Chickaloni Wins $280,820 New Mexico Cup Futurity

The daughter of Jess A Chicks captures one of four New Mexico Cup Quarter Horse races at Zia Park on Sunday.

Edited press release

Jose Enrique Ortiz rode the winners of two of the four New Mexico Cup Quarter Horse races on Sunday, including the New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) with Chickaloni. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Chickaloni, a sorrel daughter of Jess A Chicks owned by brothers David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins of Orangevale, Utah, sprinted to her first stakes victory in Sunday’s $280,820 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.

The New Mexico Cup Futurity was one of four Quarter Horse stakes run at Zia Park on Sunday. There were a total of 12 New Mexico Cup races run, including eight for Thoroughbreds.

Trainer Tony Sedillo prepped the winners of two races, including the 870-yard, $140,240 New Mexico Cup 870 Championship (R) with D E Wagons Strawfly, a 6-year-old Genuine Strawfly gelding who he also owns. Jose Enrique Ortiz rode the winners of two of the Quarter Horse races, including D E Wagons Strawfly.

A total of $737,350 was wagered on the 12 races, of which $614,894 was bet off track.

Following is a recap of all four Quarter Horse races, listed in the order they were run. Also rans are listed in order of finish.

NEW MEXICO CUP 870 CHAMPIONSHIP (R)
3-year-olds & older --- 870 yards
Purse, $140,240
Winner -- D E Wagons Strawfly (6G, Genuine Strawfly-Wagons Maiden by Calligrapher)
Owner and trainer -- Tony Sedillo
Breeder -- Double Eagle Ranch (NM)
Jockey -- Jose Enrique Ortiz
Winning time -- :45.663
Winning margin -- two lengths
Odds -- 5-1
Also rans -- Super Quintons, Coronas Boy, Beverlys Ruller, El Tormenta Perfecta, An Absolut Diamond (2-1 favorite), Talkin Hills, and Storm Chasor.

NEW MEXICO CUP QUARTER HORSE DERBY (RG2)
3-year-olds -- 440 yards
Purse, $199,621
Winner -- Major Moonflash (3G, First Moonflash-Prima LD by Jazzing Hi)
Owners -- Pierre and Leslie Amestoy
Breeder -- Mike Abraham (NM)
Trainer -- Wes Giles
Jockey -- Adrian Ramos
Winning time -- 21.781
Winning margin -- one length
Odds -- 2-1 (favorite)
Also rans -- Dark Moonflash, Dungarees Version, Seeyalateralligator, Jess Bordeaux, DM Ada Kat, First Governor, Mr Mo Runaway, Matchstick Man, and Hit With Force.

NEW MEXICO CUP QUARTER HORSE FUTURITY (RG2)
2-year-olds -- 440 yards
Purse, $280,820
Winner -- Chickaloni (2F, Jess A Chicks-Machi Moon by Dash Ta Fame)
Owners -- David Hinkins and Ross Hinkins
Breeders -- Dosi & Norma Alvarez
Trainer -- Lori Chavez
Jockey -- Jose Enrique Ortiz
Winning time -- :19.758
Winning margin -- neck
Odds -- 7-1
Also rans -- Frank N Jesse, Blazin Moon Force, Teana Fay, Silvers Moon Flash, First Quick Flash, Jess Cruzin On By (7-10 favorite), Ms Blu Moon, and Flash Theory.

NAMEHIMASTREAKER NEW MEXICO CUP QH CHAMPIONSHIP (RG1)
3-year-olds & older -- 440 yards
Purse, $170,480
Winner -- Cinco Menudos (5G, Jesse James Jr-Uno Menudo by Dash Ta Fame)
Owner -- William G. McCarty
Breeders -- McCarty/Wood/SW Paving & Grading Inc.
Trainer -- Hermenegildo “Poppy” Aldavaz
Jockey -- Hector Aldrete
Winning time -- :21.585
Winning margin -- neck
Odds -- 6-1
Also rans -- Jess Got Issues, Mad About The Moon (2-1 favorite), Take The Spoon Man, DM One Hot Charmer, Hot Authorization, Too Flash For You, Grant The Star, Booyah Bay, and SC Dustychampion.

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