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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Mountain Top QH Juvenile (R)
Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
 A Royal lJess
 Mr Jess Perry
 Royal Delphias Chick
  Paint On Canvas
   PYC Paint Your Wagon
 Executive Looks
MRB Racing LLC’s Grafity, a homebred
son of A Royal Jess, broke his maiden with a half-length victory in the June 18, $50,000 Mountain Top Quarter Horse Juvenile Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Ruidoso Downs.
Racing against a reported 20-mph head wind, Grafity went 350 yards in :17.974. Esgar Ramirez rode the bay gelding for trainer Manuel Rodolfo Rodriguez.
Grafity was coming off of a fourth-place finish in one of 12 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) trials on June 2. The gelding’s sire, A Royal Jess, is a 13-year-old son of 1994 AQHA champion 2-year-old Mr Jess Perry and the winning and graded stakes placed Chicks Beduino mare Royal Delphias Chick. Raced in three states from 2012-15, A Royal Jess earned $34,844 from 11 starts.
A Royal Jess has sired the earners of more than $380,000 from five crops, including Crispyn, the winner of the April 1, $365,728 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park, and Ell Valentino, the winner of the 2021 New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park.
Grafity is out of Paint On Canvas, a winning 8-year-old daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion PYC Paint Your Wagon. The gelding’s second dam, the Executive Menace mare Executive Looks, won two graded stakes in Texas from 2008-10, including the 2008 Manor Downs Futurity (G1).
Grafity traces back to his third dam, Sticky N Picky, a winning daughter of the Easy Jet stallion Sticks An Stones who ran fourth in AQHA champion Heza Fast Man’s 1993 Texas Classic Futurity (G1).
The $21,000 winner’s share of the Mountain Top Juvenile Stakes purse increased Grafity’s career earnings to $21,400.
Imperial Rein finished second and
was followed by Bigg Curlie Bill, Sweetest Emotion, Drest For Success, Copy Of Jess, JM Wynn Chikee, M Eye Six, JM Mia and Beaux Dashes.
A $32,000 yearling purchase at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale and a half- sister to graded stakes winner Woodys Copy Cat, Imperial Rein races for David R. Rogers. The daughter of Eye Am
King has won two of four starts, and the $9,000 runner-up share of the Mountain Top Juvenile purse pushed her bankroll to $24,753.
Bigg Curlie Bill was a $50,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. A half- brother to stakes winner AR Dashin Waggin, the gray Big Daddy Cartel gelding pocketed the $5,000 third-place share of the Mountain Top Juvenile purse to bring his earnings to $12,250 from three races for his owner, Roybal Racing LLC.
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