10/09/2016 6:44PM

Chainman easily scores in Hobbs America Futurity


Chainman dominated the Grade 2, $268,447 Hobbs America Futurity on Sunday, when he led throughout for a 1 1/4-length win over Valorus in the Quarter Horse feature at Zia Park in New Mexico.

Chainman ($4.40) was the fastest qualifier for the 400-yard finale. It was his third straight win, following a conditioned allowance score and his trial for the Hobbs. Chainman on Sunday covered the distance on a fast track in 19.95 seconds. Bonifacio Quiroz was aboard for trainer Harvey Baeza.

Benito Arenivas owns Chainman, who is a son of Separatist. For the effort Sunday, the horse earned a first-place check of $128,863.  

Zia will have a stakes double for Thoroughbreds on Monday.

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