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Quatro Menudos Posts Fastest New Mexico Cup Derby Qualifying Time
RSS Feeds Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quatro Menudos was a prompt 1-2 favorite in the first of three New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) trials at Zia Park on Sunday.

Racing for owners McCarty, Wood, and SW Paving and Grading Inc., Quatro Menudos went 440 yards in :21.421 to earn a 94 speed index and post the fastest qualifying time for the $200,000-est. New Mexico Cup Derby final on October 30. Salvador Martinez rode the gray Furyofthewind gelding for trainer Hermenegildo “Poppy” Aldavaz.

Quatro Menudos' margin of victory was a nose from second-fastest qualifier Brookstone Flash. The gelding won five of six races and has earned $182,714, of which $153,854 has been banked this season, and his stakes resume includes a one-length victory in the $313,502 Shue Fly Stakes (RG10 at Sunland Park on New Year's Day.

Second-fastest qualifier Brookstone Flash, a homebred Brookstone Bay gelding campaigned by Jay and Mary Lou Standefer of Roswell, has earned $54,424 from 13 races, and his two wins include a 350-yard, $32,500 allowance sprint for state-breds at Zia Park on September 19.

The complete list of qualifiers appears below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)


Breeder (State)



G, Furyofthewind-Uno Menudo by Dash Ta Fame

William McCarty, P. Wood, and SW Paving & Grading Inc.

McCarty/Wood/SW Paving & Grading Inc. (NM)

Hermenegildo “Poppy” Aldavaz


G, Brookstone Bay-Flashy Heifer by Six Fortunes

Jay & Mary Lou Standefer

Jay & Mary Lou Standefer (NM)

Wes Giles


G, Brookstone Bay-Invisible Streaker by Invisible Injun

Rancho Los Dos Potrillos

Jerry & Sheree Cannon (NM)

Ralph Muniz


G, Illegal Runaway-Steppin Mary by Leaving Memories

Jaime Aldavaz Jr.

Gary & Bonnie Hartstack (NM)

Jaime Aldavaz Jr.


G, Dash Ta Fame-Champagne Lane by Lanes Leinster

David E. Barrett

MJ Farms (NM)

Fred Danley


G, Brookstone Bay-Pakea Kai by Mr Eye Opener

David Barrett and Sue H. May

Dirk Jones (NM)

Fred Danley


G, Dash Ta Fame-Shes A Hauler by Chicks Beduino

William McCarty, P. Wood, and SW Paving & Grading Inc.

McCarty/Wood/SW Paving & Grading (NM)

Hermenegildo “Poppy” Aldavaz


G, Dash Ta Fame-Lady Bonafide by Strawfly Special

R.D. Hubbard

R.D. Hubbard and John Jones Jr. Enterprises Ltd. (NM)

Paul Jones


G, Special Fly Bye-Vartanush Does Dash by Western Dash

Felipe Flores Sr.

Beverly Stockwell (NM)

Felipe Flores Jr.


F, Furyofthewind-Nagano Moon by Major Rime

D. Alvarez, Y. Medrano, and E. Ogaz

Dosi & Norma Alvarez (NM)

Juan M. Gonzalez



In The News

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Daniel Balderrama’s Magnifico Dragon is the fastest qualifier to the October 30, $300,000-est. New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) for state-bred juveniles at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Air Force Won, a gelded son of champion Ketel Won racing for Salvador Nava-Nava, will make his first start in two months in Sunday’s 440-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (G2) trials at Zia Park.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at the Jockey Club at Albuquerque Downs Racetrack on Thursday, September 15.

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