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Mr Corona To You prevails in GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Futurity

2010 GLQHA Stallion Sevice Sale Futurity
Mr Corona To You (#3) keeps on top of the field to win the GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Mr Corona To You ran straight down the rail and outlasted a late rally to win Sunday’s $21,226 Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association Stallion Service Sale Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The two-year-old Corona For Me gelding broke cleanly and was roused to the front with right-handed urging by jockey Richard Rettele in the race’s opening strides. He held a head advantage over Montis Grand Concept and Out An About as the field entered the main track. Mr. Corona To You stretched his lead out to a neck with about 100 yards to go before the wire, then dug in against a charging field under a steady right hand whip. Rettele put the whip away in the final strides and hand rode Mr Corona To You to the win by a neck over Out An About. Montis Grand Concept missed the head bob for second, but grabbed third place by a head bob over Dials Jumpn.

Mr Corona To You stopped the clock in the 350 yard race at :18.146 seconds. He was the post time favorite at odds of 1.30-to-one.

Homebred in Texas by Walter Harrison, Mr Corona To You is conditioned by Carol Rettele. The futurity final was his second win from five starts and his first in stakes company. His career earnings now total $11,280.

Sunday’s card was a successful one for Mr Corona To You’s dam Precious Debutante. The Heza Fast Man mare also foaled Fearles Fred, who won the Don Boyd Memorial Challenge Handicap later in the day.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

3 – Mr Corona To You (Richard Rettele) 4.60 / 3.40 / 2.80
1A – Out An About (Gerardo Garrido) 3.40 / 2.60
2 – Montis Grand Concept (Nate Alcala) 2.20

350 Yards
Time: 18.146 Seconds

Mr Corona To You - Richard Rettele
Your winner, Mr Corona To You; Richard Rettele, up.

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Montis Grand Concept leads loaded Stallion Service Sale Futurity field

Montis Grand Concept is one of three horses entered by trainer Dave Gates in Sunday's GLQHA Stallion Service Sale Futurity.

A full field of ten will compete Sunday for the biggest purse of Mount Pleasant Meadows’ 2010 meet in the $25,000 Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association Stallion Service Sale Futurity Finals.

The 350 yard race for two-year-old Quarter Horses and Paints headlines the closing day card at the central Michigan mixed breed track. Last year’s rendition of the Futurity was won by Happenedindamoonlite.

After a disqualification moved her up to first, Montis Grand Concept registered the fastest time during the race’s July 18 trials, checking in at :18.301 seconds. The daughter of Monti’s Lad missed by a head in her division of the trials, but was placed first after Mr. Corona To You was disqualified for interfering with a rival. Montis Grand Concept established herself as one of the state’s top juveniles with a win in the June 27 Michigan Bred Futurity at Mount Pleasant. Nate Alcala will be in the saddle for trainer Dave Gates and owner Lawrence Belden.

Uno Machine found the winner’s circle in the other trial for the Stallion Service Sale Futurity, with a 1 3/4 length triumph in :18.342 seconds. The undefeated Dos Poruno paint filly entered the trials off a convincing 1 1/2 length victory in the June 20 Michigan Paint Horse Futurity at Mount Pleasant. Owned and trained by Dave Gates, and also owned by Shirley Gates, Uno Machine will be ridden by Lee Gates. Uno Machine is part of a three-horse Gates entry with Montis Grand Concept and Justa Struttin, who is owned by Dave and Shirley Gates and will be ridden by Eric Forgar.

Mr Corona To You qualified for the final despite being taken down from first to fifth in his heat. Had the Corona For Me gelding remained on top, his time would have been fastest among the trials at :18.278 seconds. Prior to the Futurity trials, Mr. Corona To You earned his diploma in a June 27 maiden race at Mount Pleasant. He will be ridden by Richard Rettele for owner Walter Harrison and trainer Carol Rettele.

#. Horse / Jockey / Trainer / Odds

1. An You An Eye / J F Delgado / A F Cunningham / 2-1
1A. Out An About / G Garrido / A F Cunningham / 2-1
1C. Dials Jumpn / J A Beltran / A F Cunningham / 2-1
2. Montis Grand Concept / N Alcala / D N Gates / 3-5
2B. Justa Struttin / E Forgar / D N Gates / 3-5
2X. Uno Machine / L Gates / D N Gates / 3-5
3. Mr Corona To You / R Rettele / C Rettele / 1-1
4. Hillbilly Cruiser / J Ritschard / N Funnell / 8-1
5. Earth Shaken Talent / O Delgado / C Rettele / 6-1
6. Shake It Twice / A Keller / R Cliff / 4-1

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Montis Grand Concept wins Michigan Bred Futurity

Trainer Dave Gates completed his sweep of Sunday’s stakes races when Montis Grand Concept showed a big final kick to win the $20,000 Michigan Bred Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

The One Grand Concept filly broke from the rail and quickly took a slight lead in the opening strides. She held a nose advantage entering the main stretch over Livinggood, Who Wants What, Striking Rolla and Justa Struttin who all dueled for the lead. Montis Grand Concept accelerated as the wire approached and separated herself from the scrum to win by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Nate Alcala. Livinggood carried on for second by a neck over Who Wants What.

Montis Grand Concept stopped the clock in the 300-yard race at 15.885 seconds over a fast track. She was part of a four-horse entry from the Gates stable that went off as the post-time favorite at odds of 1.20-to-one.

Montis Grand Concept was bred in Michigan by Sue Belden and is owned by Lawrence Belden. Montis Grand Concept’s record stands at two wins from three career starts for total earnings of $10,950. The Michigan Bred Futurity was her first stakes victory.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

1 – Montis Grand Concept (Nate Alcala) 4.40 / 2.80 / 3.40
3- Livinggood (Oscar Delgado) 2.80 / 2.40
1C – Who Wants What (Aron Hunt) 4.40 / 2.80 / 3.40

300 yards
Time: 15.885 seconds

Montis Grand Concept - Nate Alcala 1
Your winner, Montis Grand Concept; Nate Alcala, up (Photo from a previous race).

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Gates to saddle four in Michigan Bred Futurity

Montis Grand Concept leads a loaded stable from trainer Dave Gates into Sunday's Michigan Bred Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Trainer Dave Gates will have his work cut out for him in the paddock prior to Sunday’s $20,000 Michigan Bred Futurity at Mount Pleasant Meadows.

Through all the commotion that will be occurring in the full 10-horse paddock, Gates will have to divide his attention between the four entries he will send to post in the 300-yard race for Michigan-bred juveniles.

Gates, along with the race’s other trainers will try to saddle a first-time stakes winner in the Michigan Bred Futurity. The entire field will be making its first start in stakes company on Sunday.

The Gates stable is led by Montis Grand Concept, who owns the biggest win of the field coming into the race. The Monti’s Lad filly enters the Michigan Bred Futurity off a 3/4 length maiden score on June 13 at Mount Pleasant. Gates trains Montis Grand Concept for owner Lawrence Belden. Nate Alcala will have the assignment.

Justa Struttin will be one of the horses sharing the entry with Montis Grand Concept. The Struttin To Beduino gelding prevailed by a neck in a June 13 maiden race at Mount Pleasant in his most recent start. Dave and Shirley Gates own Justa Struttin and Dave Gates will saddle him. He will be ridden by Lee Gates.

The other two parts of the Gates entry are Lil Liza Pain, owned by Cecil Merritt and ridden Amanda Keller, and Who Wants What, owned by R and R Racing Stables Inc. and ridden by Aron Hunt.

Also entered is Carol Rettele charge Ms Easy Corona. The filly by The Corona finished third by a half length to Justa Struttin during her most recent start in a maiden race at Mount Pleasant. Owned by C-Ludlow Farms, Ms Easy Corona will be ridden by Richard Rettele.

#. Horse / Jockey / Trainer / Odds

1. Montis Grand Concept / N Alcala / D N Gates / 3-5
1A. Lil Liza Pain / A Keller / D N Gates / 3-5
1C. Who Wants What / A Hunt / D N Gates / 3-5
1X. Justa Struttin / L Gates / D N Gates / 3-5
2. Striking Rolla / H Collins / A F Cunningham / 3-1
2B. Out An About / J F Delgado / A F Cunningham / 3-1
2X. Dials Jumpn / J A Beltran / A F Cunningham / 3-1
3. Livinggood / O Delgado / R E Moore / 10-1
4. Achoiceforthecash / R Rettele / C Rettele / 7-1
5. Ms Easy Corona / A Hernandez / C Rettele / 5-1

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