Racing


Mamacita Cartel Turns In Sharp Effort To Win New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies and Mares Championship
Mamacita Cartel, under jockey Edgar Martinez, winning the $145,000 restricted Grade 1 New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies and Mares Championship(RG1) Sunday afternoon at Zia Park.

© Coady Photography
Mamacita Cartel Turns In Sharp Effort To Win New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies and Mares Championship

HOBBS, NM—DECEMBER 2, 2018—Mamacita Cartel turned in a sharp effort under jockey Edgar Martinez, to defeat First N Forever by 1-¼ lengths in the $145,000 Win New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies and Mares Championship(RG1) Sunday afternoon at Zia Park.

The daughter of #3 Leading Third-Crop Sire of Money Earners this year, Big Daddy Cartel, completed the 400 yards in :19.734 seconds, a 92 speed index into a 28 mph headwind.

"She broke well and I want to thank the gate crew for working so hard with us," Martinez said.

It was the first stakes victory for the homebred racing for owner/breeder David Bloomer. Trainer Cynthia Gonzalez saddled the bay filly from the Woodridge mare Posies Woodette.

"We were just waiting for the right spot for her; she has been a great mare for us," Gonzalez said following the win.

Second in the Namehimastreaker New Mexico Classic Championship(RG1) and the First Moonflash Maturity earlier this year, Mamacita Cartel has compiled a (16) 6-3-2 record and used the $87,000 winners' purse to boost her earnings total to $247,997.

The winning connections of Mamacita Cartel accept the New Mexico Quarter Horse Fillies and Mares Championship stakes trophy Sunday afternoon at Zia Park.
© Coady Photography
First N Forever, a 3-year-old graded stakes-placed daughter of leading sire First Moonflash, earned $31,900 for finishing second. Michael Joiner saddled the brown filly for owners Billy Smith and Robert Elliot. Bred by Mike Abraham, from the Mr Eye Opener mare Eye Am Forever Yours, has earned $97,115. Esgar Ramirez was riding.

Big Sierra Cartel finished a neck back in third to earn $14,500 for owners Esteban Sanchez and David Javier Sierra. Hector Aldrete had the riding call aboard the 3-year-old Big Daddy Cartel filly for trainer Stephanie Beltran. Sierra Stables, Inc. bred the gray filly from the Real Runaway mare Sierra Runaway.

Hollywoodcrown, Princess Jessie Jane, Ginuwine Buzz, Msferrai Edition, Hardtookiss, Jessa Diva and Two Wines completed the field.