Tag: randy smith
It was a perfect way for Owner Rose Bode to celebrate Father’s Day Weekend. Her horse, Daddys Moe, rallied home to win the 16th running of the $129,600 Jaguar Rocket Futurity Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Starting from post 10 in the 10-horse final, Daddys Moe broke well but didn’t appear to get an early advantage out of the gate. Hooked on Jordan and Luis Guerrero grabbed the early lead from the center of the track and was in prime position for the final strides. However, they had not felt the strength of Daddys Moe until the final strides. He picked up momentum and cruised by his opponents to win by one-half length. He was tracked closely on the inside by stablemate Coronados Quiksilver, ridden by James Flores. The duo finished second by two lengths over Hooked On Jordan for third. The time of the 300-yard dash was :15.394 seconds, a new stakes record for the Jaguar Rocket Futurity. The previous stakes record was set in 2014 by Stinkin Rich and Aron Hunt in a time of :15.524.
Daddys Moe and Nachito Coronel have been tagged as the favorites in their respective Futurities Saturday, June 14. Daddys Moe leads a field of 10 vying for the title of the $129,600 Jaguar Rocket Futurity while Nachito Coronel is the heavy favorite in the $181,900 Gordon Mobley Futurity. The races are slated as the ninth and tenth, respectively, on the 10-race program at Indiana Grand.
Owned by breeder Rose Bode, Daddys Moe was an impressive winner in his trial for the 16th running of the Jaguar Rocket Futurity Final during the first of six all Quarter Horse racing nights Saturday, June 2. The two-year-old son of Carters Cartel rolled out to the lead from the start and never looked back, scoring the victory in the fastest time of :15.500 seconds for the 300-yard dash. The gelding returns for the final as the 6-5 favorite from post 10 and will be ridden once again by Jose Beltran, the track’s leading Quarter Horse jockey.
Daddys Moe will be one of two saddled by Indiana Grand’s all-time leading Quarter Horse Trainer Randy Smith for the Jaguar Rocket Futurity Final. Smith also has Coronados Quiksilver, who is the second choice of the field and begins from post nine at odds of 5-2 with James Flores aboard. Rarely A Tres, who finished a neck behind Daddys Moe in the trials, is the third choice on the morning line at odds of 8-1 for trainer Anthony Cunningham.
Daddys Moe and Jockey Jose Beltran turned in the quickest time in three trials to set up the $100,000 Jaguar Rocket Futurity Final slated for Saturday, June 16. A total of 27 horses vied for a spot among the top 10 to return for the final.
Daddys Moe was the dominant force of the second trial of the night. The Carters Cartel gelding rolled out of the gate with speed and never looked back, fending off a fast closing Rarely A Tres and Cesar Esqueda for the win by a margin of a neck in a time of :15.500. Yadi 1 and Aron Hunt also closed well to finish third.
Trained by Randy Smith, Daddys Moe earned his first career win in only his second start. He is owned by his breeder, Rose Bode.
It was a fight to the finish in the fourth running of the $90,100 Harley Greene Derby Saturday, June 2 as Beach Mercedes and Jose Beltran snagged the win away from Kitty Sixup and Samuel Mendez in the final stride of the 350-yard dash. The race was the featured event on the eight-race card, marking the first all-Quarter Horse racing night at Indiana Grand.
Starting from post nine, Beach Mercedes broke well from the outside in the 10-horse lineup but it was the inside horses that appeared to be strong on the lead. Beach Treat and Aron Hunt had the early advantage over DNA Dalesblackbueaty and Rodney Prescott and Sixes Loaded to Fly and Cesar Esqueda. Beach Mercedes was alone on the outside and began making her move midway through the stakes. It appeared she would roll by the competition with authority until Kitty Sixup also had the same strategy in the center of the track.
There was little surprise on qualifiers for the Gordon Mobley Futurity trials Saturday, June 2. Four trials featuring 33 starters kicked off the first of six all-Quarter Horse racing nights at Indiana Grand and the heavy favorites were victorious in all four events.
Leading the charge as the fastest qualifier was in the final trial as Nachito Coronel continues to be impressive. The two-year-old son of Habits Secret started from the outside post eight and appeared to need a few steps to get his footing before getting in gear. Jockey Sergio Ramirez got Nachito Coronel up into contention for the top spot about halfway through the 300-yard dash before pulling away to an easy victory by one and three-quarter lengths in a time of :15.497 seconds. Famous Cucuy and Alejandro Luna held their own along the inside for second, just a neck ahead of Above the Brimm and Jose Beltran for third.
Seven trials for the Gordon Mobley Futurity and the Jaguar Rocket Futurity will dominate the eight-race card that kicks off the first all-Quarter Horse racing night of 2018 at Indiana Grand. The Mobley trials are slated as the first four races on the card with the Jaguar Rocket trials taking center stage in races five through seven. First post for the evening is 6:05 p.m.
Of the 34 two-year-olds entered for the Mobley Futurity trials, only two have visited the winner’s circle. Stoneburner from the Randy Smith barn will kick off the action in the first Mobley trial in race one. The Brimmstone gelding, owned by Gerald Keesling was a winner in his racing debut May 9 to break his maiden in a time of :15.926 in the 300-yard dash. Stoneburner will be ridden by Jose Beltran from post four and is the even favorite of the nine-horse lineup.
Eight races will be featured on the first all-Quarter Horse racing night of 2018 at Indiana Grand Saturday, June 2, including the $90,100 Harley Greene Derby. Slated as the final race on the card, the event tags DNA Dalesblackbueaty as the favorite of the 10-horse field.
Starting from post two, DNA Dalesblackbueaty led early on in her trial before being caught at the wire by Kitty Sixup to finish second. The three-year-old daughter of Brookstone Bay will be ridden once again by Rodney Prescott in the final at odds of 5-2 for Indiana Grand’s all-time leading Quarter Horse trainer Randy Smith and DNA Quarter Horses.
Smith will saddle four in the Greene Derby final, including the second choice on the morning line, Beach Mercedes, who begins her quest from post nine with Jose Beltran aboard. The Escondido Beach filly was an easy winner in her trial and will seek her second win of the season in her third start for owner-breeder Sheri Miller.
It’s the first true test of Quarter Horse power for the 2018 racing season at Indiana Grand as the ninth running of the $84,800 Born Runner Classic takes the spotlight Saturday, May 26. Ten of the state’s best older horses will go to battle in the final race of the night at a distance of 400 yards featuring many champions from the Indiana breeding program.
The favorite of the field is Keen Liaison, a four-year-old daughter of Sixes Liaison. “Keenie” as she’s known in the Erin Thompson barn, had one previous start to prepare for the Born Runner Classic and had a bad start, which took her out of the race early on. Her regular jockey, Ronald Hisby, was involved in an incident on the track earlier in the day and was unable to ride. However, Hisby will be back aboard to ride Keen Liaison at odds of 3-1 from post two for owner James Black.
Beach Cartel and Jockey Jose Beltran made a huge statement Tuesday, May 8, winning the $20,000 Quarter Horse Allowance that was filled with champions. The race served as a preview for the upcoming eighth running of the $75,000 Born Runner Classic set for Saturday, May 26.
Keen Liaison, three-year-old champion filly from last season, got the nod from the public and was tagged as the favorite of the field with Jockey Rodney Prescott aboard. However, it was Beach Bum Eddie and Cesar Esqueda who surged out of the gate with the best speed, grabbing the top spot in the 10-horse field. Beltran had the grey Beach Cartel up close early on while Sicario and Cristian Esqueda and HH Kentucky Krome were also in contention through the early stages.
It was the first display of superior Quarter Horse power of the season Wednesday, April 25 as several former Indiana champions competed in the 350-yard $20,000 allowance for three-year-olds and up. WH Kenny G got the nod as the race favorite in the nine-horse lineup but it was Jumpn Chick who got the last jump for the win with Shanley Jackson aboard.
Owned by Rose Bode, Jumpn Chick was a step slow out of the gate as Tip It Bac and Leonel Bolanos grabbed the early lead. Seven horses were spread across the track in the middle stages of the race leaving the win up for grabs until Fantastic Six Pack and Cesar Esqueda looked to be the one to beat from the center of the track. Jumpn Chick was closing in quickly on the outside and at the wire, timed her trip just right to win the contest by a nose over Fantastic Six Pack. Time to Get Rough and Fernando Fonseca-Soto finished another neck back in third. Less than three-quarters of a length separated the top seven finishers at the wire in a time of :17.867 seconds.