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My Big Chief is Fastest Qualifier to NM State Fair Breeders' Derby
RSS Feeds Sunday, September 09, 2012
My Big Chief, a gelding by Get Down Perry owned and trained by Gerardo Cano, won the second of two New Mexico State Fair Breeders' Derby (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque on Sunday.

Ridden by Adrian Ramos, My Big Chief covered 400 yards in :19.557 and set the fastest qualiyfing time for the $50,000-added Breeders' Derby final on September 23. His margin of victory was a nose from second-fastest qualifier PK Bay.

My Big Chief has won four of 11 races and has earned $56,488. The gelding ran third, one length behind winner Fury Of The Storm, in the February 19, $110,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park, and he was the second-fastest qualifier to this year's $286,364 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland.

PK Bay has banked $184,087 from 13 outs for his owners, David Barrett and Sue May. The stakes-winning son of Brookstone Bay was making his first start since January 7, when he ran third in the Shue Fly.

Third-fastest qualifier Two Bit Corona won the first heat in :19.738 for owners Mike Abraham and James R. McClintic. A homebred daughter of Corona Caliente, the filly was posting her third win in seven starts.

The complete list of New Mexico State Fair Breeders' Derby qualifiers appears below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder (State)

Trainer

Time

MY BIG CHIEF
G, Get Down Perry-Majorly Easy by Major Rime

Gerardo Cano

Chad McCallum (NM)

Gerardo Cano

:19.557

PK BAY
G, Brookstone Bay-PK Rainbow by Rabbits Rainbow

David E. Barrett and Sue H. May

Dirk Jones (NM)

Fred Danley

:19.563

TWO BIT CORONA
F, Corona Caliente-Two Bit Fly by Strawfly Special

Mike Abraham and James R. McClintic

Mike Abraham (NM)

Dick Powell

:19.738

LTTLE LIGHTING
G, Furyofthewind-Serenas Quick Dash by Major Rime

Gerardo Cano

Gerardo Cano (NM)

Gerardo Cano

:19.781

COCANGO
G, Jesse James Jr-Positively Powerful by Holland Ease

Samuel F. Henderson

Three H Racing LLC (NM)

Donna McArthur

:20.012

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

Berry S. Cox

Gordon Cox (NM)

Fred Danley

:20.032

SPARKLIN ROYAL
F, Sixes Royal-Sparkling Ojos by Celadon

Gary C. Kloppenburg.

Gary C. Kloppenburg (NM)

Dick Powell

:20.173

DAVID FOREVER
G, Brookstone Bay-Forever Rare by Rare Form

Esau Hermosillo

Ginny Johnston and Kim Saunders (NM)

Salvador Soto

:20.184

OSBALDO
C, Jesse James Jr-Shes So Blazin by Chicks A Blazin

Hubaldo Solis

Hubaldo Solis (NM)

Oscar Carrete

:20.199

CATS PAW BAY
F, Brookstone Bay-Bidders Bluff by Six Aces

Bill & Mary Shepard

Jay & Mary Lou Standefer (NM)

Wes Giles

:20.289


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