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Dynasty Cartel Gets Nod In Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Derby

Mystery Derby Winner-Dynasty Cartel ©Coady Photography

CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 27, 2020—Dynasty Cartel got the winning nod Sunday afternoon when he stuck his nose in front of Really First Down at in the $60,550 Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Derby at Will Rogers Downs. Fastest qualifier Cajun King finished a half–length back in third.

Under champion jockey James Flores Dynasty Cartel completed the 350 yards in :17.688 seconds, equaling a 93 speed index into a 10 mph headwind. Trainer Fidencio Jimenez saddled the son of world champion sire FDD Dynasty to his seventh career win in 13 starts.

Racing for owner Martin Gonzalez-Sanchez, Dynasty Cartel has now won four consecutive races including the Gillespie County Fair Derby two races back. Backers sent him off at the post-time favorite. He was also a finalist in the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby(RG2) in April.

Bred by Flagg Ranch LLC, from the Corona Cartel mare Snowy Cartel, Dynasty Cartel picked up $24,700 for today’s effort, increasing his earnings mark to $103,167.

Dunn Ranch’s homebred Really First Down earned $11,590 for second. Leading trainer Monty Arrossa conditions the son of First Down Dash from the Corona Cartel mare Really A Corona. Also a finalist in the Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Derby(RG2), Really First Down has earned $32,828. Juan Pulido had the riding assignment.

Fastest qualifier Cajun King was a game third for owner-breeder Abel Flores. Eddie D. Willis trains the gelding, by champion sire The Louisiana Cartel from the Scrutinizer mare Easydoesitcindy. Ridden by Jimmy D. Brooks, Cajun King earned $7,560 to bring his bankroll to $121,760. Making only second start this season, the brown gelding won the Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Futurity(RG3) at Will Rogers Downs last year.

Completing the field were Shaw Island Senator, Valiant Memorie, Carson City Train, Ew Train On Fire, Ritas Back On Track, Relentless Gun and Gold Diggers Avenger.