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  Pauls Valley Stakes (RG2)
Making just his second start out-
side of New Mexico, Rogers Farms’ Wascallywittlewabbit scored a wire-to- wire victory in the April 1, $50,880 Pauls Valley Stakes (G2) at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.
Wascallywittlewabbit covered 870 yards in :45.498 while racing into a reported 9-mph head wind in the homestretch, and his margin of victory was a 1/2-length from Why Buy The Cow. Benito Baca rode the 6-year-old son of Heza Motor Scooter for trainer Mike Joiner.
Wascallywittlewabbit earned a 92 speed index and $29,892 from his first graded stakes win.
The bay gelding was bred in New Mexico by Mike Weatherly. His sire, the Heza Fast Man stallion Heza Motor Scooter, banked $259,682 from 26 races from 2000-02, and his seven wins included the 2001 El Primero del Ano Derby (G2) at Los Alamitos. He also was a finalist in the ‘00 Los Alamitos Million (G1) and Rainbow (G1) futurities.
Heza Motor Scooter has sired the earners of more than $3.9 million from 10 crops, including 2012 Champion of Champions (G1) winner and three-time AQHA cham- pion Rylees Boy, and 2012 AQHA champion distance horse All About Larry. The stallion died in May 2015.
Wascallywittlewabbit’s dam, Rabbits N Diamonds, is an unraced daughter of the Yawls Rabbit stallion Rabbits Rainbow.
His second dam, the Coup de Kas TB mare Shines Likea Diamond, won the ‘98 KHEY/ Y96 Handicap at Sunland Park and was a finalist in the 1999 Sunland Park Winter (G3) and West Texas (G3) derbies.
Wascallywittlewabbit traces back to his fourth dam, She’s My Doll, a daughter of the Jet Deck stallion Jet Smooth who won the 1973 Challenge Cup Maturity at Midland Downs in Texas.
Raced in New Mexico and Oklahoma, the gelding has won seven of 17 outs and has earned $129,215, and his three career
by Michael Cusortelli
Heza Motor Scooter
 Heza Fast Man
 Hot Tin Lizzie
   Rabbits N Diamonds
 Rabbits Rainbow
 Shines Likea Diamond
stakes victories include last year’s 870-yard Bill Reed Memorial Stakes and Zia 870 Championship Stakes (R), both held at Ruidoso Downs.
A New Mexico-bred son of Heza Motor Scooter racing for Carroll A. Durbin, Why Buy The Cow was second and earned the $9,964 runner-up share of the Pauls Valley Stakes to bring his earnings to $199,929 from 21 starts. The 6-year-old bay gelding has won four outs, including the 2019 New Mexico Cup 870 Championship Stakes (R) at Zia Park.
Ms Esther finished third and was fol- lowed by Higher Flyn Eagle, Holy Storm, Moonflash Cat, and Weapon First Bug.
Ms Esther is a 7-year-old daughter
of the Smoke Glacken (TB) stallion Afrashad (TB) owned by Jordan D. Baumann. The mare has won 10 of 24 starts and has banked $224,062, and her three stakes wins include the ‘19 Pauls Valley Stakes.
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