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Trainers Fincher, Marr Enjoy Big New Mexico Cup Days
RSS Feeds Sunday, October 30, 2011
Trainers Todd Fincher and Joel Marr each saddled the winners of three Thoroughbred races during Sunday's 11-race New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.

Marr started his parade of winners when That's Who, a homebred Quinton's Gold gelding owned by Sam and Latane Stevens of La Mesa, Texas, won the New Mexico Cup Juvenile Colt & Gelding Stakes (R).

Marr also sent out Desert Hennessy to win the New Mexico Cup Colt & Gelding Stakes (R) and Cross Chris Run to win the richest Thoroughbred race of the day, the $180,720 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Cup Championship (R), both for owner Cleber J. Massey.

Fincher's first victory of the day came with Helen Nave's Comicsperfectstorm, a homebred daughter of Comic Genius who extended her win streak to five in the New Mexico Cup Filly Stakes (R).

Later on the card, Fincher won the New Mexico Cup Sprint Stakes (R) with the West Texas Racing Partners' Chuchuluco, and the Peppers Pride New Mexico Cup Filly & Mare Championship (R) with Joe Peacock's Rose's Desert.

Zia Park reported attendance of 1,452 for New Mexico Cup Day. A total of $686,857 was wagered on the 11 races, of which $509,347 was handled out of state.

A complete recap of the New Mexico Cup races appears below:

NEW MEXICO CUP 870 CHAMPIONSHIP
870 yards
Winner: Bullets Brother
Owner: Martin Orona Sr. & Veronica Gonzalez
Breeder: Joe W. Alexander
Trainer: Martin Orona Sr.
Jockey: Vicente Grajeda
Winning Time: :45.350
Also ran in order of finish: South Oak, BRT Opulence, Klassic Strawfly, KC Royal Flush, Lalumbredelospateres, Whata Lucky Man, and Littlesouthernswing,

NAMEHIMASTREAKER NEW MEXICO CUP QUARTER HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP (RG1)
440 yards
Winner: Down With You
Owner: R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard
Breeder: Joan Dale Hubbard
Trainer: Paul Jones
Jockey: Ricky Ramirez
Winning Time: 21.301
Also ran in order of finish: Jenuine Joy, Miracle Snow, DH-Yayo, DH-Dueling Juan, A Streak Again, One Diamond Kitty, Caliente Tyger, A First Caller, and CP Lawman.

NEW MEXICO CUP DERBY (RG2)
440 yards
Winner: Quatros Menudos
Owner and Breeder: McCarty, Wood, and SW Paving & Grading Inc.
Trainer: Hermenegildo “Poppy” Aldavaz
Jockey: Salvador Martinez
Winning Time: 21.145
Also ran in order of finish: Brookstone Flash, New Mexico Streaker, Wilmon, Viva La Moon, Mas Frijoles, Pakea Bay, Special Vartanash, Leave N Legal, and Wok Of Fame.

NEW MEXICO CUP FUTURITY (RG2)
400 yards
Winner: Call Me A Blazn Chic
Owner: J and M Racing & Farm
Breeder: Mike Abraham
Trainer: Roberto Sanchez
Jockey: Vicente Grajeda
Winning Time: 19.046
Also ran in order of finish: PK Bay, Fly Olivia Fly, Gotta Get Two, Call A Fast Corona, My Soul Mate, Caught On Tape, Erasmus B Dragon, Secrets Turning, and Fleurs Corona.

NEW MEXICO CUP JUVENILE COLT & GELDINGS STAKES
6 furlongs
Winner: That's Who
Owners: Sam E. & Latane Stevens
Breeder: Sam E. Stevens
Trainer: Joel Marr
Jockey: Carlos Madeira
Winning Time: 1:10.17
Also ran in order of finish: Honshu City, T.V. Stevie, Legal Storm, E Bar Way, Dueling Dom, Russianontherail, Sapello Larue, I Do My Own Tricks, Mr. Wizard, and Boy Ego.

NEW MEXICO CUP JUVENILE FILLY STAKES
6 furlongs
Winner: Our Flying Angel
Owners: Pierre & Leslie Amestoy and Mike Abraham
Breeders: Pierre & Leslie Amestoy
Trainer: Ross Amestoy
Jockey: Jimmy Coates
Winning Time: 1:10.66
Also ran in order of finish: Hot For You, Quinton's Doll Who, Gerda's Home, Sandia Sonata, Easy Loving Who, Dashkova, Garretsghostlygirl, Super Stormy, Bev's Fast Lane, Roll Bloomers Roll, and Moonface.

NEW MEXICO CUP COLT & GELDING STAKES
6 furlongs
Winner: Desert Hennessy
Owner: Cleber J. Massey
Breeder: T.J. Monsen and Sharon Monsen
Trainer: Joel Marr
Jockey: Carlos Madeira
Winning Time: 1:10.60
Also ran in order of finish: Texas Silver, Attitude E Racer, Mi Domscat, Jenna's Miracle, Beau Wizer, Quick Flag, Mostly Dust, Jannas Pride, The God Of Reign, River Grade Trick, and Russian Lane.

NEW MEXICO CUP FILLY STAKES
6 furlongs
Winner: Comicsperfectstorm
Owner and Breeder: Helen Nave
Trainer: Todd Fincher
Jockey: Juan Ochoa
Winning Time: 1:10.45
Also ran in order of finish: Funnyoushouldask, Shamrock Girl, Iplaytricks, Squallena, Ransomsgoodfriday, Charleston Bound, Heaters Abbey, Squall Wilbud, and Stormin Bomb.

NEW MEXICO CUP SPRINT STAKES
6 furlongs
Winner: Chuchuluco
Owner: West Texas Racing Partners
Breeders: Johnny & Mary Paiz
Trainer: Todd Fincher
Jockey: Ry Eikleberry
Winning Time: 1:09.54
Also ran in order of finish: Lesters Secret, Our Choice, Fourteen Kt. Gold, Smash Dancer, Train Rider Blues, Daddy O., Lester's Echo, Explosive Mine, Bonndaddy's.

PEPPERS PRIDE NEW MEXICO CUP FILLY & MARE CHAMPIONSHIP
1 mile
Winner: Rose's Desert
Owner and Breeder: Joe Peacock
Trainer: Todd Fincher
Jockey: Juan Ochoa
Winning Time: 1:38.24
Also ran in order of finish: King's Water Lilly, Elvira Who, Cali Baby, Your Wild Eminence, Dream Kin, Time For Deception, Jengoneby, Please N Teras, Highspeed Rescue, Pretty Danseur.

ROCKY GULCH NEW MEXICO CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
1 mile
Winner: Cross Chris Run
Owner: Cleber J. Massey
Breeder: H. Joseph Allen
Trainer: Joel Marr
Jockey: Ken Tohill
Winning Time: 1:37.73
Also ran in order of finish: Brother Louie, Silver Matthias, Double Smart, Rosa's Catena, Nuggets Please, Brother John D., Deity, Spinning Touch, Dixie Film, Enchanted Outlaw, and Running Squall.

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Monday, August 18, 2014
A memorial service for longtime New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association trustee Rita J. Danley of Anthony will be held on Thursday, August 21, in the winner’s circle at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack. The service will begin at 11 a.m. (MDT) and be followed by a reception in the track’s All American Turf Club.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
An unnamed colt by the Hennessy stallion Roll Hennessy Roll topped the Thoroughbred portion of the August 15-16 New Mexico-Bred Sale at the Ruidoso Downs Sale Pavilion. Consigned by Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch of Anthony, New Mexico, the colt (Hip No. 229) was purchased on Saturday for $87,000 by Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant, R.D. Hubbard, Brad King, and Dale Taylor.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Too Flash For You, a graded stakes winning New Mexico-bred son of First Moonflash, is the seventh-fastest qualifier for the Grade 1, $1,920,887 All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs on August 31.




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