Arcadia, CA (April 8, 2017)-Gary Barber’s Mr. Hinx, a homebred Ministers Wild Cat gelding, got the win in a game finish of the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes.
Mr. Hinx is out of Kitten Exchange, by Put It Back and has won three races from five starts all in 2017. He has earned $195,368.
Jockey Tyler Baze, “The entire ride went really well. I wasn’t really expecting to be on the lead. I schooled (Mr. Hinx) in the dirt the last couple workouts because I didn’t really know where I was going to be in the race. Steve (Miyadi) just made me school him in the dirt. So, when he broke in the lead, I wasn’t going to grab a hold of him and cut his air off to take him back behind other horses. He was out there, comfortable.
“He’s a very nice horse with so much talent. I haven’t gotten to the bottom of him yet but I know that there’s a lot there and he’s learning. He’s developing and getting better every day.”
Ministers Wild Cat is currently the eighth ranked 2017 sire in California, he stands for $5,000 live foal in 2017.