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Eye Get The Blues And Politicaly Correct Score Stakes Wins
Eye Get The Blues Registers Dominating Victory In Hialeah Junior Maturity Stakes,
Politicaly Correct Best Of Nine In Hialeah El Niño Stakes
Hialeah, FL / January 17, 2015 – Saturdays nine-race program at Hialeah Park featured a pair of stakes races, the $30,000-guaranteed Hialeah Junior Maturity and the $40,000-guaranteed Hialeah El Niño Stakes, consolation events for horses who did not qualify for Sunday’s $204,715 Hialeah Maturity and the $417,575 Hialeah Derby.
In the Hialeah Junior Maturity, the four-year-old gelding Eye Get the Blues, ridden by Oscar Delgado and trained by Eduardo Morales for owner Elianny Estupinan, broke sharply, took command immediately, and was never threatened en route to victory. Eye Get the Blues hit the wire a length and one-half in front of runner-up Fire Burning, stopping the timer in 21.666 seconds for the race distance of 440 yards.
The winner, bred in Louisiana by Kathleen and Steve Billings, scored only the second win of his 16-race career and his first victory since a maiden-breaking tally on the Fourth of July 2014 at Delta Downs. Eye Get the Blues, by Jess Louisiana Blue (Mr Jess Perry) out of Kdwantsafastone, earned the winner’s share of $18,000.
The order of finish in the 2015 Hialeah Junior Maturity Stakes was: Eye Get the Blues, Fire Burning, Portugee, My Famous Romance, Eagles Prey, Wyoming Hero, Guess Who Drew, Surfins Easy, and Ls One Wild Eagle.
In the Hialeah El Niño Stakes, the three-year-old gelding Politicaly Correct –one of 5 Judd Kearl-trained horses in the 9 horse field– dueled early with eventual runner-up Wrs Quick Regards in the early stages, drew clear late, and recorded a half-length victory in a time of 19.602 seconds for 400 yards.
Veteran jockey Rodrigo Vallejo rode Politicaly Correct for owners Walter R. Harrison and James E. Helzer. Harrison bred the gelding, by Apollitical Jess (Mr Jess Perry) out of the Tres Seis mare Senorita Tres, in Texas.
Politicaly Correct registered his 2nd win in his 6th lifetime outing and his first victory since late September of 2014, earning the winner’s share of $24,000.
The order of finish in the 2015 Hialeah El Niño Stakes was: Politicaly Correct, Wrs Quick Regards, Gospel Howdy, Honey Ryder B, Cameo Won, Iba Wagon, Jmf Shazoomer, Go On Dy Nasty, and Bah Zinga.
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT
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