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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Jess Burner Stakes (R)
Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
 Big Daddy Cartel
 Corona Cartel
 Miss Racy Eyes
  Eagles First Down
  One Famous Eagle
   Sent to post at odds of 11-1 in a full field of 10 New Mexico-breds, Javier M. Chavez’s Big Crush BB scored a wire-to-wire victory in the June 4, $45,000 Jess Burner Stakes (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
Big Crush BB covered 400 yards in :19.298 while aided by a reported 8-mph tail wind, and his winning margin was 1 1/4 lengths from 15-1 longshot Hunky McGoo. Emilio Tapia rode the gray 4-year-old son of Big Daddy Cartel for trainer Jose DeHerrera.
Big Crush BB earned a 103 speed index and the $27,000 winner’s share of the purse. The stallion was bred by Ralph Vincent and Beverly Bourguet of Albuquerque. His sire, Big Daddy Cartel, is a 14-year-old son of the Holland Ease stallion Corona Cartel. Racing at Ruidoso Downs in 2011, Big Daddy Cartel banked $121,800 from five outs, and he was a finalist in the Grade 1 All American and Rainbow futurities.
Big Daddy Cartel has sired the earners of more than $17.6 million from eight crops, including multiple graded stakes winner and 2017 All American Futurity runner-up Bigg Daddy, and multiple graded stakes winner Cat Daddys Lil Girl, Bigg Dee and Mamacita Cartel. A half-brother to stakes winner Miss
Racy Eyes and multiple Grade 1 finalist Stepenos, the stallion is owned by and stands for a $7,000 fee at Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico.
Big Crush BB is out of Eagles First Down, an unraced Oklahoma-bred 13-year- old daughter of 2008 AQHA champion sophomore colt One Famous Eagle. The stallion’s second dam, the First Down
Dash mare Nonanon, produced First Down Shazoom, a stakes-placed half-brother to Eagles First Down.
Big Crush BB traces back to his third dam, Folsanon, a winning daughter of
Fol’s Native (TB) and a finalist in the 1989 Shebester Futurity (G2) at Blue Ribbon Downs. A 1987 foal, Folsanon produced two stakes-winning half-siblings to Nonanon, including multiple graded stakes winner Royalanon.
Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Big Crush BB has won five of 17 outs and he has earned $172,460, and his two stakes scores include a three-quarter length victory in the first division of the April 28, $100,000 Jimmy Drake Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park.
Diezs Daylight finished third and was followed officially by 3-2 favorite River
Flash, No Mires A La Luna, The Calling, Winners Miracle, Mr Perry Moon, Jesses Dinero and Fly On Down.
Runner-up Hunky McGoo earned $9,000 for his owners, William R. Robertson and Mary Robertson. The homebred 4-year-old gelding has won four of 16 races and has banked $134,872.
An $11,000 yearling purchase at the
2019 New Mexico-Bred Sale, Diezs Daylight pocketed the $4,500 third-place share of the purse for his owner, Jaime Aldavaz Sr. The graded stakes winning 5-year-old Jesse James Jr gelding has won six of 15 starts and has earned $159,964.
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