PRINEVILLE, OR—JULY 17, 202—Coming off a seventh-place finish in the $49,742 Bank of America Grants Pass Championship Challenge on June 28th, multiple stakes winner Cm Once Ina Bluemoon bounced to a 1-¾ length win over Romanian in the $4,200 Crooked River Hook (not black type) Saturday night at the Crooked River Roundup in Prineville, Oregon.
Under jockey James Wooten, Jr., Cm Once Ina Bluemoon has as much as two-length lead at one time while completing the 610 years in :32.468 seconds, a hand-timed 91 speed index. It was the 14th career win for the 6-year-old and the $2,310 winners' purse boosted his lifetime earnings to $109,116.
Owned-and-trained by Nick Lowe, the son of leading sire IVORY JAMES was bred in Oregon by Randy Dickerson. Out of the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Cool Blue Corona, Cm Once Ina Bluemoon has compiled a (37) 14.6-4 record with wins that include the Emerald Downs Distance Challenge-twice.
He also competed in the 2020 $100,0000 Grade 1 AQHA Distance Challenge Championship at The Downs in Albuquerque.