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NMHBA Honors its 2016 Champions
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The New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association honored its 2016 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse champions during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque on Thursday.

A total of 18 awards were presented. The following nine awards honored New Mexico’s top Thoroughbreds:

OLDER MARE: Zasha (Desert God-Thanks For Smokin by Smoke Glacken); owner, C. Donnell Echols; breeder, H. Joe Allen)
OLDER HORSE/GELDING: D E Lover (So Long Birdie-Alicita My Love by Birdonthewire); owners, Tony Sedillo and Leroy Martinez; breeder, Double Eagle Ranch Inc.
3-YEAR-OLD FILLY: Tilla Cat (Attila’s Storm-Charlotte’s Drone by B.G.’s Drone); owners, Dale Taylor, Lee Lewis, Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant, and Derrol Hubbard; breeders, Robert and DelRae Driggers
3-YEAR-OLD COLT/GELDING: Ten Penny Cents (Right Rigger-Seeking A Trick by Seeking The Cat); owners, Larry R. Teague and T. Harry Teague; breeder, Larry R. Teague
2-YEAR-OLD FILLY: Sippin (Swissle Stick-Samba Queen by Giant’s Causeway); owner and breeder, R.D. Hubbard
2-YEAR-OLD COLT/GELDING: Ignored (The Way Home-Spectacular Place by Out Of Place); owners, Steve Prather and Bessie A. Prather; breeder, Steve Prather
BROODMARE OF THE YEAR: Samba Queen (Giant’s Causeway-Misty Moon [BRZ] by Baronius [BRZ]), owner, R.D. Hubbard
STALLION OF THE YEAR: Attila’s Storm (Forest Wildcat-Sweet Symmetry by Magesterial); owner, R.D. Hubbard
FRESHMAN SIRE OF THE YEAR: Indian Firewater (Indian Charlie-Touched by Touch Gold); owner, Indian Firewater Partnership

The following nine awards honored New Mexico’s top Quarter Horses:

OLDER MARE: Astica (Jesse James Jr-Alice K White by First Down Dash); owner and breeder, MJ Farms
OLDER HORSE/GELDING: Klassic Strawfly (Genuine Strawfly-A Classic Song by A Classic Dash); owner, Yaneth Cabrera; breeders, Leonard P. Blach and Ronald Stephens
3-YEAR-OLD FILLY: Princess Jesse (Jesse James Jr-Total Miracle by Dean Miracle); owner and breeder, Vance E. Mikkelson
3-YEAR-OLD COLT/GELDING: Play Misty Foreme (Jesse James Jr-Arbor Mist by Blushing Bug); owner, Robert D. Smith; breeder, MJ Farms
2-YEAR-OLD FILLY: Running Dragon (Zulu Dragon-Banking Lane by Devon Lane [TB]); owner and breeder, By By JJ LLC
2-YEAR-OLD COLT/GELDING: Magnifico Dragon (Zulu Dragon-Cassies Mag by Magnificence); owner, Daniel Balderrama; breeder, Heriberto Moreno)
BROODMARE OF THE YEAR: Banking Lane (Devon Lane [TB]-Banking Disco by Strait To The Bank); owner, By By JJ LLC
STALLION OF THE YEAR: Jesse James Jr (Mr Jess Perry-Loose Lips by First Down Dash); owner, MJ Farms
FRESHMAN SIRE OF THE YEAR: Big Daddy Cartel (Corona Cartel-Miss Racy Eyes by Mr Eye Opener); owner, MJ Farms

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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