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                                TQHA 250 Stakes
Dby Danny Camp
espite a bumpy break for both, Glimpse Of Fire
and SF Hot Pass dead heated for first in the $34,750 TQHA 250 Stakes at Retama Park on July 26.
Under Luis Vivanco, Glimpse Of Fire broke on top and stayed throughout. SF Hot Pass and Francisco Calderon broke second, and the two gelding’s crossed the wire 3/4-length in front. They completed the 250 yards in :13.382, posting a 97 speed index.
The $13,900 winner’s share takes Glimpse Of Fire’s earnings to $60,140 for breeder/owner Mario Rodriguez & trainer Martin Rodriguez. The winner’s share boosted the earnings for SF Hot Pass to $140,224 for trainer Leon Bard & owner Stormy Fisher.
Glimpse Of Fire is out of winner Pie Opener, dam of 100% winners from 3 starters. P&J Racing Ltd. & D. Stroebel bred SF Hot Pass out of 100% winner producer Passemup Perry.
Potus (Toast To Dash-Toole N Round) was
third under Cipriano Vodana for owner Pat Allen and trainer Jose Sanchez III. Followed by Shake
Em Rocks (Rock Solid Jess-Shake Em Fever), SS Classyjess (Rock Solid Jess-High Class Broad), Mystical Jess (Apollitical Jess-Traffic Juana), Cartel M (The Louisiana Cartel-Magic O Toole), Toastin Miss Jody (Jodys Money Pop-Toast To Dad) & Elite Connection (Dash Master Jess-Chicks Fleye). Louisana Seis was scratched.
Tower of The Americas Stakes
by Emily Blankenship
alados Man, undefeated at 550 yards, scored his
first stakes win in the $15,000 Tower Of The Americas Stakes at Retama Park on July 5.
Under Jose Martinez, the gelding broke in first from the 5-post and held his lead throughout, crossing the wire 1 3/4-lengths in front.
They completed the 550 yards in : 27.812, post- ing a 94 speed index.
With a race record of 12-3(1)-5-1, Salados Man scored the $8,550 winner’s share of the purse for owner/breeder Roland Cantu, bringing his current bankroll to $22,970.
Saddled by Angel Sanchez, Salados Man’s other stakes appearance was a finalist attempt in the Retama Park Derby Challenge last year.
Cantu bred Salados Man out of 2-time winner Salado Sis. She has produced six winners from seven starters, including Giga Man, who was a finalist in the 2012 Sam Houston Derby Challenge. Salados Man is her first stakes winner and top earner.
Under Francisco Calderon, Jax Louisiana Game (The Louisiana Cartel-Thunder Got Game) fin- ished second for owner Reta Hamilton and trainer Leon Bard. The gelding was making his first start of the year, with his last start being a victory in a maiden claiming race at Lone Star Park last year.
Armando Riojas’ Jess C Me Zoom (Jess Zoomin- Lajollaslastthought) was third under Eddie Sanchez for trainer Santiago Riojas Jr. The gelding was a finalist in the Old South Derby earlier this year.
Contentious Strike (Contend-Cat Strike Fever) was fourth and was followed by War Horse (Dash Master Jess-Prairie War Princess), TH Thomas Leo (Dashin For Penny-Sophisticated Sign), Portugee (One Famous Eagle-Oodles Of Cash), Love Ta Zoom (Azoom-Loves Easter Bunny) and Onefamousstreakinash (One Famous Brioni- Catchmystreakinash).
Live Oak Stakes
by Emily Blankenship
Under Nestor Duran, the gelding broke on
top from the 3-post and never renounced his lead, crossing the wire 1/2-length in front. Racing
for Jose Espinosa, Louisiana Seis completed the 350 yards :17.774, posting a 95 speed index. He bagged the $9,450 winner’s share for trainer Adrian Huitron, boosting his total lifetime earnings to $69,661.
Coming off a fourth place finish in the June 1 Develop A Plan Stakes-G3, Louisiana Seis now has a race record of 18-6(2)-6(2)-2(0), which includes
a wire-to-wire victory in the Sam Houston Stakes. In May, he was also second in the Leverne Perry Memorial Stakes and the TQHA Sires’ Cup Derby.
Richard Arizpe bred Louisiana Seis out of winner Seis Passes. She has produced 100% win- ners from two starters, including Louisiana Hit Man, who was second in the TQHA Sale Futurity Juvenile last year. Louisiana Seis is her first stakes winner and top earner.
Owned by Sergio Jimenez, DM La Jolla (Native Jewel DH-Run Isela First) finished second under Eddie Sanchez for trainer Porfirio Fierro. The geld- ing finished second in the Sam Houston Stakes and Delta Dash Stakes earlier this year. Last year, he won the TQHA 250 Stakes and Delta Dash Stakes.
Mighty Corona Jr (Mighty Corona-Jarons Jet) came in third under Victor Urieta Jr. for owner Almada Racing and trainer Josue Ponce. The gelding finished fourth in the Par-A-Dice Stakes at Delta Downs earlier this year.
Kraken Black (First Down Mr Jess- Lajollaslastthought), Gone Regardless (Chicks Regard-Goin Gone) and Big Tex (Mr Jess Perry- Veva Jean) completed the order of finish.
ouisiana Seis soared to her second stakes victory
in the $15,000 Live Oak Stakes at Retama Park on July 5.
       Retama Park • $34,750 250 yards • :13.382 • si 97
Relagate TB
Glimpse Of Greatness
   GLIMPSE OF FIRE, ‘15-g. Pie Opener
Dueling Maid Mr Eye Opener Kay Pie
     Ivory James
SF HOT PASS, ‘15-g Passemup Perry
Corona Cartel
Dashin Follies Mr Jess Perry
   Southern Knockout
   Retama Park • $15,000 550 yards • :27.812 • si 94
Chicks Beduino
Country Chicks Man
   SALADOS MAN, ‘15-g. Salado Sis
Country Zevi
Man In The Money Falfurrins
   Retama Park • $15,000 350 yards • :17.774 • si 95
Corona Cartel
The Louisiana Cartel
   LOUISIANA SEIS, ‘15-g. Seis Passes
The Louisiana Girl Tres Seis
  Buena Chick
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