Quarter Horse Stakes Doubleheader Tops Turf Paradise Saturday Program

Heat Warning heads a field of 10 in the 440-yard Turf Paradise Championship.

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Turf Paradise's final program of 2016 will feature two Quarter Horse stakes.

Ralph and Carolyn Fales’ Heat Warning is one of 10 sprinters entered in Saturday’s 440-yard, $17,500 Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship at Turf Paradise.

A homebred 5-year-old son of A Regal Choice trained by Matt Fales, Heat Warning returns to Arizona off of his fifth-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Zoomin For Spuds, in the December 10, $600,000 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos. The stallion drew post 6 and will be ridden by J. Martin Bourdieu.

Fales, who tops the Quarter Horse trainer standings at Turf Paradise with eight wins from 60 starters, will also send out Larry Stark’s Jess A Cowboy. A homebred 4-year-old Dejon gelding, Jess A Cowboy will be stretching out in distance off of his second-place finish in the December 11, 400-yard Mark Hastings Memorial Stakes at Turf Paradise.

Jess A Cowboy drew post 4 and will be ridden by Vince Guerra.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Bomb Diggity (Rodolfo Arvizu)
Closing Time (Rick Oliver)
Fighter Gone Wild (Don French)
Jess A Cowboy (Vince Guerra)
Block N Tackle (Ry Eikleberry)
Heat Warning (J. Martin Bourdieu)
May Be Fantastic Sa (Emilio Tapia)
Quick Dynasty (Andres Osuna)
Shaboomator (Ricardo Martinez)
Heza A Royal Jess (Chase Clark)

Arizona Stallion Owners’ Association Futurity
Also on Saturday, a full field of 11 juveniles has been entered in the 400-yard, $20,187 Arizona Stallion Owners’ Association Futurity (R).

Las Vegas Ranch’s Arizona Icon, a homebred son of the Corona Cartel stallion Texas Icon trained by Matt Fales, drew post 7 and will be ridden by Vince Guerra. Arizona Icon has banked $18,460 from five outs this season, and the gelding’s two wins include a half-length victory as the 7-5 favorite in the October 30, 350-yard AQRA Turf Paradise Futurity.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Sniper 1 (Mark Jasso)
Fastest Texas Icon (Kristin Shehorn)
El Cementero (David Reyes-Frisby)
Frozen Icon (J. Martin Bourdieu)
Also Good (Jesus Osuna)
Blown A Way (Justine Klaiber)
Arizona Icon (Vince Guerra)
Long Cold (Emilio Tapia)
A Mere Icon (Rodolfo Arvizu)
Cozie Icon (Michael Ybarra)
Hc Betinis Choice (Carlos W. Marquez)

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