08/02/2010 11:13AM

Fullofenergy makes it 4 years in a row at Ruidoso


Fullofenergy overcame a two-month layoff to win the $50,000 Land of Enchantment for the fourth consecutive year Sunday at Ruidoso Downs. The 7 1/2-furlong stakes was part of the Zia Racing Festival of 10 New Mexico-bred stakes for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. Purses for the races totaled more than $1.1 million.

Fullofenergy ($8.40) was making his first start since winning the $100,000 Jack Cole Handicap at SunRay Park on May 31. A lack of racing opportunities put him in the position of coming into the Land of Enchantment off the eight-week layoff, but his trainer, Joel Marr, had him right on for the task. Fullofenergy was prominent throughout to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Lesters Secret.

Carlos Madeira rode the winner for the partnership of Joe Allen and Michael Stinson.

Fullofenergy covered the distance on a fast track in 1:32. The win Sunday pushed his career earnings to $502,537.

In some of the other top Thoroughbred races, Comicsperfectstorm($3.40) rolled to a 4 1/4-length win over Colors of Pompeii in the $198,322 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity, while Running Squall ($17.40) pulled a mild upset in the $183,633 Rio Grande Senor Futurity.

In the richest race of the program for Quarter Horses, the 52-1 longshot A Streak Again got up for a neck win over 2-5 favorite Streak of Sixes in the $351,963 Zia Futurity. A Streak Again paid $106.40.