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Dancing Squall, Show Me Your Glory meet In Chaves County Stakes at Zia


November 20, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Hobbs, NM (Nov. 20, 2006) – Zia Distaff winner Dancing Squall meets First Lady Handicap winner Show Me Your Glory in a well-match field of fillies and mares racing one mile in the $75,000 Chaves County Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Zia Park.

The Chaves County Stakes runs as the 10th race on the 11-race program. First post time is 12: 45 p.m. with free parking and free grandstand admission.

Diantha Veltmann’s Dancing Squall was a surprising winner of the Zia Distaff on Oct. 8 when she drew out in the stretch to win by eight lengths at 18-1 odds. She raced the six furlongs in 1:10 3/5 for her only win from eight 2006 starts. Trainer Clyde Veltmann, who has four winners from six starters during the meet, brought the 3-year-old filly back in the Cap Rock Stakes on Oct. 29 and she finished fourth at 5-2 odds.

Chris Zamora, who rode the Veltmann-trained Majestic Stream to win the Veterans Stakes, picks up the mount on Dancing Squall with the seventh post position in the 8-horse field.

The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Show Me Your Glory makes her seasonal debut at Zia Park after an excellent summer campaign at Ruidoso Downs. The 5-year-old mare from the Henry Dominguez stable won the First Lady Handicap at 11-10 odds and was second in the Desert Rose Handicap as the odds-on favorite.

While all of her races at Ruidoso Downs were 1-turn sprints, Show Me Your Glory raced a mile in the Harry Henson Stakes at Sunland Park on April 1 and responded with a gate-to-wire win in an excellent 1:35 2/5.

Ken Tohill will ride Show Me Your Glory with the inside post position.

John Sikura’s Where Woody Bea ships to Zia Park for the Chaves County Stakes after finishing third in the Ladys Secret Handicap at Remington Park. She held the lead in that 1-1/6 mile test before tiring in the stretch.

Trainer Scott Blasi has named Casey Lambert to ride Where Woody Bea when the 4-year-old Woodman daughter starts from the eighth post position.