Friday, November 16, 2012
Four New Mexico-breds, including three-time stakes winner KC Royal Flush, have been entered in Sunday's 870-yard, $55,000 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park.
A homebred 5-year-old gelding by Sixes Royal racing for Kathryn Maynard and Carla Feerer of Los Lunas, New Mexico, KC Royal Flush has earned $302,616 from 36 races, and his seven wins include the October 28, $140,000 New Mexico Cup 870 Championship (R).
KC Royal Flush is trained by Dominic Duree. The gelding will break from post 2 under jockey Ken Tohill in the King Rick Rack.
Brookstone Flash, a New Mexico-bred 4-year-old Brookstone Bay gelding owned by Jay and Mary Lou Standefer of Roswell, is coming off of a fourth-place finish in the New Mexico Cup 870 Championship. Trained by Jackie Riddle, Brookstone Flash has won three of 24 starts, including one of his three races during the current Zia Park meet.
Brookstone Flash drew post 4 and will be ridden by Casey Lambert in the King Rick Rack.
The other New Mexico-breds entered in the race, Dolores Burdine's Kokopellis Babycakes and Tony Sedillo's D E Wagons Strawfly, drew posts 1 and 8, respectively. Racing from the barn of Jose Dominguez, Kokopellis Babycakes finished second, 1 ¼ lengths behind winner Rollickin Red, in the July 29, $50,000 Zia 870 Championship (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
D E Wagons Strawfly has won two of 10 starts, including two of four at the 870 distance.
The King Rick Rack Stakes will be the 10th race on Zia Park's 11-race program. Approximate post time will be 4:09 p.m. (MST). The complete lineup, including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds – Kokopellis Babycakes (Esgar Ramirez, 121), 8-1; KC Royal Flush (Ken Tohill, 125), 3-1; Royal Initiative (Adrian Ramos, 121), 15-1; Brookstone Flash (Casey Lambert, 123), 6-1; Im Royal Quick (Alejandro Medellin, 125), 2-1; Tango Blue (Tanner Thedford, 121), 20-1; Git Er Done (Alfonso Perez, 121), 5-1; D E Wagons Strawfly (Dusty Shepherd, 121), 12-1; and AE-White Litenin (James A. Flores, 121), 10-1.