This Wagons On Fire, and L Bar D Razle Dazle completed the order of finish. Pendelton Promenade was scratched.

Northlands Park
Teagan Goodsell's Mr Eleanor, a homebred son of First Timber trained by Allen Goodsell, is the fastest qualifier to the July 19, $51,811 Alberta Stallion Futurity (R).

Racing in the last of three 330-yard trials on Monday, Mr Eleanor defeated third-fastest qualifier Thisbudsforyou by 1 3/4 lengths in :17.159. J.B. Botello rode the bay gelding, who was winning for the first time in two outs.

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Retama Park
Grand Ilusion rallied to win Friday's $15,000 Tower of the Americas Handicap.

Trained by Judd Kearl for owner Crown Racing and sprinting against a reported 14-mph head wind, Grand Ilusion covered 550 yards in :27.439 and earned a 102 speed index, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from Jrc Callas First. Noe Villatoro rode the 5-year-old gelded son of Shazoom.

Grand Ilusion was bred by Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas. The gelding has won three of 16 starts, and the $9,450 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory bumped his bankroll to $24,020.

Bar Struck finished third, a nose behind Jrc Callas First. Count de Monet, Blazin Bok, and 9-10 favorite He is The Risingstar completed the order of finish.

On Saturday, Francisco J. Garza's Kas Famous outran his 11-1 odds to win the TQHA Sires' Cup Derby (R).

Prepped by Jose Sanchez, Kas Famous covered 400 yars in :20.204 while racing against a reported 15-mph head wind, and his margin of victory was a head from 9-10 favorite Zoomin N Celebrating. Jorge Linares rode the homebred gelded son of One Famous Eagle.

Kas Famous has won two of seven starts while racing in New Mexico and Texas. The $22,076 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes win pushed the gelding's bankroll to $28,551, of which $27,831 has been earned this season.

Rc The Duke ran third, one length behind Kas Famous, and was followed by Boknaai Joe, Bigtime Celebration, Deala Quick Game, Thrones, Shakeemwhileyoucan, and Hotscotch N Courage.

Sandy Downs
The Bossgirl, a bay daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Class Jump, is the fastest qualifier to the July 22 IQHA Idaho Cup Futurity (R).

Campaigned by A-Arrow Ranch, The Bossgirl on Tuesday broke her maiden with a neck victory in the first of two trials. The filly, who was ridden by Nakia Ramirez for trainer Monty Arrossa, covered 350 yards in :17.929 while scoring her first victory in four outs.

The Bossgirl was bred in Idaho by Shannon R. Akerstrom, and she is out of the unraced 7-year-old Dash Ta Fame mare Fanny B.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers to the $30,000-est. final.

Wyoming Downs
Miss Five Bar Maid is the fastest qualifier to the July 15, $33,000-est. Utah Bred Futurity (R).

Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for owner The Five Barkers Inc. and trainer Riley Moosman, Miss Five Bar Maid on Saturday won the second of five 350-yard trials by a half of a length in :17.681. The homebred One Dashing Eagle filly has won two of four starts and has earned $2,340.

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