LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JANUARY 29, 2017— Owned and bred by Double Bar S Ranch, All Kinds Of Kind scored her second victory in a row while posting the fastest qualifying time to the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes (not black type) in the fifth and final trial on Sunday night.
Ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Paul Jones, the Tac It Like A Man filly covered the 350-yard distance in :17.793 while leading the field for the Maiden Stakes on February 19. A total of 38 runners competed in the five heats with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the final. Horses are eligible to enter this race if they're maidens as of December 1, 2016.
All Kinds Of Kind came into the trials after breaking her maiden on December 2, one day after the deadline, and she also posted three straight runner-up efforts prior to winning for the first time. "She's maturing," Jones said. "She's a big filly and she's starting to put things together. The number six horse in this race (Stolin Diamonds) was one of the toughest horses of the entire night and our filly didn't let him get past her. I'm really proud of this filly. She's not the fastest breaker and she's been silly in the gate early last year. She tried flipping in the gate one morning, but she's over doing things like that. She's getting better and better."
Jones has three horses currently stabled at Los Alamitos for Double Bar S Ranch, the AQHA owners of the year in 2011 and 2006. "I also have another one for them at the ranch (in Temecula, California)," Jones said. "It's great to see this filly do well for Double Bar S Ranch."
Andrea and Eddie Jensen's Stolin Diamond, the fifth place finisher in the Wild West Futurity last year, posted the second fastest qualifying time of :17.818 for trainer Monty Arrossa. Like All Kinds Of Kind, the Jesse James Jr gelding enjoyed his first visit to the winner's circle in his start prior to the Maiden Stakes trials. Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala, Stolin Diamond's win came on December 4.
Owned and bred by Valley Ranch, Indie Anna posted the third fastest qualifying time :17.826 while winning for the first time in four career starts. Her trial win came in the fourth heat of the night. The Texas-bred daughter of Jess Zoomin beat PCQHRA Breeders Futurity finalist Better Check Him Out by a half-length with Erasmo Gasca piloting her for trainer Jose Flores..
"We've brought this filly along slowly and in doing that Valley Farms have been supportive and very patient with me," Flores said. "They told me to take my time with her and do things as needed. Some horses need more time to mature and become better racehorses. Indie Anna has been one of those horses and I really appreciate the owner's patience."
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