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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Mountain Top QH Futurity (RG2)
Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
 Big Daddy Cartel
 Corona Cartel
 Miss Racy Eyes
  Alice K White
  First Down Dash
 Champagne Lane
   Eighth-fastest qualifier Daddysqueenofalice, a daughter of Big Daddy Cartel campaigned
by Triple R Racing Stables LLC and Kim Middleton, broke her maiden in the June 18, $340,666 Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses at Ruidoso Downs.
Racing against a reported 11-mph head wind, Daddysqueenofalice went 350 yards
in :17.582, and her margin of victory was
one length from fastest qualifier Call Me Jessiecartel. Ricky Ramirez rode the gray filly for trainer James Gonzales II.
Daddysqueenofalice broke sharply from her rail post, and she recorded her first career stakes win in wire-to-wire fashion.
“When we took the lead, I felt like we could take advantage of it,” said Ramirez of Daddysqueenofalice’s trip. “I’ve been working with this filly since winter, and I knew she had some ability. I’m happy that I had the opportunity to ride her today.”
A $180,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Daddysqueenofalice was bred by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms
at Veguita, New Mexico. The filly’s 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 starts, and he was a finalist in that season’s Grade 1 All American and Rainbow futurities.
Big Daddy Cartel has sired the earners of more than $18.005 million from eight crops,
including multiple graded stakes winner and 2017 All American Futurity runner-up Bigg Daddy, and multiple graded stakes winners
Cat Daddys Lil Girl, Bigg Dee and Mamacita Cartel. A half-brother to stakes winner Racy La Jolla, the stallion is owned by and stands for a $7,000 fee at MJ Farms.
Daddysqueenofalice is out of Alice K White, a homebred daughter of 1987 AQHA world champion First Down Dash and the sport’s 2009 champion 3-year-old filly, and she is a full sister to Bigg Daddy and a half-sister
to 2015 champion sophomore filly Astica.
The filly’s second dam, the homebred Lanes Leinster mare Champagne Lane, won three graded stakes in Wyoming and California from 1996-97, including the 1997 La Primera del Ano Derby (G2) at Los Alamitos.
A 1994 foal, Champagne Lane produced five other stakes winners, all of whom were
half siblings to Alice K White, including multiple graded stakes winner and one-
time 440-yard world record holder Kendall Jackson and graded stakes winner Jesse Lane. Daddysqueenofalice traces back to her third dam, Dashin Sandy, a homebred Streakin Dash mare and winner of the 1992 Diamond Classic Futurity (RG1) at Casper, Wyoming.
Daddysqueenofalice made her career debut with a second-place finish in the seventh of 12 Mountain Top Futurity trials on June 2. The $143,080 winner’s share of the final’s purse increased the filly’s lifetime earnings to $144,680.
Over Da Edge ran third, 1 1/4 lengths behind Daddysqueenofalice. Kelly Isa Chick, Untangled Queen, Patriotic View, Black Jack Patriot, Da Edge Of Gray, Chicka Boom Babe and Bigg Shades Of Gray completed the order of finish.
Call Me Jessiecartel was coming off of
a three-quarter length victory in the fourth Mountain Top Futurity trial. A $23,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico- Bred Sale, the sorrel Jess A Chicks gelding has banked $72,495 from four races for his owners, Empire Racing and Pavon Racing LLC.
Over Da Edge was a $24,500 yearling buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. A daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Eye Am King and the graded stakes winning Separatist mare Da Edge, the sorrel filly has earned $46,362 from four starts
for her owners, Miguel Y. Gallegos and Mauricio Gallegos.
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