07/29/2012 6:33PM

Ruidoso: Kiss My Hennessy rolls in Rio Grande Futurity


Kiss My Hennessy won the second stakes race of his career Sunday at Ruidoso Downs, when he romped by 6 1/2 lengths in the $172,026 Rio Grande Senor Futurity. The race was the richest offering for Thoroughbreds on a $1.1 million program of 11 stakes restricted to horses bred in New Mexico. The program featured four stakes for Quarter Horses. 

Kiss My Hennessy ($3.80) wired the field in the Senor, covering 5 1/2 furlongs on a track rated fast in 1:04.42. Casey Lambert was aboard for trainer Todd Fincher. Earlier this year, Kiss My Hennessy won a division of the $120,000 Copper Top Futurity at Sunland Park. He has now won 3 of 6 starts for owners Scott Bryant and Joe Dee Brooks.

The other major Thoroughbred race on the card was the $159,744 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity, and Back Seat Roll ($20.20) won by a neck over K B’s Princess. She covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05.18. Enrique Gomez rode Back Seat Roll for J. Kirk and Judy Robison and trainer Henry Dominguez.