Grade 1 Wins Continue for Zoomin Effortlessly

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April 7th, 2016

Zoomin Effortlessly is a horse that certainly lives up to his name. On Saturday, April 2, the Texas-bred won the $100,000 Leo Stakes at Remington Park. The win was his seventh in a row and third Grade 1 score. As a result of his fine performance, the 5-year-old son of Zoomin for Bux now stands in second-place in the latest AQHA Racing- Horseplayernow.com National Poll. Los Alamitos champion, Moonist is the current poll leader.

The solid performer' win streak includes victories in the Refrigerator Handicap (G1) at Lone Star Park and The Championship at Sunland Park (G1), as well as three other stakes.

Veteran jockey Santos Carrizales is the regular rider of Zoomin Effortlessly, who is owned by his brother-in-law, Telesforo Perrett.  Claimed for $10,000 on November 14, 2014 at Lone Star Park, Zoomin Effortlessly has won seven of his nine starts since that eventful claim, including his first Grade 1 score, the Refrigerator Handicap last October at Lone Star Park. His career earnings now stand at 340,000.

Edelmiro Carrizales or "Eddie",is also part of the team behind the Grade 1 winner. Eddie has been training both Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds since 2000. He is currently preparing his runners for the upcoming Thoroughbred season at Lone Star Park, so the brothers Carrizales asked Remington Park-based trainer Rick Robinson to step in.  Zoomin Effortlessly has been at Robinson's farm, 30 minutes from Remington, for a month.

"He's a funny horse," explained Santos. "He is only comfortable training at Retama or on the farm. When he is stabled at a racetrack, he won't eat!"

Luckily, the bay gelding is enjoying his Oklahoma digs and training well in preparation for Saturday night's $100,000 Leo Stakes (G1). It won't be a walk in the park as his rivals include graded stakes winners Bodacious Eagle, Rock You and Dashin Brown Streak. But as he proved on January 3 when he won the $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1), defeating 2014 AQHA world champion JRC Callas First, competition at the top level is well within his realm.

"What makes him special is not so much his speed, but his stride," adds Santos. "I've ridden plenty of fast horses, but none of them get the jump the way he does."

Zoomin Effortlessly, the 2014 TQHA Champion Aged Gelding, will likely return to action at Remington Park next month in the $250,000 Remington Park Invitational. The winner of that prestigious stakes receives a berth into the $600,000 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos in December.