12/12/2010 7:57PM

Cali Baby snaps Glory Be Mine's seven-race winning streak

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Cali Baby wins her fourth consecutive stakes in the New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap.

Cali Baby kept Glory Be Mine from winning her eighth straight race on Sunday, when she rallied for a 1 1/2-length win in the $120,000 New Mexico Racing Commission Handicap at Sunland Park. Happy Me finished second, three lengths clear of Glory Be Mine in third. 

Cali Baby ($7) trailed early on the turn back from a mile to six furlongs, as Glory Be Mine, the 4-5 favorite, led the field through an opening half-mile in 44.80 seconds. Cali Baby overtook Glory Be Mine and went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:10.04. Alfredo Juarez was aboard for the partnership of Chris Hourigan and UKUSA Stables and trainer Eric Mikkelson.

Cali Baby, a 4-year-old daughter of Thatsusintheolbean, has now won four consecutive stakes in a streak that began in August in the $40,000 Carlos Salazar at the Downs at Albuquerque. She also won the $40,000 E.T. Springer at Albuquerque and the $182,000 New Mexico Cup Filly and Mare Championship at Zia before taking the New Mexico Racing Commission.

Glory Be Mine’s win streak had dated back to July 2009.

The co-featured $120,000 Johnie L. Jamison went to Chuchuluco ($10.20). 

Chuchuluco covered 61/2 furlongs in 1:15.56. Justin Shepherd was aboard for trainer Todd Fincher