02/12/2017 7:17PM

Redneck Humor wins Budweiser Handicap in track-record time

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Redneck Humor runs six furlongs in 1:07.42 under Miguel Perez to win the Budweiser Handicap.

Redneck Humor set a track record Sunday, when he led throughout for a 4 1/2-length win in the $75,000 Budweiser Handicap at Sunland Park. He covered six furlongs in 1:07.42, lowering the standard of 1:07.50 that was set by rival Surf N Ski on Jan. 14.

The Budweiser was one of two stakes on the card. African Rose captured the $75,000 El Diario. Miguel Perez rode both horses, giving him a sweep of the richest races on the program Sunday.

Redneck Humor ($8.40) seized the lead at the start and set fractions of 21.43 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 43.28 for the half-mile. Justin Evans trains the horse, who topped an exacta with stablemate Toews On Ice.

Surf N Ski, who had set his track record in a $20,000 claiming race at the age of 9, finished fifth in the Budweiser.

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Redneck Humor is a son of Da Stoops who races for Vanessa Evans, Earl Neugebauer, and K.W. Sharp.

African Rose ($6.20) tracked the pace in the El Diario and went on to cover 6 1/2 furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:14.99. She won by 1 1/2 lengths over K P Wildcat. Miguel Hernandez trains African Rose for Judge Lanier Racing. The winner is a daughter of Bwana Charlie.