Call On Linda, ridden by Rodney Prescott, turned in a perfect gate to wire performance Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010 to take top honors in the $100,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity. Randy Haffner trains Call On Linda who is owned by Debie Smith of Illinois and Haffner’s wife, Lynn.
2010 QHRAI SSA
Sired by: Like A Beduino
Beduino Rich and jockey Joe Ruiz claim the title of QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby Champions for Owners, Jeremy and Naia Giambi (AZ) at Hoosier Park. Beduino Rich is trained by Raul Hernandez.
After finishing a head back in the trials, Mukewater Creek and Francisco Raul Ramirez Jr. were able to turn the tables on their opponents Saturday, Aug. 20, winning the $100,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. At 12-1 odds, the duo covered the 350-yard dash in a time of :18.090 seconds.
Starting from post four, Mukewater Creek was one of the first horses to emerge from the gate as a potential leader. Several horses came out of the gate awkward, but a few steps into the race, the two-year-old son of Fly Jess Fly was the clear-cut leader and the horse to catch. One horse was within striking distance as they neared the wire. Mukewater Creek was able to fend off the late closing challenge by BPs Frisco Chick and Rodney Prescott, who were seeking to bring trainer Randy Haffner his third straight win in the Futurity.
“He (Mukewater Creek) broke out goofy,” said Ramirez. “But, when he got out in front, he knew what was up. I expected him to finish strong, but this was quite a surprise. It was all the horse. He did all the work.”
Owned by Antonio Saavedra, Mukewater Creek is now two for four in his brief career. Jose Baltierrez trains the Oklahoma bred colt, who now has nearly $50,000
“I was hoping he (Mukewater Creek) would get a clean break and get away really well and stay out of traffic,” said Baltierrez. “We were longshots, but it seems like when the odds are against us, we always seem to come out okay.”
Mukewater Creek paid $27.40, $10.80, and $13.60 across the board for his win in the Futurity. The race is the richest Quarter Horse race held at Hoosier Park. This is the 14th year the race has been conducted at Hoosier Park, established one year following the inaugural season of pari-mutuel Quarter Horse racing was implemented in the state of Indiana in 1997
SSA Derby Champion - "Speed Smith"
Sired by: Prime Talent
Speed Smith, ridden by Carter Riley, showed just how quick he was, romping to victory in the final strides of the $50,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby Saturday, Aug. 20. The three-year-old colt completed the 400-yard dash in a time of :20.327 seconds.
Starting from post nine, Speed Smith broke well but was not the quickest out of the gate. It took the handsome son of Prime Talent a few steps to get in gear before he began to make his move on the top ones. Midway through the dash, Speed Smith began to get calls from Track Announcer Steve Cross and he was closing quickly with every stride.
Call On Linda and Rodney Prescott, last year’s QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity winners, still had the advantage along the far inside a few steps from the wire. However, Speed Smith was able to track them down, putting a neck in front at the end to win the race. Talented Magician and Jeff Hogan maintained ground for third.
Owned by Cesar Rosales, Speed Smith is now four for eight in 2011. The Texas-bred colt boosted his career earnings to more than $44,000 with his winning effort in the Derby. Rolando Almanza trains Speed Smith, who is now a perfect two for two over Hoosier Park’s racing strip.
“I’ve ridden him (Speed Smith) now about six times and had three wins on him,” said Riley. “He’s my type of horse. I’ve liked him ever since I saw him in the paddock down at Indiana Downs. Every time I rode him, he would pull his shoes off. Rolando (Almanza) has done a great job with him getting him straightened out. He did some shoeing changes and he’s been good. He was perfect today.”
For Riley, the win was especially gratifying aboard Speed Smith. The last race he competed in two weeks ago, he took a spill following the race aboard a two-year-old and had a slight injury to his leg. This was his first race back after that incident.
The time of :20.327 is the second fastest time for the QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby since it has been contested at Hoosier Park. Now in its 14th year at the Anderson, Ind. facility, the new stakes record was set last year with Beduino Rich and Joe Ruiz in a time of :20.194.
SSA Futurity Champion - “Mukewater Creek”
Sired By: Fly Jess Fly
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ANDERSON, IN——Fastest qualifiers Tinys Fist Pepsi and Successful Dash returned to Hoosier Park Saturday afternoon to win the QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity and Derby respectively. The races, for American Quarter Horse foals sired by stallion’s participating in the annual QHRAI Stallion Service Auction, carried combined added money purses of $150,000.
QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity
Under jockey Rodney Prescott, fastest qualifier Tinys First Pepsi picked up her second straight victory as she cruised to a half-length win over
Mr Jess Down Focash in the $100,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auctions Futurity on Saturday. Racing for Ronald Brown and Robert Ray, the gelded son of Tinys First Pepsi completed the 350 yard course in :17970 seconds, a 92 speed index. The $39,000 winner’s purse swelled Tinys First Pepsi’s total earnings mark to nearly $50,000.
Diana Keiser bred the sorrel in Indiana from the Lucks Chic Gay mare Chics Pepsi. Two starts back Tinys First Pepsi finished fourth in the Jaguar Rocket Stakes at Indiana Downs.
Racing for Quency E. Grant, Mr Jess Down Focash is trained by Huston Dial. The Papa Larry gelding out of Jacquards Darling, by Jacquard, earned $19,000 for finishing second. Ridden by Juan Delgado, the sorrel was bred in South Carolina by Joseph McMillian.
S e c o n d fastest qualifier Wrs Kool Blaze, a homebred racing for Williams Racing Stables, Inc., finished a neck back in third. Dicky Benton trains with Julie Veltman riding. The Kool Quick Kid gelding out of Blazin Memory, by Blazen Bryan, earned $9,000 for his effort. His stable mate Wrs Kool Corona finished fourth.
Completing the field were Kook Quick Cash, Wh Precious Perry, Diamond Kissed, Flys No Mystery, Hoosier Rabbit and Wh Mercy Me.
QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby
Randy Thompson’s Successful Dash picked up his fourth win this season as he raced to an impressive 1 ¼ length win over Will You Perry
Me in the $50,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby at Hoosier Park Saturday.
The altered son of Cartel Success completed the 400 yards in :20.090 seconds, getting the winner’s purse of $19,500. Tom Mosley, Jr saddled
with Gerardo Garrido riding. Bred by Bill Price from the Dash For Cash mare Rita Anns Dash, Successful came into the race as the fastest qualifier in the August 4 trials. The winner’s purse pushed his career total to $67,503 and a career record of 5-1-2 in 13 starts.
Racing for Eric Doctor, Will You Perry Me finished 1 ¼ lengths ahead of the field to earn $9,500 for second. The Dashing Val filly out of Streakin Keep Sake, by Mr Jess Perry, is trained by Ron Raper and ridden by Harold Collins. Jenifer Haynes is the breeder.
Still looking for his first win four starts this season, HQH Burn Notice finished third for owner’s David Whitman and Timothy Noel. Winner of the Jaguar Rocket Stakes last season, the Twaynas Dash 3-year-old earned $4,500 to push his earnings total past $117,000. Troy Crissup was aboard the Ronald Haynes bred gelding. He is out of the Tiny Master Bug mare Honey Bunny Bug.
Chilled Patrona, Planet Dash, Straw In My Shoe Dhd, Swiper, McKenzies Vision, Senor Vibora and Chilled Six Pack completed the field.
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