Q-Racing Video Indiana Distaff Challenge

Q-Racing Video Indiana Distaff Challenge

Jess Over Yonder romps to victory at Indiana Grand in Distaff Challenge stakes.

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Jess Over Yonder and jockey Natasha Fritz made it three wins in a row with a victory in the $24,684 Q-Racing Video Indiana Distaff Challenge Monday, September 20, at Indiana Grand. The duo covered the 400-yard dash in a time of :20.410.

Jess Over Yonder was speedy out of the gate and made her presence known from start to finish in the event. She had challengers on both sides of her coming down to the wire and held her ground for the win by a neck. One Coldhearted Diva and Giovani Vazquez-Gomez finished second in the three-horse photo for win. Shaw Island Senator and Juan Marquez finished third.

Jess Over Yonder is a homebred daughter of Apolitical Jess. Nick Johnson’s JF Racing Stables bred the Louisiana bred filly. Tim Eggleston handles the training for the sophomore filly who has not been worse than fourth since joining his stable in April. She is now three for seven this season and pushed her career bankroll over the $43,000 mark with the win.

Fritz, who has been aboard for all seven starts this year at Indiana Grand, was emotional following the win.

“We’ve grown so much together this year,” said Fritz. “She gives everything she’s got, and she aims to please. She’s just a thrill to ride. I was pretty confident early, and she fights for it. She wasn’t going to let those horses pass her.”

Fritz noted the support of the team behind the filly from the Eggleston barn and from the owners.

“I’m very blessed to have this whole team behind me,” added Fritz.

The Q-Racing Video Indiana Distaff Challenge was one of two on the card in preparation for the Bank of America Challenge Championships set for Saturday, October 23, at The Downs at Albuquerque. Jose Contreras of the Los Alamitos broadcast team provided additional racing analysis at Indiana Grand, which will host the 2022 event in October next year. Preparations are already underway to provide the backdrop for the Quarter Horse showcase coming to Indiana next season.

The 19th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is now in progress and continues through Thursday, November 11. Live racing is conducted at 2:25 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, with first post on Thursday through November 4, set at 3:25 p.m. A special Indiana Champions Day highlighting the state’s top Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at noon. More information about the 2021 racing season is available at www.caesars.com/indiana-grand

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