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TUCSON, AZ—FEBRUARY 29, 2020—Captain Mazurk, a 4-year-old daughter of Grade 1 sire Captain Courage, rolled to an easy 2-¼ length win in the first of two trials today for the Bank of America Rillito Park Championship Challenge, setting the top qualifying mark.
The 10 fastest qualifiers, from 11 head who competed in two trials at Rillito Park, will return to the Arizona racetrack on Sunday, March 22nd to vie for the winner's share of $40,000-added purse as well as garner the first spot in the 2020 Grade 1 $250,000-est. Bank of America Championship Challenge (G1) to be contested October 24th at Albuquerque Downs.
Ridden by jockey Erick Valenzuela, Captain Mazurk raced over the 440 yards course in :21.455 seconds, earning a 114 speed index on a fast racing surface with no wind. It was the third win in 13 career starts for the sorrel filly.
Owned-and-trained by Eric Valenzuela, Captain Mazurk has banked $15,059 in three seasons of racing. Tyler Ranch LLC bred the filly in California from the Tr Dasher mare Napa Valley Girl.
Coming off a win in the Turf Paradise QH Championship Stakes in his last start December 28th, Pirate Coves Hero won the second trial by 1-½ lengths to get the second fastest time of :21786 seconds, equaling a 106 speed index.
Pedro Urias Soto conditions the stakes winning son of Valiant Hero for owner Juilo Torres. Bred in Oklahoma by Reliance Ranches LLC, Pirate Coves Hero has compiled a (19) 8-2-1 record and earned $102,681. Albert Medrano was riding.
For a complete list of qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.