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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Zia QH Futurity (RG1)
Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
 Jess A Chicks
 Chicks A Blazin
 Jess Satin
  Lilly Cartel
 Corona Cartel
  Corona Kool
   Call Me Jessiecartel, a gelded son of Jess A Chicks and the fastest qualifier, dueled down the stretch and held on at the wire to win
the July 23, $387,688 Zia Futurity (RG1) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Quarter Horses at Ruidoso Downs.
Ridden by Esgar Ramirez and aided
by a reported 12-mph tail wind, Call Me Jessiecartel covered 400 yards in :19.695, and his margin of victory was a nose from Crispyn, who was clocked in :19.696. Eric Valenzuela prepped the sorrel gelding for owners Empire Racing and Pavon Racing LLC.
Call Me Jessiecartel was coming off of a half- length win in the last of 12 trials on July 7. The gelding was bred by Mike Abraham, and he was purchased as a yearling for $23,000 at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs.
Call Me Jessiecartel’s sire, Jess A Chicks,
is a graded stakes winning New Mexico-bred son of the Chicks Beduino stallion Chicks A Blazin. Raced exclusively in New Mexico from 2009-10, Jess A Chicks earned $175,537 from eight starts, and his four wins included a half- length win in the 2009 Zia Futurity (RG1).
Jess A Chicks has sired the earners of more than $4.9 million from nine crops, including multiple graded stakes winner Jess Fire Chick, and graded stakes winners Chickaloni, Chicky Chicky Kai and Hot Indy Chick. The stallion is owned by the partnership of Mooring, McClintic and Abraham, and he stands for a
$3,000 fee at W.L. and Dee Mooring’s Double LL Farm at Bosque, New Mexico.
Call Me Jessiecartel is out of Lilly Cartel, a daughter of Corona Cartel. The gelding is a half-brother to First Kool Moon, the winner of the 2017 Zia Handicap (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs and a finalist in the 2016 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.
Call Me Jessiecartel’s second dam,
the First Down Dash mare Corona Kool, won seven graded stakes from 1999-2003, including the 1999 Los Alamitos Two- Million Futurity (G1) and 2000 Los Alamitos Derby (G1). The sport’s champion 2-year-old filly in 1999 and champion aged mare two years later, Corona Kool produced Triffle, a half-sister to Lilly Cartel who won the 2009 Mile High Futurity (G3) at Arapahoe Park.
Call Me Jessiecartel’s third dam, the winning and stakes-placed Sizzle Te mare Sizzling Lil, was the sport’s 2001 champion broodmare.
Campaigned exclusively in New Mexico, Call Me Jessiecartel has won three of six races, and the $162,829 winner’s share of the purse from his first stakes score increased
his earnings to $240,124. Earlier this year, the gelding ran second, one length behind winner Daddysqueenofalice, in the June 18, 350-yard Mountain Top Futurity (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs, and he was a finalist in the April 1, 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park.
Young Emperor finished third and was followed officially by Loose And Lethal, Bloodredandgoingdown, Dads Racy Te, JM Johnny B Good, Whiskey Whiskey and Black Jack Patriot. Third-fastest qualifier Bigg Curlie Bill was listed as a trainer scratch.
Runner-up Crispyn banked $69,874 to bring his earnings to $257,245 for his owner, MRB Racing LLC. The homebred bay A Royal Jess gelding has won three of six races, including the $365,728 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2).
A sorrel son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Eye Am King, Young Emperor races for Martin Ybarra, who purchased the gelding as a yearling for $30,000 at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale. Young Emperor has won one of four starts and has banked $49,969.
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