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"EYE GOT IT GOING ON"
Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship
Turf Paradise Phoenix, Arizona
December 28, 2014
440 Yards :21.36
Jorge Preciado, Owner
Roy Ronquillo, Trainer
Emilio Tapia, Jockey
Heat Warning (2nd)
Specials Gold (3rd)
$16.20 $6.20 $3.80
Order of Finish - 8, 10, 4, 3
Please Give Photo Credit To: / Coady Photography
Phoenix – The Robertino Diodoro stable keeps getting better – if that is possible.
Last meet and this meet’s current leading trainer, Diodoro, who’s already won seven of the 18 stakes offered so far this season, swept both the $35,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes and the $35,000 Arizona Juvenile Stakes Saturday at Turf Paradise.
Diodoro also won the second race with maiden Rock Hard Doll ($7.60) to go three wins from four starts for the day.
Lost in the Fog
It was Diodoro’s less heralded Outdated ($9.60) with Jorge Carreno aboard that upstaged stablemate Grand Full Moon to post an impressive 4 ¾ length victory over Highway Boss who finished a 2 ¼ lengths in front of Grand Full Moon, who barely rallied to save third in the field of eight juvenile colts and geldings.
Outdated, who was making his fourth lifetime start in winning his first stakes, covered the 6 ½ furlongs over a fast track in 1:15.47.
While Outdated tracked the pace-setting Shakin Schiller, the favorite Grand Full Moon raced five-wide throughout and at the half-mile pole was in seventh. Outdated took over from a tiring Shakin Schiller as Highway Boss mounted his bid to secure the runner-up spot. Grand Full Moon’s rally was too little too late and he saved third by a length.
Owned by Charles Garvey, Outdated increased his earnings by $21,049 to $42,999 from two wins in four efforts.
Arizona Juvenile Fillies
Diodoro would strike again, this time with Santa Anita shipper Freakin Amazing ($6.40), who registered a 2 ½ length victory over SUM Racer who was a 1 ½ lengths clear of the favorite Perfect Style who finished third in the field of nine juvenile fillies.
Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Freakin Amazing covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.05.
Franco gunned Freakin Amazing to the lead thereby denying Perfect Style her usual running position on the lead, forcing the New Mexico import Perfect Style to do battle with SUM Racer for the runner-up spot.
Owned by Mercedes Stables, Freaking Amazing’s winner’s share of $20,832 boosted her earnings to $48,832 from four career starts.
Phoenix – Woodlandsway does one thing: She wins race after race after…
Woodlandsway (GB), a British bred 4-year-old filly, notched her fifth consecutive victory Tuesday at Turf Paradise when capturing the eighth race by a coasting two lengths. When her previous victory at Canterbury Park that started the win skein is added to the mix, Woodlandsway has been unbeaten in her last six efforts.
The track will be dark Dec. 24 and 25, with no live or simulcast racing. Live racing resumes Friday (Dec. 26) which is also the opening day of Santa Anita.
Owned and trained by Robertino Diodoro, Woodlandsway ($3.60), who is a perfect 5-for-5 at Turf Paradise, seized the lead, opened up daylight on her six rivals and was hand-ridden throughout to the wire.
Handled by Geovanni Franco, who’s been aboard for all six wins, Woodlandsway, favored at 4-5, sped the six furlongs in 1:09.41. Incentive Award finished second with Codys Cupcake third in the field of fillies and mares.
Phoenix - Trying to get a stakes win in their resume before turning three, two-year-olds will be featured in the $35,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes and Arizona Juvenile Fillies Stakes Saturday at Turf Paradise.
Regardless of when they were foaled (the horse’s actual date of birth), all thoroughbreds share the same birthday: January 1 of the New Year.
The Lost in the Fog drew a field of eight while the Az Juvenile attracted a full field of 12. Both stakes will be run at 6 ½ furlongs.
Phoenix –Serving notice they’re not to be taken lightly, Maker or Breaker won her third stakes in capturing the $35,000 Kachina Handicap as did Storm Power in winning the $35,000 Hank Mills, Sr. Handicap Saturday at Turf Paradise
Kachina, Fillies and Mares, 3-year-olds and up
Maker of Breaker ($6.20), sent off the third choice at 2-1, broke free from her stretch rivals, Rock and Glory and Lady Rosberg (who finished in that order) in the scratch-reduced field of five to add her third stakes win locally.
Ridden by Israel Hernandez for trainer Dan McFarlane, Maker of Break, a 5-year-old Empire Maker mare, covered the one mile over fast going in 1:35.94.
Owned by Patti and Hal Earnhardt, III, Maker or Breaker has now won 7 of 16 races for over $264,974 in earnings.