Fields Set for Iowa Double Gold Futurity, Derby

Two sets of trials were contested at Prairie Meadows on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Trials for the Iowa Double Gold Futurity and Derby were run at Prairie Meadows on Saturday.

Prairie Meadows opened its 2018 American Quarter Horse meet on Saturday, as the track's eight-race opening-day program featured trials for the 350-yard, $150,565 Iowa Double Gold Futurity (R) and 400-yard, $74,761 Iowa Double Gold Derby (R).

Jorge Haddad's Anasttasia, a homebred daughter of The Louisiana Cartel trained by Clinton Crawford, posted the fastest qualifying time to the Iowa Double Gold Futurity, which will be run on September 1. Ridden by Bonifacio Quiroz, the filly won the first of three trials by 2 1/4 lengths in :17.646.

Anasttasia is out of Las Alamitos, a winning daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash who ran second in the 1996 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos. The filly has earned $19,083 from five outs, and she was coming off of an eighth-place finish, two lengths behind winner Dak, in the 350-yard, $479,000 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park on July 28.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Also on Saturday, CR Lota Girl recorded the fastest qualifying time to the Iowa Double Gold Derby, which also will be run on September 1. Racing for Curt Tobin and Dick Tobin, the homebred Lota Pyc filly won the first of two trials by a half of a length in :19.750. Nakia Ramirez rode CR Lota Girl for trainer Jason Olmstead.

CR Lota Girl has won three of 12 races and has banked $54,821. The filly was a finalist in last year's Iowa Double Gold (R) and Jim Bader (R) futurities.

Click here for a complete list of Iowa Double Gold Derby finalists.

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