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Jr Cowboy Cadillac Returns To Winners Circle In UQHRA Colts & Geldings Derby

Jr Cowboy Cadillac picked up his second career stakes victory in the $23,415 UQHRA Colts & Geldings Derby Sunday afternoon at Weber Downs.

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OGDEN, UT–APRIL 21, 2024–Last year's Hadley-Giles Futurity winner Jr Cowboy Cadillac returned to the winner's circle today, after a long layoff, in the $23,415 UQHRA Colts & Geldings Derby at Weber Downs.

Under jockey Uriel Dominguez, Jr Cowboy Cadillac flew from the gate to post a 1-1/2 length win over Dr B.  It was the son of leading second-crop sire Flying Cowboy 123's fourth win in five career starts.

Trainer Kylie Valenzuela saddled the black Nevada-bred gelding for owner-breeder J R Stables. Bred from the Foose mare Jr Dash Of Shania, Jr Cowboy Cadillac picked up $9,834 to increase his earnings total to $44,121.

Runner-up Dr B is a stakes-winning son of champion Duponte racing for owner Ricard Castillo and Rainee Browning. Castillo also trains the Texas-bred from the Mr Jess Perry mare Mr Jess. Jockey Jose Espinoza rode the Jackie Sessions bred colt who won the Malad Futurity in 2023. Dr B picked up $3,980 for today's effort to bring his bankroll to $29,830.

Edwin Rosales' Da Bros Cartel finished half-a-length back to earn $2,810 for third. Trainer Jose Gomez named jockey Cesar Moreno to ride the Carters Cartel Oregon-bred gelding from the Stoli mare Glitteratti. Bred by Hayden Brothers Ranch, last year's Far West Futurity winner has banked $58,255 in eight career starts.

Coronas With One S, Tiny Capitan, California Best Card, Cas 23, Chick Tempter, and Peregrino Af completed the field. Nytro was scratched


For additional information on breeding, contact Royal Vista Ranch Farm Manager—Laura Erickson—at (405) 449-7575.

Story and images courtesy of Stallion E Search.


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