$25,000 Cactus Flower
Trainer F.C. Frazier took the top two spots with 3-2 favorite Sierrita ($5.00) with David Lopez up pulling away to a 4 ¾ length win in the final sixteenth of a mile from stablemate Myrna Lou. Mobiledixie finished third in the field of six fillies and mares.
Sierrita, a daughter of Top Hit, covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.52 for owners Linden Hatch and Brent Stapley for her fourth victory in 13 career efforts for earnings of $43,198.
$36,513 Az Breeders’ Futurity
Triple AAA Ranch’s first-time starter Kingsley ($4.40) ground down the pace-setting Bring On the Bling with an eighth of a mile to the wire. Top Hat Wildcat edged out Bring On the Bling for the place in the field of six 2-year-old fillies.
Scott Stevens was aboard Kingsley, also a daughter of Top Hit, and covered the 6 furlongs in 1:14.26 for trainer Kory Owens. Kingsley earned $19,398 for her first lifetime victory
Triple AAA Ranch was winning this race for the third time in 21 runnings, having notched victories in 2011 with Sallyana and Rockin On in 2003.
$37,833 Az Breeders’ Futurity, Colts & Geldings
In a dominating performance, the 1-9 prohibitive favorite Yo Y Me ($2.20) literally walked away from his six rivals, winning as he pleased by seven daylight lengths. Sedona Sunrise finished second with Top Rocket third in the field of seven 2-year-olds.
Trained by Kevin Eikleberry and ridden by the trainer’s son Ry, Yo Y Me covered the 6-furlongs in 1:11.45.
Owned in partnership by the trainer, William Matthews and Lloyd Yother, Yo Y Me, a son of Dixie Chatter, was scoring his second stakes score and third win out of seven efforts for earnings of $107,854.
To note: Rounding off show pool - $144,000 out of $161,000 bet to show was wagered on Yo Y Me.
$25,000 Cactus Wren
The fourth of the favorites, Tamara Metzen’s Rockin Home ($5.60), with Larren Delorme in full urging, surged away from a cavalry charge in the last 20 yards to claim a length victory over Coolidge who was a half-length ahead of Ride Hard Kowboy in the field of eight older horses.
Trained by David Van Winkle, the consistent Rockin Home, who won this race in 2014 and a son of Rocky Bar, covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.58 to claim his seventh win in 27 starts for earnings of $175,083.
Note: Triple AAA Ranch bred three of Saturday’s four winners.