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Flyin Fish Upsets King Rick Rack

Fishers Dash geldings run one-two in Zia Park stakes.

November 17, 2013

With a four-wide move under jockey Alejandro Medellin, Flyin Fish came flying home to capture Sunday’s $55,180 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park. Trained and owned by Tony Sedillo, the 5-year-old gelding by Fishers Dash kicked away in the stretch to win the 870-yard stakes in a time of :45.034 at odds of 9-1. This marked the third career stakes win for the California-bred, who also took last year’s Moonstone Stakes going 660 yards at Hialeah Park and this year’s Bobby Dan Crenshaw Memorial Stakes going 1,000 yards at Ruidoso Downs.

Bred by Vessels Stallion Farm LLC and P.K. Thomas, Flyin Fish now has a record of 35-9-6-3 with earnings of $235,604. Although most of his success has come around the turn, he did finish fourth in the All American Gold Cup (G3) and qualified to the All American Derby (G1), both at 440 yards.

Fishers Dash also sired the runner-up, Fishin For Dough. The 3-year-old gelding, who runs for owner Victor Diaz, also finished second in the Herman Jefferson Stakes (G3) at Zia. Dusty Rose Ranch LLC’s Docs Dusty Okie, a six-time stakes winner, finished third.