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Caliente Colt Is Fastest Zia Derby Qualifier
RSS Feeds Saturday, July 14, 2012

Caliente Colt won the last of four Zia Derby (RG3) trials at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday and posted the fastest qualifying time for the $140,142 final on July 29.

Racing for J. Patricia Gonzalez and Susan Kirker and trained by Juan M. Gonzalez, Caliente Colt defeated second-fastest qualifier Gotta Get Two by three-quarters of a length while covering 400 yards in :19.730 under jockey Jaime Leos. The sorrel gelding by the First Down Dash stallion Corona Caliente posted his fifth win in six starts and pushed his earnings to $71,670, of which $60,510 has been banked this season.

Caliente Colt broke his maiden against $25,000 maiden claimers in his career debut on November 27 at Zia Park. He subsequently won two allowance races during the 2011-12 Sunland Park meet, including a 400-yard, $37,000 non-winners-of-three sprint against New Mexico-breds on April 17.

On Friday, Caliente Colt's half sister, Runin Sixes, recorded the fourth-fastest qualifier to the July 29, $395,028 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso.

Gotta Get Two is a gelding by the Dash For Cash stallion Celadon owned by Berry S. Cox and trained by Fred Danley. A full brother to 2006 AQHA champion aged gelding Gotta Get, Gotta Get Two has earned $30,362 from nine outs, and he was a finalist in last year's 400-yard, $330,643 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.

The fourth trial produced a total of six finalists. The complete list of qualifiers appears below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder (State)

Trainer

Time

CALIENTE COLT
G, Corona Caliente-Perfect Sevens by Major Rime

J. Patricia Gonzalez and Susan Kirker

Sam or Karen Tanner (NM)

Juan M. Gonzalez

:19.730

GOTTA GET TWO
G, Celadon-Chicory Glass by Raise Your Glass (TB)

Berry S. Cox

Gordon Cox (NM)

Fred Danley

:19.833

FURY OF THE STORM
C, Furyofthewind-Bubbles Bunny by Sail On Bunny

SM Cattle Export Co. and Jaime Dominguez

Bill or Sandy Miller (NM)

Roberto Sanchez

:19.863

WHO RAE
C, Sixes Royal-Madie Rae by Major Rime

Neale & Shawn Edwards and Robert Stratton

Shawn Edwards and Robert Stratton (NM)

Roberto Sanchez

:19.922

EYE AM BLAZIN
G, Chicks A Blazin-Eye Am Forever Yours by Mr Eye Opener

Eye Am Blazin Syndicate

Mike Abraham (NM)

Heath Reed

:19.936

FIRST BLAZIN LOVE
C, Chicks A Blazin-Love At First Glance by First Down Dash

Dwayne Johnson, Lisa Saumell, and Johnny C. Martinez

Mike Abraham (NM)

Paul Jones

:19.941

ANGELINA FAME
F, Furyofthewind-Flame Ta Fame by Dash Ta Fame

Adrienne Tedford

Michael W. Isom (NM)

James J. Gonzales II

:19.948

CHEETAH WOODS
C, Stel Corona-Lady Jayne Cee by Chicks Beduino

Abelardo F. Gallegos

R.D. Hubbard (NM)

Ramon Ochoa

:19.974

FLEURS CORONA
C, Stel Corona-Fleurs First Down by First Down Dash

Paul Jones

Kado Enterprises (NM)

Paul Jones

:19.992

RCJ MAJOR STORM
C, Brookstone Bay-Major Kia by Major Rime

Alagar Racing LLC

Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Jones (NM)

Roberto Sanchez

:20.003


 


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