First Moonflash Sires 1-2 Finishers In $306,841 New Mexico Cup Futurity
A Passion For Flashin, under jockey Manuel Gutierrez, winning the $306,841 New Mexico Cup Futurity(RG2) Sunday afternoon at Zia Park.

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First Moonflash Sires 1-2 Finishers In $306,841 New Mexico Cup Futurity

HOBBS, NM—OCTOBER 29, 2017—Only a neck separated fastest qualifier A Passion For Flashin and He Be Flashing at the wire in Sunday's Zia Park New Mexico Cup Day top Quarter Horse race, the $306,841 New Mexico Cup Futurity(RG2). The pair of New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds are by leading sire First Moonflash.

Ridden by jockey Manuel Gutierrez, A Passion For Flashn completed the 400 yards in :19.848 seconds into a 10-mph headwind to pocket the winner's purse worth $147,284.

Trainer Martin Orona Sr. conditions the brown colt for winning owner RC Racing LLC. Bred by JMH Racing LLC, A Passion For Flashn has compiled a (9) 4-0-0 record this season and banked more than $200,000. From the Streakin Sixes mare Subtly Sixy, he was also a finalist in the Zia Futurity(RG1) and the Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) at Ruidoso Downs over the summer.

The winning connections of A Passion For Flashin after their win in the $306,841 New Mexico Cup Futurity(RG2) Sunday at Zia Park. © Coady Photography
The lightly raced He Be Flashy picked up $49,095 for his runner-up effort. John M. Cooper saddled the First Moonflash gelding for owners Diane Norwood, Beth Cobb and Jack Manning. Champion jockey G.R. Carter, Jr. was aboard the gelding out of Seven Coronas by Corona Caliente. Sam and Karen Tanner bred the earner of more than $70,000 who second in the All American Juvenile Invitational in his second start.

Hollywoodcrown, a Heza Motor Scooter filly, owned-trained and bred by Fred Danley finished half-a-length back in third. Ridden by Alfredo Sigala, the brown filly picked up $16,486 for her effort. Out of the Gone Hollywood (TB) mare Hollywood Gone (TB), she has banked $72,818 this season.

Siximoons, Big Blue Cartel, Jesse Klee, Daddys Copy, The Flash Force, Pcj That’s It and Riverside Flash completed the field.