||Six Trial Races Friday Will Determine Field for Grade 2 $150,000 Estimated Dash For Cash Derby at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Wednesday, September 24, 2014) - The field for the 2014 Grade 2 Dash for Cash Derby is set to be decided Friday, September 26 at Lone Star Park. A total of 55 three-year-olds have been divided into six 440 yard trial races carded on the 10 race program, races 4 through 9. The top 10 fastest runners of those trials will advance to compete in the Grade 2 $150,000 estimated Dash for Cash Derby final, to be held Saturday, October 11. Gates open Friday at 5:30 p.m. First race post time 6:35 p.m.
Entries of note in Friday's trials include:
Ashley & Alberto Vera, Jr.'s Won to Watch, trained by Toby Keeton, was having an outstanding year last year as a two-year-old. The filly by Tres Seis out of Miss Eye in the Sky, by Mr Eye Opener won six in a row until finishing sixth in the 2013 Texas Classic Futurity. Her earnings just for last year were over $265,000. She has had two starts this year - a third place finish in a trial to the Retama Park Derby in which she was able to advance to the final, where she also finished third. Won to Watch has drawn into race 4.
Race 5 has two stand-outs, the first of which is Richard R. Scott's Her O Don Won. Trained by Russell Harris the gelding by Valiant Hero out of Miss Shivers, by Feature Mr Jess was just a neck shy of winning last year's Dash for Cash Futurity here at Lone Star Park. This graded stakes placed three-year-old just missed by a half-length in the $1 million+ Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs and another second place finish by a half-length in the First Down Dash Stakes also at Ruidoso. His earnings this year so far are $214,473.
The other in the fifth race is Bp Wagon Train owned by the partnership of Joel Tipton, Bobby Barnett, Tommy Hayes and Charles Forbes, Jr. The colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon out of Ladys if First, by First Down Dash is coming off of back to back wins, the most recent in this year's Retama Park Derby last July. He is trained by Bobby Martinez.
Michael A. Pohl's Wagon Tales, trained by G. Blaine Wood won three of six races last year and has finished 100% in the money every race in his young career. The colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon out of Signs Zoomer, by Shazoom won the Remington Park Juvenile Stakes last year, and finished third in both the Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park and the All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. He has one start this year, a second place finish at Ruidoso in August. Wagon Tales has drawn in to the sixth race.
Another Pyc Paint Your Wagon offspring in the sixth race is This Candys Awesome. The filly owned by the Estate of Carl C. Peevehouse is out of Jess Send Candy, by Mr.
Jess Perry. She is having an awesome run so far this year with a record of 4-2-2-0 with earnings of $153,922. She is from the barn of trainer Clinton Crawford and will have the services of all-time winningest Quarter Horse jockey, G. R. Carter, Jr.