10/10/2016 6:09PM

Sippin, Underwood win stakes for juveniles

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Sippin, ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr., wins the Permian Basin Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths Monday.

Sippin pushed her career record to 4 for 4 on Monday, pulling away to a 4 1/2-length win over Christina’s Comet in the $50,000 Permian Basin at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. The race was one of two stakes on the card. Underwood captured the $50,000 Governor’s Cup.

Both of the stakes were for 2-year-olds.

Sippin ($4) was winning the second stakes race of her career in the Permian Basin. She pushed the pace, then darted clear in the stretch to cover six furlongs on a track rated “fast” in 1:10.34.

Alfredo Juarez Jr. was aboard for trainer Todd Fincher.

R.D. Hubbard bred and owns Sippin, a daughter of Swissle Stick who was bred in New Mexico. Sippin’s other stakes win came in the Rio Grande Senorita Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

Underwood ($11.40) remained undefeated in two career starts in the Governor’s Cup. He sat just off the pace in the six-furlong stakes, then shuttled to a 1 1/4-length win over Thunder Dome.

Underwood covered six furlongs on a fast track in 1:10.56. Ry Eikleberry was aboard for trainer Justin Evans.

Underwood is an Iowa-bred son of Old Fashioned who races for Harry Veruchi. In his other start, the horse was an eight-length maiden special weight sprint winner in September at Zia Park.