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Pl Pearl Harbor Turns Table With Jim Bader Futurity Win

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 26, 2020—Pl Pearl Harbor turned the table on fastest qualifier and Hawkeye Futurity winner Cr Appollitical Joe when he defeated the gelding by half-a-length in the $137,500 Jim Bader Futurity Saturday night at Prairie Meadows.

Pl Pearl Harbor broke sharp under jockey Jorge Torres to clear the field early. He completed the 350 yards in :18.027 seconds, an 83 speed index into a 15 mph crosswind.

Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill saddled the son of leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon to his third win five starts this season for owner-breeder Thomas Lepic. The $61,876 winner’s purse brings Pl Pearl Harbors earnings total to nearly $90,000. He is out of the First Down Dash mare For Your First Lady.

Two races back the bay gelding finished second to Cr Appollitical Joe in the $75,555 Hawkeye Futurity at Prairie Meadows.

Cr Appollitical Joe suffered his first loss in four starts under jockey Berkley Packer but still earned $24,750 for owner-breeders Dick and Curt Tobin. Jason Olmstead trains the son of leading sire Apollitical Dash from the Streak La Jolla mare Lw Evening Lajolla. He has earned $76,651 in six starts.

Appollitical Hawkeye, also a son of Apollitical Jess, finished two-lengths back to pick up $13,750 for third. Alex Wessels trains the bay gelding for owner Paul Tonderum. Craig Kirby bred Appollitical Hawkeye from the Southern Cartel mare Cartels Belle. Also a finalist in the Hawkeye Futurity, he has earned $24,148. Cristian Esqueda had the riding call.

Df Fabulous Flare, West Crest Offense, Rylees Rocket, Class N Attitude, Elbullseye and My Party Girl completed the field. Cartel Prince was scratched.


Lil Kool Wagon Stablemates Run 1-2 In $108,880 Polk County Derby

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 26, 2020—A pair of stablemates by multiple stakes sire Lil Kool Wagon finished a neck a part for trainer Wayne Garner in the $108,880 Polk County Derby Saturday night at Prairie Meadows.

Haul Your Wood showed good speed earlier then bore out under jockey Cristian Esqueda before holding off stablemate and post time favorite Rm Okeys Wagon by a neck in the derby for Iowa-breds. Haul Your Wood completed the 400 yards in :20.440 seconds, in to a 5 mph headwind.

Trainer Wayne Garner saddled the bay gelding to his sixth win in 10 starts for owner Lisa Baumeister. David Spieker bred Haul Your Wood from the Talkalota Bull mare Fly Around Chueca.

A multiple stakes winner, Haul Your Wood won the Iowa Stallion QH Futurity last season and was third in the Iowa Stallion Derby on August 14th. He has won three straight races since then and the $48,996 winners’ purse boosted his bankroll to $135,434.

Rm Okeys Wagon rallied under jockey Alberto Navarrete, Jr. to finish second, picking up $19,599 for the effort. Also owned by Baumeister and trained by Garner, the son of Lil Kool Wagon is out of Okey Dokey Dixie by Okey Dokey Dale. Roy and Marilyn Maupin bred the bay gelding. He has earned $109,886.

Conditioned by trainer Clinton Crawford, Our War Hero finished half-a-length back to earn $10,888 for owner-breeder Summer Hill Farm, LLC. Jorge Torres rode the Valiant Hero gelding out of Tell Her Shes Queen by Teller Cartel. The multiple stakes-placed gelding has earned $37,790.

Cr Hez The Man, Ts Dash To The End, Kiss Me Anywhere, Edith Anne and Queens Dashing Eagle completed the field. Gracies Tuition and Mkswagon Full Ofgold were scratched.

Iris Royal Jess Dominates $55,000 Terrace Hill Stakes

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 26, 2020—Under jockey Cristian Esqueda, Iris Royal Jess raced as the post-time favorite to a one-length win over Storming Red Chickie in the $55,000 Terrace Hill Stakes Saturday evening at Prairie Meadows.

The son of grade 1 sire Captain Courage completed the 400 yards in :20.091 seconds, equaling a 86 speed index into a 15 mph headwind. It was the ninth career win in 13 starts for the gray gelding and the $29,950 winner’s purse boosted his earnings total to $195,123.

Trainer Alex Wessels conditions the multiple stakes winning gelding for owner B/B Wessels LLC. Warren Garrels bred Iris Royal Jess from the Pure D Dash mare Pure Royal Dash.

Storming Red Chickie picked up $10,725 for her second-place effort. Trainer Tony Dean Jones saddled the daughter of Red Storm Cat for owner-breeder Kevin Heims. Berkley Packer had the riding call aboard the stakes winner out of Burn Down Chickie by Chicks Beduino, Storming Red Chickie has earned $90,744.

Thomas Scheckel’s Fast N Famous Jeans finished a head back in third. Manuel Compos trains the One Famous Eagle horse out of Fast Jeans by Strawflyin Buds. Also a stakes winner, Fast N Famous Jeans picked up $6,320 for the effort to bring his career mark to $107,938. Ramiro Garcia was riding the Fresh Water Farms Iowa-bred. Real Wagon, Mr Special Wagon and Jo Go Forest Go completed the field.

Streakin Jesszee Alight Surprise In Future Of Iowa Stakes

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 26, 2020—Streakin Jesszee (9-1), a daughter of leading sire Mr Jess Perry, rallied strongly under jockey Berkley Packer to defeat Kays Dynasty by one-length in the $55,000 Future Of Iowa Stakes at Prairie Meadows Saturday evening.

Saddled by trainer Alex Wesels the 4-year-old filly completed the 350 yards in :17.941 seconds, equaling an 85 speed index into a 20 mph headwind.

Racing for owner Jeff Tate, Streakin Jesszee got her fourth career win in 15 starts and the $25,300 winner’s purse boosted her career mark to $72,896. Joe B. Allen and Dallas Blakley bred the brown filly from the Gol mare Golly Zee.

Kays Dynasty chased her stablemate evenly under jockey Jorge Torres to earn $9,900 for owner-breeder Kay Sage. Wessels also trains the daughter of world champion sire FDD Dynasty from Real Royal Down by Mr Jess Perry. She stepped up from a second-place effort for a $15,000 tag in her last start August 30. Kays Dynasty has earned $49,453.

Post-time favorite The Polar Vortex was fractions in the gate then finished half-a-length back to take third for owner-breeder Thomas Lepic. Jason Olmstead trains the graded stakes winning daughter of Carters Cartel from the Shazoom mare Signs Zoomer. The 5-year-old mare picked up $5,500 to lift her earnings total to $136,299.

Kays Wagon, Apollitical Queen, Shes Favorite Gal, Blind Spot Bandit, Lil Kool Lips and Sweet Game Check completed the field.

Paint Me Brown Victorious in $218,640 Valley Junction Futurity (G3)

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—In the final and feature stake of the Prairie Meadows card on Friday night, Paint Me Brown and jockey Uriel Cervantes rallied to win the $218,640 Valley Junction Futurity(G3).

Paint Me Brown ($8.60) was the third fastest qualifier from five trials on September 4. In the final, he finished three-quarters of a length ahead of the field, crossing the wire in :17.871. He earned an 87 speed index for the 350-yard stake.

Paint Me Brown is trained by Jose Aguirre for owner Porfiro Carrasco. He was bred in Oklahoma by Flag Ranch, LLC, by Pyc Paint Your Wagon and out of the graded stakes placed mare Brown Eye Suze, by Mr Eye Opener.

Paint Me Brown broke his maiden when he won his Valley Junction trial. He debuted at Prairie Meadows and made a start at Indiana prior to his trial win.

Easy Separatist and Jorge Torres pulled ahead by a neck to finish second over Shadi Lady and Jonathan Dominguez.

Easy Separatist was the eighth fastest qualifier and also broke her maiden as the winner of her trial. She is trained by Stacy Charette-Hill for owners and breeders Michael and Gail Ahern. The daughter of Separatist is out of Easy Downhill, by Stoli. She debuted at Remington and has finished in the money in all five career efforts.

Clinton Crawford trainee Shadi Lady finished in third place for owner and breeder Brenda Reiswig. Reiswig bred the Valiant Hero filly in Oklahoma out of the Tres Seis mare Seis the Royal Cash. Shadi Lady is a half-sister to stakes winner Royal Cash Flash.

Shadi Lady debuted at Remington in a trial for the Heritage Place Futurity and broke her maiden at Canterbury. She was the sixth fastest qualifier and finished fourth in the same trial that produced the top two fastest qualifiers.

Completing the field were Purty Darn Quick, Apolitical J Flash, Not a Secret, Peves Blue Duck and Fly Miss Corona Jess. Signs of a Blue Moon and Synergized were scratched.

Southard Queen Earns Third Stakes Win in $133,790 Altoona Derby

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—Stakes continued at Prairie Meadows with the $133,790 Altoona Derby on Friday night, won easily by Southard Queen.

Berkley Packer piloted Southard Queen ($18.20) to a one-length, wire to wire win in the 400-yard stake with a final time of 19.961 and a speed index of 89.

Southard Queen is trained by Jason Olmstead for owner and breeder Jo Rice. She was bred in Oklahoma by Coronado Cartel and out of Southard Style Lady, by Strawfly Special. She was the fifth fastest qualifier from three trials on September 11.

Southard Queen will add Friday’s win to her previous stakes wins in the Iowa Double Gold Derby and the Valley Junction Futurity (G3), also at Prairie Meadows. She has earned $219,890 in just 14 starts, including six wins.

Post-time favorite Budderlicous and jockey Jonathan Dominguez pulled in front of A Valiant Diamond by a neck for second place. The second fastest qualifier, Budderlicous won his trial by a length and a half on September 11.

Earlier this year, he was second in the Rocky Mountain Derby at Arapahoe. As a 2-year-old, he qualified for the Golden State Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos and was third in the Ed Burke Juvenile Stakes.

Budderlicous is trained by Julio Corral for Crestina Flores and Cesar Nunez. He was bred in Utah by McColee Land and Livestock, by Corona Cartel and out of Budder Think Twice, by First Down Dash.

A Valiant Diamond completed the trifecta with Cristian Esqueda for trainer Pat Swan and owner C. A. Cofer. The One Valiant hero filly was the fastest qualifier after winning her trial by a length in 19.745.

A Valiant Diamond was bred in Oklahoma by Valeriano Racing Stables LLC, out of Sixy Chamisa, by Sixes Royal. As a 2-year-old, she won the Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile Stakes at Canterbury and qualified for the Gopher State Futurity and the Valley Junction Futurity (G3).

Completing the field were Dream Dynasty, Vf Politics and Chicks, Favorit Shake, Tipsy Girl B, Southern Sunshine, Df Tempting Cartel and Undrafted. Astranomical and Divas First Moon, both also-eligible, were scratched.

Marfilmio Impressive Winner of $35,000 Two Rivers Stakes (G3)

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—Marfilmio, a half-brother to recent All American Futurity (G1) winner Whistle Stop Café, powered home to win the $35,000 Two Rivers Stakes (G3). The classic distance stake for older horses was the third of five stakes on the Friday evening card at Prairie Meadows.

Marfilmio ($30.80) was an upset winner as he and jockey Ronald Hisby broke on top and finished nearly two lengths ahead of the rest of the field. The 5-year-old horse stopped the clock in 21.708 in the 440-yard event and earned a 101 speed index.

Marfilmio is trained by Manny Campos for owner Hugo Barron-Sierra. He was bred in Texas by Bobby Cox, by Ivory James and out of Sinuous, by Mr Jess Perry.

Though he is multiple stakes placed, Friday’s win was his first career stakes victory. He has eight wins in 22 starts with $92,430 and has finished in the money in the RMQHR Championship Stakes at Arapahoe, and the Gopher State Derby and NCQHRA Futurity at Canterbury.

Graded stakes winner Three Olives N Smoke took second place by a neck under a ride from Eugenio Navarrete, Jr. John Hammes trains the 7-year-old gelding for owners Margo Schares and Brad Thomas. Schares also bred the son of Jess Louisiana Blue in Colorado, out of Smokin Corona, by Corona Cartel. The accomplished gelding has nine wins and $285,635 in his 30 career starts.

Three Olives N Smoke enjoyed a six-race win streak as a 2-year-old that included the Cherry Creek and Rocky Mountain Futurities at Arapahoe. He has since won the Bank of America Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge (G2) and is multiple graded stakes placed.

Post-time favorite Ferrari James and Jorge Torres were up for third place for owner Alfredo Botello. Trained by Alex Wessels, the 7-year-old was bred in Oklahoma by Weetona Stanley and W.E. Smith, by Ivory James and out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Ferarri Fast Prize. His half-brother, The Prize Ferarri, recently won the $45,000 John Deere Pocatello Downs Juvenile Challenge.

Completing the field were Heza Blues Man, Jk Wildcat Red, Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, Zoomn On Bye, Df Lord Garvan, Saginaw Creek and Hooked On a Win.

Faster Than Hasta Wins $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes (G3)

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—In the first of five stakes on the Friday card at Prairie Meadows, Faster Than Hasta won the 870-yard $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

Faster Than Hasta ($4.40), the post-time favorite, was three-quarters of a length ahead of Holy Storm at the wire. The final time of :46.019 earned the winner a speed index of 92.

Brett Birzer rode Faster Than Hasta for trainer Bob Johnson. John Johnson owns the 6-year-old gelded son of Hasta Be Fast, bred in Wyoming by Wardell Quarter Horses. He is out of the Special Leader mare Leadmetoyourladder, making him a full brother to stakes winner and 870-yard specialist Hastabealeader.

Faster Than Hasta is a multiple stakes winner whose victories include the John Deere Prairie Meadows Juvenile Challenge, the Adequan Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge and the MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity. In 2017, he was second in the Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G2), also at Prairie Meadows. He is now 10 for 32 lifetime with $217,917 in career earnings.

Holy Storm and Alex Canchari could not catch the leader, but they finished over four lengths ahead of the rest of the field. The Pat Swan trainee is owned and bred by Dan Kjorsvik in Minnesota, by Red Storm Cat and out of the thoroughbred mare Holy White Socks, by Polished Brass.

Going to Hollywood and jockey Ronald Hisby led the field to place third for trainer Randy Weidner and owner Matt Frazier. The 6-year-old gelded son of Heza Fast Dash was bred in Louisiana by Dede McGehee, out of the thoroughbred mare Alcea, by Honour and Glory.

Completing the field were Flight to La Jolla, One Sweet Step, Hollyhook, High On Chablis and Edelman. Cowgirlsrunningrebel and Slp Mighty High, both also-eligible, were scratched.

She Walks on Water Rallies to Win $20,000 Valley Junction Juvenile

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2020—In the second of five stakes at Prairie Meadows, She Walks On Water was the narrow winner of the $20,000 Valley Junction Juvenile, a consolation for the Valley Junction Futurity (G3) scheduled later Friday night.

She Walks On Water ($14.80) and Jorge Torres broke mid-pack and made up ground to edge out Lil Latin Lupe Lou at the wire. The final time for the 350-yard stakes was 18.042, and She Walks On Water earned an 83 speed index.

She is owned and bred by Randy McDonald in Oklahoma, by Apollitical Blood and out of Miss Corona Quick, by Corona Cartel. She broke her maiden at Remington Park this spring and was third in her trial for the Valley Junction. Stacy Charette-Hill trains She Walks On Water and runner-up Lil Latin Lupe Lou.


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