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Iowa Stallion Futurity

WRS Big Tom (Cartels Feature - WRS Six Memories, Fly Jess Fly)

Prairie Meadows – August 31, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

WRS Big Tom winning the Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

WRS Big Tom winning the Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Williams Racing Stables’ WRS Big Tom rallied to win the 350-yard Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 31. Prepped by Kasey Willis and ridden by Cesar Gomez, WRS Big Tom stopped the timer in :18.103, and his winning margin was a head from fastest qualifier and 9-5 favorite Quickie Rickie. The winner’s share of the $92,064 purse increased WRS Big Tom’s earnings to $42,750 from four outs.

WRS Big Tom, the second-fastest qualifier, was coming off of a second-place finish to Quickie Rickie in the first of two trials on Aug. 17.

WRS Big Tom made his debut on April 24 at Remington Park, as the gelding ran ninth in a 350-yard $15,000 maiden claiming dash.

WRS Big Tom is the first winner from two starters produced by WRS Six Memories, an unraced homebred 7-year-old mare by Fly Jess Fly. His 1/2-sister, WRS Jessrabbit, ran second in last year’s $135,700 Jim Bader Futurity. WRS Big Tom’s second dam, the Leaving Memories mare My Happy Memory, is a 1/2-sister to WRS Special Shoe, a homebred gelding who won the 2008 Bank of America Challenge Championship-G1.

Quickie Rickie (First Dinastia-Special Stepper) was ridden by Tony Bennett for owner Bob Urich and trainer Wayne Garner. The brown gelding made his career debut in his Iowa Stallion Futurity trial. Vernon Hammes’ TRS Just Like Jase (Just Amazing Jess-TRS Dashin Diamond) was placed 3rd after the disqualification of Buyin Jess to 9th. Cody Smith rode the homebred gelding for trainer Kelly Wellington. Shesa Cartel Rose (Cartels Feature-Shesa Eye Of Rose), TRS Amazing Lexi (Just Amazing Jess-Maydecks Request), Harleydonegone (Cartels Feature-Valentine Jewels), Followed by A Lil Windy (Talkalota Bull-Special Bold Chick), Mark Of A Legend (Special Legend-Boogie N Bull) & Buyin Jess (Just Amazing Jess-Zinfinity). RU Legends Amigo was scratched.

WRS Big Tom winning the Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Iowa Stallion Derby

Bulleader (Talkalota Bull - Special Bold Chick, Special Leader)

Prairie Meadows – August 31, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

Bulleader winning the Iowa Stallion Derby at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Bulleader winning the Iowa Stallion Derby at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Bulleader broke his maiden with a dominating 4-length victory over five opponents in the $65,435 Iowa Stallion Derby at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 31.

Racing for Ricky Neff and trainer Tony Jones, Bulleader went 400 yards against a 15-mph head wind in :20.100 under jockey Stormy Smith. The gelding was just nine days removed from a 3rd-place finish in a 300-yard $14,400 maiden dash for Iowa-breds.

Bulleader has won 1 of 5 starts, and the winner’s share of the Iowa Stallion Derby purse boosted his earnings to $50,374. The gelding’s resume includes a second-place finish in last year’s $59,600 Iowa Stallion Futurity.

Bulleader was bred by Leonard D. Reed of Norwalk, Iowa, a longtime breeder who was inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame in 2003. Bulleader became the 8th winner from 9 starters out of Special Bold Chick, a homebred winning daughter of World Champion Special Leader. Bulleader’s 1/2-sister, winner Lika Nightmare, ran 3rd in the $17,100 Dash In A Flash Stakes at Canterbury on July 19.

Now 18, Special Bold Chick is a 1/2-sister to Bold Six Chick, a Reed homebred gelding who won 23 of 48 races – including 20 of 36 at Prairie Meadows – and earned $182,310 from 1994-2001. Bold Six Chick is Prairie Meadows’ winningest horse of any breed, and he preceded his breeder into the track’s Hall of Fame in ’98.

Reed campaigned the runner-up, Jessgowithit (Talkalota Bull-RLR Jess Blue Heaven), a homebred bay filly. Jessgowithit was ridden by Cody Smith for trainer Jason Olmstead. Vernon Hammes’ TRS Dash Of Cinnamon (Hot Shot Dash-Iris Cinnamon) finished third. Thomas Wellington rode the homebred gelding for trainer Kelly Wellington.

TRS Hot Shot Cole (Hot Shot Dash-Iris Maybe Babee), Las Hot Shot Zen (Hot Shot Dash-Zinfinity), and Legends San Jose (Special Legend-Whata Dashy Doc) completed the order of finish.

Bulleader winning the Iowa Stallion Derby at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

John Deere Prairie Meadows Juvenile Challenge

Prairie Meadows • Altoona, IA
8/30/14 • Finals 9/13/14 • 350yds • 2yo • $30,000 added • Fast

:17.335        *AJs High, c, (Apollitical Jess-Regally Rare)
Michael C Teel/C Hunt/S Smith

:17.501        *WRS Quick Regards, g, (Chicks Regard-WRS Quick Sister)
Williams Racing Stables Inc/K Willis/C Gomez

:17.560        Coronas Concierge, f, (Corona Cartel-Dianetogetcha)
Bill & Tom Maher/J Olmstead/C Smith

:17.578        *Ode Tah Ed, g, (Brookstone Bay-Platinum N Pearls)
Mark W Cassel/A Goodsell/M Swiontek

:17.582        Greyice, c, (Wave Carver-Corona With Ice)
Nancy S McCoy/C Hunt/B Packer

:17.619        PYC Powerwagon, g, (PYC Paint Your Wagon- Chic N Traffic)
Robert & Julie Peterson/W Harris/B Packer

:17.651        *WRS Secret Dream, g, (No Secrets Here-WRS Dare To Dream)
Williams Racing Stables Inc/K Willis/C Gomez

:17.677        Majestic Policy, g, (Mighty Invictus-Miss Jp Delight)
Rey Moreno/C Crawford/T Bennett

:17.719        Dao Valente, g, (First Prize Perry-Check Out Kaelie)
Paul Wolfe/E Hardy/D Pinon

:17.730  Mr El R 15, g, (Jess Louisiana Blue-Eye Da Belle)
Miguel C Banuelos/M Banuelos/B Ernst

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Bank Of America Prairie Meadows Championship Challenge-G3

Prairie Meadows • Altoona, IA
8/30/14 • Finals 9/13/14 • 440yds • 3yo&up • $70,000 added • Fast

:21.405        *BF Farm Boy, 6, g, (Hawkinson-Shirleys Strawfly)
Don Boyle & Wade Siegel/W Harris/C Smith

:21.470        Stimulus, 4, g, (Mr Jess Perry-Veva Jean)
Jerry Windham/C Hunt/S Smith

:21.487        *Habits Secret, 4, c, (No Secrets Here-Habitual Dreamer)
Ricardo Martinez/R Martinez/Y Amaro

:21.575        Kuhl Wave, 4, f, (Wave Carver-Shazooms Doll)
Miguel C Banuelos/M Banuelos/B Ernst

:21.578        Slew Of Success, 4, g, (Cartel Success-Winnie Ta Poo)
Mary Passmore Kirby/J Kirby/J Salazar

:21.690        Mo Zoomo, 5, h, (Shazoom-Stylish Form)
Sacramento Chavez/S Chavez/C Gomez

:21.735        Fire And Corona, 7, h, (Walk Thru Fire-Corona Music)
Denis & Julie Schoenhofer/R Almanza/J Torres

:21.751        Sixes Straw, 5, g, (First Down Dash-Straw Perry Silk)
Circle T Ranch/R Almanza/Y Amaro

:21.786        I Dont Need Nobody, 3, g, (Jess Louisiana Blue-Katiebug Driver)
JK Running Horses LLC/K Laymon/J Romero

:21.787            Diamonds Edge, 4, g, (Special Leader-Petriflying)
Hipolito Bueno/S Chavez/D Pinon

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Iowa Double Gold Futurity

BP Cartels Policy (Cartels Success - Marys Southernpolicy, Shazoom)

Prairie Meadows – August 30, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

BP Cartels Policy winning the Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

BP Cartels Policy winning the Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

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).

BP Cartels Policy winning the Iowa Double Gold Futurity at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Iowa Double Gold Derby

Heza Fast Invictus (Mighty Invictus - Sheza Fast Jewel, Heza Fast Man)

Prairie Meadows – August 30, 2014 – by Michael Cusortelli

Heza Fast Invictus winning the Iowa Double Gold Derby at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Heza Fast Invictus winning the Iowa Double Gold Derby at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Sent to post as the 7-10 favorite, second-fastest qualifier Heza Fast Invictus responded with a victory in the $72,750 Iowa Double Gold Derby at Prairie Meadows on Aug. 30.

Heza Fast Invictus covered his 400-yard trip in :19.713 while defeating 3rd-fastest qualifier Best On The Planet by a neck. Cesar Gomez rode Heza Fast Invictus for owners Marty & Shalia Powers of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and trainer Kasey Willis.

Heza Fast Invictus has won seven of nine outs and has banked $147,796, of which $112,238 was earned during a 2-year-old campaign when the gelding won all five of his races, including the $105,500 Iowa Double Gold Futurity-RG3 at Prairie Meadows, and the $146,000 Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Futurity-RG2 at Will Rogers Downs.

Heza Fast Invictus was bred by John Paul & Lois Gee of Shawnee, Oklahoma. The gelding is a 1/2-brother to 2008 Oklahoma Derby-G2 finalist Coronas Blackdiamond, Heza Fast Invictus is one of five winners from seven starters foaled by Sheza Fast Jewel, a winning 18-year-old daughter of ’94 Champion Heza Fast Man.

Best On The Planet (Best Advice-Planetary Ferry) also ran second to Heza Fast Invictus in last year’s Iowa Double Gold Futurity. The gelding has earned $48,183 from 10 outs for his owner Gene Cox. Stormy Smith was up for trainer Brian Muse.

Mark W. Cassel’s CR Strawflyn Bux (Zoomin For Bux-Struttin Some Stuff) finished 3rd. Marcus Swiontek rode the gelding for trainer Allen Goodsell.

Followed by Corona For Dancer (Agouti-Le Kooz), fastest qualifier Fearless Cat (Red Storm Cat-Fearless Brick), Big Boys Joy (Royal Shake Em-Easy Sailin Kiss), Bad Secrets (No Secrets Here-Purley Un Social), Secretive Jess (No Secrets Here-My Girl Jessie), and Wolfgang James (Ivory James-Jess Brimmin To Go). Papa J R was scratched.

Heza Fast Invictus winning the Iowa Double Gold Derby at Prairie Meadows © Coady Photography

Adequan Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge

Prairie Meadows • Altoona, IA
8/29/14 • Finals 9/13/14 • 400yds • 3yo • $30,000 added • Good-Muddy

:19.685        *Sizzlin Mr Perry, g, (Mr Jess Perry-Sizzling Lola)
Rodrigo Covarrubias/R Covarrubias/J Salazar

:19.805        *Wagon Of Roses Lvc, g, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Precocious Rosie)
Rodrigo Covarrubias/R Covarrubias/J Salazar

:19.850        Jess Glory, g (Mr Jess Perry-Eye Of Glory)
Richard L Tobin/A Wessels/D Pinon

:19.923        Fatal Policy, g, (First Down Dash-CC Policy)
Francisco Javier Robles Jr/R Almanza/Y Amaro

:19.933        Fernando, g, (First Down Vike-Prissys Awesome Form)
Sunflower Supply Company Inc/J Olmstead/C Smith

:20.093        Ms Stolaway, f, (Stoli-Go With A Runaway)
Lloyd Racing Stables LLC/D Lloyd/T Crissup

:20.115        DH-Toofamoustee, g, (One Famous Eagle-Linda Te Chick)
LMR Management 2013/E Hardy/J Torres

:20.115        DH-As One, g, (Inseperable-Kosmo Kate)
Ron Ham, Ross Roark & Jim Ware/B Muse/D Torres

:20.116        Daytona B, g, (First Down Dash-Dashing Pana)
Gregorio Garcia Garza/R Almanza/Y Amaro

:20.122        For Your First Lady, f, (First Down Dash-Feature For You)
Jacque J Tanton/C Hunt/S Smith         

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Iowa Stallion Futurity

Prairie Meadows • Altoona, IA
8/17/14 • Finals 8/31/14 • 350yds • 2yo • $50,000 added • Fast

:17.967        *Quickie Rickie, g, (First Dinastia-Special Stepper)
Bob Urich/W Garner/T Bennett

:18.226        WRS Big Tom, g, (Cartels Feature-WRS Six Memories)
Williams Racing Stables Inc/K Willis/C Gomez

:18.435        Shesa Cartel Rose, f, (Cartels Feature-Shesa Eye Of Rose)
Jan P Bockenstedt/T Jones/D Pinon

:18.460        Harleydonegone, g, (Cartels Feature-Valentine Jewels)
Richard L Tobin/T Jones/S Smith

:18.476        TRS Just Like Jase, g, (Just Amazing Jess-TRS Dashin Diamond)
Vernon Hammes/K Wellington/T Wellington

:18.479        *TRS Amazing Lexi, f, (Just Amazing Jess-Maydecks Request)
Vernon Hammes/K Wellington/T Wellington

:18.534        Mark Of A Legend, g, (Sepcial Legend-Boogie N Bull)
Diana Spieker/V Bohner/D Brown

:18.571        A Lil Windy, f, (Talkalota Bull-Special Bold Chick)
Ricky Neff & Tony Dean Jones/T Jones/D Pinon

:18.716        Buyin Jess, g, (Just Amazing Jess-Zinfinity)
Lee A Scott/J Rutland/J Romero

:18.794        Ru Legends Amigo, g, (Special Legend-Ru Upity)
Bob Urich/W Garner/T Bennett

Iowa Double Gold Futurity

Prairie Meadows • Altoona, IA
8/16/14 • Finals 8/30/14 • 350yds • 2yo • $50,000 added • Fast

:17.411        *BP Cartels Policy, g, (Cartel Success-Marys Southernpolicy)
John Lawless/B Clay/S Smith

:17.492        *CR Wagon Man, g, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-LW Evening Lajolla)
Dick & Curt Tobin/A Wessels/D Pinon

:17.507        *Specials Jamie, f, (Ivory James-Special Anywhere)
A C Taylor/K Willis/C Gomez

:17.549        Painted Summer, f, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Summertime Runaway)
Movin On/J Olmstead/T Wellington

:17.554        *Classy In Red, f, (Red Storm Cat-LK Classy Perk)
Leo Butell & Mike Schau/J Olmstead/T Wellington

:17.572        MGA Painted Time, f, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Time For Wilena)
John L Herrick & Ken Denning/B Clay/S Smith

:17.577        The Big Time, g, (Bigtime Favorite-Bosanova Baby)
Irene Velasquez/V Bohner/D Brown

:17.580        Rpainted Wagon, g, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Rlittle Sis)
Bob & Deanna Williams/S Capps/J Romero

:17.594        Dashing Tee, g, (Volcom-Dashing Dion)
Paul Treadwell/E Hardy/J Salazar

:17.669        Pymp Your Wagon, c, (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Yawls Spreadn Rumors)
Sheri Lynn Andrew/B Clay/S Smith

Iowa Double Gold Derby

Prairie Meadows • Altoona, IA
8/16/14 • Finals 8/30/14 • 400yds • 3yo • $45,000 added • Fast

:19.661        *Fearless Cat, g, (Red Storm Cat-Fearless Brick)
Lloyd Racing Stables LLC/D Lloyd/T Crissup

:19.674        *Heza Fast Invictus, g, (Mighty Invictus-Sheza Fast Jewel)
Marty & Shalia Powers/K Willis/C Gomez

:19.761        Best On The Planet, g, (Best Advice-Planetary Ferry TB)
Gene Cox/B Muse/J Romero

:19.805        Cr Strawflyn Bux, g, (Zoomin For Bux-Struttin Some Stuff)
Mark W Cassel/A Goodsell/M Swiontek

:19.871        Corona For Dancer, g, (Agouti-Le Kooz TB)
Delfino Morillon Jr/J Aguilera/J Salazar

:19.918        Papa J R, g, (Mr Eye Opener-Peridot And Pearls)
Pedro Castillo Garcia/E Escamilla-Gonzalez/M Delgado

:19.941        Bad Secrets, c, (No Secrets Here-Purley Un Social)
Stephen M Harris/C Crawford/T Bennett

:20.049        Wolfgang James, g, (Ivory James-Jess Brimmin To Go)
Bobby & Vickie Hammer/J Olmstead/J Torres

:20.103        Big Boys Joy, g, (Royal Shake Em-Easy Sailin Kiss)
Diana Spieker/V Bohner/D Brown

:20.188        Secretive Jess, f, (No Secrets Here-My Girl Jessie)
Donald J Friesen/J Olmstead/J Torres