|A Night of Upsets in Dash For Cash Finals
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Sunday, October 10, 2010) -
Hernando Guerra’s A Snowy Cartel, trained by Erika Huitron, daughter of Eusevio Huitron, who won the 2009 running of the Dash for Cash Futurity with Tempting Dash, proved best in the Grade 1, $463,185 Dash for Cash Futurity over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.
A brown daughter of Corona Cartel, A Snowy Cartel was the only filly in the field of 10. With Esgar Ramirez in the irons, A Snowy Cartel enjoyed a clean trip from start-to-finish before recording a head decision over the Eddie Willis-trained The Printing Press.
Dominyun finished another half-length back in third as part of an odds-on wagering entry with Jumpn Shake. The final time for the 400 yards distance was 19.412 seconds, earning a speed index of 104.
“She wasn’t herself in the trials and still ran well,” said 24-year-old winning trainer Erika Huitron. “She’s normally a very high-strung horse and tonight she was really difficult to saddle, so I knew she was ready to go.”
With the victory, A Snowy Cartel improved her race record to five wins from six starts with her only loss being a second-place finish in the trials for tonight’s final. The $185,278 winner’s share of the purse increased her career earnings to $316,540.
A Snowy Cartel paid $24.60, $19.20, $7.80, The Printing Press returned $21.60, $4.40, and Dominyun paid $2.10 for show.
Completing the order of finish were: Unashamed, First Arctic Dash, Forest Park, Bodacious Dash, Jumpn Shake, Dale N James, and My Corona Memories.
Fishin Cr Sets News Stakes Record to Win Grade 2, $168,600 Dash For Cash Derby
Fishin Cr, bred, owned and trained by Christian Rubalcava, set a new stakes record of 21.267 seconds to break the previous mark of 21.27, set by Swingin Jess in 2008, by 0.003 seconds in winning the Grade 2, $168,600 Dash for Cash Derby for 3-year-olds over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.
Fishin Cr, who was ridden by Berkley Packer, broke alertly and held off runner-up Bertha Venation through the entire race to win by the narrowest of margins at odds of 10-1. The 3-year-old, bay son of Fishin Kisses’ 440-yard time of 21.267 seconds earned a Speed Index of 101. Sinuous finished third, ¾-length behind Bertha Venation, who missed the victory by a nose.
“I was just hoping he wouldn’t get tired,” said winning breeder/owner/trainer Christian Rubacalva. “In the trials, he had the lead late and got a little bit tired. He put his heart on the line tonight.”
“He’s been doing really good since the trials and warmed up well tonight,” added winning jockey Berkley Packer. “He puts everything he has into it and is very game.”
With his first win at Lone Star Park, Fishin Cr improved his career record to four wins from 10 starts and more than doubled his lifetime earnings to $127,330 with the $67,440 winner’s share.
Fishin Cr paid $23.00, $12.60, $5.80; runner-up Bertha Venation returned $6.20, $3.40; and Sinuous paid $3.40 to show. Sinuous ran as part of an entry with Zoomin With Ease.
Completing the order of finish were: Zoomin With Ease, Ms Riptide, Acorn, Call Me Fisher, A Noble Jess, and Get Down Boy.
Stones Puede Shows That He Can as Winner of $51,465 Dash For Cash Juvenile Stakes
In another photo finish, E. Galindo & E. M. Gonzalez’s Stones Puede rallied on the outside getting up at the wire to finish a head in front of Fly Corona to win the 7th running of the $51,465 Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.
Stones Puede, trained by Yasmine Fierro and ridden by Luis Vivanco, made a late run on the outside to out finish Fly Corona, who had been the leader throughout the race along the rail. The gray Sc Chisseled in Stone gelding ran the 400-yard distance in 19.663 seconds and earned a Speed Index of 96. It was another head back to Docs Famous Dash in third.
With the victory, Stones Puede improved his lifetime record to three wins from six starts and two for two at Lone Star Park. With the winner’s share of $13,900, Stones Puede increased his career earnings to $24,868.
At odds of 7-1, Stones Puede paid $17.00, $9.60 and $5.80, runner-up Fly Corona returned $10.20, $9.40, and Doc’s Famous Dash paid $4.20 to show. Brimmies Alli Bi B, Executive Prince, Time to Zoom, Jess Dashin Ta Fame, Pyc is a Dream, and Caliente Kate completed the order of finish.