Hustle Up

Brief info

Post Position: #3
Odds: 5/1
Owner: Dale F. Taylor Racing LLC, Bobby J. McQueen, and Suzanne Kirby
Trainer: Todd Fincher
Jockey: Shane Laviolette
Lifetime Record: 10-8-0-0, $363,143

Fincher is looking to become the second trainer to win back-to-back runnings of the Grade III Sunland Derby, having saddled last year’s champion Runaway Ghost. The five-time stakes winner was voted 2-year-old colt/gelding champion by the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association after a campaign which included stakes victories at Sunland Park, Ruidoso Downs and Zia Park. The son of Abstraction is a perfect 2-for-2 this year, with back-to-back victories in the Red Hedeman Mile as well as the Mine That Bird Derby, in which he faced open company for the first time in his career.


02/24/19 1st Mine That Bird Derby
Sunland Park
1-1/16 mile Dirt 1:42.31
02/02/19 1st Red Hedeman Mile
Sunland Park
1 mile Dirt 1:39.21
12/10/18 1st Steve Prather Stakes
Zia Park
1 mile 70 yd Dirt 1:44.54
11/04/18 4th NM Classic Cup Juvenile
Zia Park
6 furlongs Dirt 1:09.99
09/03/18 4th Rio Grande Senor Futurity
Ruidoso Down
5-1/2 furlongs Dirt 1:03.97
08/11/18 1st Trial
Ruidoso Downs
5-1/2 furlongs Dirt 1:05.30
06/23/18 1st Mountain Top Futurity
Ruidoso Down
5 furlongs Dirt 0:58.61
06/08/18 1st Trial
Ruidoso Downs
5 furlongs Dirt 1:00.49
04/15/18 1st Copper Top Futurity
Sunland Park
4-1/2 furlongs Dirt 0:51.55
03/24/18 1st Maiden SW
Sunland Park
4-1/2 furlongs Dirt 0:51.94