February 1-3 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes

Q-Racing Journal

Josue Huitron's Freakin Patriot Dash earned his first stakes win in Saturday's 870-yard Magnolia Stakes for Louisiana-breds. PHOTO: Hodges Photography

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of February 1-3. 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.

Los Alamitos
Rite Quick was a prompt 2-1 favorite in Friday's 100-yard, $18,000 Blink of an Eye Stakes.

Ridden by Alberto Zepeda, Rite Quick defeated Kiss N Air by a head in :6.536 en route to his fourth consecutive win. Yanet Rodriguez saddled the 4-year-old gray son of Favorite Cartel for owner Alberto Rosiles.

Rite Quick was bred in California by Steve D. Burns. The gelding has won four of his 13 starts, including both of his outs at the abbreviated 100-yard trip, and the $9,900 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory increased his earnings to $30,870.

Snowy Coronitas, Jodee B Valiant, The Cartel Hawk, Seems Even Better, La Sierran and Indie Anna completed the order of finish.

Louisiana Downs
Freakin Patriot Dash, a 4-year-old Game Patriot gelding owned and trained by Josue Huitron, outran his 13-1 odds to win the $25,000 Magnolia Stakes (R) for state-breds on Saturday.

Ridden by Pedro Espinosa, Freakin Patriot Dash defeated even-money favorite JW Who Dat by a neck while covering 870 yards in :46.715. The brown gelding earned $15,000 from his fourth win in 12 starts and first stakes score.

Freakin Patriot Dash was bred by Robert J. Touchet, and he was coming off of a 6 1/2-length victory in an 870-yard race for state-bred $5,000 non-winners-of-three claimers.

"I bought him from Bobby Touchet for $4,000 at the end of last year's Delta Downs meet," said Huitron. "He wasn't sure how much of a racehorse he had, but he sold him to me provided I ran him in Louisiana.

"He won his last race so easily, even though he was running against claimers, so we thought we had a good chance today," he added. "He ran like a champion today."

Freakin Patriot Dash has earned $35,165 while racing exclusively in Louisiana, and he was won three of his four outs at the 870 distance.

Im Mighty Fast finished third, one length behind the winner, and was followed by Rakin In The Jax, Zoomin Jewel, and Tm Dees Shine.

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