BENSALEM, Pa.--Last year's Horse of the Year, Chub Wagon, bred and parially owned by Danny Lopez, made her 2022 debut a winning one, with jockey Silvestre Gonzalez aboard, in the $100,000 Power by Far Stakes on June 27, at Parx Racing.
Chub Wagon won the 5 furlong Stakes by 3/4length over Hey Mamaluke.
Lopez began his career rider open jumpers on Long Island,, N.Y., before turning to training.
He retired from training in 2020 but retains an interest in Chub Wagon, whom he co-owns with George Chestnut.
Chub Wagon, a 5-year-old Pa-bred mare, is now 11 for 12 lifetime under the training of Guadalupe Preciado.
She won her first race, a Waiver Maiden Claimer, at Parx on Nov. 16, 2020, then won three allowance races before beginning her stakes career.
From April of 2021, Chub Wagon has run in eight stakes, winning seven and placing second in the eighth.
MICHAEL DICKINSON saddled Augustin Stable's homebred Royne to win a $50,340, 1 3/8 mile turf Allowance race at Laurel on June 26.
The 4-year-old gelding won by 1 length after being rated mid-pack for 6 furlongs and the going three wide into the stretch.
RODNEY JENKINS saddled Hillwood Stable's homebred Hello Amigo to win a $33,900, 6 1/2 furlong Allowance race at Charles Town on June 25.
Hello Amigo was five wide around the first turn, was four wide around the turn into the stretch and dug in to get up in the final strides.
BERNIE HOUGHTON had another winner for Hillman Racing, Amigos Guitar, bred by his mother Betsy Houghton, but the 3-year-old gelding was claimed by trainer Kimberly Graci.
Amigos Guitar won an $18,000, 6 furlong Starter Optional Claiming race at Penn National by a neck on June 24.