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PHOENIX, AZ—NOVEMBER 11, 2012—Sometimes you have to return where your started to get where your going. That's exactly what La Perrita De Anya did Sunday afternoon at Turf Paradise when she won the $28,737 AQRA Futurity.
The 2-year-old filly, owned-and-bred by Octavio Rodriguez, began her career at Turf Paradise last April when she qualified for the $83,505 Desert Classic Futurity in her first start. Unfortunately she had a troubled second trip and was disqualified and placed last in the May 4 final.
Under jockey Rodolfo Arvizu La Perrita de Anya got a perfect rip over the 350 yards Sunday afternoon, completing the course in :17.848 seconds. The $14,369 winner's purse doubled her career earnings total to $27,266. Ramon Fontes, Jr. trains the sorrel miss with a 3-2-0 record in seven starts. She is out of the Count Corona mare Countless Anya.
Only a head separated stablemates Harlee Tucker and Madd Dog for second and third. Both two-year-olds are owned by Ralph and Carolyn Fales and trained by Matthew Fales.
Harlee Tucker, a Heza Motor Scooter filly out of Phenomena by Rocky Jones, earned $5,747 for her effort. Bred in Arizona by Sergio Chavez, II, Harlee Tucker made only her second career start under jockey Nate Smith.
Madd Dog, under Jorge Bourdieu earned $2,873 for third, boosting his season total to nearly $50,000. In May he was named the winner of the Desert Classic Futurity after Lighting Regard was disqualified for interference. The homebred son of Dog Daze Afternoon is out of the Rocky Jones mare Merri Roc.
Completing the field were Jessa Secret, Oh Jess Go, El Piojito Afternoon, Nonitas Scooter, Jacque Boy and Yn Makario.