SELMA, TX—JULY 26, 2019—The camera could not separate multiple stakes winners Sf Hot Pass and Glimpse Of Fire at the wire of the $34,750 TQHA 250 Stakes Friday night at Retama Park. The pair split the winners' purse and pocketed $13,900 each for the effort.
The clock was stopped in :13.382 seconds, a 97 speed index as the pair finished three-quarters ahead of third-place finisher Potus.
Francisco Calderon rode SF Hot Pass for owner Stormy Fisher and trainer Leon Bard. P & J Racing Ltd. and D. Stroebel bred the eight-time winning son of IVORY JAMES from the Mr Jess Perry mare Passem Up Perry. He has earnd more than $140,000.
Trainer Martin Rodriguez saddled Glimpse Of Fire, a 4-year-old son of Glimpse Of Greatness, for owner Mario G. Rodriguez. Luis Vivanco was aboard the homebred out of Pie Opener by Mr Eye Opener. The sorrel gelding has earned $60,140.
Third-place finisher Potus races for owner/breeder Pat Allen and is trained by Jose Luis Sanchez III. Cipriano Vidana rode the Toast To Dash 7-year-old out of Toole N Round by Jody O Toole. The chestnut gelding picked up $3,823 to bring his earnings mark to $45,110.
Shake Em Rocks, Ss Classyjess, Mystical Jess, Cartel M, Toastin Miss Jody and Elite Connection completed the field. Louisiana Seis was scratched.