Sunday stakes recap from Mount Pleasant Meadows

Paint Me a Bono pulls away in Michigan Paint Horse Futurity
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Paint Me a Bono (2B) shakes off I Do One Two Three (5) to win the GLQHA Michigan Paint Horse Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Paint Me a Bono benefitted from a clear trip and won easily in Sunday’s $14,165 Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association Michigan Paint Horse Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The two-year-old Bono Jazz gelding broke cleanly and held an ever-growing advantage throughout the stretch and to the finish. Paint Me a Bono was hand ridden to the wire by jockey Richard Rettele for a 1 1/4 length victory in the 350 yard race. Post time favorite I Do One Two Three stayed in pursuit throughout the race and finished 2 1/4 lengths ahead of See Me In Your Dreams for the runner-up position.

Paint Me a Bono and Rettele stopped the clocks at 17.782 seconds over a fast track at odds of 3.50-to-one.

Owned and trained by Renee Wilson, Paint Me a Bono was bred in California by Reese, Theresa and Alan B.. The victory in the Michigan Paint Horse Futurity improved Paint Me a Bono’s lifetime record to a perfect two wins from two starts for career earnings of $7,710.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

2B – Paint Me a Bono (Richard Rettele) 9.00 / 3.00 / 2.20
5 – I Do One Two Three (Oscar Delgado) 2.40 / 2.10
1A – See Me In Your Dreams (Nate Alcala) 2.20

350 Yards
Time: 17.782 Seconds

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Your winner, Paint Me a Bono; Richard Rettele, up.

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Joni B Special outlasts late charge in Stallion Service Sale Derby
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Joni B Special (1X) hangs on against Anniversary Annie (2) to win the GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Derby at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Joni B Special broke alertly and held off a furious rally by Anniversary Annie to win Sunday’s $15,000 GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The three-year-old Special Effort filly broke unbothered and dueled for the early lead on the inside rail with Anniversary Annie and Red Tail Fox. Under a steady right hand whip by jockey Oscar Delgado, Joni B Special gained a neck advantage heading into the main stretch and held off a late burst by post time favorite Anniversary Annie to win the 400 yard race by 3/4 lengths. Anniversary Annie finished hard for second, 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Red Tail Fox.

Joni B Special completed the race in 20.611 seconds over a fast track at odds of 2.20-to-one.

Joni B Special is owned by R and R Racing Stable LLC and trained by Tony Cunningham. She was bred in Michigan by Richard Cliff. The Stallion Service Sale Derby was Joni B Special’s second win from six starts. Her lifetime earnings improved to $10,077.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

1X – Joni B Special (Oscar Delgado) 6.40 / 2.40
2 – Anniversary Annie (Richard Rettele) 2.20
5 – Red Tail Fox (Glenmore Mayhew)

400 Yards
Time: 20.611

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Your winner, Joni B Special; Oscar Delgado, up.

Pachet holds off pressure in Midwest Maturity Distaff
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Pachet (1A) turns away a final charge from Whos My Daddy (6) to win the ARC Midwest Maturity Distaff Stakes at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Despite a constant nuisance from Whos My Daddy, Pachet’s lead was never in jeopardy on her way to a victory in Sunday’s $10,200 Arabian Racing Cup Midwest Maturity Distaff Stakes at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The four-year-old Hafir El Rimal filly dueled for the lead on the inside with post time favorite Whos My Daddy as the field passed the grandstands for the first time. Pachet gained the advantage through the first turn and opened up a lead as wide as six lengths across the backstretch. Whos My Daddy reeled Pachet back to within two lengths at the top of the stretch and chipped away at the lead, but she could not catch the winner, who crossed the wire with a 1 1/2 length advantage. Fly Without Wings was the best of the rest, finishing 11 1/4 lengths behind Whos My Daddy for third place.

Pachet completed the six furlong race in 1:24.20 under jockey Tasha Fritz at odds of 2.40-to-one.

Pachet is homebred in Michigan by Tom Fritz and trained by Mario Fritz. The win on Sunday was Pachet’s fifth victory from 10 starts with earnings of $17,155. The Midwest Maturity Distaff was Pachet’s second career stakes victory from two attempts.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

1A – Pachet (Tasha Fritz) 6.80 / 3.20 / 2.80
6- Whos My Daddy (Jimmy Williams) 3.40 / 2.60
3 – Fly Without Wings (Oscar Delgado) 3.oo

Six Furlongs
Time: 1:24.20

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Your winner, Pachet; Tasha Fritz, up.

Need For Speed pulls the upset in Midewst Maturity Open
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Need For Speed (3) powers to the wire ahead of Vagas (1) to win the ARC Midwest Maturity Open Stakes at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Need For Speed went toe-to-toe with heavy favorite Bush Hog and crossed the wire well ahead of his stablemate to win Sunday’s $9,750 Arabian Racing Cup Midwest Maturity Open Stakes at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The five-year-old Aransas HF horse broke swiftly and held a small advantage over Bush Hog in the early goings, but those positions were swapped by the time the field crossed under the wire for the first time. Bush Hog held a comfortable lead across most of the backstretch, but Need For Speed moved back into contention heading into the final turn and held a clear advantage heading into the stretch. Bush Hog showed signs of a second move, but eventually fell back as a hard-charging Vagas continued his move from last place to challenge the leader. However, he ran out of real estate, as Need For Speed hit the line first in a driving 3/4 length victory under steady right hand urging by jockey Oscar Delgado. Bush Hog faded to third, 2 1/4 lengths behind the late-moving runner-up Vagas.

Need For Speed stopped the clock in the six furlong contest at 1:24.20 over a fast track. He was the second longest choice on the board, leaving the gates at odds of 12.80-to-one.

Need For Speed is trained by Nicole Holst for owner Diana Jackson. He was also bred in Michigan by Holst. With the win, Need For Speed improved his lifetime record to seven wins from 15 starts, including a perfect three-for-three in stakes races. His career earnings now total $28,097.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

3 – Need For Speed (Oscar Delgado) 27.60 / 4.00 / 2.40
1 – Vagas (Glenmore Mayhew) 3.20 / 2.10
4 – Bush Hog (Nate Alcala) 2.20

Six Furlongs
Time: 1:24.20

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Your winner, Need For Speed; Oscar Delgado, up.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Sunday stakes recap from Mount Pleasant Meadows

  1. ahorseofadifferentcolor

    Richard Rettele is pretty amazing. Looks like I missed a wonderful day at Mount Pleasant Meadows!

  2. ROX

    Richard is one of my heroes. Here’s a guy that just does it, no excuses. He and Carol are great, aren’t they?

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