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Saul Gate to Wire in New Mexico Breeders Futurity at SunRay Park
Saul, under jockey Adrian Ramos, easily winning the $120,652 New Mexico Breeders' Futurity(RG3) Sunday afternoon at SunRay Park.

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Saul Gate to Wire in New Mexico Breeders Futurity at SunRay Park

FARMINGTON, NM—MAY 13, 2018— Saul and Adrian Ramos broke on top and never looked back in the $120,652 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity on Sunday afternoon at SunRay Park.

The winning pair cleared the field by over a length, defeating a full field of New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at 350 yards. Final time was 17.330, fast enough for a 96 speed index.

Saul ($7.20) was the co-post-time favorite with Rf Big Daddys Girl, who finished third. He also won his trial for the New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity in April and is now two for two lifetime with $58,506 in earnings.

Saul is trained by Wes Giles; Jill Giles bred and owns the gelding with Megan Hourigan and Cory Taylor. The son of Sign to be a Runaway is out of the multiple graded stakes placed mare The Rainbow Rea, by Dash Ta Fame.

The winning connections of Saul accept the New Mexico Horse Breeders' Futurity stakes trophy Sunday afternoon at SunRay Park. © Coady Photography

Jess Versiontino, with Federico Martinez aboard, finished second. The colt had won his trial for the futurity, also his debut, with $23,517 earned in two starts.

The son of Winners Version is trained by Guadalupe Munoz, Jr. for owner Victor Orona.

Jess Versiontino was bred in New Mexico by Dan Newby, out of the Jesse James Jr mare Cmon Jesses Girl.

Finishing a half-length behind Jess Versiontino was Rf Big Daddys Girl and Jose Enriquez. The Big Daddy Cartel filly won her trial for Sunday’s feature race and had started prior to that in a trial for the New Mexican Spring Futurity at Sunland Park.

Rf Big Daddys Girl was bred by Alonso Lujan and is owned by Frank Lujan; Rodolfo Valles trains. The gray filly is out of Rfjabbasair, by Dashair.

Completing the field were Jc Stolywood, Eb Rapidito, Eyesa Flashy Jess, Meleros Big 440, Jess Diggin, Queenofsaturdaynite and Jade.