11/22/2013 12:49PM

Zia Park Oaks tops rich, five-stakes card

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In the last year, officials at the Penn Gaming-owned Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., set out to create a stakes that had the potential to land the track its first graded race for Thoroughbreds. That led to the creation of the $300,000 Zia Park Oaks, which will have its inaugural running on Sunday. An eclectic cast of nine has been entered for the 1 1/16-mile race that will be supported by four other stakes on a “Land of Enchantment” program that includes the $200,000 Zia Park Derby.

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