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                                NDQHRA North Dakota Bred D.
by John Moorehouse
ADashing Diva entered the NDQHRA Derby as a somewhat surprising post-time favorite but she lived up to those expectations, winning the $15,646 stakes at North Dakota Horse Park on July 28.
David L. Wisdom home-bred the filly, who was the oddsmakers’ favorite at less than 2-1 odds despite being winless in her 10 previous starts. She finished the 400-yard race in :20.099, breaking a track record that had stood for a decade. A Dashing Diva regis- tered a 102 speed index in the process. Jake Olesiak was aboard for the record-setting trip, and trainer Robert Johnson did the prep work.
A Dashing Diva broke well from the outside gate in an eight-horse field, led by a 1/2-length as she entered the stretch and hit a mid-stretch kick to pull away and win by a strong 1 1/4-length margin. Wisdom collected a $7,823 payday, boosting A Dashing Diva’s total earnings to $12,082.
Wisdom also home-bred Shake Em Diva, the dam of A Dashing Diva. The 2006 mare won the 2008 North Dakota Bred Futurity and the following year’s North Dakota Bred Derby, both at this same track. She has produced 100% money earners from six starters, including top earner Mr King Cartel. A Dashing Diva is her second stakes winner.
Ramblin V Eight (Ima Ramblin On-Two Thirty Eight) was second under Fernando Fonseca-Soto for owner Bryson Dewald & trainer Amanda Haar.
Dawsons Affair (Prospect To The Top-Little Love Affair) finished third for owner Leon Glasser and trainer Sharlene Reuer. Shaun Herman drew the riding assignment.
Mighty B (Mighty B Valiant-Sapientia), Hesa Mr Moonflash (First Moonflash-Royal Wild Time), Really Special (Mr Special Colors-Sheza A Natural), I Can Jetaway (Such Easy Cash-Jetaway To Victory) and Corona Company (Corona Up-The Girl Got Company) completed the finishing order.
NDQHRA North Dakota Bred F.
by John Moorehouse
Sweet Wild Time savored the sweet success of her first stakes victory, winning the $16,609 NDQHRA Futurity at North Dakota Horse Park on July 28.
Home-bred by David L. Wisdom, the two-year- old filly has now made 3 trips to the winner’s circle
in five career starts since making her debut in May
at Canterbury Park. Wisdom collected an $8,305 payday, boosting the filly’s total bankroll to $21,491. The favorite at post time, Sweet Wild Time topped the qualifying ladder after finishing her July 19 350-yard trial in :18.137. She wasn’t quite that fast in the futurity, but still had enough speed to secure the stakes victory. Breaking third from the 2-gate, Sweet Wild Time remained in that position at the first call, then started to advance inside and led by a neck going into the stretch. The filly prevailed during the final yards, reaching the wire first by a 1/2-length.
Robert Johnson trains Sweet Wild Time, who had Jake Olesiak aboard. The stakes-winning trip took :18.277 and resulted in an 87 speed index.
Wisdom also owns Royal Wild Time, the dam of Sweet Wild Time. The 2001 mare also has black type, winning the 2003 running of the Jim Bader Futurity. She has produced 100% money earners from seven starters. Sweet Wild Time is her first stakes winner.
Divas First Moon (First Moonflash-Shake Em Diva), the runner-up, is also owned by Wisdom and trained by Johnson. Scott Bethke got the riding call.
Gabriels Way (Jesscuzican-Comes Naturally), the biggest longshot in the field, placed third under Zachary Bacon for owner/trainer Doug Delorme.
The remaining order of finish was Perrys Easy Victory (Dashing Jess Perry-Shesa Easy Victory), Shesa Dashin Jet Eye (Dashing Jess Perry-Justa Jet Eye), Windy Hills Moon (First Prize Stanley-BN Misty Moon) and Sucha Dash Of Corona (Corona B-Dashin Silk Coat). Canadian Corona scratched.
Hill Country Classic
by John Moorehouse
It’s been hard to keep Glimpse Of Fire out of the winner’s circle this year. The four-year-old gelding recorded his third victory in four starts in 2019, this
time in the $18,500 Hill Country Classic at Gillespie County Fairground on July 6.
After breaking from the 3-post, Glimpse Of
Fire drifted in, but jockey Eliazar Vera kept him
on course. The gelding grabbed the lead by a neck
by the first call, widened the gap to 1-length as he entered the stretch, and held on from there to win
by a 1/2-length margin. Martin Rodriguez trains Glimpse Of Fire, who completed the 350-yard trip in :17.966 for an 88 speed index despite running into a 10 mph headwind.
This marked the second career stakes win for Glimpse Of Fire, who previously annexed the 2017 TQHA Futurity. He now has seven total victories in 15 starts for owner/breeder Mario Rodriguez, and the $11,100 first-place share of this purse improved his cumulative earnings to $46,240.
Mario bred Glimpse Of Fire out of winner Pie Opener. She has produced 100% winners from three starters. Glimpse Of Fire is her first stakes winner and top earner.
A pair of underdogs also hit the board in this stakes. Steves Klassy Jess (Dash Master Jess-Haleys Comet Ride), an 18-1 longshot, took second place for owner Phillip Klas and trainer Rolando Almanza. Francisco Mendez drew the riding assignment.
Jess Rockin Thunder (Rock Solid Jess-Rain Maiden), who went off at 14-1 post-time odds, finished third by a nose for owner Jose Rodriguez. The Jose Garcia trainee had Eleazar Hernandez in the irons.
Thecartelofmiracle (Tough And Good-Its Jess A Miracle), Financial Top (Heza Fast Dash-Financial Leverage) and Fast N Fun Jordan (Fast Prize Jordan- Streakin Fast N Fun) completed the field.
            North Dakota Horse Park • $15,646 400 yards • :20.099 • si 102
One Famous Eagle
One Dashing Eagle
   A DASHING DIVA, ‘16-f. Shake Em Diva
One Sweet Dash Royal Shake Em
  Ms Devine Diva
 North Dakota Horse Park • $16,609 350 yards • :18.277 • si 87 •Ntr
Mr Jess Perry
One Sweet Jess
One Sweet Dash Royal Shake Em
   SWEET WILD TIME, ‘17-f. Royal Wild Time
  Time Runs Wild
 Gillespie County Fair • $18,500 350 yards • :17.966 • si 88
Relagate TB
Glimpse Of Greatness
   GLIMPSE OF FIRE, ‘15-g. Pie Opener
Dueling Maid Mr Eye Opener Kay Pie
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