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NM-Bred PJ Chick In Black is Fastest West Texas Derby Qualifier
RSS Feeds Friday, March 08, 2013

PJ Chick In Black, a registered New Mexico-bred filly by Desirio and last year's AQHA champion 2-year-old filly, is the fastest qualifier to this year's 400-yard, $65,000-added West Texas Derby (G3) at Sunland Park.

Making her first start in six months on Friday, PJ Chick In Black won the third of seven trials by one length as the 7-10 favorite. Under jockey Esgar Ramirez, the filly covered 400 yards in :18.841 while earning a 99 speed index and her sixth victory in seven races. John Stinebaugh saddled PJ Chick In Black for owners Dennis C. Bowen, Susan Taylor, and Jack Smith Farms.

PJ Chick In Black has banked $528,439 while racing exclusively in New Mexico. The filly won two graded stakes last season, including the 350-yard, $600,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, and she was the fastest qualifier to the Grade 1, $2.4-million All American Futurity.

The complete list of qualifiers for the March 31 West Texas Derby final appears below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder (State)

Trainer

Time

PJ CHICK IN BLACK
F, Desirio-Eddie Jym by Corona Cocktail

Dennis C. Bowen, Susan Taylor, and Jack Smith Farms

Fredda Draper (NM)

John Stinebaugh

:18.841

ROCKIN DISCO
G, Rock Solid Jess-Check This Disco by Check Him Out

Rockin J Running Horses and Jack Manning

VWP Jr Inc. (OK)

Michael Wakefield

:18.971

ICU DEITY
G, FDD Dynasty-ICU Shazoom by Shazoom

Linda Joiner and Marty Cope

Linda Joiner (NM)

Michael Joiner

:18.983

WILD AND GAME
F, Game Patriot-Wild Six by Tres Seis

Sammy Valeriano.

Lee & Sherwood Racing and Mineer (OK)

Joel Valeriano Jr.

:18.988

SECRET COURAGE
G, Captain Courage-Secretively by Special Leader

Francisco Acevedo

Burnett Ranches LLC (TX)

Ramon Ronquillo

:18.999

WHITEFACE EAGLE
F, One Famous Eagle-Sing And Pray by Truley First Class

Mexas Racing Team

Christine Hudson (TX)

Jaime Aldavaz Jr.

:19.001

PRINCE OF ALEXANDER
G, Stel Corona-Princess Of Dash by Dash For Cash

Michael G. Valenzuela

La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC (NM)

Michael G. Valenzuela

:19.059

IBA JP
G, Mr Jess Perry-IBA Special by Strawfly Special

Anjora Corp.

Johnny Trotter and Burnett Ranches (TX)

Paul Jones

:19.074

FIRST PRIZE MOON
C, Mr Jess Perry-First Prize Dash by Dash For Cash

Crowson Racing

Weetona Stanley (OK)

Victor H. Rodriguez-Flores

:19.075

CABALLO FAMOUS EAGLE
G, One Famous Eagle-Tres Fames by Tres Seis

Sunset Well Service Inc.

Sunset Well Service Inc. (TX)

Albert Franco

:19.110

 


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