Block N Tackle Cruises to Easy Victory in AQRA-Turf Paradise Derby Saturday
Block N Tackle, under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, easily winning the AQRA-Turf Paradise Derby on Saturday.

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Block N Tackle Cruises to Easy Victory in AQRA-Turf Paradise Derby Saturday

PHONEIX, AZ—DECEMBER 1, 2012—The super consistent Block N Tackle cruised to an easy 1 ¼ length victory over Famous Photo Saturday afternoon in the $38,950 AQRA-Turf Paradise Derby. Bringin It On finished a head back in the show position.

Under jockey Jorge Bourdieu, Block N Tackle picked up his ninth career win in 13 starts while completing the 400 yard course in :19.803 seconds, a 96 speed index. The $19,475 winner's purse boosts his career total to $171,502.

Trainer Matt Fales and owner's Carolyn and Ralph Fales with family and friends following their victory in the AQRA-Turf Paradise Derby on Saturday.
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Matt Fales conditions the Tac It Like a Man homebred for his parents Carolyn and Ralph Fales. The sorrel gelding out of Watchin The Rain, by Takin On The Cash was bred in Arizona. It was the second derby win of the year for Block N Tackle and his fourth career stakes victory.

Famous Photo races for owner Amado De La Riva and is trained by Sergio Garcia. David Reyes-Frisby rode the Famous Lane 3-year-old out of Quick To De Photo-TB, by Hapgood-TB. It only the fourth career start for the lightly raced gelding that has earned $18,239.

Bringin It On, is another homebred owned by Carolyn and Ralph Fales and trained by Matt Fales. Joe Ruiz was aboard the FDD Dynasty gelding out of Already In Love, by Corona Cartel. The $3,895 show purse pushes the bay's earnings total to $37,662.

Completing the field were Featuresonora, Three Wagons, Bv Fly First Class, Sea Panther Run, Yaya Chick Bgone and Lady Left.

Longshot Jm Blue Light Prevails in Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes

Edgar Avechuco's Jm Blue Light shocked the field of at 10 in Saturday's $38,950 Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes to win at 24-1 odds. Out finished by a neck, Pr Wavrunner was followed by Guitar On Fire who was a nose back in third.

Jm Blue Light, under jockey Raul Valenzuela, winning the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes at 24-1 odds.
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Trained and ridden by Raul Valenzuela, it was the first career win in four starts for the FDD Dynasty gelding who did not race as a two-year-old. He completed the 300 yards in :15.917 seconds.

After finishing sixth in his first three starts, the $7,403 winner's pot boosted his total earnings mark to $7,393. Mr. and Mrs Judd Morse bred the gay gelding in California from the Strawfly Special mare Windis Shyann.

Pr Waverunner entered the race as the fastest qualifier from the November 16th trials. Racing for Juan Robles and conditioned by Alejandro Perez Sanchez, the Wave Carver 3-year-old picked up $2,356 for second. Klyer Racing, LLC bred the gray gelding in Alberta, Canada from the Leading Asset, by Special Leader.

Also lightly races, Guitar On Fire was making only his fourth career start for trainer Ricardo Aaldana and owner Israel Bujanda Garcia. Rick Oliver rode the Slm Flashfire 3-year-old out of So Easy On The Eyes, by Mr Eye Opener. He earned $1,178 for the effort.

Completing the field were Ib Rapid Fire, Featured Glory, Heza Cowboy Scooter, Can You Believe This, Ms LIndas Effort, Dale Schism and Mr Coronas Image.