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Raskateer, Indian H Who Win New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity Trials
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Raskateer and Indian H Who both scored victories in Saturday’s 6-furlong New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) trials at Albuquerque Downs.

A homebred gelding by Dome and a half brother to Grade 2 winners Posse and Green Fee, Raskateer bbroke his maiden with a 1 1/2-length victory in the first trial. Alfredo Juarez Jr. rode Raskateer for owners Pierre and Leslie Amestoy of Albuquerque and Mike Abraham of Bosque, New Mexico, and trainer Ross Amestoy.

Raskateer has earned $10,200 from three races.

Indian H Who, a homebred son of Indian Firewater trained by Joel Marr for owners Sam Stevens and Sammy Stevens of Lamesa, Texas, won the second heat by 3 1/2 lengths. Glen Murphy rode the gelding, who was winning for the second time in three outs.

Indian H Who broke his maiden with a 4 1/2-length victory in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque Downs on August 17. The gelding has banked $14,880.

Other prominent finalists include Gallegos del Norte Racing’s Told You So. A homebred gelding by the Vronsky stallion Excessive Passion trained by Jose R. Gonzalez Jr., Told You So broke his maiden with a six-length victory in a 5-furlong maiden special weight dash for New Mexico-breds at Albuquerque on July 24.

Royal Descent, a homebred daughter of Real Dandy racing for Larry and Denise Nichols’ UKUSA Stables of El Paso, Texas, also made the New Mexico State Fair Futurity final. The filly is the first starter foaled by Cali Baby, a six-time stakes winner in New Mexico and earner of $535,709 from 2010-12.

The complete list of qualifiers to the September 25, $100,000-added final appears in alphabetical order.

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)


Breeder (State)


C, Diabolical-Blazing Bartok by Bartok (IRE)

Pacifica West Stables

Laurie Green and David Green (NM)

Dick Cappelucci

C, Indian Firewater-Harrys At Hanover by Pulpit

Sam E. Stevens and Sammy L. Stevens

Sam E. Stevens and Sammy L. Stevens (NM)

Joel Marr

F, Holmes-Moon Maid by Apollo

Lonnie Vaughn

Verona G. Vaughn (NM)

Lonnie Vaughn

G, McKenna’s Justice-Alice’s Thunder by Thunder Gulch

Judge Lanier Racing

McKenna Thoroughbreds LLC (NM)

Miguel Hernandez

F, Excessive Passion-Nobling Nofling by Valet Man

Gallegos del Norte Racing

Gallegos del Norte Racing (NM)

Jose R. Gonzalez Jr.

G, Dome-Raska by Rahy

Mike Abraham and Pierre & Leslie Amestoy

Mike Abraham (NM)

Ross Amestoy

F, Real Dandy-Cali Baby by Thatsusintheolbean

UKUSA Stables

Larry & Denise Nichols (NM)

Vance Mikkelson

G, Attila’s Storm-Leading Moves by Ghostly Moves

Mike Parker

Megan Cavasos (NM)

Larry Chavez

C, Weather Warning-Tiz Beautiful by Tiznow

Mike Abraham and Pierre & Leslie Amestoy

Mike Abraham (NM)

Ross Amestoy

G, Excessive Passion-Ask Me Later by Harlan’s Holiday

Gallegos del Norte Racing

Gallegos del Norte Racing (NM)

Jose R. Gonzalez Jr.

G, Attila’s Storm-Pretty Suzi by Dixie Brass

R.D. Hubbard and Paul Blanchard

Truman Smith (NM)

Todd Fincher

F, Attila’s Storm-Super Sister by Your Eminence

Wesley T. Gray and Glenda Gray

Wesley Gray (NM)

Nancy  Summers

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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