Luis Quinonez Wins DeBartolo, Governor's Cup
by Jack Shinar
Date Posted: 9/7/2009 8:28:51 PM
Last Updated: 9/8/2009 8:38:03 AM
Jockey Luis Quinonez registered back-to-back stakes wins at Remington Park Sept. 7 with Going Ballistic in the Governor's Handicap and Tizfiz in the Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial.
Going Ballistic, an 11-1 outsider, rallied from last in the field of seven to upset 2-5 choice Jonesboro by 1 1/4 lengths in the $150,000 Governor's Cup. The 5-year-old Florida-bred son of Lite the Fuse completed the 1 1/16-mile distance on a fast track in 1:43.80. Jonesboro, who gained the lead in the stretch but couldn't sustain his charge, finished 4 1/2 lengths in front of third-place finisher Alcomo.
Donnie Von Hemel trains Going Ballistic, who earned $90,000 for owner Kindred Thoroughbreds. The gray/roan horse paid $25.80 to win.
Tizfiz, the 6-5 favorite in the $150,000 DeBartolo Memorial, rallied three wide into the stretch after rating in third, then drew clear in the final furlong for a two-length win over Get Rich Quick. Heza Wild Guy finished third. She completed the 1 1/8-mile turf event in 1:48.03 on firm going.
A 5-year-old mare by Tiznow , Tizfiz is trained by John Good for owners Brian Kahn and the Richard J. O'Neill Trust. She earned $90,000 for the victory and returned $4.40.
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