L Bar D Sweet Fantsy and Flyin Lion raced to wins in the AQHA Merial Distaff Challenge Trials on Sunday during the second day of the Sun Downs annual horse racing meet at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick.
In the seventh race of the day, L Bar D Sweet Fantsy, ridden by Boekenoogen Memorial-winning jockey Jake Samuels, pulled away for a victory in the 400-yard race. L Bar D Sweet Fantsy paid $12.20 for a win.
Tacacheck, ridden by Jose Beltran, was second. Ivory Bell, with Jordan Hadley, rallied to finish third.
In the next race, Jose Madrigal rode Flyin Lion to a win that paid $4.20.
In the Dorothy Adams Buttons and Bows Handicap that preceded the distaff challenge trials for fillies and mares, Bella Fabiela, ridden by Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa, rallied for a victory in the 4-furlong race that paid $21.40.
Cardinal N Gold, with Felimon Alvarado, was second. The trifecta with Charging City, ridden by Nakia Ramirez, was worth $1,798.
The second through fifth races of the day were the Pot O’Gold Futurity Trials. Ima Ramblin Eagle (jockey Ramirez), B H Apollo Ono (Madrigal), Henry Craig (Gutierrez-Sosa) and L Bar D Genuine Red (Kassie Guglielmino) were the winners.
The Pot O’Gold Futurity will be run May 8.
Jimmer Range, ridden by Connie Doll, won the first race and paid $6.20.
In the day’s final race, Guglielmino rode It Doesn’t Add Up to a victory that paid $4.40.
Sunday’s betting handle of $65,159 topped the meet’s opening-day tally of $64,452.