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Horse Racing at Grants Pass Downs on Sunday. [PHOTO BY: LARRY STAUTH JR]

Gutierrez-Sosa records three wins at GDP

GRANTS PASS — Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa captured three victories, including both quarter horse trials, on Sunday at the Grants Pass Downs.

Both of his trial victories — the second and third races of the day which are qualifiers for the $13,000 quarter horse race at the end of the season — were atop Corona B Gone and L Bar D Razle Dazle, both trained by Hector Magallanes, the winningest trainer of the last two seasons at the track.

Gutierrez-Sosa, the leading jockey of the past two years at GPD, also claimed the final race of the day with Nice Guys Finish Last.

Apprentice jockey Katrina “Kitty” Schaub, who had won two career races prior to the weekend, piled up two more Saturday before completing a four-win weekend with a couple more Sunday.

Schaub claimed back-to-back wins, getting her first career quarter horse win in the fifth race with Jr Dasher followed by a first-place finish with Our Lucky Day in the sixth race.

The Southern Belle Stakes, the afternoon’s featured race with a purse of $3,500, was lassoed by jockey Eric Garcia saddled atop Swiss Script, trained by Mary Boyle of Grants Pass. It was Garcia’s first victory at the GPD and Swiss Script’s track debut.

Racing resumes next Saturday with the gates opening at 11:30 p.m. and a 1 p.m. post time during First Responders Day, where all current and former first responders receive free admission.

Saturday’s Results

FIRST RACE

TB Clm, 5 F. Mdn, 5½ F. 1, Parker’s Behr Cat (Whiteside), 12.80, 5.40, 3.80; 2, Epic Cast (Gutierrez-Sosa), 8.60, 4.80; 3, Valid Keiki (Zacherle), 4.40. Q — 3-5 $17.40. EX — 3-5 $18. TRI — 3-5-2 $67. Time — 59.49.

SECOND RACE

QH Derby Trial, 400 yd. 1, Corona B Gone (Gutierrez-Sosa), 3.20, 2.60, 2.10; 2, Okey Dokey Road (Guerrero), 3.20, 2.10; 3, Morning Brew (Lopez), 2.10. Q — 3-4 $8.20. EX — 4-3 $6. TRI — 4-3-2 $11.50. Time — 19.679.

THIRD RACE

QH Derby Trial, 400 yd. 1, L Bar D Razle Dazle (Gutierrez-Sosa), 3.20, 2.10, 2.10; 2, Coronas Bar (Lozano), 2.20, 2.10; 3, Cm Once Ina Bluemoon (Zacherle), 2.10. Q — 2-4 $4.80. EX — 2-4 $4.10. TRI — 2-4-3 $7. DD — 4-2 $5.80. Time — 19.842.

FOURTH RACE

TB Clm, 6½ F. 1, You Mad Bro (Zacherle), 4.80, 3.80, 2.80; 2, Doubledeesonthetee (Lopez), 5.40, 2.60; 3, Latitudefortytwo (Guerrero), 3.00. Q — 4-5 $11.60. EX — 4-5 $9.30. TRI — 4-5-7 $40.10. Time — 1:22.73.

FIFTH RACE

QH Mdn, 350 yd. 1, Jr Dasher (Schaub), 5.00, 3.40, 2.20; 2, Jes Tex (Gutierrez-Sosa), 3.60, 2.10; 3, Babybluedash (Lopez), 2.10. Q — 5-6 $12.60. EX — 5-6 $10.80. TRI — 5-6-3 $30. Pick 3 — 2-4-5 $14.90. Time — 17.711.

SIXTH RACE

TB Clm, 5½ F. 1, Our Lucky Day (Schaub), 34.80, 12.40, 10.20; 2, Terrello (Lopez), 39.00, 23.40; 3, Bobbygenesjustice (Zacherle), 7.00. Q — 2-5 $574.80. EX1 — 5-ALL $13.60. EX2 — ALL-2 $10.80. TRI — 5-2-ALL $1,625.50.

SEVENTH RACE

TB Stks, 5 F. 1, Swiss Script (Garcia), 4.40, 3.20, 2.60; 2, Talk That Talk (Whiteside), 14.60, 5.00; 3, Another Winter (Guerrero), 3.00. Q — 5-6 $29.70. EX — 5-6 $41.80. TRI — 5-6-1 $100.50. Time — 59.86.

EIGHTH RACE

TB Clm, 5½ F. 1, Nice Guys Finish (Gutierrez-Sosa), 3.20, 2.40, 2.20; 2, Hot Tub (Parker), 2.20, 2.40; 3, Brutally Handsome (Zacherle), 2.60. Q — 5-6 $5.20. EX — 5-6 $4.40. TRI — 5-6-4 $10. DD — 5-5 $11.60. Pick 3 — 5-5-1/5 $245.70. Time — 1:05.34.

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