Sunday, September 22, 2013
Diana Bringhurst’s Poblano led at every call en route to a 7 1/4-length win in the 6-furlong, $53,753 George Maloof Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, one of three state-bred stakes run at The Downs at Albuquerque on Sunday.
Prepped by Owen Bringhurst and ridden by Brian Theriot, Poblano covered his 6-furlong trip in 1:10.79 after he’d set fractions of :22.18 and :44.29. The victory was his second in three starts, and it increased the Minister Eric gelding’s earnings to $35,137.
Poblano was a $3,000 buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs.
Beaumont Time ran second and was followed by Vernissage, Drip, El Maximo, Runawayrick, Some Dandy, Up Here, Wild Thunder, and Fiji Gold.
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Also on Sunday, fastest qualifier Ofashionsoutherngirl remained perfect in three starts this season at Albuquerque with a 1 1/4-length victory in the $49,648 New Mexico State Fair Quarter Horse Breeders’ Derby (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-olds.
Racing for Rita J. Danley of Anthony, New Mexico, the homebred sorrel daughter of Southern Corona covered her 400-yard trip in :20,002, and she returned a $5 win mutuel as the 3-2 favorite in the full field of 10. Porfirio Cano rode Ofashionsoutherngirl for trainer Fred Danley.
Ofashionsoutherngirl has won three of 11 races, and the $24,824 winner’s share of the State Fair Breeders’ Derby purse pushed her bankroll to $41,458, of which $33,920 has been earned this season.
Rex Hill, a graded stakes winner and the 9-2 second choice, ran second. Vuvu Zela, Easily A Gent, Smafricate, Ms James, Balderinas Surprise, Jesses On The Run, King Kola, and Jess My Time completed the order of finish.
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Storm With Flair, a homebred daughter of the Storm Cat stallion Tompest owned by Mike Abraham, remained undefeated following her victory in the $53,268 Dessie & Fern Sawyer Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old fillies.
Trained by Bart Hone and ridden by Jimmy Coates, Storm With Flair went 6 furlongs in 1:11.37, and her margin of victory was 3 1/2 lengths from Roll So Gold. Hot News Girl ran third, 5 1/2 lengths behind the winner.
Storm With Flair was coming off of a neck win in her career debut, the second of two trials on September 7. The filly has earned $29,634 from two outs.
My Dandy Girl finished fourth and was followed by Aednat, Dandy Pleasure, Burnt Sugar, Lady Five O Five, Landrys Girl, Kiss From Above, and Tormentada.
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Complete coverage of these races will be included in the October issue of The New Mexico Horse Breeder magazine.