Odds-On Zoomin For Bux Speeds to New Track Record in $239,099 Retama Park Futurity

(Sunday, June 18, 2006) - Odd-On favorite Zoomin For Bux did not disappoint in today's $239,099 Retama Park Futurity (Gr. 1), storming to a track record-setting victory by three-quarters of a length over Angelina Ballerina. Owner/trainer Jose M. Joe Garza's two-year-old chestnut colt stopped the timer in :17.240 for the 350 yards.

Zoomin For Bux, sent off at odds of 2-to-5, broke sharply under jockey Martin Rubalcava and dueled with the Angelina Ballerina for the lead throughout the contest, gradually edging clear for a comfortable victory over the filly. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Beaukas in third place, who was followed past the wire by Easy Separation, Ace Mudslinger, First Smart Winner, Prospect of More, Off You Go, and Copper Streaker.

Bred in Texas by Sue Hunt, Zoomin For Bux is a son of Shazoom and the Jody O Toole mare Oh No Its Uh Oh. The fastest qualifier for the Retama Park Futurity (Gr. 1), Zoomin For Bux broke his own track record for the distance of :17.436 set in the race's trials on June 4. He earned a 116 speed index for the effort.

Zoomin For Bux completed the second half of Garza's and Rubalcava's sweep of the Retama Park Futurity races since they had teamed to capture the $26,930 Retama Park Futurity Consolation with Ace Back to Zoom just two races earlier. Also sired by Shazoom, the Texas-bred two-year-old filly battled to a neck triumph over Happy Streaker in :17.792. Separate Class finished another head back in third in the blanket finish, with Rosemarys Babe just a head further back.

The Retama Park Futurity (Gr. 1) topped off a great meet for Garza, who finished as both the leading owner and the leading trainer at the meet. As an owner, he had 10 starters and an impressive eight winners and one third place finisher, giving him 90% in the money percentage and earnings of $116,703. As a trainer, his trainees had a record of from 70 starts of 15-6-7 for a 40% in the money percentage and $148,353 in earnings.

Horse Win Ranch finished second in the owners' standings with five wins and four seconds in 12 starts.

John Buchanan finished second in the trainers' standings with 13 wins from 44 starts, as well as five seconds and six thirds.

Among the jockeys, Jeff B. Jermanwas a handy winner over James Norman Brooks, with 24 winners versus Brooks' 19.

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