Dashin Red Cat Wins TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity
The homebred gelding gets his first stakes victory.
July 1, 2017
Douglas L. Grenz's Dashin Red Cat, the fourth-fastest qualifier, rallied down the stretch to win Saturday's 350-yard, $95,540 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park.
Ridden by Gonzalo Gutierrez for trainer Juvenal Licona-Vazquez and racing against a reported 15-mph head wind, Dashin Red Cat defeated Tacky Lil Groundhog by a neck in :17.822. In addition to earning a 96 speed index, the homebred son of Red Storm Cat banked $38,216 while recording his first career stakes win.
Dashin Red Cat was bred in Washington. His dam, Dashin Chicks, is a winning daughter of the Beduino (TB) stallion Chicks Beduino. His second dam, the winning First Down Dash mare First Down Dance, ran third in the 1997 Miss Princess Handicap (G3) at Los Alamitos.
Dashin Red Cat has won two of his three outs and has earned $40,755.
Coronarita Blue finished third, a half of a length behind Dashin Red Cat, and was followed by Moon Dash Cartel, Hustling Coronas, Shades Of Gray, Ivory N Ashes, Tempting Feefee, Channing, and Down N Cruzin.
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