Scarlet Mist, Stickrossmountain Take Fair Meadows Stakes on Closing Night

Fair Meadows in Tulsa wrapped up its live racing season on August 2 with the only two Thoroughbred stakes of the meet, both of which were for Oklahoma-breds. In the $47,500 Muscogee (Creek) Nation Stakes for fillies and mares, Ronald and Lynn Mock’s homebred Scarlet Mist pulled off a 13-1 upset to earn her first career stakes victory.

Piloted by Travis Cunningham for conditioner Mark Buehrer, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize prevailed by a half-length and traveled six furlongs in 1:12.40. Scarlet Mist has now won four of 23 career starts with two seconds and three thirds. Her earnings stand at $125,729.

Pat Sheetz and Phil Hoedebeck Jr.’s Crhossgo, a daughter of Lucky Lionel, set the early pace and finished a clear second. Lesley Be Judged, a Devil His Due mare running for Gar Oil Corp., finished third as the favorite.

The $47,250 Route 66 Stakes went to H and H Ranch’s Stickrossmountain, who drew clear to a 4 ¾-length win under jockey Jose Medina. The Karl Broberg trained gelding stopped the timer at 1:18.60.

Bred by Joyce Tackett and John Wartchow out of the Cutlass Reality mare Luci’s Reality, Stickrossmountain is a 6-year-old son of National Saint. The gelding now has two career stakes wins after taking the TRAO Classic Sprint Stakes last year at Will Rogers Downs. All told, he has banked $206,511 with seven wins in 23 starts.

George W. Straw Jr.’s Johnny Whip, a stakes winner during the Will Rogers meet, finished second as the favorite. Rumor Can Fly crossed the wire third for owner and trainer Betty Lou Dennis.