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Sass Me Blue Cracks AQHA Top 10
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—SEPTEMBER 28, 2016—A victory in Sunday's $100,000 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos earned Sass Me Blue a berth into the Champion of Champions (G1), as well as the No. 9 ranking in the latest AQHA National Poll for 3-year-olds and older.

Among those in her wake at Los Al was champion Quirky, who slid to No. 10 in the poll after a fourth-place performance. Sass Me Blue was runner-up in January's Charger Bar Handicap (G1), which was won by Quirky, before missing six months of action.

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Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Imperial Eagle 7420$1,548,387
Ec Jet One 5500$1,251,209
Apolltical Chad 5220$621,226
A Revenant 4310$604,800
Duponte 6310$581,379

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Horses
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Charles E. Robinson 12421$1,551,019
Enrique Carrion 301042$1,289,384
PV Quarter Horse Farms LLC 521387$748,955
Sara Leann Morgan 12811$678,383
Nueve Racing 20423$638,403

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Owners
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Bobby D Cox 77813010186$2,638,042
Edward C Allred 815140129118$1,844,629
Fredda Draper 291131$1,602,022
Weetona Stanley & W E Smith 249403939$1,538,272
Vessels Stallion Farm Llc 195431915$1,462,917

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Breeders
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Judd S. Kearl 3721046639$4,119,098
Tony E. Sedillo 76221111$1,791,030
Paul C. Jones 7219296110$1,622,208
Clinton Crawford 284453932$1,280,473
Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr. 350635245$1,254,159

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Trainers
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Esgar Ramirez 378605651$3,741,889
Ivan Carnero 436677661$2,108,870
Ricky Ramirez 351555836$1,834,248
Agustin Silva 371715848$1,752,799
Adrian A. Ramos 369524141$1,703,832

By North American Race Leaders View Top 25 Jockeys
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Sass Me Blue Earns First Stakes Victory With Big Effort In Grade 1 Mildred Vessels At Los Alamitos
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 26, 2016—Lucky Seven Ranch’s Sass Me Blue made the Grade 1, $100,000 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap the first stakes victory of her career after holding off La Primera Del Ano Derby winner Jess Good Reason by a head in the season’s marquee race for fillies and mares Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Mike Casselman, Sass Me Blue was third at the start, but quickly took the lead and finished nicely to beat the 18-1 longshot Jess Good Reason, the stakes winner Apolitical Zoom and the defending Mildred Vessels winner Quirky.

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PCQHRA Breeders' Derby Kicks Off Great Quarter Horse Weekend at Los Alamitos
LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 28, 2016—Three of the richest Quarter Horses from the 2015 racing season will headline the field to the PCQHRA Breeders Derby on Friday at Los Alamitos.

The 400-yard derby kicks off a great weekend of action at the Orange County oval that will also feature the running of the Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap and Kip Didericksen Handicap on Friday and the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity on Saturday. The trials to the Wild West Futurity will be held on Sunday while the 11th annual Los Alamitos Equine Sale will also be .. Read More