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                                SUNRAY PARK
  by Michael Cusortelli
New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (R)
Jess A Chicks
 Chicks A Blazin
 Jess Satin
 Hot Babe Indy Suds
Corona Caliente
 Rabbity Ann
 Making just her second official career start, Jacob J. Simmons III’s Chicks Baby Suds won the May 17, 400-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds at SunRay Park.
Chicks Baby Suds defeated Wahene Version by a neck in :19.536. Jaime Leos rode the sorrel filly for trainer Cynthia Gonzalez.
Chicks Baby Suds was a $15,000 yearling purchase at the ’17 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs. The filly was bred by Mike Abraham, who in 2018 ranked eighth among all Quarter Horse breeders in purse earnings.
Chicks Baby Suds’ sire, Jess A Chicks, is a 12-year-old son of Chicks A Blazin and a full brother to 2012 Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) runner-up Jess A Satin Chicks. Racing in New Mexico between 2009-10, Jess A Chicks earned $175,537 from eight outs and won the 2009 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.
Jess A Chicks has sired the earners of more than $1.7 million from five crops, includ-
ing 2015 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) winner Chickaloni, ’16 Zia Futurity (RG1) winner Hot Indy Chick, and graded stakes
winners Jess Fire Chicks and Yudes Jess Dashin. The stallion is owned by the partner- ship of Mooring, McClintic, and Abraham, and he stands for a $2,000 fee at Double LL Farm at Bosque, New Mexico.
Chicks Baby Suds is out of Hot Babe Indy Suds, an unraced daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Corona Caliente. The filly is a full sister to Hot Indy Chick and
a half to Cmon Jesses Girl, a stakes-placed daughter of Jesse James Jr and a finalist in the 2012 Zia (RG1) and New Mexico Cup (RG2) futurities.
Chicks Baby Suds was unraced at 2. The filly made her debut with a clear 1 1/4-length win in a 400-yard, $22,100 maiden-special- weight race for New Mexico-bred 3- and 4-year-olds at Sunland Park on April 26. The $36,000 winner’s share of the New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes purse increased her bankroll to $49,260.
Vintage Vaquera ran third, three-quarters of a length behind Chicks Baby Suds. Cd Flash And Fame, Cambria Cartel, Fifty Shots Ar, and Tooflashyforyou completed the order of finish.
Runner-up Wahene Version was coming
off of a Sunland Park meet during which she won two of three starts, including the April 6, 350-yard Sunburst Stakes (RG3) for state-bred sophomore fillies. The Winners Version filly has won four of 11 races and has banked $113,262 for owner Erick A. Gutierrez-Carrillo.
Vintage Vaquera is a sorrel daughter
of Big Daddy Cartel racing for Diamond Racing Stables. The filly has won two of 10 outs and has banked $70,209, and she was a finalist in the January 26, $211,142 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.
Danger, Laugharoo, Tom T Who, and Stacking Rocks. Wiskey Crown is a homebred gray or roan son of Southwestern Heat campaigned by Fred Danley. The $12,600 runner-up share of the Kendrick Memorial purse pushed his bankroll to $22,006 from three outs.
Royal Bertrando was making his career debut for owner Jim Volk, who also bred the dark bay or brown son of the Montbrook stallion Royal Orleans. The gelding pocketed the $6,000 third-place share of the Kendrick Memorial purse.
C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Mem. Stakes (R)
Shame on Charlie
Indian Charlie
 Shugs Midnight
Storm of Goshen
 Shame On Powers, a bay son of Shame On Charlie racing for Jimmy Powers & Rebecca Powers, led at every call en route to a 5-length vic- tory in the May 20, $60,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year- old Thoroughbreds at SunRay Park. Ridden by Miguel Perez for trainer Cliff Lambert Sr., Shame On Powers covered 4 1/2 furlongs in :51.90. The gelding earned $36,000 from his first stakes win.
Shame On Powers was bred by Barbara J. Brown. The gelding is one of 10 winners from 12 starters sired by Shame On Charlie, a 15-year-old Kentucky-bred son of the In Excess (IRE) stallion Indian Charlie and a full brother to 2-time cham- pion Indian Blessing. Shame On Charlie has sired the earners of more than $537,000 from 4 crops, including Shame On Read, the winner of the May 4 Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park. The stallion is owned by Barbara J. Brown and stands at Chaparral Farms in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Shame On Powers is also one of three win- ners from as many starters produced by Shug’s Midnight, a winning 11-year-old New Mexico- bred daughter of the Storm Cat stallion Storm
Of Goshen. His full sister, Shug’s Hope, won the 2015 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial.
Shame On Powers’ 2nd dam, the Irish Tower mare Askance, produced 5-time New Mexico- bred stakes winner Askmetodance, a 1/2-sister
to Shug’s Midnight. The gelding’s 3rd dam, the Stage Door Johnny mare Side View, foaled 7 win- ners from 11 starters, including Stage Classic, a 1/2-brother to Askance who won 2 graded stakes in Canada in 2001, including the $169,500 Sky Classic Handicap (G2) at Woodbine Racecourse near Toronto. Shame On Powers traces back to his 4th dam, Elopement, an unraced daughter
of Gallant Romeo and a 1/2-sister to Grade 3 winner Knightly Sport and stakes winner Snipe Hunt. A ’78 Kentucky-bred foal, Elopement produced Rip Dabbs, a 1/2-brother to Elopement who won 2 stakes in Kentucky and Ohio in 1990.
Shame On Powers was a $12,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs. The gelding has won two of four starts and has earned $48,478.
Wiskey Crown ran second and was followed by Royal Bertrando, Dancinstardustlady, Desert
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