FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: TIM KEITHLEY
FLASHIN FIRE TOP QUALIFIER IN ZIA FUTURITY TRIALS
FRIDAY AT RUIDOSO DOWNS RACE TRACK
RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM – JULY 16, 2021 – Flashin Fire, a two-year-old gelding, survived a light bump out of the gate and picked up the pace down the stretch to win the fifth trial race of the afternoon at Ruidoso Downs Race Track Friday while being clocked with the fastest time of the day of 19.721 seconds for 400-yards.
Flashin Fire surprised bettors going off at 8-1. He paid a whopping $18.60, 12.60 and $10.60 in scoring his first win in three attempts.
“We claimed the horse in his first start at Remington Park,” owner Jose Guzman said. “This is the first time he’s been clear from the gate that he showed he could run.”
All three of the top finishers in the fifth race qualified for the finals that will be run on Sunday, August 1. The others are Wine Don’t Lie in 19.779 seconds, and First Feature in 19.930 seconds.
Other horses who qualified for the final through the day include; Daddys Mony (19.841); Azara (19.921); Renika (19.937); Jess Ring the Bell (19.953); Tickle the Nickel (19.967); Long Pour (19.967) and Cowboy Zulu (19.990).
The Zia Futurity is the signature race of Zia Festival weekend at Ruidoso Downs which features multiple stakes races for New Mexico bred horses along with a large display of products and crafts by vendors throughout New Mexico. For more info visit www.raceruidoso.com.