01/30/2008 1:00AM

Dominguez will point his three fillies to Sunland Oaks


Henry Dominguez dominated last Saturday's $50,000 El Paso Times Handicap at Sunland Park, running one-two-three in the 6 1/2-furlong event with Snake Patrol, Kuba a Noqua, and R Charlies Angel. He has high hopes for all three horses.

"I thought any one of my fillies could win this race. It just came down to a rider's race. We are fortunate to have horses of this caliber."

Dominguez said all three fillies will be pointed to the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on March 16.

Snake Patrol successfully jumped from her debut maiden win locally on Dec. 15, rallying strongly to win the El Paso Times. Kuba a Noqua, previously unbeaten in two starts, rallied well for second, while R Charlies Angel, a Southern California transplant now in Dominguez's care, dueled on a hot pace and held well for third.

* The New Mexico Horsemen's Association joined the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association at the National HBPA's board of directors meeting in New Orleans on Monday.

The NMHA is looking to play a stronger role in dealing with New Mexico racing issues, including immigration, which is a hot topic in the state.