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It took most of the 400-yard distance but HH Kentucky Krome proved to be the quickest at the end, earning the win in the 18th running of the $83,901 Quarter Horse Racing Association (QHRAI) Stallion Service Auction (SSA) Derby Saturday, Aug. 26 at Indiana Grand. Ridden by Oscar Macias, the three-year-old sorrel son of La Jollaroid won the race in a time of :20.098 seconds.
Starting from post nine in the 10-horse lineup, HH Kentucky Krome was not the first horse who captured the attention out of the starting gate. Trophy Wife B and Cesar Esqueda got the early nod in mid pack while race favorite Gridiron Girl B and Rodney Prescott pressed on right beside her. It wasn’t until the final strides that the big chestnut appeared he might be a threat at the finish as HH Kentucky Krome hit another gear late in the race.
Powering up on the outside, HH Kentucky Krome was able to pass all of his rivals to earn the victory by a neck over Gridiron Girl B for second. DNA Dales Prospect and Cody Smith maintained positioning, just a nose back in the tight photo for third.
Stinkin Rich and Jockey Rolando Pina extended their win streak to five and retained the title in the ninth running of the $88,700 Bob Woodard Memorial Classic Friday, Aug. 25 at Indiana Grand. The duo covered the 400-yard dash in a time of :19.781 seconds.
Stinkin Rich was easily detected out of the starting gate in the center of the pack from post five in the 10-horse lineup. The shiny grey gelding had a clean break and was a factor from the start. A few strides into the race, he claimed the top spot and never looked back. Beach Cartel and Berkley Packer, who started from post three, had to dip down to the inside to find a clear running path and looked like they might threaten at the end while WH Design By Dash and Oscar Macias were rallying hard on the outside. But it was smooth sailing for Stinkin Rich who earned the win by the margin of one-half length over WH Design By Dash on the outside. Also closing in well to finish third was WH Kenny G and Harold Collins to round out the trifecta.
The class of the older Indiana sired Quarter Horses at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were on track for the eighth running of the $84,200 Born Runner Classic Saturday, May 27. After finishing in the runner up spot last season, W H Design by Dash regained his title in the event, posting a three-quarters of a length win with jockey Oscar Macias aboard.
Starting from post six in the 10-horse lineup for the 400-yard dash, W H Design by Dash got away from the gate clean and was in mid pack for the first half of the race before emerging in the center of the track with a big late kick to stroll by his opponents on his way to the win in only his second start of 2017. Owned by Julia Rae Martin, the six-year-old son of Brimmstone stopped the timer in :19.913 seconds. Heza Beach Bum and Rolando Pina finished second over The Cartel Concept and Giovani Vazquez-Gomez for third.
First Cucuy and jockey Jose Davila turned in the fastest trial to lead the way to the $75,000 final of the Harley Greene Derby set for Saturday, June 3. The race will be part of the first of six all-Quarter Horse racing nights at Indiana Grand for the 120-day racing season. First Cucuy topped the list with a time of :17.784 seconds in the second of three $5,000 trials Friday, May 19 to set up the final.
It was all First Cucuy and Jose Davila from start to finish. The duo broke from the inside post one and had a clear path the entire way to reach the finish line in an easy three-quarter length win over First Special Jess and L.D. Martinez. Kid Cartel and Cesar Esqueda finished third.
First Cucuy, a surprise winner, paid $13.00, $7.00, $3.60 across the board. The three-year-old son of Jazz Be First is owned and trained by Sacramento Chavez.