December 2-5 Stakes Recap

December 2-5 Stakes Recap

A recap of non-graded stakes and trials.

Wildroses 101 wins a trial for the 2021 AQHRA Turf Paradise Derby.

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Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of December 2-5. For recaps of most graded stakes, Bank of America Racing Challenge stakes and trials, and most stakes with purses of $100,000 or more, see the individual recaps in the Racing News section. This page will be updated throughout the week.

Turf Paradise
Wildroses101 is the fastest qualifier to the December 23, $70,000-est. AQRA Turf Paradise Open Derby.

Racing in the last of three trials on Thursday, Wildroses101 defeated second-fastest qualifier Shez Our Jess by a neck while covering 400 yards in :19.708. Joseph Belloc Jr. rode the gelded son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion JA Jess Perfect for owners Alan Ostdahl and Tyler Gibbs, who also trains Wildroses101.

Wildroses101 was bred in Texas by Bryon Gardner. Raced in five states, the gelding has won three of 15 starts and has earned $21,819.

Click here for a complete list of finalists.

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