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OGDEN, UT—JANUARY 19, 2020—For the third consecutive week, Jess and Grant posted the fastest time of the day in American Chariot Racing in Ogden, Utah. This week, they won the Golden Spike Championship, sponsored by StallioneSearch.com.
The unprecedented accomplishment happened in race 17, the second to last race of the day. Jess and Grant posted a blazing fast time of 21.99 in the win with their team of Sp Four Square and Train Story.
Sp Four Square is a 5-year-old gelding by Favorite Cartel, out of Fountain Bleu, by Jess Louisiana Blue. He was bred in Utah by Spence Peterson and was most recently trained by Monty Arossa in his flat racing career. In 16 starts, Sp Four Square earned $39,299 with five wins, including the Western States Breeders Derby at Sweetwater and the Wyoming Downs Renegade Sports Derby.
Train Story is a 7-year-old Freighttrain B gelding, bred and owned by James Sills during his previous racing career. Train Story was bred in Oklahoma, out of Perry Story, by Mr Jess Perry. As a 2-year-old, he finished third in the Black Gold 440 Championship Futurity (G3) at Will Rogers. He earned over $80,000 in 22 career starts.
Jess and Grant defeated Hadley Racing and C3 Ranch as they set the fastest time of the day. Any other week, Hadley Racing C3 Ranch’s time of 22.30 would have made them the fastest team, but they held on as the second fastest time of the day.
Hadley Racing and C3 Ranch raced a team of Pf Flyair and Front and Center in the race.
Pf Flyair is a 10-year-old gelding by Dashair, out of Pretty N Famous, by Pretty Boy Perry. He was bred in Utah by Tony Greaves and Tim Oliver; Tony Greaves also owns the multiple stakes winner. In his first racing career, Pf Flyair earned $85,950 in 17 starts, including victories in the Bitterroot Derby at Les Bois and the Blaine Schvaneveldt Handicap at Los Alamitos.
Front and Center was bred in California by Ed Allred, by Walk Thru Fire and out of the Separatist mare Katie Katella. The 9-year-old gelding won seven of his 32 career starts, all at Los Alamitos and earned $90,619. Front and Center won the First Down Dash Handicap in 2015 and was fifth in the Spencer Childers California Breeders Championship (RG1) in 2016.
The third fastest time of the day, 22.49, was posted by Sierra Racing in race 15 with Maniac Zac and Playin Captain.
Maniac Zac is an 11-year-old son of Mighty Invictus, out of Cindy Strawford, by Strawfly Special. He was bred in Utah by Jan Higginson and qualified to the Les Bois Derby Challenge, Sweetwater Downs Derby and Sweetwater Downs Futurity.
Saturday’s 18 races included 16 two-team races and two races with three teams.
The 2019-2020 Chariot racing season continues in Ogden, Utah on Saturday with races contested at the Golden Spike Event Center through American Chariot Racing.