November 22-26 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Q-Racing Journal

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of November 22-26. 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.

Portland Meadows
The field has been set for the December 17, $15,000-added Baxter Andruss Futurity (R) for Oregon-bred juveniles.

Fastest qualifier CM Boom Shakalaka, a homebred son of champion Carters Cartel owned by Randy Dickerson, won the first of two trials on Sunday. Ridden by Luis F. Gonzalez for trainer Nick Lowe, the gelding covered 400 yards in :20.111 while scoring his fourth win in six outs.

CM Boom Shakalaka has banked $23,509, and his resume includes a victory in the August 20 John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge and a fifth-place finish in the October 14, $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Prairie Meadows.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Turf Paradise
Apollitical Boogie is the fastest qualifier to the December 10, $15,000-added AQRA Turf Paradise Open Derby.

On Sunday, Apollitical Boogie won the second of three 400-yard trials by a nose in :19.666. Emilio Tapia rode the homebred Apollitical Jess gelding for owner Amado de la Riva and trainer Eloy Mendoza.

Apollitical Boogie was bred in Arizona. Raced in California and Arizona, the gelding has won five of 13 starts and has earned $46,707.

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Zia Park
Leann Archuleta's Funny Munny earned his first stakes victory in Wednesday's $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes.

Ridden by Francisco Amparan for trainer Adam Archuleta, Funny Munny covered 870 yards while defeating 2-5 favorite Zoomin Racer by a nose. The 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Munnings (TB) earned a 90 speed index and the $30,000 winner's share of the purse.

Funny Munny was bred by the late Robert A. Gentry. The gelding is out of Fodice, a winning and graded stakes placed daughter of all-time leading sire and 1987 world champion First Down Dash. All told, Funny Munny has won six of his 30 races, including five of 15 at the 870 distance, and he has banked $105,705.

Linda Tee Fire, D E Wagons Strawfly, Jessa Little Rusty, Droppin Timber, Fire Thorn, and Streakin Zoomer completed the order of finish.

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