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Stolis Pro Nails Third Consecutive Stakes With King Rick Rack at Zia Park
Stolis Pro, under jockey Francisco Calderon, splits horses while driving to victory in the Grade 3 $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Zia Park.

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Stolis Pro Nails Third Consecutive Stakes With King Rick Rack at Zia Park

HOBBS, NMóDECEMBER 1, 2019óStolis Pro, a multiple stakes winner brother to former all-time leading money earner Stolis Winner, rolled to his third consecutive stakes win on Sunday following a half-length effort over Why Buy The Cow in the Grade 3 $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park.

Ridden by jockey Francisco Calderon, Stolis Pro completed the 870 yards in :46.330 seconds, equaling a 90 speed index, while getting his 16th career win. He entered the race off a back-to-back stakes wins in the Sandia Stakes at Albuquerque and San Marcos Stakes at Retama Park.

The Texas homebred son of champion sire Stoli. races for owner-breeder Jerry Windham is conditioned by Jackie Riddle. Out of the Runway Winner mare Veva Jean, the 8-year-old has compiled a (38) 16-5-8 record and the King Rick Rack winners' purse valued at $29,400 boosted his lifetime mark to $182,656.

The winning connections of Stolis Pro accept the King Rick Rack Stakes(G3) trophy on Sunday at Zia Park.
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Runner-up Why Buy The Cow was five wide off the turn under jockey Luis Rodriguez to earn $9,800 for second. Simon Buechler trains the 4-year-old Heza Motor Scooter gelding for owner Carrol Durbin. Mike Weatherly bred the bay gelding in New Mexico from the Celadon mare Southwest Treasure. He has earned $146,061.

Post-time favorite Illtakeyouforaride finished a nose back in third for trainer Michael W. Joiner. Kelsi Purcell rode the 5-year-old FDD Dynasty gelding for owner Illtakeyouforaride Partnership. Coming off a win in the Herman Jefferson Stakes in his last start, Illtakeyouforaride earned $4,900 for the effort, bringing his bankroll to $96,870. Kirk Goodfellow bred the brown gelding in Oklahoma from Dashingfordestiny by Mr Jess Perry.

Rod James, Spit Prize Corona, J Boy A, D E Wagons Strawfly and Amsterdams Big Daddy completed the field.