Field Set for July 29, $52,000-est. AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge
Zoomin Racer sets the fastest qualifying time on Friday.
July 12, 2018
Zoomin Racer, a 5-year-old gelding owned and trained by Jesus J. Carrete of Albuquerque, is the fastest qualifier to the July 29, $52,000-est. AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge Stakes.
Ridden by Jansen Melancon and sent to post as the 4-5 favorite, Zoomin Racer won the first of two 870-yards by two lengths from third-fastest qualifier Let There Be Sound in :44.233. The Texas-bred gelding was posting his seventh win in 19 races and pushing his lifetime earnings to $136,582.
Zoomin Racer was bred by Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas. The gelding was making his first start since June 2, when he ran second in the 870-yard, $50,000 Remington Distance Championship (G2) at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.
Ben Peterson’s Mahoney N Tacklebery, the second-fastest qualifier, won the second trial by three-quarters of a length in :44.532. Isaias Enriquez rode the homebred 4-year-old gelding for trainer Todd Fincher.
Other prominent finalists include Rock A Billy, a 5-year-old gelding trained by Tammy Johnson for Rockin J Running Horses. Rock A Billy has won two stakes, including last year’s AQHA Albuquerque Distance Challenge final.
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