Gary Boag has been one of the top riders around the turn at Los Alamitos in the past few years. The veteran pilot is fifth
in the night Thoroughbred standings with 11 wins after finishing among the leaders with 48 wins last year. Boag, however,
will remind you that he is equally capable aboard the powerful Quarter Horses at the Orange County oval.
“I’ve won a bunch of races over the year with the Quarters,”Boag said.
He is right. In his career, Boag has won 530 Quarter Horseraces – seven of those victories this year – a figure that ranks
him 35thall-time at Los Alamitos. His latest win aboard the breed came in Friday’s $15,000 AB What A Runner Handicap
when Boag piloted Ed Allred’s Blabber to her third career stakes win. Racing from post number three, the Kiddy Up mare
finished a neck ahead of Foo Who to win for the sixth time in 14 career starts.Trained by Scott Willoughby, Blabber
covered the distance in :17.648.
“(Foo Who) had me by about a neck when once we crossed thepaddock area my mare found another gear and took
off,” said Boag, who was picking up his 20th career stakes win at Los Alamitos. “I have to thank Scott. When Rodrigo
Aceves and Carlos Huerta took time off because of injuries, Scott gave me some opportunities to ride.”
Blabber earned $8,250 for the win to take her career bankroll to $61,335. She had previously won stakes events in the
Elan Again Handicap in her previous start and in last year’s California Breeders Debutante Stakes.
Michael Zynda’s Foo Who earned $3,375 for running second. TheFoose mare had previously won the Denim N
Diamonds Handicap. She was second in the Tustin Handicap last year and third in the 2014 Autumn Handicap. Apolitical
Zoom, Shes Da One On Fire and Apollitical Chic completed the field.