TQHA Sires Cup Futurity, Derby Set for Saturday

The two stakes headline a 10-race program at Retama Park.


Retama Park's Saturday program is headlined by the TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity and TQHA Sires' Cup Derby.

Kashman, a gelded son of Prospect To The Top racing for Maria Gama Medrano and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Saturday’s 350-yard, $124,000 TQHA Sires’ Cup Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park.

Trained by Yoni Martinez, Kashman broke his maiden with a one-length victory at odds of 21-1 in the first of five trials on August 17. The gelding drew post 2 and will be ridden by Roman Huerta.

A & E Stables’ Coronas On The Coast drew post 7 and will be ridden by Everardo Rodriguez for trainer Martin Rodriguez. A sorrel son of Special Royal Corona, the gelding has earned $32,426 from six outs, and he ran fifth as the fastest qualifier in the 350-yard, $479,000 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park on July 28.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Eye Am Tuff (Ricardo Garza-Cruz)
Kashman (Roman Huerta)
Jm Destiny (Froylan Ramirez)
Rock Solid Shake (J.R. Ramirez)
Rosearian (Francisco R. Ramirez Jr.)
Jlc First Prize Elva (Melody Brooks)
Coronas On The Coast (Everardo Rodriguez)
Baller (Jose I. Martinez)
Diamond G Bee (Francisco A. Mendez)
Cosmos Finest (Nestor Duran)

Also on Saturday, fastest qualifier Louisiana Seis heads a field of 10 sophomores entered back in the 400-yard, $63,300 TQHA Sires’ Cup Derby (R).

Trained by Jose U. Lopez for owners Christine and Kenneth Blouch and Jose R. Espinosa, Louisiana Seis is coming off of a three-quarter length victory as the 7-10 favorite in the last of three trials on August 18. The gray son of The Louisiana Cartel has banked $20,020 from four outs this season, and his race record includes a fifth-place finish, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Stone Cold Leader, in the 400-yard, $212,000 Firecracker Derby at Delta Downs on June 30.

Louisiana Seis drew post 5 and will be ridden by J.R. Ramirez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Poise N Courage (Victor M. Urieta Jr.)
Shake Em Rocks (Roman Huerta)
First Lady Eleanor (Francisco R. Ramirez Jr.)
Coronarita Blue (Nestor Duran)
Louisiana Seis (J.R. Ramirez)
Ebrima (Jesse Levario)
He Win It (Francisco A. Mendez)
Bush Tempo (Claudio P. Aguilar)
Dee Giorgino Dee (Francisco Calderon)
The New Assassin (Everardo Rodriguez)

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