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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Sierra Starlet Stakes (R)
Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
 Holy Lute
 Midnight Lute
 Holy Christmas
  Runaway Miracle
  Runaway Forever
   Sent to post at odds of 14-1 in a
field of six New Mexico-bred 3-year-
old Thoroughbred fillies, Aimee Rosa’s Holottalute scored an upset victory in the July 29, $50,000 Sierra Starlet Stakes (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
Holottalute covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05.00, and her winning margin was 1 1/4 lengths from First Again. Christian Ramos rode the homebred gray or roan daughter of Holy Lute for trainer Bart Hone.
Holottalute became the second official black-type stakes winner sired by Holy Lute, a graded stakes winning Kentucky- bred son of the Real Quiet stallion Midnight Lute and the stakes-placed Holy Bull mare Holy Christmas. Racing in three states, including California and Kentucky, from 2013-16, Holy Lute earned $517,677 from 29 starts and won three stakes, including the 2016 Eddie D. Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park.
From five starters, Holy Lute has
sired the earners of more than $320,000, including 2022 New Mexico Cup Derby Championship (R) winner Bodie Got Gold.
The stallion is owned by and stands at A & R Stables at Anthony, New Mexico.
Holottalute is also the first starter foaled by Runaway Miracle, a winning Alberta- bred daughter of the Shadeed stallion Alydeed. The filly traces back to her third dam, Runaway’s Gilly, a winning daughter of the Valdez stallion Young Devil who produced Young Runaway, a multiple stakes winner in Alberta from 1995-96.
Holottalute was unraced at 2, and she broke her maiden with a clear 15-length victory in a 5-furlong maiden-claiming ($12,500) race for New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies at Sunland Park on January 3. All told, the filly has won two of six starts, and the $30,000 winner’s share of the purse from her first lifetime stakes win increased her bankroll to $59,520.
Sheza Hailstorm finished third, 1
1/2 lengths behind Holottalute, and was followed by Mama Was A Rocket, Shame On Charlotte, and 3-5 favorite Better Believe.
First Again earned the $10,000 runner-up share of the purse for her owner, Larry E. Young. A homebred dark bay or brown
daughter of the Yes It’s True stallion Axiomatic, the filly has won two of 11 races and has banked $83,050, of which $71,025 has been pocketed from eight outs this season.
Sheza Hailstorm was shortening in distance off of her third-place finish in a 6-furlong, $33,000 non-winners-of-two allowance race for New Mexico-breds at Ruidoso Downs on June 25. A homebred bay daughter of the Forest Wildcat stallion Attila’s Storm, the filly has won one of six races and has earned $50,357 for her owner, S & G Racing LLC.
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