Zia Park Entries & Results for Monday, October 18, 2021

Zia Park, Hobbs, NM
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Zia Park offers live racing in the fall and simulcast year-round, and also features a 750-machine casino.
Biggest stakes: The Zia Park Derby, the Zia Park Oaks, and the Zia Park Distance Championship.

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400Y, Dirt, $15,000 Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds
Purse: $20,000

1st Half Early $1 Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta

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# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Bv Nobody Knows

Azoom

Leovigildo Hernandez, Jr.

Kevin Enriquez-Arenivas

6/1

2 2

Zio

Separatist

Marco A. Flores

Adrian A. Ramos

8/1

3 3

Dashin for Daddy

Big Daddy Cartel

Jesus J Carrete

Alejandro Medellin

15/1

4 4

Hearts Mystic Rime

Hearts Miracle

Hector Chavez

Jose Daniel Ruiz

9/2

5 5

Celerity Baby

Big Daddy Cartel

Marc E. Jungers

Lucas Constantin

20/1

6 6

Jessa Louisiana Hero

Jess Louisiana Blue

Martin Orona, Sr.

Oscar Cordova

5/2

7 7

First Good Candy

Jess Good Candy

Oscar V. Carrete

Federico Martinez

7/2

8 8

Southerns Patriot

Game Patriot

Vilma I. De La Cruz

Manuel Gutierrez

12/1

9 9

Vals Money

Jodys Money Pop

Jorge A. Morales-Flores

Paul H. Nieto

6/1

Runner Win Place Show
Hearts Mystic Rime  4 $14.60 $6.40 $4.40
Jessa Louisiana Hero  6 - $3.60 $3.20
Bv Nobody Knows  1 - - $6.20
Zio  2 - - -
Also rans: Southerns Patriot, Vals Money, Dashin for Daddy, Celerity Baby, First Good Candy
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 4-6 $54.20 $8,275.00
Superfecta 4-6-1-2 $1,542.80 $3,293.00
Trifecta 4-6-1 $343.40 $5,732.00
Fractions and final time: :19.69
Winning Owner: Luis Perez
Winning Breeder: Osvaldo Perez

350Y, Dirt, Maiden
Fillies | 3 Year Olds
Purse: $31,000

2 Half Early Daily Double / Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta 1st Leg .50 Pick 4

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# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Big Ocean Sweets

Big Daddy Cartel

Kenneth Durbin

Angel Marquez

20/1

2 2

Master Jewel Cartel

Send Me Cartel

Ruben Payan

Brian Cobos Barraza

15/1

3 3

Jet While You Can

Perry Tee Chick

Elliot Bachicha

Elliot Bachicha, Jr.

20/1

4 4

Ms Prize Candy

Jess Good Candy

Arnulfo Ascencio, Jr.

Alan Hernandez

6/1

5 5

Ms Purrfect

Mr Jess Perry

Wesley T. Giles

Adrian A. Ramos

6/1

6 6

Tonight Is the Night

Fdd Dynasty

Marc E. Jungers

Lucas Constantin

5/2

7 7

Flashin Lil

First Moonflash

David Arturo Valdez

Luis Martinez

12/1

8 8

Shesa Sizzlin Blood

Apollitical Blood

Omar Vargas

Paul H. Nieto

7/5

9 9

Venice Jewel

Comanche Moon

Juan D. Torres

Sergio G. Dominguez

20/1

Runner Win Place Show
Ms Prize Candy  4 $9.60 $4.60 $3.60
Ms Purrfect  5 - $7.40 $4.40
Shesa Sizzlin Blood  8 - - $2.60
Tonight Is the Night  6 - - -
Also rans: Flashin Lil, Venice Jewel, Master Jewel Cartel, Big Ocean Sweets, Jet While You Can
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 4-5 $46.80 $8,741.00
Daily Double 4-4 $74.00 $1,141.00
Superfecta 4-5-8-6 $323.20 $3,795.00
Trifecta 4-5-8 $149.40 $6,195.00
Fractions and final time: :17.843
Winning Owner: Anti Gravity Customs
Winning Breeder: Weetona Stanley

Asmussen, Ortiz Jr., Prat contest Zia Park's richest card of 2021

Zia Park's 'Land of Enchantment' card, led by the Zia Park Derby, returns after a 1-year hiatus.

350Y, Dirt, $8,000 Maiden Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds
Purse: $16,500

Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta / 2nd Leg Pick Four/ 1st Leg .50 Pick Three

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# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Shesa Lasting Vike

Dashing Vike

Allison Martinez

Elliot Bachicha, Jr.

2/1

2 2

Lets Go Cee C

El Damazo

Lillian N. Silva

Hector Aldrete

8/1

3 3

Estrella Ar

Undaunted

Luis Daniel Iturralde

Omar Iturralde

6/1

4 4

Big City

Genuine Strawfly

Raymond G. Valerio

Oscar Cordova

12/1

5 5

Crusin Calibrate

Crusin Corona

Hermenegildo G. Aldavaz

Sergio G. Dominguez

12/1

6 6

La Bella Azul

Jess Kicken

Cosme Velasquez

Edgar S. Martinez

20/1

7 7

Wager On Chicks

Jess a Chicks

Irving Fournier

Adrian A. Ramos

9/2

8 8

Demaz D Flyer

El Damazo

Lee J. Gutierrez

Albert T. Medrano

20/1

9 9

Noche Blanca

Dekalb

Juan Meraz

Federico Martinez

3/1

Runner Win Place Show
Demaz D Flyer  8 $47.80 $11.20 $6.00
Estrella Ar  3 - $4.00 $3.40
Shesa Lasting Vike  1 - - $3.60
Wager On Chicks  7 - - -
Also rans: Noche Blanca, La Bella Azul, Lets Go Cee C, Big City, Crusin Calibrate
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 8-3 $155.20 $7,517.00
Superfecta 8-3-1-7 $2,409.80 $2,732.00
Trifecta 8-3-1 $673.00 $5,002.00
Fractions and final time: :18.275
Winning Owner: Rudy T. Flores
Winning Breeder: Juan & Sergio Castro

870Y, Dirt, Allowance
Open | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $40,000

Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta/ 3rd Leg Pick Four/ 2nd Leg Pick Three

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Dash Past Them

Tempting Dash

Ebert Munoz

Noe Garcia, Jr.

6/1

2 2

Tek Ni Color

Flyin Color

Marc E. Jungers

Lucas Constantin

5/1

3 3

No Pasa Nada

Attila's Storm

Simon J. Buechler

Jimmy Ray Coates

15/1

4 4

Why Buy the Cow

Heza Motor Scooter

Kenneth Durbin

Tracy J. Hebert

6/1

5 5

Doc Pepper

Favorite Cartel

Juan D. Torres

Alejandro Medellin

20/1

6 6

Aryescelestic Man

Celestic Night

Teofilo Garcia, Jr.

Aldo Arboleda

10/1

7 7

You Buy I Fly V

One Valiant Hero

Richard D. Sedillo

Miguel A. Perez

3/1

8 8

Starlite Eagle

One Famous Eagle

Todd W. Fincher

Enrique Portillo Gomez

8/5

9

Rocky Bar Six

Rocky Bar

Joy I. Marlin

Tracy J. Hebert

(Also-eligible)

5/2

AE

Runner Win Place Show
You Buy I Fly V  7 $16.60 $6.80 $5.40
Why Buy the Cow  4 - $4.40 $3.00
No Pasa Nada  3 - - $6.60
Dash Past Them  1 - - -
Also rans: Starlite Eagle, Tek Ni Color, Aryescelestic Man, Doc Pepper
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Superfecta 7-4-3-1 $1,401.00 $7,022.00
Exacta 7-4 $58.00 $12,848.00
Trifecta 7-4-3 $407.80 $9,670.00
Fractions and final time: :45.08
Winning Owner: Betty Marshall
Winning Breeder: Valeriano Racing Stables Llc

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5 1/2F, Dirt, $8,000 Maiden Claiming
Fillies & Mares | 3 To 5 Year Olds
Purse: $13,500

Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta / 3rd Leg Pick 3 / 4th Leg Pick 4

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Platinum Button

Platinum Pharaoh

Roger Eliott

J. C. Villanueva

12/1

2 2

Brass County

Sebastian County

Paul A. Smith

Jose Miguel Vazquez

20/1

3 3

Special Wings

Diabolical

Francisco Magana Padilla

Casey R. Chavez

6/1

4 4

Allergic to Logic

Smiling Tiger

Jose R. Gonzalez, Jr.

Luis A. Fuentes

8/5

5 5

Brilliant Beauty

U S Ranger

Sal Gonzalez

Alejandro Medellin

15/1

6 6

De Felina's Song

Indy Express

Juan Meraz

Gustavo Herrera

20/1

7 7

Ms. Lea

Lea

Robert Van Crowell

Tracy J. Hebert

5/1

8 8

Bossy Baby

Bernster

Danny E. Martinez

Rigo Sarmiento

2/1

Runner Win Place Show
Bossy Baby  8 $3.00 $2.10 $2.20
Allergic to Logic  4 - $2.60 $2.20
Ms. Lea  7 - - $2.60
Brilliant Beauty  5 - - -
Also rans: Special Wings, Platinum Button, Brass County, De Felina's Song
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 8-4 $5.60 $20,057.00
Superfecta 8-4-7-5 $62.80 $8,359.00
Trifecta 8-4-7 $12.60 $14,280.00
Pick 3 8-7-8 $604.60 $807.00
Pick 4 4-8-7-8 $5,937.80 $1,979.00
Fractions and final time: :22.79, :46.07, 1:04.14
Winning Owner: Gloria Martinez
Winning Breeder: Gallegos Del Norte Racing

5 1/2F, Dirt, Maiden Special Weight
Open | 2 Year Olds
Purse: $31,000

Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Lea Costa Me

Lea

Pedro Gomez

Enrique Portillo Gomez

12/1

2 2

The Met

Dominus

Bart G. Hone

Francisco Amparan

3/1

3 3

Creative Bid

Creative Cause

Bart G. Hone

Rigo Sarmiento

7/5

4

La Cheva

Next Bandit

Luis Daniel Iturralde

Alejandro Medellin

20/1

5 5

Super Hunk

The Hunk

Roger Eliott

Hector Aldrete

8/1

6 6

Rocks a Black Suit

Black Onyx

Bradley C. Bolen

Rodolfo Guerra

8/1

7 7

Valiant Charge

Will Take Charge

Joy I. Marlin

Tracy J. Hebert

4/1

8 8

Arrogant Punch

Keep On Punching

Natalie Douglas

Jimmy Ray Coates

20/1

Runner Win Place Show
Creative Bid  3 $3.20 $2.10 $2.10
The Met  2 - $3.20 $2.60
Rocks a Black Suit  6 - - $3.60
Valiant Charge  7 - - -
Also rans: Arrogant Punch, Lea Costa Me, Super Hunk
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 3-2 $7.80 $18,221.00
Superfecta 3-2-6-7 $51.20 $8,452.00
Trifecta 3-2-6 $20.20 $13,461.00
Fractions and final time: :21.87, :45.18, 1:03.22
Winning Owner: Jeremy Ramsland
Winning Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Kuster, Brereton C.Jones, Heinz Steinmann & Mike Harrington

Mattress Mack ready to bet Smile Happy in Derby Future Wager

Jim McIngvale plans to impact the Kentucky Derby Future Wager by betting Smile Happy.

6 1/2F, Dirt, $10,000 Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $15,000

$1 Exacta / .50 Trifecta / .10 Superfecta /1st Leg .50 Pick Five

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Don With the Wind

Second in Command

Simon J. Buechler

Luis Negron

4/1

2 2

Chatter Bar

Laoban

Alejandro Chavez

Jimmy Ray Coates

2/1

3 3

Trooper

Gemologist

Ruben Leyba

J. C. Villanueva

20/1

4 4

Sun Treader

Competitive Edge

Robert Van Crowell

Tracy J. Hebert

6/1

5 5

Dan Who

Abstraction

Jose A. Gonzalez

Enrique Portillo Gomez

12/1

6 6

Hello Hello Mister

Mr. Besilu

Martin Valdez-Cabral, Jr.

Alejandro Medellin

6/1

7 7

Attila's Flag

Attila's Storm

Humberto P. Loma

Angel Marquez

8/1

8 8

Soulong

Perfect Soul (IRE)

Luis C. Rojero

Francisco Amparan

7/2

Runner Win Place Show
Hello Hello Mister  6 $6.40 $3.80 $3.00
Don With the Wind  1 - $3.80 $3.00
Sun Treader  4 - - $4.40
Soulong  8 - - -
Also rans: Chatter Bar, Dan Who, Attila's Flag, Trooper
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 6-1 $23.20 $11,299.00
Superfecta 6-1-4-8 $308.20 $4,378.00
Trifecta 6-1-4 $100.20 $6,588.00
Fractions and final time: :23.1, :45.75, 1:09.44, 1:15.69
Winning Owner: Voorhees, Glen and Voorhees, Wendy
Winning Breeder: Billy Lankford & Helene Dickinson

6 1/2F, Dirt, $5,000 Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $12,750

Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta/ 3rd Leg Pick Three 1st Leg .50 Cent Pick Four / 2nd Leg Pick 5

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Leatherneck

Congrats

Jose R. Gonzalez, Jr.

Luis A. Fuentes

10/1

2 2

Bean and the Bug

Palace Malice

Lynette Baldwin

Tracy J. Hebert

4/1

3 3

Bortstein

Warrior's Reward

Fernando S. Velazquez

Jimmy Ray Coates

15/1

4 4

Become an Insider

Northern Indy

Michelle Salazar

Casey R. Chavez

30/1

5 5

I Am Allthatyouare

Tale of the Cat

Dick Cappellucci

Luis Negron

3/1

6 6

Phoenix Fire

Tapit

Filiberto Quiroz

Luis Ramon Rodriguez

9/2

7 7

Happy Forty Eight

Your Eminence

Ronald A. Constant

Alejandro Medellin

8/1

8 8

Kris Who

Indian Firewater

Sherry Armstrong

Rigo Sarmiento

9/5

Runner Win Place Show
Kris Who  8 $10.40 $6.80 $4.40
Leatherneck  1 - $7.00 $4.40
Phoenix Fire  6 - - $3.20
Bortstein  3 - - -
Also rans: I Am Allthatyouare, Become an Insider, Bean and the Bug, Happy Forty Eight
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 8-1 $60.60 $20,050.00
Superfecta 8-1-6-3 $978.40 $9,788.00
Trifecta 8-1-6 $179.80 $15,289.00
Fractions and final time: :22.31, :44.77, 1:08.94, 1:15.23
Winning Owner: Sherri Galvez
Winning Breeder: Sam E. Stevens & Sammy L. Stevens

Stats show Prat, Velazquez dominating Santa Anita turf, dirt

Analyzing Santa Anita riders using HRN Hot Jockey Reports.

6F, Dirt, $5,000 Claiming
Fillies & Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $12,500

Exacta / Trifecta / .10 Superfecta / 3rd Leg Pick 5 / 2nd Leg Pick Four 1st Leg .50 Pick Three

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Hot to Surf

Surf Cat

Michelle Salazar

Casey R. Chavez

15/1

2 2

Abbie's Way

Attila's Storm

Raymond G. Valerio

Rigo Sarmiento

2/1

3 3

Superduperjustice

Regal Ransom

Rodney C. Richards

Jose Miguel Vazquez

10/1

4 4

Indian Diva

Shame On Charlie

Casey T. Lambert

Rodolfo Guerra

8/1

5 5

McGoldie

McKenna's Justice

Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.

Enrique Portillo Gomez

9/2

6 6

Iroquois Heart

Finale

Martin Valdez-Cabral, Jr.

Alejandro Medellin

15/1

7 7

Princess Jada

Northern Causeway

Martin Valdez-Cabral, Jr.

Francisco Amparan

10/1

8 8

Deleterious

Delhomme

Terri Rust

Luis Negron

4/1

9 9

Minnie Me Ha

Sing Baby Sing

Casey T. Lambert

Luis A. Fuentes

10/1

10 10

Donna Who

Indian Firewater

Charles S. Pacheco

Jimmy Ray Coates

20/1

Runner Win Place Show
Abbie's Way  2 $5.00 $2.20 $2.40
McGoldie  5 - $4.60 $2.80
Minnie Me Ha  9 - - $8.00
Superduperjustice  3 - - -
Also rans: Indian Diva, Princess Jada, Hot to Surf, Donna Who, Deleterious, Iroquois Heart
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 2-5 $26.60 $19,551.00
Superfecta 2-5-9-3 $1,190.80 $8,499.00
Trifecta 2-5-9 $194.60 $12,100.00
Fractions and final time: :22.19, :45.09, :57.63, 1:10.22
Winning Owner: S and G Racing, LLC
Winning Breeder: Dale Taylor

1M, Dirt, $8,000 Maiden Claiming
Open | 3 To 5 Year Olds
Purse: $16,500

Exacta/ Trifecta/ .10 Superfecta/ 1st Half Late 1.00 Daily Double 4th Leg Pick 5 / 3rd Leg Pick Four / 2nd Leg Pick Three

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1 1

Talkaboutnavarone

Song of Navarone

Carlos C. Gonzalez

Erick Medellin

12/1

2 2

Final Deception

Finale

Joaquin E. Garza

Casey R. Chavez

50/1

3 3

It's Over Dude

Finale

Casey T. Lambert

Jose M. Vasquez

5/1

4 4

More Firewater

Indian Firewater

Terri Rust

Luis Negron

9/5

5 5

Kell's Kiss

Harris

Robert James Gherardi

Kelsi Purcell

20/1

6 6

Anxious Indian

Indian Firewater

Patrick L. Sanchez

Jimmy Ray Coates

10/1

7

Latigo's Firstdanz

Latigo Shore

Bernadette Barrios

Rodolfo Guerra

12/1

8 8

Sandia's Best

Mr. Harry O

Donna McArthur

Francisco Amparan

8/1

9 9

Hit a Note

Harris

Jose R. Gonzalez, Jr.

Luis A. Fuentes

10/1

10 10

Bob'sallwicked

Indy Express

Bart G. Hone

Rigo Sarmiento

7/2

11

Big Whiskey

Indian Firewater

Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.

Francisco Amparan

(Also-eligible)

6/1

AE

12

Trust Mando

Unbridled Trust

Danny Morales

Enrique Portillo Gomez

(Also-eligible)

30/1

AE

Runner Win Place Show
It's Over Dude  3 $16.60 $8.20 $3.60
Anxious Indian  6 - $7.20 $4.20
More Firewater  4 - - $2.20
Bob'sallwicked 10 - - -
Also rans: Talkaboutnavarone, Kell's Kiss, Sandia's Best, Hit a Note, Final Deception
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Exacta 3-6 $116.60 $16,438.00
Superfecta 3-6-4-10 $1,267.80 $7,055.00
Trifecta 3-6-4 $457.40 $10,811.00
Fractions and final time: :23.63, :46.76, 1:11.81, 1:25.56, 1:40.26
Winning Owner: Champion Racing Stable
Winning Breeder: Lyndon Read & Susan Hunter

Barn Tour: Hit the Road helps lift Blacker to new heights

Trainer Dan Blacker updates his turf star Hit the Road and other emerging talents.

6F, Dirt, $10,000 Claiming
Open | 3 Year Olds And Up
Purse: $19,500

Exacta / Trifecta /.10 Superfecta / 2nd Half Late Daily Double 5th Leg Pick Five / 4th Leg Pick Four / 3rd Leg Pick Three

# PP Horse / Sire Trainer / Jockey ML
1

Red Rascal

Spinning Touch

Pedro Gomez

Enrique Portillo Gomez

30/1

2 2

Zesty Jazzman

Monterey Jazz

Tony E. Sedillo

Miguel A. Perez

8/1

3 3

Smooth Blues

Monterey Jazz

Luis C. Rojero

Francisco Amparan

6/1

4 4

Flying Phantom

Vulcan's Pulpit

Albert P. Araiza

Gustavo Herrera

3/1

5 5

Comet Causey

The Way Home

Joel H. Marr

Luis A. Fuentes

9/2

6 6

Lincoln County Kid

El Macho Suave

Pedro Gomez

Alejandro Medellin

20/1

7 7

Poof He's Gone

Indian Firewater

Luis C. Rojero

Luis H. Rodriguez

6/1

8 8

Digger's Gold

Quinton's Gold

Todd W. Fincher

Aldo Arboleda

4/1

9 9

Sniggle

Don Lux

Simon J. Buechler

Jimmy Ray Coates

12/1

10 10

Gambling Cowboy

Attila's Storm

Todd W. Fincher

Rodolfo Guerra

10/1

Runner Win Place Show
Lincoln County Kid  6 $27.80 $26.40 $12.40
Gambling Cowboy 10 $5.00 $5.80 $3.60
Flying Phantom  4 - - $2.20
Comet Causey  5 - - -
Also rans: Digger's Gold, Poof He's Gone, Smooth Blues, Sniggle, Zesty Jazzman
Pool Finish $2 Payout Total Pool
Daily Double 3-10 $51.40 $3,062.00
Daily Double 3-6 $336.60 $0.00
Exacta 10-6 $80.60 $12,083.00
Exacta 6-10 $205.20 $0.00
Superfecta 10-6-4-5 $1,961.00 $6,020.00
Superfecta 6-10-4-5 $4,098.60 $0.00
Trifecta 10-6-4 $366.40 $9,085.00
Trifecta 6-10-4 $971.20 $0.00
Pick 3 2-3-6/10 $218.80 $5,052.00
Pick 4 8-2-3-6/10 $2,347.00 $6,262.00
Pick 5 6-8-2-3-6/10 $5,004.00 $4,088.00
Fractions and final time: :22.31, :45.27, :57.78, 1:10.75
Winning Owner: Enrique Gomez
Winning Breeder: Jane Wiggins

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