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Team Rip 109 Dominates John Deere Century Mile Juvenile Challenge Trials
Team Rip 109, under jockey Amador Hernandez, posted the fastest qualifying time from three trials for the $30,000-added John Deere Century Mile Juvenile Challenge at Century Mile Racecourse Friday.

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Team Rip 109 Dominates John Deere Century Mile Juvenile Challenge Trials

EDMONTON, ALB—JUNE 26, 2024—Team Rip 109 made his career debut a memorable one Friday evening when he posted a 5-1/2 length win to post the fastest qualifying time for the John Deere Century Mile Juvenile Challenge at Century Mile Racecourse.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from three trials contested tonight by AQHA Challenge-enrolled 2-year-olds, will return to the Alberta, Canada racetrack on Saturday, July 20 vying for the winner's share of a $30,000-added purse. 

Also at stake is an invite for the winner to participate in the Grade 2 $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship to be run on October 24, 2024, at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Jockey Amador Hernandez guided Team Rip 109 to a 17.697 clocking, equaling a 104-speed index with a 15 mph tailwind, to get the fastest qualifying time.

Trainer Buckey Stockwell conditions the $17,500 AQHRA Canada QH Cup Yearling & Mixed Sale graduate for owner Commotion Creek Contracting and WT Ranches, LTD.

Buckey and Beverly Stockwell bred the chestnut gelding by third-crop sire Pyc Fun N Fancy from the Favorite Cartel mare See Me Do It Too. He earned $3,504(US) for the win.

Stockwell and jockey Amador Hernandez teamed for a hat trick to win all three trials, including the last with Sales Stakes Futurity winner Sizzles Boss. The son of third-crop sire JD Wagon Boss clocked 17.81 seconds, a 98-speed index with a 15 mph tailwind, to secure the second fastest clocking.

The Cinch Up Syndicate owns the two-time winning gelding from the Sizzlin Red Corona mare Northfork Sizzle. The $3,504(US) trial purse boosted Sizzles Boss' earnings to $19,750. K. Glenn Willis is the breeder.

Hold On Boss broke her maiden in the second trial for owners Jordan Green and Chanel Trenholm. Stockwell trains and Hernandez rode the Jd Wagon Boss filly out of Miss Dashing Vana by Western Dash.

Hold On Boss clocked 17.993 seconds, a 94-speed index with a 15 mph tailwind, winning by 2-1/2 lengths.  Delton Gehring is the breeder of the fourth-fastest qualifier.

Stockwell qualified half the field, while trainer William Leech got two finalists.

CLICK HERE for the complete list of John Deere Century Mile Juvenile Challenge qualifiers, including times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys.