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Cute N Famous, Fysta Post Fastest Trial Times for New Mexico Cup Derby
RSS Feeds Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cute N Famous and Fysta finished in a dead heat for the win in the last of three 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG3) trials at Zia Park on Sunday.

Aided by a 12-mph tail wind, Cute N Famous and Fysta each covered their quarter-mile trip in :21.663 and reached the wire a half of a length in front of third-fastest qualifier First Blazin Love. Alejandro Medellin rode Cute N Famous for owner Maria G. Gonzalez and trainer Jose Gonzalez Sr., and Cody Wainscott was aboard Fysta for owners David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins and trainer Wes Giles.

Cute N Famous is a chestnut daughter of the late Dash Ta Fame. The filly has won two of her five starts, including two of three races at Zia Park, and has earned $28,237.

A gray filly by the Real Runaway stallion Gonna Ro Sham Bo, Fysta was coming off of a second-place finish in a 400-yard non-winners-of-three allowance race at Zia Park on September 25. All told, Fysta has won three of 14 races and has banked $57,936, and she was the runner-up to Sparklin Royal in last year's 400-yard, $77,114 New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque.

The complete list of qualifiers for the October 28, $140,000-added final appears below:


Horse (Sex, Pedigree)


Breeder (State)



F, Dash Ta Fame-Cute N Rimen by Major Rime

Maria G. Gonzalez

Dorothy Widerkehr (NM)

Jose R. Gonzalez Sr.


F, Gonna Ro Sham Bo-Decadent Darlin by Merridoc

David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins

Dosi & Norma Alvarez (NM)

Wes Giles


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


G, Corona Caliente-Perfect Sevens by Major Rime

J. Patricia Gonzalez and Susan A. Kirker

Sam & Karen Tanner (NM)

Juan M. Gonzalez


G, Corona Caliente-Now You Know Merry by Now I Know

Beda Prieto and Ramon Alvarez

Dosi & Norma Alvarez (NM)

Ramon A. Alvarez


G, Brookstone Bay-Silver Impulse by Chicks Beduino

Peter B. Gallegos, Valle Guadiana Corp., and J. Patricia Gonzalez

Margaret Kreins and Sue Ann Kreins (NM)

Juan M. Gonzalez


C, Brookstone Bay-Major Kia by Major Rime

Alagar Racing LLC

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

Melvin O. Cordova


G, Southern Corona-Pass The Form by Rare Form

Richard & Patricia Shearer

Richard & Patricia Shearer (NM)

James J. Gonzalez II


G, Metallic Lion-Metered Express by Meter Me Gone

K. Cordova and Lysette Romero

Leonard P. Blach (NM)

Melvin O. Cordova


F, Brookstone Bay-Bidders Bluff by Six Aces

Bill & Mary Shepherd

Jay & Mary Lou Standefer (NM)

Wes Giles


In The News

Thursday, October 27, 2016
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses -- two more than last year -- has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Datona Doll, a sorrel daughter of Jesse James Jr racing for Mark and Annette McCloy, won the last of three New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials on Sunday, and the filly is the fastest qualifier to the $200,000-est. final at Zia Park on October 30.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Daniel Balderrama’s Magnifico Dragon is the fastest qualifier to the October 30, $300,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) for state-bred juveniles at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Air Force Won, a gelded son of champion Ketel Won racing for Salvador Nava-Nava, will make his first start in two months in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (G2) trials at Zia Park.

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