Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunland Park Racetrack top perfomers so far

It's been an interesting few weeks so far at the annual Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Trainer Todd Fincher has been one of the top trainers so far, he's won four stakes this months and could finish the meet as one of the top two or three money makers at this point.

Justin Evans came from Turf Paradise and Cantebury Stakes and has proven to be a formidable trainer in his own right.

Horse wise, First Moonflash ended his quarter horse career with a big win in the Championship at Sunland Park. Grand Slam Andre ended his 2-year-old campaign with a very good looking win in the Riley Allison Futurity.

Las Cruces owned horse Outlaw Avenue could be a horse to keep an eye out on for the future. He debuted earlier this month at 6 1/2 furlongs and won. He will run again Friday, Jan. 29. He's super fast and could be tough.

Jockey wise, Luis Contreras, Martin Bourdieu and Isaias Enriquez have come up big at various times, while Ajejandro Medellin continues to be a force on quarter horses and thoroughbreds.

- Felix