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Spring Futurity Trials Draw 74 Entries
RSS Feeds Monday, March 12, 2012

Friday's 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG1) trials at Sunland Park have attracted a total of 74 state-bred 2-year-olds in eight trial heats.

Post time for the first heat is scheduled for 2:25 p.m. (MDT), while the last trial is scheduled to go off at 5:20.

Gary L. Thompson's Tombstone, the 8-5 morning-line favorite in trial 5, made his career debut with a neck victory in a state-bred maiden special weight race on March 2. The homebred gelding by Get Down Perry earned an 83 speed index while covering 300 yards in :15.274.

Another contender, Runin Sixes, is coming off of a three-quarter length win in a maiden special weight dash on March 2. The gray filly races for Peter B. Gallegos, Valle Guadiana Corp., and J. Patricia Gonzalez, and she is a full sister to 2010 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) winner and $480,445 earner Streak Of Sixes.

Runin Sixes is the 9-5 morning-line choice in the third heat.

Two other career debut winners, Aguilar Racing LLC's Major Freddie Jr and Paul Blanchard's Conn Creek, are entered in the sixth and seventh trials, respectively. Major Freddie Jr and Conn Creek both scored three-quarter length victories in 300-yard maiden special weight races on March 2.

A sorrel colt by the late Dash Ta Fame, Conn Creek is a half brother to 2009 AQHA champion 3-year-old filly Alice K White and a full brother to Grade 1 winner and one-time 440-yard world record holder Kendall Jackson.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $110,000-added New Mexican Spring Futurity final on April 8.

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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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