May 19-20 Stakes Recap
A recap of non-graded stakes.
May 18, 2018
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of May 19-20. For recaps of graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes, and stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recap in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.
Ruth F. Barbour's Country Boy 123 is the fastest qualifier to the June 4, $50,000-added Picov Maturity.
On Sunday, Country Boy 123 won the second of two 300-yard trials by a neck from second-fasetst qualifier Fiesty Icon. Ridden by Cory Spataro for trainer Bryn Robertson, the 5-year-old gelding by champion Country Chicks Man covered the distance in :15.340 while making his first start of the season.
Country Boy 123 was bred in Michigan by Carolyn C. Bay. The gelding has won 12 of 20 outs and has earned $184,095.
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Featuring Fast Jess broke sharply from his rail post and sped to a head victory in Saturday's $50,000 Vinton Stakes (R) for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds.
Ridden by Noe Castaneda, Featuring Fast Jess went 400 yards in :19.605. Eduardo Morales saddled the sorrel son of Heza Fast Dash for owner Fernando Ramos.
Featuring Fast Jess was making his first start since March 17, when the gelding ran second in the Mardi Gras Derby (R) at Louisiana Downs.
"He's always been tough when he can make the lead," Castaneda said of Featuring Fast Jess. "It was a very good field with (runner-up) The Cazador, who I felt was the horse to beat."
Featuring Fast Jess was bred by Jumonville Farms and Burnett Ranch. The gelding has won four of 11 starts, including two of three this season, and the $30,000 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes score pushed his earnings to $107,897.
Morales said that Featuring Fast Jess would be pointed to the 400-yard Delta Downs Derby (RG2) trials in June.
The Cazador, 4-5 favorite Dashnunder Afullmoon, JLS Dash N Fire, Eye Am Sizzlin, Sting Lika B, Diamondinthefront, Corona Ohara, and Bababababababad completed the order of finish.
The field has been set for the June 2, $75,000 Harley Greene Derby (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds.
Racing in the first of two 350-yard trials on Saturday, Kitty Sixup set the fastest qualifying time, as the Sixes Liaison gelding defeated second-fastest qualifier DNA Dalesblackbeauty by a neck in :17.825 on a muddy and sealed track. Fernando Fonseca-Soto rode the gelding for owners Deane Lehman and Erin Thompson, who also trains Kitty Sixup.
Kitty Sixup was bred by Gary Hess. He has won two of seven races and has banked $11,547 while racing exclusively at this track, and he was a finalist in last year's Gordon Mobley Futurity (R).
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CM Boom Shakalaka, a homebred son of champion Carters Cartel racing for Randy Dickerson and trainer Nick Lowe, led at every call en route to a neck victory in Saturday's $25,000 Dillingham Handicap for 3-year-olds.
|CM Boom Shakalaka earned his
fourth stakes win in Saturday's
Dillingham Handicap. PHOTO: Los
Ridden by Rodrigo Aceves, CM Boom Shakalaka went 400 yards in :19.867. The bay gelding earned a 90 speed index and the $13,750 winner's share of the purse.
CM Boom Shakalaka was stretching out in distance off of a nose win in the 350-yard, $18,000 James S. Smith Memorial Handicap on April 8. The gelding has won eight of his 11 outs, including three of four at this track, and he has earned $74,726.
CM Boom Shakalaka has won four stakes, including last year's Baxter Andrus Oregon-Bred Futurity (R) at Portland Meadows and John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile Challenge at Emerald Downs.
Yanque, the 6-5 favorite in the field of nine, ran second and was followed by Ditto Head, The Revenant, Effortless Effort, King Of Appeals MV, No Kiddin, Dont Foose With Me, and Seems Even Better.
Second-fastest qualifier BW De Elegant broke his maiden in the 330-yard, $28,500 Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity, one of two official stakes contested at this track on Sunday.
Racing for Boyd and Betty Weeks, BW De Elegant defeated Bac On Track by a head in :17.010. Dallas Erickson rode the homebred son of the PYC Paint Your Wagon stallion Wagons West for trainer Guy Weeks.
BW De Elegant is out of BW De Stuff, a winning homebred 10-year-old mare by the Strawfly Special stallion The Flight Stuff. The bay colt has earned $13,235 from two outs.
Fastest qualifier Silver Jet Dash ran third, a half of a length behind the winner, and was followed by Signed By The Bay, DK First Frost, Betelgeuse, He Looks Royal, Runaway Jet Voyage, and Rob That Wagon. Tenth-fastest qualifier Candelaria was listed by Equibase as a trainer scratch.
Also on Sunday, Jesus Canales rode fastet qualifier and 3-5 favorite Wagonfullofdividends to a one-length win in the $18,500 Gary Blattner/Harold Pence Memorial Derby.
Prepped by Mark Hanson for owners RTM Stables LLC and Shauna Dunn, Wagonfullofdividends went 350 yards in :17.425 and posted a 108 speed index. The $8,510 winner's share of the purse from his sixth victory in as many outs pushed the bay colt's bankroll to $65,440, of which $56,450 was earned during his 2-year-old campaign.
Wagonfullofdividends was bred in Texas by Randy and Sandy Coleman. He has won three stakes, including last year's $104,376 Bitterroot Futurity at Sandy Downs.
Candy Secret, Thought It Through, No House Rules Here, Senor Call, HR Captain Jack, She Looks Flashy, Kingofdarkness, and Easy Blue Vodka completed the official order of finish. Third-fastest qualifier Yourdarkestnitemare was listed by Equibase as a trainer scratch.
This track presented an official stakes doubleheader on Saturday. Keith Nielson's Jess Send It won the day's richest race, as the bay daughter of Corona Cartel sped to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $77,255 Hadley-Giles Futurity.
Prepped by Riley Moosman, Jess Send It covered 300 yards in :15.499 and earned a 102 speed index. Jesus Valenzuela rode the Utah-bred filly.
Jess Send It was bred by Turner Farms and is out of Jess Send Me, a winning 9-year-old daughter of Feature Mr Jess who ran second in the 2011 All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Her second dam, the First Down Dash mare Send Me First, won the '96 AQRA Turf Paradise Futurity (G3).
Jess Send It has won both of her outs and has banked $35,887.
Dust A Tac finished second and was followed by Mommas Dynasty, Mister FDD, Louisiana EZ, Prearranged Wedding, JR Dynasty Czech, Pistol The Kid, Kr Hi Five, and Allyson Wonderland.
Also on Saturday, a disqualification helped Krash Your Party score his second stakes victory in the 350-yard, $19,280 Jake Kapp Stakes.
A 3-year-old son of Krash Cartel owned by BNB Racing Inc., Krash Your Party was moved up to first when Easy Ap Bella was disqualifed from that spot and placed sixth for drifting in and bumping Dust Stone in mid-stretch. Raymundo Torres rode Krash Your Party for trainer Raul Moreno.
Krash Your Party was clocked in :17.780 and recorded a 99 speed index. The gelding was bred in Texas by Triple K Farms, and he has won two of 11 starts, including last year's South Valley Futurity at Laurel Brown. The $8,869 winner's share of the purse from Saturday's victory pushed Krash Your Party's earnings to $29,453.
Krash Your Party's resume includes a fourth-place run in last year's Wild West Futurity (R) at Los Alamitos.
Kool Odds, One Hot Party, Mr Soul, Dust Stone, Easy Ap Bella, Winners Runaway, Girl Like, PF Paddy Dashair, and Tp Tipster completed the official order of finish.
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