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An Absolut Diamond Posts Fastest Zia Derby Trial Time
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G.R. Carter Jr. rode An Absolut Diamond to a three-quarter length victory in the second of four Zia Derby (RG2) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday.

A homebred gelding by champion Ketel Won trained by Mike Joiner for owners Sandy Farrris, Marc Jungers, and Lisa McMinn, An Absolut Diamond covered his 400-yard trip in :19.321 and recorded the fastest qualifying time for the $128,375 Zia Derby final on Sunday, July 28.

An Absolut Diamond has won three of seven outs and has earned $58,458. The gelding's race record includes a third-place finish as the fastest qualifier in the January 5, $252,796 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.

Second-fastest qualifier Brotherman, a homebred gelded son of Jesse James Jr, won the first trial by a half of a length in :19.340 under jockey L. Salvador Martinez. Emmitt Burelsmith Jr. trains Brotherman for owner Craig Joplin.

The complete list of qualifiers appears below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder (State)

Jockey

Time

AN ABSOLUT DIAMOND
G, Ketel Won-The Millenium Star by Strawfly Special

Sandy Farris, Marc Jungers, and Lisa McMinn

Sandy Farris and Lisa McMinn (NM)

Mike Joiner

:19.321

BROTHERMAN
G, Jesse James Jr-Tex Can by Bills Ryon

Craig Joplin

Craig Joplin (NM)

Emmett Burelsmith Jr.

:19.340

DASHIN ACE
G, Dash Ta Fame-Ace Crystal Charm by Shazoom

Derol Hubbard and Ted Rushing

MJ Farms (NM)

Mike Joiner

:19.402

STORM CHASOR
G, Attila's Storm (TB)-Stardust Dash by Dash For Cash

Joan Dale Hubbard

Joan Dale Hubbard (NM)

Paul Jones

:19.429

TALEAS LIBERTY
F, Jesse James Jr-La Talea by Real Runaway

Eusebio V. Sanchez

Eusebio V. Sanchez (NM)

Ramon Ochoa

:19.437

TALEAS PRIDE
G, Jesse James Jr-La Talea by Real Runaway

Eusebio V. Sanchez

Eusebio V. Sanchez (NM)

Ramon Ochoa

:19.446

JUNIOR JUNE BUG
C, Jesse James Jr-Sandy June Bug by Blushing Bug

Richard K. McGehee

MJ Farms (NM)

Jackie Riddle

:19.456

RICHARD NOGGINS
G, Gonna Ro Sham Bo-Streakin Freakin by Streakin La Jolla

Steve W. Wilson

Todd Fincher and Fred Alexander (NM)

Wes Giles

:19.482

CONN CREEK
C, Dash Ta Fame-Champagne Lane by Lanes Leinster

Paul Blanchard

MJ Farms (NM)

Paul Jones

:19.491

DASHES BEST
C, Dash Ta Fame-Rammers Best by White Rammer

Maegan Cavasos

MJ Farms (NM)

Sierra Dawn Moseley

:19.503



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