Royaltys Authority Reigns in Grade 3 Kaweah Bar

The 5-year-old gelding extends his win streak on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Royaltys Authority scored a half-length victory in Saturday's Kaweah Bar Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Royaltys Authority, a 5-year-old gray son of the First Down Dash stallion Royaltys Choice, extended his win streak to three races with a half-length victory in Saturday's $30,000 Kaweah Bar Handicap (G3) at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Cesar DeAlba, Royaltys Authority covered 350 yards in :17.438 while scoring his second career stakes win. Roman Figueroa prepped the gelding for owner S and S Horses.

Royaltys Authority was bred in California by A Regal Choice Inc. His win streak includes a pair of 330-yard claiming wins, one against $25,000 claimers on March 17, and one against $50,000 claimers on April 15.

"He came to my barn at the end of (2017) campaign,” Figueroa said. “I ran him once and he finished (eighth), but he’s picked up from there and won two in row and now this one. I won this race (three) times as a jockey and now once as a trainer.”

Figueroa piloted Dashing Val to victory in the Kaweah Bar in 1990 and then followed it up with wins in this race aboard Sweeten The Pot in 1992 and A Mere First in 1998. “Fig” is the only person to win the Kaweah Bar as both trainer and jockey.

“(In his 330-yard win) the horses that were to his inside had some trouble, they kind of caused their own problems, and that left the gate open for us,” Figueroa added. “He just did it on his own from there. He ran away from them. We’ll probably go to the California Breeders Champions Night next, hopefully in the Spencer Childers Championship Handicap.”

Royaltys Authority has won five of his 22 starts, including the 2015 Desert Classic Futurity at Turf Paradise. The $16,500 winner's share of the purse from his first graded stakes score pushed his bankroll to $94,658.

Flash N Bling finished second and was followed by 3-5 favorite Zoomin For Spuds, The Charm Of Corona, One Proud Eagle, Rite Regal, Renewed, Mr Apollitical Dash, Captain On Takeoff, and Unclaimed Dividend.

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