Chickititas Favorite Best in Golden State Juvenile Stakes
Chickititas Favorite, under jockey Eddie Gracia, winning the Golden State Juvenile Stakes on Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course.

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Chickititas Favorite Best in Golden State Juvenile Stakes

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—NOVEMBER 3, 2019—Ron and Jeryl Hartley's homebred Chickititas Favorite won the $30,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes by a half-a-length over Junior's Quarter Horses, Inc's Pesky on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Eddie Garcia for trainer John Cooper, the Favorite Cartel gelding covered the 400 yards in :19.832. Chickititas Favorite, who entered this race after winning his Golden State Million trials, earned $16,500 for the win.

The California homebred, out of Chickitita by Tac It Like a Man, has won three of eight starts this season. Also a finalist in the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity(G2) earlier this year, Chickititas Favorite has earned $46,095.

PCQHRA board member David Nelson presents the Golden State Juvenile Stakes trophy to the winning owners Ron and Jeryl Hartley. © Scott Martinez
Trained by Jose Flores, runner-up Pesky was ridden by jockey Jairo Rangel. Bred by Edward C. Allred from the Stel Corona mare Quirky, he earned $6,750.

Bobby D. Cox's Texas homebred Ratification finished a nose back in third to earn $3,750. Jaime H. Gomez conditions the daughter of leading sire Apollitical Jess from the First Down Dash mare Shesa First Ratify. A finalist in the Rainbow Futurity(G1) at Ruidoso Downs in July, Ratification has banked $53,338 this year.

Suite Expectations, Nomadic, Mr Ricks, Wrong Impression and El Angel Corona completed the field.

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