Hurri Cartel Perfect at Fair Meadows

Teller Cartel gelding wins for the third time in as many starts.

June 24, 2012

After two victories against claiming company, Hurri Cartel stepped up to stakes company and prevailed by a head in Saturday’s $20,000 Fair Meadows Juvenile Stakes in Oklahoma. The Texas-bred gelding by Teller Cartel battled for the lead throughout the 350-yard dash and stopped the timer at :17.877. Josh Romero rode for trainer Clinton Crawford and owner Nadia Marcoux of Ontario, Canada.

Hurri Cartel, who was bred by Jack Manning and Tammy Johnson, began his career with a half-length win in a $20,000 maiden claiming contest at Remington Park in March. He returned to the track in May and rolled to a 2 ¼-length win in a $25,000 claiming race. Now a perfect three-for-three, Hurri Cartel has earned $30,078.

Carl Pevehouse’s homebred PYC Paint Your Wagon colt Send A Candy Guy, the winner of the Bugs Alive In 75 Stakes (R) at Remington, put in a valiant effort but had to settle for second. Hiclass Vodka, a finalist in the Oklahoma Futurity (G2), took third.