The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred champions Jan. 22 during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.
Favored That's Who prevailed in the $192,720 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Championship, giving trainer Joel Marr and jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. four wins apiece on the rich program for state-breds Oct. 26 at Zia Park.
Multiple stakes winner Tapajo has the home field advantage as she takes on five rivals in the 1 1/16-mile Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows June 30.
It nearly was for Peachtree Stable and trainer Bob Baffert March 25 when Princess Arabella ran off to win the Sunland Park Oaks at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino by eight lengths while never tested.
Peachtree Stable and Bob Baffert used the Sunland Park Oaks as a springboard to an eventual Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) win for Plum Pretty in 2011 and will attempt to do the same this year with Princess Arabella.
Reneesgotzip, an impressive first-out maiden winner one month ago, sped to the front and never looked back while romping to a 7 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 15.
After handily defeating a small field in the Moccasin Stakes in November, Made to Love Her steps up for the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 15.
For the fifth time this century, Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms has won the Queen's Silver Cup awarded to the leading British-based breeder (flat) who has accrued the most prize money in Great Britain and Ireland from mares normally resident in the United Kingdom.
African Rose, the only filly in the field, held on for a determined neck victory in the Ladbrokes Sprint Cup (Eng-I) at Doncaster Sept. 13.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|African Rose||Miguel L. Hernandez||
|Funnyoushouldask||Jose R. Gonzalez, Sr.||
|Ize in Trouble||Weston Martin||
|Last Wager||Jack A. Bruner||
|Little Vidalia||Jimmy C. Collier||
|Lunch Time Diva||Bart G. Hone||
|Painted Woman||Henry Dominguez||
|Pyrite On My Mind||Gary W. Cross||
|Scary Ride||Karl Pergola||
|Waltzing Rose||Don A. Young||
|Way to Go Gerda||Roy L. Marcom, Jr.||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Elusive Quality S.||BEL|
|William Walker S.||CD|
|Queen's Cup MPC Chase Hurdle S.||CHL|
|San Francisco Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GG|
|Miami Mile S. (gr. IIIT)||GP|