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                                Corona Cartel Stakes
by John Moorehouse
Fire Up Eagle wasn’t able to qualify for the Rainbow Derby, but the gelding qualified to the $100,000 Corona Cartel Stakes and came away with his first
stakes victory in that event.
Marc Jungers trains Fire Up Eagle, who got away
from the 1-gate strong and in second place. By the time jockey Raul Ramirez Jr., got the gelding into the stretch, he was running in front by a head. From there, Fire Up Eagle held off One Ruthless Eagle to win by a head. He completed the 440-yard trip in :21.400, registering a 95 speed index. This marked his first win since last October, when he prevailed in a maiden race at Lone Star Park.
Owned by Marc and Michelle Jungers and Aureliano Aranda, Fire Up Eagle got to the winner’s circle for just the second time in 11 career starts.
He also captured a $42,000 payday for his victory, boosting his lifetime earnings to $48,913.
Ugo De La Torre bred Fire Up Eagle out of Fire Up Willie, who posted three wins in her own racing career, collecting more than $92,000 in prize money.
One Ruthless Eagle (One Famous Eagle-This Dreams Flying), the runner-up, is owned by Daniel Nunez and Ernesto Fierro. Jose Muela is the trainer and Esgar Ramirez did the riding. Suze Returns (High Rate Of Return-Brown Eye Suze), the post-time favor- ite, took third by a nose for owner Joe Rios. The Juan Gonzalez trainee had Jaime Leos in the irons.
The remaining order of finish was Uncurled
Fist (One Famous Eagle-Cruzin The Wagon), Sumokeonthewater (FDD Dynasty-Sumokin), Moonflash Numbers (First Moonflash-Strength In Numbers), Coach A Comin (Apollitical Jess-Fantastic Follies), Southern Belle BP (First Down Dash-BP Shes Southern), DF Lord Garvan (Apollitical Jess-Three Green Leaves) and Fast Flash Gordon (Apollitical Jess- Lassie O Toole). Fantastic Feature Jr and Some Temting Dash scratched.
Zia 870 Championship
by Micahel Cusortelli
Dan The Flashman, a 4-year-old son of Champion First Moonflash trained by Martin Orona Jr. for owner Victor Diaz, earned his first
stakes victory in the $50,000 Zia 870 Championship Stakes for New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds at Ruidoso Downs on July 28.
Under jockey Jose Enrique Ortiz, Dan The Flashman went 870 yards in :46.377 while reaching the wire a head in front of Weappear TB. The brown gelding banked $30,000 from his fifth win in 15 races.
Dan The Flashman was a $43,000 purchase by Diaz at the 2016 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, and he has raced exclusively in New Mexico. The gelding has earned $94,628, of which $88,630 has been banked in 870 races.
Dan The Flashman was bred by Dosi and Norma Alvarez out of unraced Domeinitchy TB. She has produced 100% money earners from eight starters, including top earner Gonna Cha Cha, winner of the 2012 Zia Futurity-RG1 at Ruidoso Downs. Dan The Flashman is her second stakes winner.
Dan The Flashman’s third dam is winner June Gift TB, dam of Quiet Eclipse, a daughter of Quiet American and producer of three Thoroughbred stakes winners, including 2011 Sunland Derby-G3 winner Astrology and Grade 3 winner Lunarpal.
Weappear (Devon Lane-Reappear) was second under Duane Sterling for owner/trainer Nancy Summers. Weappear was the only Thoroughbred in the eight-horse field. D E Wagons Strawfly (Genuine Strawfly-Wagons Maiden) and jockey Mauro Salcedo finished third for owner/trainer Tony Sedillo.
El Chirrionero (Heza Motor Scooter-Red Tomacita), Regards Miracle (Chicks Regard-Old Lady Miracle), Amsterdams Big Daddy (Big Daddy Cartel-Amsterdam), Dm Nate Dog (Gonna Ro Sham Bo-Kat Kora), and De Desperado (Winners Version- Brendas Panther) completed the order of finish.
By By JJ Stakes
by Michael Cusortelli
A13-1 longshot in a field of nine, Jesus Carrasco’s Don Chuy C earned his first stakes victory in the $50,000 By By JJ Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on July 27.
Don Chuy C broke in second and quickly grabbed the lead. He held on throughout to finish the 400 yards in :19.853, posting a 90 speed index. The colt crossed the wire a nose in front under Paul Garcia, who rode Don Chuy C for trainer Jose Ramos.
Don Chuy C broke his maiden with a neck victory at odds of 24-1 in a 400-yard Zia Futurity-RG1 trial at Ruidoso on July 12.
Campaigned exclusively at Ruidoso Downs, Don Chuy C has won two of three outs, and the $30,000 winner’s share of the By By JJ Stakes purse pushed his earnings to $32,400.
Mike Abraham bred the colt out of lightly raced Jess Say Bye Bye. She has produced two winners from four starters, including Flashin On By. Don Chuy C is her first stakes winner and top earner. His second dam is 2-time winner Ally Bye Bye.
Donelli (Big Daddy Cartel-Tres Of Alice) earned $10,000 for her owner, Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms. Alan Hernandez rode the homebred gray filly for trainer Wes Giles.
Koochi Koo (Winners Version-Royal Kanutche) banked $5,000 to bring her earnings to $32,190 from five races for owner Amanda Rocha. Rodrigo Vallejo rode the stakes-winning filly for trainer Jimmy Padgett.
James Oliver (Jesse James Jr-Tres Of Alice), Bigg Jack (Big Daddy Cartel-Jessiana), Give Me Cash Jess (Jess A Chicks-Cash For Connie), All About Woody (Woodbridge-All About Gold), Daddys Sugar Momma (Big Daddy Cartel-Ms Payment Deferred) and Flash The Corona (First Moonflash- Corona Kelly) completed the order of finish.
            Ruidoso Downs • $100,000 440 yards • :21.400 • si 95
One Famous Eagle
One Dashing Eagle
   FIRE UP EAGLE, ‘16-g. Fire Up Willie
One Sweet Dash Walk Thru Fire
  Willie Swings
 Ruidoso Downs • $50,000 870 yards • :46.377 • si 88
First To Flash
First Moonflash
Nagano Moon
Domeinitchy TB
  Perfect Present
 Ruidoso Downs • $50,000 400 yards • :19.853 • si 90
First To Flash
First Moonflash
   DON CHUY C, ‘17-c.
Nagano Moon
Spit Curl Jess
 Jess Say Bye Bye
 Ally Bye Bye
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