Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Saturday, February 3, 2018
by Eric Alwan
Ry Eikleberry wins 4 races on Saturday
5-time riding champion Ry Eikleberry had a another big day at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino winning 4 races on Saturday’s 9-race card.
Eikleberry came out firing, winning aboard his first 3 mounts. Eikleberry won the 1st race with the favorite The Tizzler ($4.40). He scored again aboard Looks to Spare ($7.40) in the 2nd race at one mile. His third straight winner was Endwi ($3.60) in the 3rd race also at one mile. Eikleberry won his fourth of the day aboard Move Bingham ($10.80) in the 5th race at 6 furlongs. He guided the 4-1 shot to a driving win in a photo finish. The red hot jockey rode all 9 races on the card.
Currently, Eikleberry leads the Sunland Park jockey colony with 31 winners. His horses have earned over $560,000 through 30 race days.
$85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap on Sunday
Live racing resumes on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (9th race) at four and one-half furlongs is the feature race. 2016 Mt. Cristo Rey winner Citizen Geller and Weappear are the top contenders. Live racing will conclude in plenty of time for racing fans to watch the Super Bowl. The 9th race goes at 3:52 p.m. El Paso Time.
Photo Credit: Coady Photography