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Two-Time Stakes Winner Osbaldo Tops NM State Fair Breeders' Derby Trials
RSS Feeds Thursday, September 06, 2012

Osbaldo, a homebred Jesse James Jr colt racing for Hubaldo Solis, is one of 18 3-year-olds entered in Sunday's 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Breeders' Derby (RG3) trials at The Downs at Albuquerque.

An earner of $233,556 from nine starts, Osbaldo won his first six starts last year, including the 350-yard, $176,040 New Mexico Breeders' Futurity (RG2) at SunRay Park, and 300-yard, $248,491 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park. The colt is trained by Oscar Carrete and will be ridden by J. Martin Bourdieu in the second of two trials on Sunday.

Other prominent sophomores entered include 2011 New Mexico State Fair Senor Futurity (RG3) winner Jess Dungarees, New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity (RG3) winner Sparklin Royal, and PK Bay, the runner-up to Call Me A Blazn Chic in last year's $331,000 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Sunday's trials will meet in the $50,000-added New Mexico State Fair Breeders' Derby final on September 23. Past winners of the stakes include Major Rime (1995), AQHA champion Now I Know ('96), Namehimastreaker ('97), and Rabbits Rainbow ('99).


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