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                                SUNRAY PARK
  by Michael Cusortelli
NM Breeders’ QH Futurity (RG3)
Chicks Regard
 Chicks Beduino
 First Regard
 Eyesa Runner
 Mr Eye Opener
Miss Six Moons
 Runner Chick, a gray daughter of the Chicks Beduino stallion Chicks Regard owned by J. Patricia Gonzalez, broke her maiden in the June 2, $175,051 New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity (RG3) for state-bred 2-year-olds at SunRay Park.
Prepped by Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Runner Chick covered 350 yards in :17.638, and her winning margin was a head from Meleros Dash. Jaime Leos rode the filly, who posted an 88 speed index and banked the $82,274 winner’s share of the purse from her first win in three starts.
Runner Chick was bred by K. Humberto Lopez Gaxiola. The filly’s sire, Chicks Regard, raced in New Mexico from 2001-03 and earned $52,783 from 13 outs and won the 2003 Head Pin Handicap at the Sonoma County Fair race meet in Santa Rosa, California.
Now 20, Chicks Regard has sired the earners of more than $7.4 million from 13 crops, includ- ing multiple graded stakes winner A Streak Regard and graded stakes winners Regard With Respect and You N How Many More. The stallion is owned by K. Humberto Lopez Gaxiola, and he stands for a $2,800 fee at Robert and DelRae Driggers’ Bar Y Equine at Berino, New Mexico.
Runner Chick is out of Eyesa Runner, a winning 15-year-old daughter of the Dash For Cash stallion Mr Eye Opener who ran third in two futurities in New Mexico in 2006, including the Grade 1 West Texas Futurity
at Sunland Park. The filly’s second dam, the winning Marthas Six Moons mare Miss Six Moons, won two graded stakes in Oklahoma from 1991-94 including the ’92 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Blue Ribbon Downs.
Runner Chick traces back to her third dam, Chick Called Happy, a daughter of the Vagabond King (TB) stallion Say Speed (TB) and winner of the 1984 Garfield Downs Poor Boy Futurity.
The fourth-fastest qualifier, Runner Chick made her debut with a second-place finish,
one length behind fastest qualifier Dreamin Woodrow, in the first of four New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity trials on May 18. The filly has banked $83,274 from two races.
Runner Chick was sent to post at odds of 7-1 and returned a $16.40 win mutuel. Runner-up Meleros Dash, an 11-1 longshot, completed a $2 exacta payoff of $133.60.
Daddys Beats finished second, a neck behind Runner Chick, and was followed by W R Ace On The Move, Damazo Bay, Mischka Cartel, 9-5 favorite Dreamin Woodrow, Eclipse The Moon, and Crazy Cartel.
Meleros Dash is a gray son of the Time Bandit (TB) stallion Next Bandit (TB) campaigned by Lucina Salas Lopez. The colt has banked $32,009 from two outs, and he was coming off of a third-place finish in his Breeders’ Futurity trial.
A gelded son of the Corona Cartel stallion Big Daddy Cartel, Daddys Beats has earned $20,256 from two races for his owner, Maria L. Villegas- Najera. Daddys Beats made his debut with a second-place run in his New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity trial.
The New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity was the feature race on closing day of SunRay Park’s 17-day spring meet. The Breeders’ Futurity has been a fixture on SunRay Park’s stakes schedule since 1985, when the track was known as San Juan Downs and Shawn Clark’s Say It Simple earned the winner’s share of a $26,341 purse.
The New Mexico Breeders’ Futurity first achieved graded status in 2001. Past winners include A Streak Regard (2007), Osbaldo (’11) and Rex Hill (’12).
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