08/14/2016 6:42PM

Bling On the Music brushes boys aside in Gold Rush

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Bling On the Music has now won all three of her career starts.

Bling On the Music made a statement Sunday at Arapahoe Park, where she drew out to a 13-length win over male rivals in the $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity. The six-furlong race for 2-year-olds is the richest Thoroughbred race run in Colorado.   

Also on the closing-day program, Who You Know ($10.80) was a 1 1/4-length winner of the $160,000 Mile High Futurity for Quarter Horses.

Bling On the Music ($3.80) was favored in the Gold Rush Futurity on the strength of her 2 for 2 record, which included an 8 1/2-length romp in the $93,000 fillies division of the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star Park. She was hooked from the start Sunday, dueling with Crosscheck Carlos through an opening quarter in 21.97 seconds and a half-mile in 45.17.

In the stretch, Bling On the Music began to separate herself from her rivals. She covered the distance on a fast track in 1:10.30. Crosscheck Carlos won a photo for second over Galactic Princess. Luis Quinonez was aboard Bling On the Music for trainer J.R. Caldwell.

Keene Thoroughbreds owns Bling On the Music, who gave the group their second straight win in the Gold Rush following last year’s victory by Texas Chrome. Bling On the Music was the first filly to win the Gold Rush, according to Arapahoe announcer Jonathan Horowitz.

Bling On the Music earned $60,000 for her effort in the Gold Rush. She has now won all three of her career starts and has earned $128,882. Bling On the Music is a daughter of Too Much Bling and was bred by Will Farish. She launched her career May 19 at Lone Star, and won a maiden special weight for fillies bred in Texas.

-- Tracy Hebert was announced as the leading Thoroughbred jockey this meet at Arapahoe. The leading trainer was Stetson Rushton.

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