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.