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Apollitical Papa wins the Grade 1 Zia Park Championship, one of four graded stakes run at the track on Sunday.

Apollitical Papa wins the Zia Park Championship

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Four Quarter Horse stakes were featured on Zia Park's 10-race program on Sunday.

Following is a recap of all four stakes.

Zia Park Championship (G1)
Apollitical Papa, a homebred 4-year-old son of world champion Apollitical Jess campaigned by Bob  and Sissie McClure, sprinted to a one-length victory in Sunday's $100,000 Zia Park Championship (G1).

Racing against a reported 12-mph head wind, Apollitical Papa covered 440 yards in :21.625 while earning a 101 speed index. Noe Garcia Jr. rode the Oklahoma-bred bay gelding for trainer Fred Danley.

Apollitical Papa was stretching out in distance off of his wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length win in the 350-yard, $50,000 James Isaac Hobbs Stakes (G3) at Zia Park on November 7. Raced in three states, including Oklahoma and Arizona, the gelding has won seven of 22 starts -- including three of four at Zia Park -- and the $58,800 winner's share of the purse from his second career stakes score pushed his bankroll to $212,952.

KJ Frankie B ran third, a nose behind runner-up Marcus Medallion. Flashing Moolah, Tough To Bee, Bella Faccia, and Don Chuy B completed the order of finish.

Southwest Juvenile Championship (G2)
Sent to post as the 3-5 favorite in a field of 10 2-year-olds, Muy Peligrosito earned a one-length win in Sunday's $100,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1).

Muy Peligrosito went 440 yards in :22.038 while racing against a reported 11-mph head wind. Adrian Ramos rode the sorrel One Fabulous Eagle gelding for owner Abelardo F. Gallegos and trainer Albert Valles.

Muy Peligrosito was bred in Mexico by Darling Farms and Jaime Gomez. The gelding was making his first start since September 6, when he scored a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory in the 440-yard, $200,000 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. Muy Peligrosito is out of Peligrosita, an unplaced daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Walk Thru Fire.

Muy Peligrosito traces back to his third dam, Secret Card, a daughter of Raise A Secret who won the 2000 Kindergarten Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos. The gelding has won three of four starts -- including all three of her outs at the quarter-mile trip -- and he has earned $145,200.

Classy Moon finished second and was followed by HS Golden Eagle, LS Jacks Back, Cowboy Zulu, Apolinaria Prize, Holland Rock, Jess Ring The Bell, Strong Soul, and Bad Kompany.

New Mexico Filly & Mare Championship (RG1)
Mike G. Parker's Chicky Chicky Kai was a prompt 9-5 favorite in Sunday's 400-yard, $100,000 New Mexico Filly & Mare Championship (RG1) for state-bred distaffers.

Ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. and racing against a reported 11-mph head wind, Chicky Chicky Kai defeated Mi Moonflash by a neck in :19.797. Larry Chavez prepped the chestnut sophomore daughter of the Chicks A Blazin stallion Jess A Chicks.

Chicky Chicky Kai was bred by Dirk Jones. She making her first start against aged opponents, and she was coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Woodys Gold, in the October 31, 400-yard New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-olds at Zia Park. All told, the filly has won five of 12 outs, and the $57,600 winner's share of the purse from her first stakes win boosted her earnings to $192,750, of which $184,764 has been banked from nine starts this season.

Hollyn Bootie, Fireball Flash, Jess To Reel, A Flashin Blu, Diamond And A Half, Dark Moon, Famous Julia, and Cartel Cambria completed the order of finish.

King Rick Rack Stakes (G3)
Why Buy The Cow outran his 9-1 odds to win Sunday's 870-yard, $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes (G3).

Trained by Kenneth Durbin for owner Carroll A. Durbin, Why Buy The Cow defeated 4-5 favorite and reigning champion distance horse Madewell by three-quarters of a length in :45.878. Tracy Hebert rode the 6-year-old bay son of Heza Motor Scooter, who posted a 94 speed index and returned a $21.40 win mutuel.

Why Buy The Cow was bred in New Mexico by Michael Weatherly. The gelding was facing open company off of his second-place run, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Moonflash Cat, in the October 31, $100,000 New Mexico Cup 870 Championship (RG3) at Zia Park.

Raced in two states, including Oklahoma, Why Buy The Cow has won six of 29 starts -- including five of 20 at the 870-yard distance -- and the $30,000 winner's share of the purse from his second lifetime stakes score increased his earnings to $283,514, of which $249,764 has been banked in his 870 outs.

My Onetime Corona, Breaking New Ground, My Bucket Is Full, and Dan The Flashman completed the order of finish.

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