June 8-10 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

First Of 15 was a prompt 2-1 favorite in Saturday's $34,150 Gopher State Derby at Canterbury Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of June 8-10. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, 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.

Arapahoe Park
Jonathan Zambrano's Iba Jp made his season debut with a wire-to-wire win in Sunday's $15,000 American Flyer Stakes.

Ridden by Manuel Meza for trainer David Palafox and aided by a reported 10-mph tail wind, Iba Jp went 350 yards in :17.762, and his winning margin was a nose from even-money favorite Dauns First Desirio. The 8-year-old Mr Jess Perry gelding was sent to post at odds of 10-1 and returned a $23.80 win mutuel.

Iba Jp was making his first start since July 22, when he ran fourth in the American Flyer Stakes at this track. The gelding was bred in Texas by Johnny Trotter/Burnett Ranches, and he has won four of 23 starts and has earned $69,974.

Hot Shot, Jettin Ben, Toshi Yoshi, and Freighttrain V completed the order of finish.

Canterbury Park
First Of 15 earned her first stakes victory when she dominated nine opponents in Saturday's $34,150 Gopher State Derby.

Under jockey Cristian Esqueda, First Of 15 went 400 yards on a sloppy track in :19.751, and her winning margin was a clear 2 1/2 lengths from Painted Dynasty. Jason Olmstead prepped the sorrel daughter of Apollitical Jess for owner Richard L. Tobin.

First Of 15 was bred in Oklahoma by James and Marilyn Helzer. The filly shipped back to this track from Oklahoma, where she ran second in the April 21, 400-yard Remington Park Derby (RG3) for state-bred sophomores.

Campaigned in Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Iowa, First Of 15 has won four of 14 starts and has earned $105,683.

Marfilmio, CR Lota Girl, Minuscule Monster, Alex Fox Peabody, Waveing At U, Who Rah, Itinkican Itinkican, and High Valley Girl completed the order of finish.

Energy Downs
Blaine S. Bateman's Allyson Wonderland led the way in Saturday's Cowboy State Futurity trials.

Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for trainer Riley Moosman, Allyson Wonderland won the last of five 350-yard trials by three-quarters of a length in :17.802. The homebred daughter of Apollitical Jess set the fastest qualifying time to the June 23, $50,000-added final.

Allyson Wonderland was bred in Oklahoma and is out of Just A Fairytale, a homebred winning daughter of Corona Cartel. The filly has won two of three starts and has earned $3,145.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Lethbridge
Stripsteak, a California-bred One Sweet Jess gelding trained by William Leech for owner Charles G. Stojan, is the fastest qualifier to the June 24, $20,000-est. All Canadian Derby.

On Saturday, Stripsteak won the second of two trials by a neck in :17.595 for 350 yards. Martin Ortiz rode the gelding, who was making his first start since October 21, when he ran sixth in the Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) at Century Downs.

Stripsteak was bred by Dr. Steve Burns of Menifee, California.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

Ruidoso Downs
TnT Racing's T Velocity, a son of Apollitical Jess trained by C. Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath, broke his maiden in a big way on Saturday, as the gray gelding sprinted to a neck victory in the 400-yard, $100,000 Mr Jess Perry Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Ridden by Raul Ramirez Jr. and racing against a reported 12-mph head wind, T Velocity stopped the timer in :20.392 while scoring his first win in seven outs. The $42,000 winner's share of the purse increased the gelding's earnings to $47,053.

T Velocity was bred in Oklahoma by Ron Lyles.

Hez Our Prize ran second and was followed by 17-10 favorite Hotstepper, Jess A Tres Of Wrong, Flight Force, Returning Motion, Heza Streakin Legacy, Mister Moody Blue, Rum Running Odee, and Ray Donovan.

Em Bodacious Chick broke her maiden in Sunday's $100,000 Ruidoso Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Prepped by Cynthia Gonzalez for owner Eduardo Mendoza, Em Bodacious Chick went 350 yards in :18.124 while racing against a reported 10-mph head wind. Jaime Parga Leos rode the bay Bodacious Dash filly.

Em Bodacious Chick was bred in New Mexico by Greg Creager. The filly is out of Californias Chick, a daughter of Chicks Beduino. Her second dam, the Calyx mare Shesacaliforniacutie, won the 1994 Central Wyoming Fair Derby.

Em Bodacious Chick has won one of five starts and has banked $48,000.

Our Favorite Sweet, Lynnder 16, Contemp, Konstant, Rustys Miracle, Longgone Perry, Pamplonna, My Corona Sixpak, and Sooner Cartel completed the official order of finish.

Sandy Downs
Wagonfullofdividends on Friday kept his perfect record intact and set the fastest qualifying time to the June 22, $15,000-added Bitterroot Derby (R).

Ridden by Jesus Canales, Wagonfullofdividends won the second of two trials by a neck from second-fastest qualifier Kool Odds, as the Pyc Paint Your Wagon colt covered 400 yards in :19.754. Mark Hanson prepped Wagonfullofdividends for owners RTM Stables LLC and Shauna Dunn.

Wagonfullofdividends was bred in Texas by Randy and Sandy Coleman. The colt has won all seven of his outs, including three stakes, and has banked $66,040.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

Also on Friday, Silver Jet Dash posted the fastest qualifying time to the June 22, $92,602 Bitterroot Futurity (R).

Owned and trained by Fredy Olmos and ridden by Leonardo Gonzales, Silver Jet Dash won the last of five 350-yard trials by 1 1/4 lengths in :18.236. The gray son of Bodacious Dash was winning for the second time in three starts.

Silver Jet Dash was bred in Texas by Irwin Wall. An earner of $3,750, the colt is out of Fancy Smoking Jet, a winning daughter of the Royal Quick Dash stallion A Royal Jet.

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers.

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