Krash Cartel Gets First Stakes Winner
First crop sire Krash Cartel got his first stakes winner on Saturday.

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Krash Cartel Gets First Stakes Winner

WEATHERFORD, TX—JUNE 17, 2017—Grade 1-placed first-crop sire Krash Kartel got his first stakes winner today when Krash Your Party won the $16,870 SLVAC Futurity at Laurel Brown Racetrack in South Jordan, Utah.

Ridden by jockey Jesus Valenzuela, Krash Your Party went wire-to-wire to score his first win in three starts. The gelding owned by BNB Racing, Inc. completed the 330 yards in :17.008 seconds, to earn a career high 97 speed index.

Trainer Ricardo Castillo saddled the gelding out of Hasta La Veesta by Brimmerton. Bred in Texas by Triple K Farms, Krash Your Party has earned just over $7,000 this season.

Krash Cartel, currently the #4 Leading First Crop Sire of Money Earners, was part of a group of horses seized in the early summer of 2016 by federal authorities after individuals connected to the horses were named in a federal money laundering indictment. Several individuals involved in the matter reportedly remain in custody.

Krash Cartel and several other horses seized in the matter have been at DLR Ranch for nearly a year.

Krash Cartel, a son of No. 2 all-time AQHA sire Corona Cartel, won his first out in a trial for the $600,000 Ruidoso Futurity G1 by 4-1/4 lengths and was the fastest qualifier among 248 head for that race. He finished second by a neck to Champion PJ Chick In Black in the final.

Krash Cartel was the third fastest qualifier among 251 head for the 2012 All American Futurity G1. He also was a finalist in the $1 million Rainbow Derby G1. He has eanred $208,797.

Krash Cartel is a half-brother to stakes winner A Hot Valentine SI-107, Krash Cartel’s second dam is Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Speedy Empress $494,716. A daughter of First Down Dash, Speedy Empress has produced three stakes winners.

Krash Carte stood for a 2017 fee of $2,000 with consideration for approved mares and multiples at DLR Ranch.