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                                SUNLAND PARK
  Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R)
by Michael Cusortelli
Roll Hennessy Roll
 Roll Over Baby
Gone Hollywood
After The Beep
  Bennie A. Vanecek’s Hollywood Henry scored his first career stakes victory in the April 28, $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park.
Sent to post as the 6-5 favorite, Hollywood Henry covered 4 1/2 furlongs in :50.67, and his winning margin was a neck from 12-1 longshot Wheredoesthecashgo. Ry Eikleberry rode
the dark bay or brown 4-year-old gelding for trainer Henry Dominguez.
Hollywood Henry was bred by Fred Alexander. The gelding is one of 104 winners from 149 starters sired by Roll Hennessy Roll, a graded stakes winning son of the Storm Cat stal- lion Hennessy. Racing in five states, including California and New Mexico, from 2002-04, Roll Hennessy Roll earned $173,869 from 12 starts, and his four wins included the ’02 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (G3) at Hollywood Park.
Roll Hennessy Roll has sired 11 black-type stakes winners and the earners of more than $6.9 million from 11 crops, including multiple stakes winners Kiss My Hennessy, Back Seat Roll, and Twixy Roll. A half-brother to three stakes winners, including Grade 3 winner Sing Baby Sing and
2004 Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Value Plus, the stallion is owned by Fred Alexander and Brad King, and he stands at Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch at Anthony, New Mexico.
Hollywood Henry is also one of two win- ners from as many starters foaled by Ringback, a winning 12-year-old New Mexico-bred daughter of the Gone West stallion Gone Hollywood. The gelding’s second dam, the Phone Trick mare After The Beep, won two stakes in New Mexico in ’02 and ran second in that season’s $77,700 Sunland Park Oaks.
Hollywood Henry’s third dam, the Sadler’s Wells mare Reluctant Diva, was a half-sister
to Royal Shyness, the winner of the 1999 Great Lady M. Handicap at Hollywood Park. Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Hollywood Henry has won seven of 18 starts, including all three of his outs this season, and the $51,000 winner’s share of the Mt. Cristo Rey purse increased his bankroll to $241,418.
Rig Time finished third, a half of a length behind Hollywood Henry. Golden Band, Weappear, Forger, and Mr. Mooch completed the order of finish.
Runner-up Wheredoesthecashgo earned $17,000 for his owners, J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, who also bred the 4-year-old son of Southwestern Heat. The gelding has won three of 19 races, including the 2017 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs, and he has banked $157,312.
Rig Time is a homebred 4-year-old son of the Unbridled’s Song stallion Right Rigger owned
by brothers Larry Teague and Harry Teague of Hobbs, New Mexico. The gray or roan colt has banked $147,020 from 14 starts, and his four wins include a 1 3/4-length score in last year’s Road Runner Handicap (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
     In order to receive incentive checks at the end of the year from the NMHBA, ALL owners of NM Bred horses must be a current member of the Association.
The membership must be active no later than 90 days after a NM Bred horse finishes 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place.
All memberships are active until December 31st of the year paid, then must be reactivated. To contin- ue to receive incentive checks in the following year, your membership must be renewed.
If you are unsure of whether or not your membership is active, please call the office at (505) 262-0224, to check.
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