Animas Stakes Opens SunRay Meet

A full field of 10 3-year-olds has been entered in Friday's feature.

Jm Country Man, pictured here winning last year's La Fiesta Futurity at Albuquerque, is one of 10 3-year-olds entered in Friday's Animas Stakes at SunRay Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

A full field of 10 3-year-olds, headed by futurity winners Jm Country Man and Mahoney N Tacklebery, has been entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $30,000 Animas Stakes, the feature race on SunRay Park’s opening-day program on Friday.

Jm Country Man is a gelded son of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by Cynthia Gonzalez for owner J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas. The gelding brings in a two-race winning streak that includes a one-length victory at odds of 21-1 in last year’s 400-yard La Fiesta Futurity at Albuquerque Downs.

Jm Country Man drew post 5 and will be ridden by Mauro Salcedo.

Mahoney N Tacklebery races for Ben Peterson from the barn of trainer Todd Fincher. A homebred son of Favorite Cartel, the gelding has earned $114,839 from 10 starts, and his four wins include a one-length score in last year’s 350-yard, $107,000 Western States Breeders’ Futurity at Casper, Wyoming.

Mahoney N Tacklebery drew post 4 and will be ridden by Alfredo Sigala.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Attack The Wind (Porfirio Cano)
Go Daddy Gone (Felipe Garcia-Luna)
Just A Little Wagon (Daniel R. Amaya)
Mahoney N Tacklebery (Alfredo Sigala)
Jm Country Man (Mauro Salcedo)
Sheza Country Girl (Alonso Rivera)
Dash Ta Desirio (Raul Herrera)
Highest Return (Ruben Calderon)
Kick Some Dash (Martin Felix)
Jm Billy The Kid (Jaime P. Leos)

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