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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:31am

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Reported games for the week of
Friday, October 17 2014
  • Americas

    38

    Franklin

    41

    AT
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  • Andress

    66

    Jefferson

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Andrews

    47

    San Elizario

    8

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Austin

    10

    El Paso

    21

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Brownsfield

    45

    Tornillo

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Burges

    0

    Canutillo

    52

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Chaparral

    6

    Centennial

    41

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Cobre

    21

    Hatch

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Coronado

    48

    Socorro

    34

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Del Valle

    48

    Bel Air

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Fabens

    7

    Mountain View

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Hanks

    28

    Ysleta

    35

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Horizon

    20

    Riverside

    50

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Irvin

    0

    Chapin

    55

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Las Cruces

    48

    Gadsden

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Los Lunas

    51

    Santa Teresa

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Oñate

    49

    Deming

    14

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Parkland

    0

    Eastlake

    27

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Wink

    30

    Van Horn

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final

$120,000 Mine That Bird Derby coming Saturday; Isn't He Clever returns; $50,000 Island Fashion on Sunday

$120,000 Mine That Bird Derby coming Saturday; Isn't He Clever returns; $50,000 Island Fashion on Sunday
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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:16pm

The $120,000 Mine That Bird Derby, the key local prep for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III), will be run on Saturday at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.

Formerly named the Borderland Derby, the Mine That Derby has the moniker of the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner who hailed from Sunland Park. Saturday’s main event (10th race) presents a solid field of three-year-olds racing one and one-sixteenth miles.

Dry Summer leads the local contingent coming off a solid route win over Stormdriver and Riley Allison Futurity winner Show Some Magic. Joel Marr trains the son of Any Given Saturday for owners Sam Britt and Michael House of Grenville, New Mexico. Last summer, Dry Summer won the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf at Del Mar while racing for trainer Jeff Mullins. His Sunland win on January 27 was his first victory over a dirt surface. Carlos Madeira rides the 5-2 favorite.

Kentucky Derby winning trainer Doug O’Neill ships in Greeley Awesome from California. The fast closing colt by Mr. Greeley has won his last three races over 3 different racetracks (Golden Gate, Santa Anita and Betfair Hollywood Park). He should relish the distance of the Mine That Bird Derby. Saul Arias rides the 3-1 shot. O’Neill won the 2003 and 2005 WinStar Derbies at Sunland Park with Excessivepleasure and Thor’s Echo, respectively.

Henry Dominguez saddles two horses with Show Some Magic and Hardliner. The former is another well traveled son of Any Given Saturday with graded stakes experience. After finishing out of the money in the Grade 2 Hopeful, Jean Laffitt and Grade 3 Delta Jackpot, Show Some Magic scored in the Riley Allison Futurity last December. He is owned by Sunland Park’s leading Thoroughbred owners Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas. Dominguez also trains the Rock Hard Ten colt Hardliner who is coming off a nice local maiden win on Feb. 12.

Ize In Command, Invasive Cocktail and Stormdriver help round out the promising field. The $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) will be run on Sunday, March 24.

Isn’t He Clever, a high powered multiple stakes winner, returns to action in Saturday’s 6th race at five and one-half furlongs. Kirk and Judy Robison’s star runner won the Riley Allison Futurity, the Borderland Derby and was second in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) last season. The son of Smarty Jones polished off his 2012 season with a 13-length win in the Ruidoso Thoroughbred Derby on September 1. The four-year-old gelding sports earnings of nearly $433,000 from 5 career wins. Luis Contreras rides for trainer Henry Dominguez. Isn’t He Clever has recorded four useful workouts in preparation for his comebacker.

Tom Proctor’s Branding leads a high quality group of three-year-old fillies running in Sunday’s $50,000 Island Fashion Stakes at one mile. Branding is coming off a rousing Santa Anita maiden win on January 12. The talented Street Sense filly earned a potent 80 Beyer Speed Figure. She will have Ken Tohill in the saddle.

Countess Curlin is a 2-time winner on the Texas circuit. Trainer Steve Asmussen has assigned Luis Contreras the mount.

Len Schermer’s Lady of Luck also rates highly in the Island Fashion. The Curlin filly hails from the top barn of Justin Evans. Challenging, Sheatopattraction, Fraudulentfootnote, Derby Hat and Infinitely are also part of the field.

The Island Fashion is the local prep for the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks to be run on Sunday, March 24. Post time on Saturday and Sunday is 1 p.m.
 

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