Preyn Onthe Mountain Slight Surprise In $106,500 ARC Distaff Challenge Championship
Preyn Onthe Mountain, under jockey Jimmy Dean Brooks winning the $106,500 ARC Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) for fillies and mares.

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Preyn Onthe Mountain Slight Surprise In $106,500 ARC Distaff Challenge Championship

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—OCTOBER 26, 2019—Preyn Onthe Mountain scored an upset victory at odds of 11-1 in Saturday’s 400-yard, $106,500 ARC Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) for fillies and mares Saturday at Albuquerque Downs.

Trained by Eddie Willis for owner Stetson Hurlbert, Preyn Onthe Mountain defeated 19-1 longshot Weetonas Lafawn by a half of a length in :19.625. Jimmy Dean Brooks rode the 4-year-old daughter of the multiple stakes sire Ivory James.

Preyn Onthe Mountain was bred in Oklahoma by Dr. Steve Hurlbert from the Panther Mountain mare Prey. She was coming off of a neck victory at odds of 10-1 in the September 22, $31,200 ARC Will Rogers Downs Distaff Challenge Stakes at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Oklahoma.

AQHA Chief Racing Officer Janet VanBebber presents the winning connections of Preyn Onthe Mountain the ARC Distaff Challenge Championship(G1) stakes trophy at Albuquerque Downs Saturday night. © Coady Photography
Preyn Onthe Mountain has won four of 10 races, including all three of her outs at the 400-yard distance, and the $48,990 winner’s share of the purse from her second stakes victory increased her earnings to $114,265.

Cavenaugh Quarter Horses, LLC's Weetonas Lafawn earned $21,300 for her second-place effort. Trainer Clinton Crawford saddled the Oklahoma-bred daughter of Valiant Hero out of First Prize Fancy by Mr Jess Perry. Juan Pulido was abord the multiple stakes winner of nearly $180,000. Weetona Stanley is the breeder.

Lj Moonrise finished a head back in third for owner P & J Racing Ltd. Leon Bard saddled the Separatist daughter out of Rise Eagle by One Famous Eagle. Francisco Calderon had the riding call to earn $10,650. Elizabeth VIvanco is the breeder.

Curls Happy Wagon, Favorite Bling, Yashira Vista, True Copy, Love To Reason Br, The Polar Vortex, and DF Apollitical Sign completed the order of finish.

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