Fastest Qualifier Streakin Zoomer Takes AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge
The 7-year-old stallion earns his first graded stakes victory on Sunday.
July 23, 2016
Alejandro Arzabala Jr.’s Streakin Zoomer, a 7-year-old stallion by Shazoom and the fastest qualifier, earned his third career stakes victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $58,680 AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes at Albuquerque Downs.
Trained by Martin Orona Sr. and ridden by Alejandro Medellin, Streakin Zoomer covered 870 yards in :44.173, earning a 105 speed index and missing by just one-tenth of a second the track record set by Kama Shootin in an allowance race on September 17, 2001. The stallion’s winning margin was 1 1/2 lengths from a fast-closing CJs Rocksolid.
Streakin Zoomer was coming off of a wire-to-wire, 4 1/2-length victory in the second of two trials on July 9. He was bred in Louisiana and was acquired by Arzabala for $13,000 at the Heritage Place January Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City.
Streakin Zoomer has won 10 of his 31 starts, including five of 13 at the 870-yard trip, and he has earned $137,709. In addition to banking the $28,166 winner’s share from Sunday’s purse, the stallion earned a berth in the October 29, $150,000 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse in California.
Jessa Little Rusty finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Streakin Zoomer. Fire Thorn, Executive Trust, Eagles First Prey, Ocean Smoke, and Famous Flying Eagle completed the order of finish.
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