Belterra Park hosted the $27,535 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity and the $18,150 All American Quarter Horse Congress Maturity on Sunday’s race card.
All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity
In his first career start, American Hustler defeated One Fast Effort by three-quarters in the $27,535 All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity Sunday afternoon at Belterra Park. First Down Money Pop finished a neck back for third.
Ridden by jockey Samuel Bermudez, American Hustler stumbled at the start but recovered to complete the 350 yards in :17.906 seconds to win his first career start and pickup the winner’s check of $16,521.
Trainer Guadalupe Arevalo saddled the son of Carters Cartel for owner Miguel Medrano. Reliance Ranches LLC bred the bay gelding in Oklahoma from the Holland Ease mare Make Us Proud.
Post-time favorite One Fast Effort flipped in the gate prior to the start. The royally bred son of leading sire One Famous Eagle races for owner Pattie Marshall and trainer Anthony Cunningham. Bred in Texas by Entrust Rt. Service Inc. and FBO Tiffin, One Fast Effort earned $5,507 for second. He is out of the graded stakes winning First Down Dash mare Tiny First Effort, by First Down Dash. Cesar Esqueda was up.
Marshall and Cunningham also teamed as the connections of third place finisher First Down Money Pop, a filly by all-time leading sire First Down Dash. Harold Collins rode the Johnny Trotter Texas-bred from the Man In The Money mare Gotta Money Pop. She picked up $2,754.
Separate Feature, Definitely Carter, Cc Cool Cash, First Down A Corona and Rare Achievement completed the field.
All American Quarter Horse Congress Maturity
Royally bred Folly N Dash got his first career stakes win after a neck effort over Eye Popping in the $18,150 All American Quarter Horse Congress Maturity Sunday afternoon at Belterra Park.
Saul Perez saddled the Tempting Dash half-brother to leading sire Pyc Paint Your Wagon for owner Rodolfo Rodriguez. With a late rush under jockey Giovani Vazquez-Gomez the brown gelding completed the 440 yards in :22.036 seconds, a 96-speed index.
Bred in Oklahoma by Luis Gerardo Aguirre, from the Strawfly Special mare Dashin Follies, Folly N Dash has compiled a (12) 3-4-1 record and used the $10,890 Congress Maturity winners’ purse to boost his earnings total to $32,522.
Eye Poppin bobbled the start but rallied under jockey Harold Collins to get the second place check of $3,630. Bart Sachleben trains the Mr Eye Opener mare for owner Duke Racing LLC. Bred in Texas by Bobby D. Cox, Eye Poppin is out of Shes Jess Special, by Mr Jess Perry. The multiple stakes-placed 4-year-old has earned $34,069.
Rodolfo Rodriguez, stakes winning One Famous Eagle colt Famous Bank earned $1,813 for third. Saul Perez trains with Natasha Fritz getting the riding call aboard the 4-year-old out of Shake The Bank by Bully Bullion. Bred in Texas by Hector Roldan Arreola, Famous Bank has earned $55,669.
Skye Fire, Style On Speed, Last Universal Baby and A First Down Legacy completed the field.