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Running Dragon Returns in NMHBA Stakes
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Running Dragon, a homebred multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Zulu Dragon owned by By By JJ LLC, is one of nine state-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s 400-yard, $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.

Running Dragon is coming off of a half-length victory in the January 15, 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2). Raced exclusively in New Mexico, the filly has won eight of 10 starts, including three graded stakes, and she has earned $470,641.

Running Dragon has drawn post 5 and will be ridden by Adrian Ramos for trainer Samuel Robledo.

A Super Sonic Boom, a graded stakes winning son of Big Daddy Cartel trained by Miguel Castillo for owner Hubaldo Solis of Peralta, New Mexico, drew post 9 and will be ridden by Alejandro Medellin. The homebred colt is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which he scored a wire-to-wire, neck victory in the 350-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) at SunRay Park.

Other contenders include Mighty B Dragon, a homebred gelding by Zulu Dragon owned by the 21 Partnership. A finalist in the Shue Fly, Mighty B Dragon has earned $32,476 from five outs.

Mighty B Dragon drew post 3 and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez for trainer Antoinette Gonzales.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Peyote Run (Mauro Salcedo), 12-1
Es Runnin (Edwin Pena), 6-1
Mighty B Dragon (Manuel Gutierrez), 4-1
Go Daddy Gone (Felipe Garcia-Luna), 20-1
Running Dragon (Adrian Ramos), 7-5
You Can Do It Regard (Raul Herrera), 5-1
Miss Call Me First (Oscar Cordova), 12-1
A Sure First (Salvador Martinez), 8-1
A Super Sonic Boom (Alejandro Medellin), 10-1

In The News

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Nine stakes races, including two restricted to New Mexico-breds, were contested on Zia Park’s Wednesday’s “Land of Enchantment Day” program.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Two stakes for New Mexico-breds -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will be featured on Wednesday’s $1.303-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park.
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.

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