BP Cartels Policy (Cartels Success – Marys Southernpolicy, Shazoom)
Prairie Meadows – August 30, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli
Fastest qualifier BP Cartels Policy proved he was the real deal by winning the $109,193 Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 30.
Ridden by Stormy Smith for owner John Lawless of Ankeny, Iowa, and trainer Brent Clay, BP Cartels Policy went 350 yards in :17.294 while recording a career-best 104 speed index and defeating 3rd-fastest qualifier and 2-1 favorite Specials Jamie by 1-length.
A $10,000 purchase by Lawless at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale, BP Cartels Policy has won three of four starts and has banked $52,350. He was coming off of a 1 1/4-length victory in the fourth of five trials on Aug. 16.
BP Cartels Policy was bred by Bill Price, a resident of Thackerville, Oklahoma, and a longtime breeder whose homebreds include 2002 Champion 3-year-old gelding A Real Man.
BP Cartels Policy is one of five winners from six starters foaled by Marys Southernpolicy, a homebred winning 8-year-old mare who was a finalist in three graded futurities in 2008, including the $423,400 Speedhorse Gold and Silver Cup Futurity-RG1 at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.
Runner-up Specials Jamie (Ivory James-Special Anywhere) is a stakes-winning homebred filly racing for A.C. Taylor. Cesar Gomez rode for trainer Kasey Willis. The Big Time (Bigtime Favorite-Bosanova Baby) ran 3rd for owner Irene Velasquez. The homebred gelding was ridden by David Brown for trainer Verle Bohner.
CR Wagon Man (PYC Paint Your Wagon-LW Evening Lajolla) finished fourth and was followed by Dashing Tee (Volcom-Dashing Dion), Painted Summer (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Summertime Runaway), Rpainted Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Rlittle Sis), Classy In Red (Red Storm Cat-LK Classy Perk), Pymp Your Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Yawls Spreadn Rumors) & MGA Painted Time (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Time For Wilena).