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New Mexico Cup Derby Trials Draw 28 Entries
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Call Me A Blazn Chic, a three-time graded stakes winning filly by Chicks A Blazin racing for Javier Marquez's J & M Racing and Farm, drew post 5 in the first of three New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Sunday.

Trained by Jaime Dominguez, Call Me A Blazn Chic is coming off of a neck victory as the 13-10 favorite in the 400-yard, $50,000 Pelican Stakes (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at The Downs at Albuquerque on August 26. All told, the filly has won four of 12 starts – including last year's $384,000 Zia Futurity (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs and $331,000 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.

Call Me A Blazn Chic is one of 28 New Mexico-bred 3-year-olds entered in Sunday's trials. Her top competition in the first heat includes Hubaldo Solis' Osbaldo, a homebred gray colt by Jesse James Jr who won graded futurities last season at Sunland Park and SunRay Park.

Fury Of The Storm, a Furyofthewind gelding owned and trained by Dominguez, will break from post 2 in the second heat. Fury Of The Storm has won four consecutive starts, including the 400-yard, $140,000 Zia Derby (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs on July 29, and the 400-yard, $75,000 New Mexico Breeders' Stakes (RG2) at SunRay Park on May 20.

RCJ Major Storm and PK Bay are entered in the third trial. A bay colt by Brookstone Bay owned by Alagar Racing LLC and trained by Melvin Cordova, RCJ Major Storm is coming off of a half-length win in the August 26, 400-yard Hard Twist Stakes (RG3) at Albuquerque. PK Bay will be making his first start since September 23, when he ran second in the 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Breeders' Derby (RG3) at Albuquerque for his owners, David E. Barrett and J & SM Inc.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Sunday's trials will meet in the 440-yard, $140,000-added New Mexico Cup Derby final on October 28. Past winners of the race include AQHA champion First Moonflash, who won the stakes in 2008.


In The News

Thursday, October 23, 2014
A total of 122 state-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses have been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. A total of 12 races will be run. Post time for the first race is set for 12:15 p.m. (MDT).
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Foxy Moonflash, a daughter of champion First Moonflash racing for Bobby Simmons, is the fastest qualifier to the October 26, $207,482 New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) at Zia Park.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
David G. Valdez’s Mad About The Moon, a $5,000 buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale, won the last of six New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Saturday, posting the fastest qualifying time to the $140,000-added final on Sunday, October 26.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Corona Southern Form outran his odds of nearly 9-1 to win Saturday’s 440-yard, $60,000 New Mexico Quarter Horse Breeders’ Championship (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque.




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