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Dozen New Mexico Breds Entered in First Moonflash Maturity Trials
RSS Feeds Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Twelve New Mexico-bred aged sprinters have been entered in Sunday’s 400-yard First Moonflash Maturity (R) trials at Albuquerque Downs.

Yaneth Cabrera’s Klassic Strawfly, a 10-year-old son of Genuine Strawfly trained by Ron Stephens, drew post 3 in the first of two trials. Klassic Strawfly has won four of his last five starts, including the May 27, 400-yard Jimmy Drake Stakes (R) at SunRay Park.

Isaias Cardenas will ride Klassic Strawfly on Sunday. The gelding’s five opponents in the first heat include BL Corona, a 5-year-old Southern Corona mare trained by Rene Saucedo for owner Bertha S. Irigoyen. BL Corona ended her 2015 campaign with an upset victory at odds of 40-1 in the 400-yard New Mexico Filly & Mare Championship (R) at Zia Park.

BL Corona drew post 4 and will be ridden by Edgar Martinez.

Dungarees Version, a 4-year-old son of Winners Version trained by Larry Chavez for brothers David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins of Orangevale, Utah, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Benito Baca in the second trial. The gelding prepped for the First Moonflash trials with a one-length victory in a 350-yard, $23,200 second-level allowance dash at Albuquerque on July 31.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $150,000-est. First Moonflash Maturity final on August 28.

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Daniel Balderrama’s Magnifico Dragon is the fastest qualifier to the October 29 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at Zia Park.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
RC Racing LLC’s A Passion For Flashn won the second of seven New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Saturday, and the First Moonflash colt is the fastest qualifier to the October 29, $325,000-est. final.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Graded stakes winners Running Dragon and Magnifico Dragon are among the 30 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Moneys A Maker, a graded stakes winning son of Sixes Royal owned by Enrique Barrera, is one of 62 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park.

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