12/14/2005 1:00AM

Sunland track report


Rocky Gulch may not have been victorious in Sunday's $125,000 Johnie L. Jamison at Sunland Park, but he still managed to make history.

As the even-money favorite and 127-pound highweight, Rocky Gulch set the pace under pressure and got into a stretch-long duel with 16-1 Ninety Nine Jack. Ninety Nine Jack eventually got the best of that duel, winning by a neck. Rocky Gulch's second-place check of $26,250, however, pushed his career earnings to over $798,000, making him the richest New Mexico-bred of all time, passing Ciento and his $776,000 bankroll.

Of course, this is not finished business. Not only is Rocky Gulch expected to show up at least twice more this meet, but Ciento is working at Zia Park and gearing up for a return to the races.