11/26/2011 8:16PM

Zia Park: Hayley’s Halo wins fifth straight stakes in Zia Park Distaff


Hayley’s Halo continued her dominance of New Mexico’s filly and mare ranks Saturday, when she picked off her sixth stakes win of the year in the $55,000 Zia Park Distaff.

The six-furlong race was one of the meet’s top offerings for fillies and mares.

Hayley’s Halo ($3.60), who had won four straight stakes heading into the Zia Distaff, broke well Saturday and easily moved to the lead. She set fractions of 22.68 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.65 for the half-mile before going on to a one-length win in 1:10.10.

Alejandro Medellin rode Hayley’s Halo for her owner and breeder, Lathrop Hoffman, and her trainer, Henry Dominguez.

Queen Greeley finished second, 3 1/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Pyrite on My Mind.

Hayley’s Halo won her first stakes of the year in February. Her current streak of five consecutive stakes wins started in April, when she took the $50,000 Czaria at Sunland Park. Hayley’s Halo proceeded to win the First Lady at Ruidoso Downs, the Dr. O.G. Fischer at SunRay Park, and the Chaves County at Zia. Her score Saturday was her second in the Zia Distaff, following a win in the race in 2010.