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                                Anselmo Aguilar Payán Classic
by Luis Prieto Zamudio, translation by Eduardo Silveyra
  The third edition of this race took place
on June 30 among eight runners of three years or older born in Mexico, over a distance of 350 yards for a prize of $378,600 pesos (approx. $19,590 US). It was a test in which Lafishingonabugsmoon stood out. In his previous outing two weeks earlier in the Javier Rosique Palavicini Classic, the gelding won
the event in a local record time of :14.833 (SI 106) for the 300 yards. For this reason, the fans marked him as a big favorite to win, closing with 0.45 odds to win.
Once the initial protocol was complete, the entrants took their positions and the start was clean. Immediately, Lafishingonabugsmoon (# 1) took the lead, separating from the pack with each stride in his attempt to reach the goal, which he achieved without any pressure from rider Yair Daniel Báez Soto.
With such a show of superiority, he
left the rest of the group in contention for second placed as he crossed the finish line 4 1/2-lengths ahead of Takin Six Glory (#2). The race was run in :16.84 for a 101 speed index, which improved the local record by two hun- dredths from :16.86 that was run on January 25, 2010 by Jessie O Toole (Mr Jess Perry-Miss O Toole, Special Effort). It was record that was beyond any forecast, but that in the next test (33 minutes later) was overtaken by the two
year old Maybellina in the John Deere Mexico Juvenile Challenge.
As it happened two
weeks ago, the gelding son of Nofishinonafullmoon out of
A Special Ladybug (by My
Mr Special Bug) summoned
a crowd in the winner’s circle
during the awards for the
triumph, which were received
by Ramiro González Ozuna,
breeder and owner of the
horse, as well as Cuadra Los Gavilanes.
At six years of age with 32 outs and a record of 10-10-3, this veteran is giving his best performances, and apparently may well be the one to dominate the division of older horses
in the current season of the Hipódromo de las Américas. For now, his next race will be Aug. 18 in the Bank Of America Mexico Challenge Championship, where he will test his capacity for 440 yards for the first time.
“This is undoubtedly the best season for the horse, from six outings on the track he has won four of them, one in second and one in fourth place, with two first places in classics consecu- tively, in honor of distinguished breeders and riders such as Javier Rosique Palavicini and Dr. Anselmo record speeds. Results that are based
on the work of the training team under the charge of Rubén Romo García and the good performance of rider Yair Daniel Báez,” said Ramiro González Ozuna, breeder and owner of the horse.
For this victory Lafishingonabugsmoon added to his earnings $189,300 pesos (approxi- mately $9,795 US), for total
earnings reaching 1,687,920 pesos.
Takin Six Glory (Glory Six-Takin Care)
finished second under the orders of José Ángel Ambrosio Medina for Rancho Victoria and trainer Fernando Enríquez Márquez.
The sorrel filly Pantera Down Dash (Aguerrido-La Pantera Gris) placed third, ridden by Alejandro Gómez Díaz for owners Cuadra Chiconcuac. She was saddled by trainer Luis Eduardo Flores Gómez.
Also having participated: Clasic Chic (Sambaso Dancer–Ziplock Chic), Divina Jess (Royal Invasor–Jess Clear This), Chiris The Breez (Chiris Corona–Call Me The Breez), Vgdashingromance (Rare Leader–Takin Romance) and Mis Elegant (Danny Cartel– Elegant Zevi).
Hipodromo de las Americas $19,590 • 350 yards :16.84 • si 101 • Ntr
Your First Moon
My Mr Special Bug
A Special Ladybug
Little Gold Wrangler
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Lafishingonabugsmoon and Yair Baez cross the finish-line 4 1/2-lengths in front
Miguel A. Espinoza: Hipodoromo de las Americas

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