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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Sierra Blanca Stakes (R)
Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
 Attila’s Storm
 Forest Wildcat
 Sweet Symmetry
  Charlotte’s Drone
 B.G.’s Drone
  Charlotte’s Ego
   Christopher N. Roybal’s No Pasa Nada outran his 10-1 odds to win the July 22,
5 1/2-furlong Sierra Blanca Stakes (R)
for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at Ruidoso Downs.
Trained by Jose Gonzalez Jr., No Pasa Nada defeated Diabolical Storm by three lengths in 1:04.97. Tracy Hebert rode the 7-year-old bay son of Attila’s Storm, who earned the $30,000 winner’s share of the $50,000 purse.
No Pasa Nada was bred by Robert Driggers and Del Rae Driggers, and he was claimed by Roybal for $12,500 at Sunland Park on February 12, 2022. The gelding is one of 213 winners from 286 starters sired by the late Attila’s Storm, a graded stakes winning son of the Storm Cat stallion Forest Wildcat. Racing from 2004-07, Attila’s Storm earned $534,983 from 18 starts, and his three stakes wins included the 2007 Toboggan Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct.
Attila’s Storm has sired 27 stakes winners and the earners of more than $18.7 million from 13 crops, including multiple stakes winners Waltzing Attila and Bella
Dona. The stallion died following colic surgery on June 23, 2021.
No Pasa Nada is also one of five
winners from as many starters produced
by Charlotte’s Drone, an unplaced New Mexico-bred daughter of the Full Choke stallion B.G.’s Drone, and he is a full brother to multiple stakes winners Bella Dona and Tilla Cat, and a half-brother to stakes winner Lariat. The gelding’s second dam, the New Mexico-bred Tilt The Odds mare Charlotte’s Ego, won the 2001 New Mexico Distaff Handicap (R) at SunRay Park.
No Pasa Nada was making his first start since April 8, when the gelding ran eighth in a 6 1/2-furlong, $35,800 open-condition allowance race for state-breds at SunRay Park. All told, the gelding has won nine of 43 races -- including five of 14 since the claim -- and he has earned $429,988.
Hollywood Henry ran third, 8 1/2 lengths behind No Pasa Nada, and was followed by 3-2 favorite Bye Bye Matty P, Risky Revenge, and New Cut Road.
Diabolical Storm banked the $10,000 runner-up share of the Sierra Blanca Stakes
purse for his owners, Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant and Derrol Hubbard. A homebred 4-year-old son of Attila’s Storm, the gelding has won four of 11 races, including two stakes, and he has earned $295,300.
Hollywood Henry is dark bay or brown Roll Hennessy Roll gelding campaigned by Bennie A. Vanecek. A $17,500 yearling purchase at the 2016 New Mexico-Bred Sale, the 8-year-old gelding has won 12 of 37 starts and has banked $462,545, and his four career stakes victories include the 2021 and 2022 Sierra Blanca Stakes.
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