FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jess A Rogue Wins Sparkling Tip Bonus Challenge By A Neck
Filly Going Best At The Wire For Second Straight Hialeah Park Stakes Score,
Trainer Judd Kearl And Jockey Rodrigo Vallejo Combine For Added-Money Victory
Hialeah, FL / February 22, 2015 – The three-year-old filly Jess a Rogue, ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo and trained by Judd Kearl for Triple M Farms LLC, put in a strong finish to hit the wire first by a neck over Game Rita in Sunday’s $22,500 Sparkling Tip Bonus Challenge at Hialeah Park.
Jess a Rogue covered the 300 yards of the Sparkling Tip in 15.489 seconds while registering her second consecutive stakes score over this iconic South Florida racing strip. Three weeks ago on February 1, the daughter of Heza Fast Dash-Miss Jess Rogue (Mr Jess Perry) annexed the Biscayne Stakes at 250 yards.
The winner was part of a three-horse driving finish that saw her edge past Game Rita in the final yards, with the runner-up three-quarters of a length better than third-place finisher Cme Leaving You.
Jess a Rogue, victorious for the fourth time in seven lifetime starts, earned the winner’s share of $13,500 and upped her career earnings to $80,647.
The official order of finish in the 2015 Sparkling Tip Bonus Challenge was: Jess a Rogue, Game Rita, Cme Leaving You, Hayjay, Portrait of a Hero, Aamos Moses, Aero, and Streakin Lil Chick.
The penultimate weekend of the 2014-15 live Quarter Horse season concludes with a nine-race program on Monday afternoon starting, as always, at 12:35 PM ET.
Hialeah Park will then present a total of nine guaranteed-money or added-money stakes races on closing weekend of the meet. On Saturday February 28, the card will include the Miami-Dade County Stakes, the AQHA Maiden Challenge Stakes, the Sunshine State Derby (FL), and the South Florida Quarter Horse Stakes. On Sunday March 1, the program will feature the Lucky Loser Stakes, the Beautiful Prairie Stakes, the Sailfish Stakes, the $100,000-added South Florida Quarter Horse Derby and the $100,000-guaranteed Sam Abbey Memorial.
Photos by: Coady Photography
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT
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