September 5-9 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 durnig the week of September 5-9. 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 recap in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.

Albuquerque Downs
Apollitical Scout, a 4-year-old daughter of 2010 world champion Apollitical Jess owned by Paragon Farms, dominated her competition to win Sunday’s $50,000 Balloon City Stakes for fillies and mares.

Paragon Farms' Apollitical Scout was all
alone at the wire in Sunday's $50,000
Balloon City Stakes. PHOTO: Coady

Ridden by Jose Amador Alvarez for trainer Jimmy Padgett and sent to post as the 9-10 favorite, Apollitical Scout covered 400 yards in :19.220, and her winning margin was two lengths from 25-1 longshot Miss Fast Prize Tracy. Apollitical Scout posted a 99 speed index, and her clocking was just off of the track record of :18.912 set by Astica in the 2015 Pelican Stakes (R).

“She’s just fantastic, a true racehorse,” said Padgett of Apollitical Scout. “She’s a handful everywhere except on the racetrack. She’s a blessing to have in the barn.”

“Once she gets on the racetrack, she’s 100 percent racehorse,” the trainer added. “She’s proven it by what she’s accomplished.”

Apollitical Scout was bred in Oklahoma by Dan and Louise Jones. The mare made her local debut with an equally dominating two-length victory in a 400-yard, $26,000 open-condition allowance for fillies and mares on July 13. Apollitical Scout was coming off of a Remington Park spring meet during which she won the 400-yard, $100,000 Junos Request Stakes (G2) on June 2 and ran second in the April 28, 350-yard Easy Date Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-breds.

Apollitical Scout has won seven of 18 starts, including six of seven at the 400-yard distance, and the $30,000 winner’s share of the purse from her fourth lifetime stakes score pushed her earnings to $378,600.

Padgett said that he wasn’t sure what’s next for Apollitical Scout.

“She’s ultimately going to become a broodmare,” he added.

One Famous Ribbon finished third, 2 3/4 lengths behind Apollitical Scout. Pitchin Woo, Everybuddys Talkin, Sinsational Tacha, Staggering Stride, Pilota On Fire, Hardtookiss, and Coronas Dashin Injun completed the order of finish.

Century Downs
Barry and Janice Sather's Machete is the fastest qualifier to the September 22 Alberta Bred Derby (R).

Racing in the second of two trials on Saturday, Machete defeated fourth-fastest qualifier Llomars Dream by a half of a length while covering 400 yards in :19.805. Alejandro Hernandez rode the Wild On Corona gelding for trainer Janice Sather.

Machete was bred by Blair Anton. The gelding has won two of 15 starts and has banked $11,140.

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Fair Grounds
Rogelio Marquez Jr.'s San Lorenzo Corona parlayed a sharp break from his rail post into a 1 1/2-length win in Saturday's 440-yard, $40,000 Mid-City Stakes (R) for Louisiana-breds.

Prepped by Jose Sanchez III, San Lorenzo Corona earned a 102 speed index while tripping the timer in :21.582. Eddie Sanchez rode the gray 4-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You.

San Lorenzo Corona was bred by Jim and Natalie Montgomery, and he was coming off of a second-place finish in the 440-yard, $100,000 Louisiana Classic Stakes (RG2) for state-breds at Delta Downs on July 7. Campaigned exclusively in his home state, the stallion has won four of 11 starts, and the $24,000 winner's share of the purse from his first career stakes win increased his bankroll to $98,889.

Heza Louisiana Dash was second and was followed by Heza Bell Perry, Eye Am Sizzlin, Lightemupwithcharm, and Ldn Jessasaltydog.

Also on Saturday, Jorge Linares rode Dashing Sashay to an upset victory in the 330-yard, $25,300 French Quarter Stakes for distaffers.

Racing for SF Racing & Enterprises LLC and sent to post at odds of 16-1, Dashing Sashay defeated odds-on favorite Graceful Eagle by a neck in :16.671. The $15,000 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes win bumped the 3-year-old One Dashing Eagle filly's bankroll to $62,206.

Dashing Sashay was bred in Oklahoma by Monty McNair. The filly's dam, the winning Walk Thru Fire mare Sashay Hot, ran second in the 2012 West Texas Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

Dashing Sashay has won five of 11 outs, and she was a finalist in the March 24, 350-yard Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park. Of the filly's total earnings, $41,704 has been pocketed this season.

Memphis D Nasty, Zenergetic, Non Stop Patriot, Tk Zoomaway, Hr Chatter Wagon, and TT Kas completed the order of finish.

Los Alamitos
Mommas Dynasty, a homebred daughter of champion Fdd Dynasty, made her local debut with an upset victory in Friday's $15,000 The Plan Handicap for 2-year-olds.

Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio, Mommas Dynasty covered 350 yards in :17.888 while defeating Allyson Wonderland by a nose. Monty Arrossa prepped the filly for owners Edward and Von Zae McNeils.

Mommas Dynasty was bred in Idaho. The filly is out of Bye Sweet Girl, a 14-year-old California-bred daughter of Dashin Bye.

Mommas Dynasty had been racing in Idaho and Wyoming, where she won one of six starts and ran third in the May 19 Hadley/Giles Futurity at Weber Downs at Ogden, Utah.

“She’s run in the Northwest and I’ve trained for the McNelis the last couple of years,” said Arrossa. “This year Jordan and Jessica Hadley had the horse in Utah and they did a great job breaking her and running in several futurities up there. She qualified and ran well there.

"They shipped her down here and we’ve had her for about a month," he added. "She’s settled in great. They deserve all the credit for doing a great job getting her ready. We just had to school her a little bit and lead her over.”

All told, Mommas Dynasty has won two of seven outs and has banked $21,724.

Chasin Harm, Ladys A Cartel, Yoffi, Dashing Candy Girl, Babe Watchin, Bo Jaxon, and Forever A Legacy completed the order of finish.

Retama Park
Francisco Calderon rode Stolis Pro to a wire-to-wire victory in Wednesday's 870-yard, $15,000 San Marcos Handicap.

Prepped by Leon Bard for owner Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas, Stolis Pro defeated Love Ta Zoom by three-quarters of a length on a muddy track. No official time was recorded by Equibase.

Stolis Pro was bred in Texas by Windham. The 7-year-old bay gelding has won 11 of 32 races while competing primarily in Texas, and the $8,550 winner's share of the purse from his fourth stakes score pushed his earnings to $115,046.

Jessa Little Rusty finished third, a nose behind Love Ta Zoom. Jack Ketel, The Field Cricket, Shake Rattle N Soar, Dealmfast, and Tars Tarkus completed the order of finish.

Sweetwater Downs
Jess H. Udy's SP Four Square earned his second stakes win of the summer in the $25,000 Western States Breeders' Derby on Saturday.

Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for trainer Riley Moosman, SP Four Square went 400 yards in :19.869 while posting a 96 speed index. The Favorite Cartel gelding's victory was accomplished in wire-to-wire fashion and was worth $10,099.

SP Four Square's margin of victory was a clear two lengths from Fantastic Minion. The gelding was bred in Utah by Spencer Peterson, and he was coming off of a win in the August 11 Renegade Sports Derby at Wyoming Downs.

SP Four Square has won five of 14 starts, including two of six this year, and he has earned $33,674.

Lt Heza Winner, Favorite Snowflake, UD Goldenboy, Champion Winner, and Sheza Special Legacy completed the order of finish.

Three official stakes were contested at this track on Sunday, topped by the 350-yard, $29,000 Rock Springs-Wyoming Bred Futurity (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds.

My Illusive Secret, a homebred daughter of Brindis Por Cayenne owned by Gerald F. Kaul, won the Rock Springs-Wyoming Bred Futurity by a neck from Brindis Cruz. Ridden by Jesus Valenzuela for trainer Jesse Villegas, the sorrel filly tripped the timer in :17.753 and banked the $11,600 winner's share of the purse first stakes victory.

My Illusive Secret's dam, Secretly Illusive, is a 12-year-old homebred winning Beduino Secret mare who ran second in the '08 Wyoming All-Breed Futurity (R) at Wyoming Downs. Raced in Wyoming and Montana, My Illusive Secret has won three of seven outs and has earned $21,260.

VVR No Refunds, Fame Creek, A Dash Of Dynasty, Switching Creeks, Wave Experte, Jewel Diamond Girl, and Chloes Smoke N Fame completed the order of finish.

Uriel Dominguez rode Mighty B Secret to a wire-to-wire one-length win in the $28,500 WHR Open Futurity.

Racing for Elsha McGarry and trainer Ross Brown, Mighty B Secret went 350 yards in :17.512. The fastest qualifier and 4-5 favorite, the gelded son of Mighty B Valiant returned a $3.60 win mutuel and recorded a 95 speed index.

Mighty B Secret was bred in Idaho by Dan Moon. The gelding has won five of seven outs and has earned $31,171, and his record includes a third-place run in the June 23 Cowboy State Futurity at Energy Downs in Gillette, Wyoming.

Hard To Get Out finished second and was followed by Sheebe A Banshee, Attorney Fees, Keller Knud Teller, Jess Play For Me, Rate Me Hight, BF Classy James, Mischievous Bay, and Mt Fancy Panther.

Gerald F. Kaul's A Toast To Brindis, a homebred Brindis Por Cayenne gelding trained by Jesse Villegas, dominated his competition in Sunday's $16,500 Rock Springs-Wyoming Bred Derby (R).

Ridden by Uriel Dominguez and sent to post as the 13-10 favorite in the full field of 10, A Toast To Brindis covered 400 yards in :19.796. The sorrel gelding's margin of victory was 1 1/4 lengths from 2-1 second choice Favorite Fire Boy, and he returned a $4.60 win mutuel.

A Toast To Brindis has won his last four outs, including the July 28 K.C. Carden Wyoming-Bred Derby (R) at Wyoming Downs. All told, he has won nine of 14 races, including six of seven this year, and he has banked $48,856, of which $29,212 has been earned this season.

Dust Stone, Tiny Capitana, Foose Dust, Eyesa Special Cucouy, Kr American Pi, Unstoppable Honor, Innosent Cat, and Cente Version completed the official order of finish.

Will Rogers Downs
Trace Dynasty, a homebred 3-year-old daughter of champion Fdd Dynasty racing for Kathleen O. Matey, sprinted to a half-length win in Sunday's $20,200 Miss Ellen Stakes for distaffers.

Ridden by Omar Reyes, Trace Dynasty covered 350 yards in :17.457 and posted a 97 speed index. Renee Wilson prepped the Oklahoma-bred filly.

Trace Dynasty was making her first-ever start at this track off of a fourth-place finish in an August 19, 440-yard All American Derby (G1) trial at Ruidoso Downs. She has won three of 11 outs, and the $11,630 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes win pushed her bankroll to $237,028.

Trace Dynasty's record includes a second-place finish in last year's Grade 1, 350-yard Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park.

Eye Eye Captain finished second and was followed by Express Train No 9, JC Wild Rose, Hardtoget, Feature Me Gorgeous, Double Eagle, SR Fly Baby, Jessie Marie, and Lil Bit Corona.

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