Cm Once Ina Bluemoon Sets New Track Record In Crooked River Hook
Don Shugart
Ivory James' sired Cm Once Ina Bluemoon set a new track record in the Crooked River Hook on Saturday in Prineville, Oregon.


PRINEVILLE, OR—JULY 13, 2019—Stakes winner Cm Once Ina Bluemoon bumped at the start under jockey Robert Burney but led throughout to defeat Hes A Bugin by half-a-length, setting a new track record in the $4,850 Crooked River Hook (not black type).  Wanna Be Fierce finishing 4-¼ lengths back to take third.

Owned-and-trained by Nick Lowe, Cm Once Ina Bluemoon completed the 610 yards in :31.878 seconds, breaking the tracks previous record of :32 flat set on July 10, 2004 by Billeys Easter Dash. The gelded son of leading sire IVORY JAMES equaled a 101 speed index.

Bred in Oregon by Randy Dickerson, from the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Cool Blue Corona, the bay gelding earned $2,667 to bring his earnings total to $53,500.

Gilberto Madrigal's Hes A Bugin earned $970 for finishing second. Jose Rosales Gomez conditions the 7-year-old Sixthirteen (TB) gelding out of Missy Nickle Bac by Splash Bac. Jaime Lopez was riding.

Third-place finisher Wanna Be Fierce races for owner-trainer Clifton Davis and was ridden by jockey Jake Samuels. The 7-year-old Oregon-bred son of Fastnfierce is out of A Special Review by Little Bit Dimmer. The stakes-placed gelding bred by Connie Buttice earned $533 to bring his earnings mark to $38,256.

Bh Country Chrome, Snowbound Preacher, Rtictac Man and Watch Me Fly Bye completed the field.