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NM-Bred Storm The Beach Wins Manzano Stakes
RSS Feeds Sunday, August 13, 2017
Storm The Beach, a gelded son of Attila’s Storm and one of three registered New Mexico-breds in the 10-horse field, rallied to win Saturday’s $50,000 Manzano Stakes for 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs.

Ridden by Enrique Gomez, Storm The Beach covered 6 furlongs in 1:12.82, and his margin of victory was a neck from One Key, who led all the way until the last jump through fractions of :22.84 and :45.04. Fred Danley trained Storm The Beach for owner J & SM Inc. of Fort Stockton, Texas.

Storm The Beach was stretching out in distance off of his distant third-place finish, 9 1/4 lengths behind winner On The Low Down, in the 5-furlong, $141,000 Mountain Top Futurity (R) for New Mexico-breds at Ruidoso Downs.

“I think this horse needed a little bit more distance, and that’s why we decided to enter him in this race against open stakes company,” said Emilio Cadena III, Danley’s assistant at Albuquerque. “He’s been asking for more distance ever since he started in training.

“I was confident that if he broke good and got himself in good position early, he’d love the long homestretch here in Albuquerque,” he added.

Storm The Beach was bred by Tom and Leslie Goncharoff of Tularosa, New Mexico. A $28,000 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, the gelding has won three of five starts, and the $30,000 winner’s share of the Manzano purse pushed his earnings to $72,370.

Just Call Me Ken finished third and was followed by Causeway Runner, 7-5 favorite Hardworkcleanlivin, Colonel Pike, Big Boom, Vermilion Sky’s, Spring Loaded, and Bigger And Better.

Last year’s Manzano Stakes winner, Kathryn East’s Prados Way, ran fourth in his next start, the 6-furlong, $342,855 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Stakes on the turf.

In The News

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Jockeys Ry Eikleberry and Roimes Chirinos each rode the winners of two races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America.
Monday, October 23, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 12.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Horsemen are reminded that nominations close on November 1 for five 2018 stakes at The Downs at Albuquerque.

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