PHOENIX, AZ—DECEMBER 30, 2018—Jess A Cowboy, under jockey Mark Jasso, drew clear of Liddle Doc by two- lengths Sunday to win the $17,500 Turf Paradise Quarter Horse Championship. Dragon On The Moon finished a head back in the show position.
Saddled by leading trainer Matthew Fales, multiple stakes winner Jess A Cowboy raced over the 440 yards in :21.858 seconds, a 96 speed index into a 3 mph headwind, to take the winner's purse of $10,308.
It was the second stakes straight win for Fales, who saddled Jez Cruz to victory in the $16,150 AQRA Southwest Futurity in the opening race, on Sunday at Turf Paradise.
A homebred son of Dejon, racing for owner Larry Stark, Jess A Cowboy has compiled an (35) 11-10-4 record and banked more than $215,000. He is out of the Canth mare Secret Return.
John and Mary Allred's Liddle Doc earned $3,325 for second. Bred in Arizona by J & M Farm, LLC, Little Doc is a 5-year-old son of leading sire FDD Dynasty from the Pritzi Dash are Her Dashiness. Rick Oliver rode the earner of $20,870.
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