Sep. 6-7 Stakes Recap

A look at the non-graded stakes from this weekend.

Q-Racing Journal

Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the weekend of August 8-10, listed by track. For recaps of graded stakes and Bank of America Racing Challenge events, see the individual race recap stories posted in the Previews and Recaps section. This recap page will be updated throughout the weekend.

Sandy Downs

Sandy Downs in Idaho Falls, Idaho, wrapped up its meet on Sunday with a card that included two open stakes, the $27,700 Hadtobenuts Derby and $29,580 Hawthorne Futurity. In the Futurity, Mike Harrigfeld’s homebred Now Im Good prevailed by a neck over favored Sheza Lolita. Ridden by Dallas Erickson and trained by Michael Monson, Now Im Good scored his second and richest career victory with a 350-yard clocking in :18.142. The Idaho-bred gelding by Im Alright Now boosted his earnings to $14,252 with a record of 5-2-0-2. Sheza Lolita, who broke her maiden at first asking in the trials, held second with Jess Purrfect in third.

In the Derby, trainer Michael Monson struck again as John Erickson’s homebred Wilmas Alright Now got up to win by a neck in :19.865 for 400 yards. Tyson Lusk was aboard the gelding, also by Im Alright Now. The Idaho-bred gelding has never finished off the board with a career record of 11-7-3-1 with earnings of $37,445. Ivory Bell took second with favored BF Candy Cartel in third.

Will Rogers Downs

In the $40,600 Kansas Jackpot Futurity (R) on Saturday at Will Rogers Downs, Nanny McFeebe scored a wire-to-wire victory under jockey Debbie Freeman, who also bred the winner. The Oklahoma-bred daughter of Furyofthewind won by a half-length with a 350-yard clocking in :17.673. The filly runs for Mary Passmore Kirby and is trained by Jackie Kirby. Nanny McFeebe is undefeated in three starts and has banked $31,127. Favored Cashing Teller, winner of the Speedhorse Futurity (RG2) at Fair Meadows, finished second with Toll On Mighty in third.

Also on Saturday, the $142,500 Black Gold 350 Futurity (R) went to 4-5 favorite BP Run Cartel Run, who scored by three-quarters of a length in :17.533 for 350 yards. Bred by Bill Price and owned by Palomino Trucking Inc., the Oklahoma-bred colt by Cartel Success was ridden by Omar Reyes and conditioned by Jose Gamez. BP Run Cartel Run has never finished worse than second in five starts, and his bankroll now stands at $76,122. There was a deadheat for second between A Royal Fling, a This Snow Is Royal filly bred and owned by Bill Price, and Famous Candy Cat, a Red Storm Cat daughter running for Gary Hess.

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