September 21-27 Stakes Recap
September 21-27 Stakes Recap
Following is a recap of all official American Quarter Horse stakes for the week of September 21-27. 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.
Fastest qualifier Eyesa Timber, a homebred son of the Oak Tree Special stallion First Timber owned and trained by Wesley T. Oulton, was a prompt favorite in Friday's $44,956 Alberta Bred Futurity (RG3).
Ridden by Jose Rocha and sent to post at odds of 7-10, Eyesa Timber covered 350 yards in :17.704 while defeating 5-1 second choice Halos Sign by a half of a length. The brown gelding earned a 105 speed index and the $20,230 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory.
Eyesa Timber is out of Eyesa Perry, a winning daughter of 1994 champion 2-year-old Mr Jess Perry. His second dam, the Chicks Beduino mare Inthetwinkleofaneye, was a multiple graded stakes winner in California from 2001-03.
Eyesa Timber has won three of six outs and has banked $35,075 while racing in Alberta, Minnesota, and Oklahoma.
Bigtime Knockout, Flyin Feelin, Royale Runaway, Bright Foo Fighter, Jess Be First, Jagnestimber, and Bound Too Be First.
On Sunday, Double Cruise earned the first stakes win of his sophomore season in the $24,926 Alberta Bred Derby (R).
Owned and trained by Tom Kenway, Double Cruise covered 400 yards in :20.112 under jockey Martin Ortiz, and his winning margin was a clear 1 3/4 lengths from Suits. The homebred son of BD Cruiser earned a 101 speed index and $11,217.
Raced exclusively in Alberta, Double Cruise has banked $42,759. The sorrel gelding's three wins in 10 starts include last year's Alberta Stallion Futurity (R) at this track.
Speedy Rae ran third and was followed by Ivory Fame, First Pulse, Poutn And Streakin, Yuma Class, Timbergold, and Tee For Tellerr.
Grants Pass Downs
Jorge L. Carmona's MC Una Aguila is the fastest qualifier to the October 11, $12,000-added Autumn Derby.
Racing in the second of two 400-yard trials on Monday, MC Una Aguila defeated second-fastest qualifier Fooses Flyer by three-quarters of a length in :20.132. Alberto Zepeda rode the daughter of champion One Dashing Eagle for trainer Danny Montes.
MC Una Aguila was bred in California by Jose de la Torre and Gustavo de la Torre. Raced in three states, including California and Washington, the black filly has won three of 12 starts and has earned $14,519.
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Lone Star Park
Greysland, a daughter of Kiss My Hocks trained by Alonso Neri for owner Juan Manuel Pastrana, earned her first stakes win in Sunday's $40,455 Dash For Cash Juvenile Stakes.
Racing against a reported 8-mph head wind, Greysland went 400 yards in :19.804, and her margin of victory was a half of a length from Special Mariposa. Victor Urieta Jr. rode the filly, who returned a $4.80 win mutuel as the 7-5 favorite in a field of eight 2-year-olds.
Greysland was bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox. A $15,500 purchase at last year's Texas QHA Yearling Sale, the filly is out of Grey Daze, an 8-year-old daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Captain Courage and winner of the 2014 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2) at Retama Park.
Greysland has won two of five starts and has earned $115,432. The filly's record includes a second-place finish in the July 25, 350-yard TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2).
Hechizero Lips, Quick Chicks Dynasty, Famous Chief, Crystal Hocks, American Red Sunrise, and Kiss Me And Miss Me completed the order of finish.
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