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Graded Stakes Winner Moonifisant is Fastest NM Cup Futurity Qualifier
RSS Feeds Saturday, October 12, 2013

Making his first start in two months, Moonifisant scored a three-quarter length victory in the last of seven New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Saturday.

Moonifsant covered 400 yards in :19.254 under jockey Tanner Thedford and set the fastest qualifying time for the $300,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity final on October 27. Juan M. Gonzalez trained the Sixes Royal colt or owners Peter B. Gallegos, Robert Sanchez, and Patricia Gonzalez.

Moonfisant has earned $132,535 from five starts, and the colt’s four wins include a half-length victory as the fastest qualifier in the April 7, $231,438 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park.

Second-fastest qualifier Mitey Moon ran second in the last heat. The homebred brown daughter of champion and 2008 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG1) winner First Moonflash was a finalist in the June 15, $357,030 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs for owner Debra Laney of Tularosa, New Mexico.

The complete list of qualifiers appears below:

Horse(Sex,Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder(State)

Trainer

Time

MOONIFISANT
C,SixesRoyal-NaganoMoonbyMajorRime

PeterB.Gallegos,RobertSanchez,andPatriciaGonzalez

Dosi&NormaAlvarez(NM)

JuanM.Gonzalez

:19.254

MITEYMOON
F,FirstMoonflash-NeonsMiraclebyYawlsRabbit

DebraLaney

DebraLaney(NM)

JuanM.Gonzalez

:19.390

FRENCHMOONFLASH
F,FirstMoonflash-FrenchChime(TB)byChimesBand(TB)

EdmundoJuarez

Pierre&LeslieAmestoy(NM)

GuadalupeMunozJr.

:19.421

KAYDNSKRUSADER
G,SixesRoyal-TotalMiraclebyDeanMiracle

J&MRacingandFarm

VanceMikkelson(NM)

KristopherCordova

:19.505

OSAKAMOON
F,ChicksABlazin-DashTaMoonbyDashTaFame

Dosi&NormaAlvarez

Dosi&NormaAlvarez(NM)

JuanM.Gonzalez

:19.570

SPARKLINGHEART
F,FirstMoonflash-HeartSparksbyRonasRyon

SantosDominguez

LorraineEsquibelEstate(NM)

KristopherCordova

:19.571

HOTHOTBABYDOLL
F,CoronaCaliente-BabyDollFormbyRareForm

RobertoChacon

MikeAbraham(NM)

AlonsoHernandez

:19.649

PENNYSNATCHIN
F,GoneToTheMountain-HimaintenancegalbyDeanMiracle

JillB.Giles

JillGiles(NM)

WesGiles

:19.659

KIAWON
G,KetelWon-MajorKiabyMajorRime

NahumPrietoandJoeRios

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

EduardoGonzalez

:19.672

KINGOFPOP
G,ChickieCherryCola-QueenLavitabyDeanMiracle

VeronaG.Vaughn

VeronaG.Vaughn(NM)

LonnieVaughn

:19.690


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Saturday, July 16, 2016
The field for this year’s 5-furlong, $173,171 Mountain Top Throughbred Futurity (R) has been set after three trials were contested on a sealed and wet-fast track at Ruidoso Downs on Friday.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association board of trustees is requesting member input regarding proposed changes to the association bylaws.




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