September 16-18 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of September 16-17. 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.

Ajax Downs
This track presented a stakes doubleheader on Monday. Ls Prince, a bay gelding by Louisiana Senator owned by Milena Kwiecien, got up at the wire to win the $83,658 Picov Derby.

Ridden by Josh Scott for trainer Jason Pascoe, Ls Prince defeated Hickerson by a head in :19.870 for 400 yards. The gelding recorded a 103 speed index and his second stakes victory.

Ls Prince was bred in Texas by Paris Wixon. Raced exclusively at this track, he has won five of 10 starts, including the Adequan Ajax Derby Challenge on August 13, and the $31,652 winner's share of the Picov Derby purse pushed his bankroll to $55,647, of which $51,229 has been pocketed this season.

Miromar, Ghost Pines, Mrs First Lady, Zoxtobeyou, Fishin For A Corona, The Dominyunator, Coronas Chrome, and Rpainted Pistol completed the order of finish.

Also on Monday, Country Boy 123 was a prompt 4-5 favorite in the 350-yard, $33,947 All Canadian Classic for aged sprinters.

Trained by Bryn Robertson for owner Ruth F. Barbour, Country Boy 123 defeated 5-2 second choice One Famous Glass by one length in :17.330. Cory Spataro rode the 4-year-old son of champion Country Chicks Man, who recorded a 109 speed index and returned a $3.70 win mutuel.

Country Boy 123 was bred in Michigan by Carolyn C. Bay. The bay gelding has won 10 of 17 races, including four stakes, and he has banked $134,562. His resume includes a fourth-place finish in last year's Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) at Los Alamitos, his lone start away from this track.

Panther Hero finished third, a head behind One Famous Glass, and was followed by Fiesty Icon, Seis Zoom, Selective Memory, Fast Man Vic, Alakazaam, Countrys Comin Bac, and Runaway Cause.

Indiana Grand
James Black's Keen Liaison is the fastet qualifier to the September 30, $100,000 Sterlie Bertram Memorial Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds.

Racing in the first of three 400-yard trials on Saturday, Keen Liaison defeated second-fastest qualifier Dreamers Liaison by a head in :20.080. Ronald Hisby rode the Sixes Liaison filly for trainer Erin Thompson.

Keen Liaison was bred by Gary Hess, and she has won four of five outs this season, including the June 3 Harley Greene Derby (R) at this track. All told, the filly has won four of her six starts and has banked $78,335, of which $76,735 has been earned this year.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Northlands Park
Second-fastest qualifier Honor The Fast Man, a homebred son of Honor The Perry owned by Tom Kenway, sprinted to a neck victory in Saturday’s $23,701 Alberta Bred Derby (R).

Prepped by his owner and racing on a muddy track, Honor The Fast Man went 330 yards in :17.425 under jockey Martin Ortiz. The bay gelding earned $11,346 for his effort.

Honor The Fast Man was coming off of a second-place finish in the second of two trials on September 1. Raced exclusively in his home province, he has won five of 12 starts and has banked $44,789.

Dashin By All ran second and was followed by Bringit Like Benny, Ivory Lady League, North Pine Special, Cr Azoominshezquick, and Make Er Out. Fastest qualifier Poutn On The Wagon was listed as a veterinarian scratch.

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