October 27-30 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes.
October 27, 2017
Following is a recap of all offiicial American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of October 27-30. 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.
Vincent Treyes' Duck Dash N Go sprinted to a wire-to-wire victory in Friday's $15,000 Rebs Little Lulu Handicap for 3-year-old fillies.
Ridden by Rodrigo Aceves for trainer Monty Arrossa, Duck Dash N Go covered 350 yards in :17.648, and her winning margin was three-quarters of a length from Sunbeamssecretbeauty. The $8,250 winner's share of the purse from her second stakes win pushed the Coronas Fast Dash filly's earnings to $53,692.
Duck Dash N Go was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby D. Cox. The filly has won eight of 16 starts, including last year's Oneida County Fair Futurity at Malad City, Idaho, and she was a finalist in the October 6 PCQHRA Breeders' Derby (G3) at this track.
Designs By Dynasty, the 7-5 favorite, finished third, one length behind Duck Dash N Go. Jess A Lil Fishy, Jess Klas, and Doing Trix completed the order of finish.
Seventh-fastest qualifier L Bar D Razle Dazle outran his 8-1 odds to win Monday's $30,604 Far West Futurity.
Ridden by Jake Samuels, L Bar D Razle Dazle went 350 yards in :17.887 for a 97 speed index, and his margin of victory was one length from One For The Brothers. Hector Magallanes saddled the sorrel son of Ragazzo for owners Tryn Espelien and Hernan Torres.
L Bar D Razle Dazle was bred in Oregon by F. Darrell and Linda Sanders. The gelding is out of Dash Home Deb, a winning California-bred daughter of Strawfly Special. His second dam, the winning First Down Dash mare Dash For Debbie, ran third in the 1995 Pomona Championship Handicap (G3) at the Los Angeles County Fair meet.
Raced in Washington and Oregon, L Bar D Razle Dazle has won two of four starts and has banked $16,785.
Morning Brew finished third and was followed by fastest qualifier and 9-10 favorite Diva Has It, Heza Eagle, Deal A Ace Of Spades, Teccate, and Three Dashin Bye. Third-fastest qualifier Okey Dokey Road was scratched.
This track presented a stakes doubleheader on Sunday. Jazzy Icon, a homebred son of Texas Icon racing for Martha "Mimi" Wells, broke his maiden in the 350-yard, $46,470 Arizona QRA President's Open Fall Futurity.
Ridden by J. Martin Bourdieu and sent to post at odds of 9-1, Jazzy Icon made his trip in :17.816, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from 9-10 favorite Dominate This. Matt Fales saddled the gelding, who was winning for the first time in five outs.
Jazzy Icon was making just his second start at this track, following three races against maiden claiming company at Los Alamitos last summer. The $23,370 winner's share of the AQRA Futurity purse bumped his earnings to $26,116.
Skinny Kyni, Champion Winner, Red Beer, Winners Runaway, Nicos Favoritecartel, El Remmy, Arrow Of Cupid, and Dublin Dynamite completed the order of finish.
One of Arizona's leading sires, Texas Icon was also well represented in Sunday's Arizona QRA Futurity (R), as Texas Tornadoe dominated her competition in the $23,655 stakes for state-bred juveniles.
Prepped by Raul Valenzuela for owner Angel Valenzuela, Texas Tornadoe covered covered 350 yards in :17.723 while defeating Tanyah Tucker by a clear 1 3/4 lengths. Andres Osuna rode the filly.
Texas Tornadoe was bred by Ralph and Carolyn Fales of Coolidge, Arizona. The filly is out of Its A Dry Heat (TB), a winning daughter of the Dixieland Band (TB) stallion Dixieland Heat (TB) who has also foaled one Thoroughbred starter.
Campaigned in California and Arizona, Texas Tornadoe has won three of seven races and has earned $22,205.
Marshall Valentine finished third, 2 1/2 lengths behind Texas Tornadoe, and was followed by My Pistolita, Pirteville Cartel, Dashingtexas, Desert Scorpion, Miss First N Wild, Shakin Cash, and Caits Icon.
Will Rogers Downs
On Saturday, the field was set for the November 11, $66,228 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds.
Jose Cervantes' JC Wild Rose, the fastest qualifier, won the first of two 350-yard trials by a neck in :17.721. Mario Delgado rode the homebred daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess for trainer Carlos Ruiz.
JC Wild Rose has won five of 15 races, including the September 24 Adequan Will Rogers Derby Challenge Stakes. The filly has earned $94,382, of which $50,741 has been banked this season.
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