From the NM Horse Breeders Association
Trainer Joel Marr and jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. each won four races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.
Marr and Juarez teamed to win the 6-furlong, $152,100 New Mexico Cup Colts and Geldings Stakes (R) with Proceed, a homebred 3-year-old Desert God colt owned by Michael C. Stinson of Fort Worth, Texas, and the richest Thoroughbred race on the 12-race program, the 1-mile, $192,720 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Cup Championship, with That’s Who, a homebred 5-year-old gelding by Quinton’s Gold racing for Sam and Latane Stevens of Lamesa, Texas.
Marr, who is just four wins away from 1,000 career victories, also sent out Stinson’s Attitude E Racer to win the 6-furlong, $176,500 New Mexico Cup Sprint Championship (R), and C. Donnell Echols’ Zasha to win the 1-mile, $179,360 Peppers Pride New Mexico Cup Fillies and Mares Championship (R). Both of these winners were ridden by Ken Tohill.
Juarez also rode J Bar 7 Ranch LLC’s Little Vidalia to victory in the 6-furlong, $136,500 New Mexico Cup Filies and Mares Sprint Championship, and he won the 6-furlong, $151,600 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Filly Stakes (R) with Twixy Roll for owners Dale Taylor, Carey Taylor, and Jon Hogg.
On the Quarter Horse side, Mad About The Moon won the New Mexico Cup program’s richest race, the 400-yard, $289,728 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2), for owner David G. Valdez of Odessa, Texas. Sergio Becerra Jr. rode the bay gelding by champion First Moonflash for trainer Gene Burden.