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                                TQHA Classic-RG2
by Danny Camp
Kas Tempting has won two in a row with his latest in the $39,000 TQHA Classic Stakes-RG2 at Retama Park on July26.
Under Victor Urieta Jr., the colt got the first call
at the break. Halfway down the track they were barely in front and the race was still in question, but they crossed the wire 1/2-length in front. They completed the 400 yards in :19.782, posting a 99 speed index.
Kas Tempting brought home the $23,400 winner’s share of the purse for owner Garza Laurel Partnership LLC and trainer Josue Ponce, boosting his total lifetime earnings to $145,905. He now has a race record of 14-5(2)-3-1(1).
Racing in Texas and Louisiana, the colt
won the Bank of America Texas Championship Challenge-G2 in May. Last year, he was runner-up in the Sam Houston Derby-G3.
Javier Garza Francisco bred Kas Tempting out of winner Beaukas, who was third in the Manor Downs Futurity-G1 as well as the Retama Park Futurity-G1. She has produced six winners from seven starters, including Jumpn Beau Chick, winner of the TQHA Sires’ Cup Derby-RG3. Kas Tempting is her fourth stakes winner and top earner.
Krash Course (Krash Cartel-Rare Eye Opener) was second under Eleazar Hernandez for owner Martha Nevarez and trainer Santiago Riojas Jr.
This Is A Deal Too (Dealagame-Lady Lilia) overcame a stumble at the break finishing third for owner Pete A. Scarmardo. Francisco Calderon rode the gelding for trainer Leon Bard.
Serendipity Rocks (Rock Solid Jess-Precious Serendipity) was fourth and was followed by Mountain Holme (Gone To The Mountain-Quick Way Holme), DM La Jolla (Hiclass La Jolla-Dm Bella Mia), Dashing Sweet Brujo (Dash Master Jess- Shazooms Sweet Bruja) and Jess Rockin Thunder (Rock Solid Jess-Rain Maiden).
TQHA 550 Stakes-RG3
by Danny Camp
Jax Louisiana Game scored his first stakes win in the $34,500 TQHA 550 Stakes-RG3 at Retama Park on July 27.
When the starter pushed the button, Jax Louisiana Game was game indeed. He took the lead immediately. As the race unfolded Jax wanted to drift out a bit, but jockey Francisco Calderon was able to guide him to his victory.
At the wire, after a hard-fought battle, they were a head in front. They stopped the clock in :27.743 to earn a 95 speed index.
The gelding also earned first place money worth $20,700 which ups his total bankroll to $29,355 for owner Reta Hamilton and trainer Leon Bard.
He now has two victories from 11 starts. Jax Louisiana Game was previously second in the Tower Of The Americas Stakes last month.
Richard King bred Jax Louisiana Game out of winner Thunder Got Game. She has produced 100% winners from three starters, including Sam Houston Derby-G3 finalist Kings Game. Jax Louisiana Game is her first stakes winner. His second dam is 2-time winner Streakin Thunder, dam of Bienvenido de Nuevo Stakes runner-up Corona Con Lima.
KW Cowboy (Mighty Corona-Tres Dia Noche) was second under Luis Vivanco for owner/trainer Arturo Davila III. Ridden by Jose Martinez, Hiclass Ice (Streakin Sixes-High Snow Silver) was third for owner Nestor L. Lopez Sr. and trainer Fernando Chavez.
Heza Crazy Pool (Pool-Shesa Crazy Chick)
was fourth and was followed by War Horse (Dash Master Jess-Prairie War Princess), Black Onyx (Rock Solid Jess-Precious Serendipity), Vital Cartel (Krash Cartel-Vital Jewel), Lady Odette (The Louisiana Cartel-Ladys In It For Love) and DQ’d from second to last Jess C Me Zoom (Jess Zoomin- Lajollaslastthought).
Benny Pennington Memorial
by Danny Camp
Undefeated in his last three starts, Frisco Jess soared to his fourth stakes victory in the $23,500 Benny Pennington Memorial Stakes at
Retama Park on July 26.
Under Francisco Calderon, Jess Frisco stepped
away from the number six post and and was never headed. He dominated the field from start to finish.
By the time they hit the top of the stretch they were a 1 1/2-lengths to the good. They crossed the wire 3-lengths in front, finishing the 870 yards in :47.406.
Frisco Jess brought home the $14,100 winner’s share of the purse for owner P & J Racing Ltd. and trainer Leon Bard, boosting his total lifetime earn- ings to $71,343.
Raced in Texas and New Mexico, the colt ran fifth in the Harris County Stakes in April and now has a race record of 34-4(1)-6-4.
J. Baxter Brinkmann bred Frisco Jess out of winner Feature My Jess. She has produced 100% money earners from two starters, including Jess For The Roses. Frisco Jess is her first stakes winner and top money earner. His second dam is winner Lavish Me, who ran second in the 1994 Speedhorse Sprint Futurity-G3.
Multiple stakes winner Jack Ketel (Ketel Won –Sheza Moon Bar Baby) and Eliazar Vera were second for owner Diamond L Racing and trainer Arnold Lewis.
Love Ta Zoom (Azoom-Loves Easter Bunny) finished in third under Ricardo Garza-Cruz for owner Sue Fikes and trainer Kie Mushinski.
Mountain Dew Man (Gone To The Mountain-RG Lets Roll) Eyesa Shoofly Dandy (Gold Medal Jess-Miss Sound Viking) Snowbound Cowboy (Snowbound Tb-Strawberry Cartel) com- pleted the order of finish. Devonish and Heza Dash Faster were scratched.
            Retama Park • $39,000 400 yards • :19.782 • si 99
First Down Dash
Tempting Chick Make It Anywhere Beauclare
  Tempting Dash
KAS TEMPTING, ‘15-c. Beaukas
    Retama Park • $34,500 550 yards • :27.743 • si 95
Corona Cartel
The Louisiana Cartel
The Louisiana Girl
Game Patriot
Thunder Got Game
     Streakin Thunder
 Retama Park • $23,500 870 yards • :47.406 • si 79
  Valiant Hero FRISCO JESS, ‘12-g.
First Down Dash
Corona Chick
Mr Jess Perry
  Feature My Jess
 Lavish Me
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