Cold Cash 123 wins Grade 1 race, nationally ranked

Cold Cash 123, a Quarter Horse owned and bred in Michigan by Walter and Carolyn Bay’s T-Bill Stables, Inc., continued his successful 2010 campaign with a victory in Sunday’s $250,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.

On the strength of that win, Cold Cash 123 is currently ranked sixth in the AQHARacing.com-HorsePlayerNow.com national poll for two-year-olds. This week marks his first appearance with an official ranking after receiving votes in previous polls.

Cold Cash 123 has yet to race in Michigan, but his ties to the state go beyond just his birthplace. Walter Bay is the president and co-owner of central Michigan mixed breed track Mount Pleasant Meadows and Carolyn Bay is the vice president of the Great Lakes Quarter Horse Association. Their operation is based in Clare, Mich.

The Oak Tree Special gelding got up at the wire to win by a neck in the 440-yard Southwest Juvenile. He stopped the clock at 21.293 seconds with odds of 9.70-to-one.

Trainer Sleepy Gilbreath gave rider Jose Montoya the leg up aboard Cold Cash 123 for Sunday’s race.

For an Equibase chart of the race, click here.

The Southwest Juvenile was Cold Cash 123’s third win from six lifetime starts. His career earnings total $161,294.

Prior to that race, Cold Cash 123 gained national attention for his impressive two-length victory in the Sept. 6 All-American Juvenile Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. He qualified for the All-American Futurity’s (G1) consolation race after winning the race’s first trial heat, but his time fell below the ten-horse cutoff line for the main event as the day wore on.

For a Sure Bet Racing News feature and photos of the Southwest Juvenile Championship, click here.

For a recap of the race and pedigree analysis from StallionESearch.com, click here.

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