Five-Time G1 Winner Zoomin Effortlessly Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Following Gold Cup
Five-time Grade 1 winner Zoomin Effortless died on Sunday.

© Gay Harris / Ruidoso Downs
Five-Time G1 Winner Zoomin Effortlessly Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Following Gold Cup

by Greg Thompson, StallioneSearch

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—SEPTEMBER 3, 2017—Zoomin Effortlessly, runner-up in in the Grade 1 $200,000 All American Gold Cup at Ruidoso Downs, suffered a fatal heart attack in the test barn following the race today (Sunday).

The multiple Grade 1 winner compiled a (28) 16-7-1 record and banked $875,575 in five seasons at the track. The gelded son of Zoomin For Bux is out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Quick Affair.

Among his many stakes wins were last year's All American Gold Cup(G1) as well as the Remington Park Invitational Championship(G1), Leo Stakes(G1), The Championship at Sunland Park (G1), Refrigerator Handicap(G1), Texas Classic Stakes(G3), Downs at Albuquerque Fall Championship and TQHA Sires' Cup Stakes.

In three starts this season, the 6-year-old finished second in the Leo Stakes, beaten a neck by Boadacious Eagle; defeated reigning world champion Jessies First Down in the Remington Park Invitational Championship(G1); and was second to Jessies First Down in the $200,000 All American Gold Cup this afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

Zoomin Effortlessly in the All American Gold Cup(G1) post parade at Ruidoso Downs. © Kerry Kemp / StallioneSearch
Jockey Santos Carrizales, who emotionally recounted the All American Gold Cup(G1) for StallioneSearch, proclaimed that the gelding ran valiantly in his last career start.

"He gave us everything in the Gold Cup," said Carrizales. "He got away badly, and the hole closed up quickly in the early part of the race. We made a hole, and he ran an absolutely tremendous race. He passed away in the test barn from what the veterinarians felt was a heart attack."

Edelmiro Carrizales trained he gelding for owner Telesforo Perrett. He will be buried at the Carrizales family ranch.

"My family in my life comes first," said Santos Carrizales. "But this horse had become a part of our family. I thank God that he gave us this horse that has meant so much to us. It was our dream this year to take him to Los Alamitos to run in the Champions Of Champions. We are just devastated with his death."

Tommy Charbula bred Zoomin Effortless in Texas.