Ed Allred became the first owner to reach the 100 Quarter Horse stakes win milestone after his homebred Well Good won the Grade 3, $35,000 Kaweah Bar Handicap on Saturday at Los Alamitos.
Earlier this year, Allred, the breed’s all-time leading owner and breeder, became the first to reach 1,500 career Quarter Horse wins. He’ll accomplish his next milestone in the very near future, as he’s less than $21,000 away from becoming the first to reach $20 million in career earnings as a Quarter Horse owner. He could reach the $60 million mark in earnings as a breeder this year as well.
Ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby, Well Good was outstanding in the Kaweah Bar, breaking on top from post number eight on the way to a ¾ length in a time of :17.515 for the 350-yard race. The Kiddy Up gelding by How Good improved his record to a perfect three for three in 2019. He won the Cypress Handicap on January 25 and entered this race after scoring a neck win at 550 yards on March 9. Well Good, who also won his final start of 2018, has won six of 28 career starts. He’s finished in the money in 23 of those outings.
“He’s a great horse,” Willoughby said. “Last year, every time he ran he was second or third. He was right there every trip. He just couldn’t quite get the wins. This year, he’s done nothing but win. Vinnie has moved him up and he’s doing well. Everything going right. We late paid him into the Vessels Maturity so we’ll probably just sit on him until the trials.”
Well Good earned $19,250 for his Kaweah Bar victory to take his career earnings to $111,254.
Bednar, who is currently second in the Quarter Horse standings with 24 wins, enjoyed a good Saturday night. The rider enjoyed a riding triple, which also featured wins with Allred’s Exacting and Dr. Steve Burns’ 2-year-old filly Ynot Pout.
Nick Lowe and Chris Sutton’s CM Boom Shakalaka earned $7,875 for his runner-up effort in the Kaweah Bar. Sent off at 15-1 odds, the gelding by Carters Cartel was fourth at the start and finished nicely to earn second place money. Jose Nicasio piloted him for Lowe. Martha Wells’ My Favorite Cartel, winner of the Town Policy Handicap for 3-year-olds last year, earned $4,375 for running third. Tarzanito, the AQHA champion aged stallion last year, finished fourth and was followed by Chance To Fire, Yanque, Call Me Cole and Rite Quick.