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CR Strawflyn Bux Takes Canada Cup

Alberta-bred scores second stakes win of his young career.

September 15, 2013

The Rocky Mountain Turf Club in Lethbridge, Alberta, held two of its biggest stakes of the year on Sunday with the $65,214 Canada Cup Futurity (RG3) and $19,391 Canada Cup Derby (R).

In the richer of the two events, CR Strawflyn Bux picked up his second stakes win of the season with a decisive 2 ½-length victory. Ridden by Teagan Oulton for trainer Allen Goodsell, the gelding by Zoomin For Bux hit the wire in :18.06 while racing into a 28 mph headwind at 350 yards. Bred in Alberta by Roger Gauthier, the brown gelding earned $30,510 for owners Brian Weatherill and Shane Carter Ray.

CR Strawflyn Bux broke his maiden in the John Deere Evergreen Park Juvenile Challenge in August and then finished second in his Canada Cup trial. He has now won two of five career starts with earnings of $45,937.

S. Jeffrey, G. Wills and R. Danard’s Invisible Wagon, a Texas-bred filly by PYC Paint Your Wagon, finished second with Blair Anton’s Alberta-bred Remington Memories, a gelding by Wild On Corona, in third.

In the Canada Cup Derby, owners Barry and Janice Sather swept the exacta with Tailor Tac prevailing by a nose over BB Secrets Jet Black. Janice Sather also trains both horses. Tailor Tac, the 5-2 favorite ridden by Scott Sterr, dashed 400 yards in :20.70 for his third straight win and first stakes victory. The Tac It Like A Man gelding was bred in Louisiana by Double Bar S Ranch LLC and has now banked $18,346.

Runner-up BB Secrets Jet Black, a Louisiana-bred gelding by Jet Black Patriot, had the lead early and just missed out on the victory. Ed Borgstrom’s One Famous Eagle filly Coronas Feathery got third.

Also on the card, Shane Carter Ray’s FDD Queens Dynasty, an Alberta-bred filly by FDD Dynasty, captured the $7,627 Canada Cup Futurity Consolation. Teagan Oulton rode for trainer Allen Goodsell to give the connections a sweep of the final and consolation.