11/25/2012 7:00PM

Zia Park: Secret Courage wins Southwest Juvenile Championship


Secret Courage overtook favorite A Dream to Remember for a neck win in the Grade 1, $240,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship for Quarter Horses at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M. on Sunday.

A Dream to Remember, a daughter of the Thoroughbred mare Hallowed Dreams, who won the first 16 races of her career, held second. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Sassmaster.

Secret Courage ($47.20) raced in second behind leader A Dream to Remember early in the 440 yard race, overtook that one and went on to cover the distance in 21.66 seconds. Jamie Leos was aboard Secret Courage for Francisco Acevedo and trainer Ramon Ronquillo.