Exclusive Quality got his second stakes winner of the day when Sr. Quisqueyano rolled to a 7 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Calder Derby on April 6. Earlier in the day, Boy of Summer took the $75,000 Journeyman Stud Sophomore Turf S. at Tampa Bay Downs.
Exclusive Quality's two stakes winners put the Journeyman stallion over $700,000 in progeny earnings in 2013, putting him in the top 5 on the Florida General Sire list.
Sr. Quisqueyano led virtually every step of the 1 1/8-mile contest, going to the front just a few strides after the break. Speak Logistics, the 4-5 favorite, gave chase for the first six furlongs, but Sr. Quisqueyano began to draw away after that, increasing his lead through the stretch to win with consummate ease. The final time was 1:52.71 on a fast track.
“I’ve been getting on him in the morning and he was training so well,” winning rider Carlos Olivero said. “So going into the race, I felt good about his chances; I thought I was on the best horse.”
Three-year-old Sr. Quisqueyano is now a two-time stakes winner of $319,950. His previous black-type win came in last year's Seacliff S., also at Calder. He was second in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby on New Year's Day.
Sr. Quisqeyano, bred in Florida by Do-Little Farm LLC, is 4-4-0 in 10 starts for his owner Rosa Stepany Taveras.
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