10/30/2016 8:15AM

More Than Most runs away with Fiesta Mile victory

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More Than Most, with C.J. McMahon aboard, wins the Fiesta Mile on Saturday.

More Than Most led throughout for a 1 1/2-length win over Whiskey Eyes in Saturday night’s $50,000 Fiesta Mile at Retama Park near San Antonio.

The race was one of two stakes on the card. Can’t Be Wrong caught favorite Supermason nearing the wire to win the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

The stakes, which were restricted to horses bred in Texas, complemented the night’s inductions into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Those enshrined during a trackside gala were First Down Dash, Hugh Fitzsimons Jr., John T.L. Jones, Dr. Nat Kieffer, and the late Jay Pumphrey.

More Than Most ($2.60) moved to the lead soon after the start of the Fiesta Mile, which was for fillies and mares on turf. She took the field through fractions of 24.90 seconds for the opening quarter, 50.20 for the half-mile, and 1:14.39 for six furlongs. More Than Most increased her advantage in the stretch while covering the distance on firm turf in 1:38.27.

C.J. McMahon was aboard for Doug Scharbauer and trainer Bret Calhoun. More Than Most, who last year won the La Senorita at Retama, is a 3-year-old by Indygo Mountain.

Can’t Be Wrong ($13.20) had one horse beat in the early stages of the Hall of Fame as Supermason set the pace while about five lengths clear of the field. Can’t Be Wrong came rolling through the stretch for a 1 1/2-length win, covering 1 1/16 miles on firm ground in 1:43.51.

No fractional times were available for the Hall of Fame.

Ted Gondron rode the winner for breeder-owner Macassar Corporation and trainer Danny Pish. Can’t Be Wrong is a 3-year-old son of Broken Vow.