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Quiet All American Wins 5th Race Since August

December 14, 2011 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

Congie DeVito would have loved this. Parx was his stomping ground and Forest Camp is amongst his favorite all-time sires. With Quiet All American winning his fifth race from just six starts since August today at Parx, you’ve got to think Congie was watching over him and played some role in his recent success.

QAA or “Quiet Al” as we like to call him around the West Point offices led from gate to wire in a one-mile second level allowance this afternoon, culminating what’s been a very productive 2011 on the racetrack. He broke well and immediately established a comfortable lead covering the first quarter in a tepid 25.22. QAA picked it up down the backside, covering a half mile in 49.81. At the top of the stretch it looked like he might be overtaken, but he dug in and gamely held on to score by a nose under Roberto Alvarado, Jr.
As a three-year-old, QAA broke his maiden at Gulfstream before winning the OBS Champions Stakes. Following that victory, he found racing at premier venues a bit out of his reach and was then sidelined for a few months to recover from a minor injury before switching over to trainer Guadalupe Preciado. Preciado and QAA are a great match and QAA's really developed into a nice four-year-old.

Terry Finley says, “When we brought him back off the shelf this summer, we weren’t exactly sure how good he was. He showed some talent as a three-year-old before tailing off. We had a few races not go on us, and took a shot by running him for 15k at Saratoga. He won that day, and believe it or not, running in that race opened up some doors for us, and he’s gone on to win two 16k or less starter allowances. We were in a position where we had a horse coming off a layoff, and took a risk. It’s certainly rewarded us. Congratulations to his Partners. It’s been a fun past  few months.”

Quiet All American now has seven wins from 15 career starts and pushed his earnings past the $200,000 mark with today’s score. Look for him to run back in a starter allowance/handicap in the Midatlantic region in January.