07/09/2003 12:00AM

Two world champs in action over weekend


Whosleavingwho and Streakin Sin Tacha, who shared the 2002 world champion title, race in separate races this weekend.

Whosleavingwho will start in the trials to the Grade 1, $125,800 Vessels Maturity on Friday night at Los Alamitos, and Streakin Sin Tacha will go for his second straight win in the Grade 1, $82,080 MBNA America Texas Challenge on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park.

Whosleavingwho, owned by Kim Kessinger and Jim Geiler, starts in the second of two 400-yard trials to the Vessels Maturity. The Paul Jones-trained Whosleavingwho has Grade 1 wins this year in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship and the Spencer Childers California Breeders Championship, his most recent start.

Facing Whosleavingwho is Los Alamitos Derby winner Miami Cartel, and California Breeders Sprint Stakes winner Harley Man.

The other trial features Champion of Champions runner-up Runahalf, and 2001's champion 2-year-old filly, Your First Moon.

Streakin Sin Tacha, owned and trained by Janet VanBebber, made his 2003 debut in a Sam Houston Race Park 350-yard allowance race on June 29 and won by one length in 17.60 seconds.

Last year, in addition to the Texas Challenge, Streakin Sin Tacha won the Grade 1, $300,000 MBNA America Challenge Championship and the Grade 1, $350,000 The Championship at Sunland Park.

Trying to defeat Streakin Sin Tacha will be the 2002 Sam Houston Derby winner, Spark a Fortune, and the 2002 Bayer Legend Texas Challenge winner, Zookie Street.

Two more stakes at Sam Houston

A stakes tripleheader Saturday night at Sam Houston also includes the undefeated No Fees in the Grade 1, $253,050 Texas Quarter Horse Association Sale Futurity and Grade 1 winner Shiney Sign in the Grade 3, $46,620 Bayer Legend Texas Challenge for 3-year-olds.

No Fees comes into the 350-yard TQHA Sale Futurity, restricted to TQHA yearling sale graduates, with three wins in as many starts, including a one-length win in the Grade 2, $81,000 American Airlines Texas Challenge.

Shiney Sign, a winner of 3 of 6 starts last year, made his 2003 debut in the Bayer Legend Texas Challenge trials and won with the fastest qualifying time of 19.85 seconds for 400 yards.

Hawkish in line for $1 million bonus

Kindergarten winner Hawkish takes a step toward a possible $1 million bonus when he starts in the trials to the Grade 1, $400,000 (estimated) Ed Burke Memorial Futurity on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

Hawkish, owned by Enrique Gonzalez's EG High Desert Farms, will earn the $1 million bonus if he adds the Ed Burke Futurity and Los Alamitos Million to his Kindergarten victory.

Trained by Concepcion Baldarrama, Hawkish set a 300-yard track record of 15.18 seconds in winning the Kindergarten. That broke the previous record of 15.21 seconds set by Ima Ladys Alibi in 1992.

Another Kindergarten finalist in the Ed Burke trials is Ocean Cartel, winner of his first two starts.

A Real Man back at Remington Park

A Real Man, a champion, who has had his biggest victories at Remington Park, will try to end a four-race losing streak in the Grade 1, $83,430 MBNA America Oklahoma Challenge on Sunday at Remington.

A Real Man, owned by Bill Price, was second to fastest qualifier Kates Driver in their Oklahoma Challenge trial. He was named the 2002 champion 3-year-old on the strength of wins in two Grade 1 derbies at Remington Park, the Heritage Place Derby and the Remington Park Derby.

On Saturday, the Oklahoma Futurity and the Oklahoma Derby will have their first runnings at Remington Park.

Heritage Place Futurity winner A Chick of Class meets the undefeated fastest-qualifier Redman Running in the Grade 2, $150,214 Oklahoma Futurity.

Corona Coquette, winner of the 2002 Grade 3 American Airlines Oklahoma Challenge, heads the Grade 3, $68,561 Oklahoma Derby.

Statebreds at Ruidoso Downs

New Mexico-breds will be showcased at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday when the fastest qualifier, By By JJ, heads the Grade 2, $307,000 Zia Futurity and Shue Fly Handicap winner Runawaywithecash runs in the Grade 3, $98,000 Zia Derby.

By By JJ earned his second victory from as many starts when he won the fifth of 12 trials on June 26 with the fastest qualifying time of 17.303 seconds for the 350 yards.

Runawaywithecash has a Zia Derby trial win and a second-place finish in the Grade 3, $131,500 New Mexico Horse Breeders Association Stakes from two starts this year.