07/19/2013 1:24PM

Los Alamitos: Fillies for Double Bar S, Jones go on winning spree


Double Bar S Ranch and trainer Paul Jones could not lose at Los Alamitos last weekend.

In four consecutive races over three nights, fillies owned by Dawn, Rhonda, and Sharon List’s Double Bar S Ranch were winners – Scoop of Sunshine and I Go Out Walkin in divisions of the Governor’s Cup Derby trials on July 12, Shestheonethatiwant in a division of the Governors’ Cup Futurity trials on July 13, and Look Whos Running in an allowance race on July 14.

The trial race winners qualified for lucrative finals on July 27 – the $225,000 Governor’s Cup Derby and $425,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity.

For the 3-year-olds, the Governor’s Cup Derby trials were their first starts of 2013.

Scoop of Sunshine, eighth in the Golden State Million Futurity last November, ran 400 yards in 19.47 seconds, the fastest qualifying time for the Governor’s Cup Derby. I Go Out Walkin, eighth in the Governor’s Cup Futurity last year, won her division of the Governor’s Cup Derby trials in 19.62.

“I guess those fillies didn’t need an out[ing] after all prior to these trials,” Rhonda List said on July 12.

List said the fillies were trained at the ranch by W.G. Baber, who used an exercise schedule that included extensive swimming.

Jones has another contender for the Governor’s Cup Derby in Revv Me Up, who was second to Scoop of Sunshine after displaying nervous behavior before the race.

The Governor’s Cup races are part of California Champions Night for California-bred Quarter Horses. The program includes the $100,000 Spencer Childers Invitational Championship for older horses.

Shestheonethatiwant has the fifth-fastest qualifying time for the Governor’s Cup Futurity at 350 yards. Shestheonethatiwant has won 2 of 3 starts, including a maiden race in May. She was third in a division of the Ed Burke Million Futurity trials on June 9.

In the Governor’s Cup Futurity, Shestheonethatiwant must outrun trial race winners Chalalita and Moonist. Chalalita set the fastest qualifying time of 17.34 seconds for 350 yards, winning for the second time in three starts.

Chalalita is out of Chalala, the winner of the 2011 Matron Stakes on California Champions Night. Chalala was bred via embryo transfer in early 2010 and returned to racing for the rest of that year. She won 12 of 26 starts and $125,244 for Rancho El Cabresto, which owns Chalalita.