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RACING RESULTS FROM THE PARK
In addition to the $408,729 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG1), a total of six other stakes races filled the 10-race cards on Friday, July 24 & Saturday, July 25 at The Park.
FRIDAY, JULY 24
$26,900 Jones Bloodstock Insurance Starter Stakes
The 6th race on Friday, the $26,900 Jones Bloodstock Insurance Starter Stakes, witnessed Point of Deception (6-1) claiming the win in the 350-yard race on the dirt track. The 3-year-old gelding, running against 8 other horses, was bumped coming out of starting gate five, but surged down the stretch with a winning time of :17.783. Point of Deception, who posted a speed index of 95, is owned by Alejandro C. Serrato, trained by Javier Noel Contreras and was ridden by jockey Gaspar Garcia.
“This horse had a little trouble from the start, but really came on at the end,” commented Garcia.
Final placement was: Point of Deception ($13.80), Acuna Bound in second; Omar Cuervo in third; followed by Thebabeisback, Newarcos Bambina, Cash Ta Run, Ace Streak N Go, Boom Boom Shazoom and Third Double Six.
$50,000 Barnmaster Sprint Stakes (G3)
The 7th race of evening, the $50,000 Barnmaster Sprint Stakes, a 250-yard race for horses ages 3 and up, went off with a field of 10 horses vying for the win. Favored horse Quickid Corona (7-2) flew mid-stretch, topping the speed index at 104, finishing the race in a time of :13.179. The 4-year-old gelding is owned by Randy Hill and Michael Pohl, trained by Stacy Charette-Hill with jockey Ricky Ramirez taking the mount.
“I was nervous bringing him in from home [Oklahoma],” commented Charette-Hill. “I didn’t know how he’d take the long trip, but he did well. I think we’ll take him out to Albuquerque and run him there next.”
Final placement was: Quickid Corona (6.80), Intergalactica, Racing Streak, Calientes Wrangler, Ace Cinnan, This Flights for You, Wowzer Won, Pac N Zoom, Miss Kips Streakin and Ja Windchaser.
$50,000 Gulf Coast 4 Star Trailer “550” Stakes (G3)
The 8th race of the day was the $50,000 Gulf Coast 4 Star Trailer “550” Stakes for horses ages 3 and up going a distance of 550 yards. Favored horse JC My Diamond Man (7-2) crossed the wire first in a time of :27.157 with a speed index of 105. The 4-year-old gelding is owned by Clem D. Nava III, trained by Brian Stroud and ridden by jockey Luis Ramirez.
“This was a very exciting race. He got away good with these early speed horses and was able to hang on,” commented Stroud. “A lot of credit goes to the team that helps me. I think we’ll point him towards the Governors’ Cup next.”
Final placement was: JC My Diamond Man ($4.80); Dashin Tres in second; followed by Poise N Pepper, Sheza Bright Wood, Big Bad N Brown, Heza Marquette Maker, All the Kings Horses, CC Toasting Warrior, Vail Mountain and Gray Invasion.
$55,000 Ancira Ford Classic Stakes (G3)
The $55,000 Ancira Ford Classic Stakes was the 9th race on Friday night and featured 10 horses running 400 yards. Easy Dashin Sixes (5-1), topping the speed index at 98, flew late and drove past the finish line with the easy win in a time :19.913. The 4-year-old gelding, owned by Jesus Huitron, trained by Eusevio Huitron and ridden by jockey Santos Carrizales.
“He’s been doing really well for us,” commented Huitron. “Santos [Carrizales] knows how to ride him and they make it look so easy. I’m thankful for the team we have behind this horse.”
Final placement was: Easy Dashin Sixes ($5.40); Executive Looks in second; followed by Streakin Illusively, Cougar Hendricks, Sought After, Sixes La Jolla, Reba Cleata, Snowy Alibi, Illegal Memories and Dashing O Toole.
SATURDAY, JULY 25
$8,000 Gulf Coast Paint & Appaloosa Maturity
The $8,000 Gulf Coast Paint & Appaloosa Maturity was off at 9:36 p.m. as the 7th race of the day and featured 6 horses running 350 yards. Favored horse Corys Doll had a slow start, but drove strong at the finish winning by a time of :18.009. The 3-year-old filly, topping the speed index at 89, is owned by Marvin Barnes and Cory Whittle, trained by Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath and ridden by jockey Rickey Ramirez. Final placement was: Corys Doll; Savonas Beauty in second; followed by Treasured Form, Could Be A Paint, Jubious Illusion and Mini Melt.
$59,458 TQHA Sires’ Cup Derby
The $59,458 TQHA Sires’ Cup Derby (RG3) went off at 10:02 p.m. as the 8th race of the night and featured 10 horses running 400 yards with a dramatic photo finish. Its a Black Oak (8-1) and Charal Kid took it all the way to the wire, with It’s a Black Oak winning by a nose in a time of :19.937. The 3-year-old colt is owned by Daniel H. Castillo, trained by Hector Rodriguez and ridden by jockey Cipriano Uscanga Vidana.
“We were confident this time because during the trials he broke badly, but we corrected that and as you can see he did much better,” commented Rodriguez. “We knew he had it once we saw the replay. I think now we’re looking to take him up to Lone Star Park for the Dash for Cash.”
Final placement was: It’s a Black Oak ($16.23); Charal Kid in second; followed by La Jolla Suspect, Hotdoggin Heaven, Ja Jess Royalty, Surviving Success, Red Oak Special, Fast Prize Dash, Big Bizooms and Bonarco.
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