Osbaldo Blue Diamond Fastest In $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Futurity Trials
Osbaldo Blue Diamond , under jockey Luis Apodaca, setting the fastest time for the $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs.

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Osbaldo Blue Diamond Fastest In $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Futurity Trials

ALBUQUERQUE, NM—SEPTEMBER 8, 2017—The field was set Friday evening for the September 23, $100,000-added New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses.

Osbaldo Blue Diamond, a homebred daughter of Osbaldo racing for Hubaldo Solis of Peralta, New Mexico, and the fastest qualifier, won the first of six 400 yard trials by 1-1/4 lengths in :19.765. Luis Apodaca rode the gray filly for trainer Javier Roman Jr.

Osbaldo Blue Diamond has won two of eight starts and has banked $43,334, and her resume includes a second-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner WDC Woody B Fast, in the May 14, $110,213 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3), the richest race at the 2017 SunRay Park meet in Farmington.

The third heat produced four finalists, including second-fastest qualifier Riverside Flash by leading sire First Moonflash.

Trainer Wesley T. Giles saddled the New Mexico homebred for owner/breeder Ivey Cattle Company. Adrian Ramos rode Riverside Flash to her second in four starts. Out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Riverside Eye Opener, the sorrel filly was a finalist in the RG1 Zia Futurity at Ruidoso Downs in July. She has earned $24,821.

First Moonflash sired three finalists and Jesse James Jr had two qualifiers.

The complete list of New Mexico State Fair Futurity finalists, qualifying times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

Live racing resumes at Albuquerque Downs with a 10-race card on Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (MDT). Saturday’s program features four 400-yard La Fiesta Quarter Horse Futurity trials and two 6-furlong New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) trials.

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