Racing Notes

Notes from the Racing Office for Highlights from Wednesday June 24:

Highlights from Wednesday June 24

Another hot, sunny Wednesday afternoon and a lightning quick 550-yard racing surface set the stage as thirty two Texas bred athletes looked to continue their dreams of ultimately winning the Diane Whiteley Sprint Championship in the second round of competition. Following the four contests, the favorites accomplished their goal for the day and unfortunately some did not as the field was cut down to the final sixteen.

Starting off in race #5, Bob’s Cara from Currid Racing looked to rebound after being surprisingly caught in the stretch in her first round outing facing a field including a familiar foe, Kells Diablo from Lingle Kennel. Drawing the #1 post position once again, Bob’s Cara sprinted out to an early lead ahead of #2 Atascocita Kojak from Libby Racing Kennels and #6 Kells Diablo. With Bob’s Cara cruising along on the lead, it appeared that the stage was set for another stretch battle as Kells Diablo started to make his move around the far turn but unfortunately got tangled up with Atascocita Kojak and fell down to eliminate his chances. With the trouble behind her, Bob’s Cara sprinted away to a final winning margin of seven lengths in a career best time of 29.84 seconds. Hey Pretty Baby of D.Q. Williams Kennel circled the late trouble to finish second while Atascocita Kojak finished third.

Moving along to race #8, once the lid of the starting box opened, this race was basically over as Miss Jakie from D.Q. Williams Kennel literally “popped” the box and led every step of the 550-yard journey to victory. Despite starting from the outside #8 post position, Miss Jakie’s sharp break allowed her to get to her preferred rail running position and open up an early four length advantage. Kennelmate #1 Real Good Feelin found her way into a perfect second place stalking position and appeared to be primed and ready to catch the speedster with her closing ability but Miss Jakie would have none of that on this day by hanging on to win by ½ length also posting a career best time of 29.80 seconds.

The odds on favorite to win it all stepped up to the plate in race #10 as Need My Moneynow from D.Q. Williams Kennel faced a shortened field of seven due to the scratch of KB’s New York from K-Rod Kennel. Wearing the blue colors of the #2 post position and tagged as the 1/5 favorite, Need My Moneynow went immediately to the lead and never looked back to win comfortably by 5½ lengths posting the fastest time of the day at 29.66 seconds. Slatex Kristoff from Bone Man Racing Kennel rallied late for the place spot ahead of the duo of Suspicious Minds from D.Q. Williams Kennel and Crabby from Libby Racing Kennels who finished in a dead heat for the show position.

Hold on there partner! Sakkara Bowie from Lingle Kennel is the only other competitor to remain perfect following another front running victory in race #12. Starting from the #5 post position, Sakkara Bowie had just enough early speed to clear with the lead around the first turn ahead of the D.Q. Williams Kennel duo of #4 Pippi and #3 Hey Hey Daddy to send half of the field sideways. The remainder of the journey found Sakkara Bowie comfortably in front by three lengths ahead of Hey Hey Daddy while being the third athlete of the afternoon to post their fastest career time with a 29.84 second effort.