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                 RUIDOSO DOWNS
 Photos by Ruidoso Downs, Bailey Ivey
Rio Grande Senorita TB Futurity (R)
 Seventh Street
  Lady Genius
 Quinton’s Gold
  Miss Einstein
   Mark It Down, a homebred daughter of Marking racing for Mike H. and Bill Carson, led at every call en route to a 1 3/4-length victory in the August 6, 5 1/2-furlong Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-old Thoroughbred fillies at Ruidoso Downs.
Trained by Dallas Barton and ridden by Oscar Ceballos, Mark It Down set fractions of :22.42 and :46.27 before reaching the wire in 1:06.50. The bay filly earned the $56,496 winner’s share of a $112,992 purse.
Mark It Down was bred by Bill Carson, Mike Carson, and Leach Racing LLC. The filly became the eighth official black-type stakes winner sired by Marking, a Kentucky- bred 11-year-old son of the A.P. Indy stallion Bernardini. Raced in two countries from 2015-16, Marking earned $426,200 from eight starts, and he ran second in Runhappy’s 2015 Malibu Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
Marking has from four crops sired 52 winners from 77 starters and the earners of more than $4.7 million, including Slammed, the winner of last year’s 6-furlong, $320,163 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) at Keeneland Racecourse, and stakes winners Delbert Too, Better Believe and Seventh St Diamond. The stallion is owned by Fred Alexander and Todd Fincher and stands for a $6,000 fee at Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch at Anthony, New Mexico.
Mark It Down is also one of three winners from four starters produced by Lady Genius, a homebred daughter of the Carson City stallion Quinton’s Gold who banked $354,022 from 18 starts and won four stakes from 2013-
15, including the 2013 Eddy County Stakes (R) at Zia Park. The filly is a half-sister to Fabstraction, a gelded son of Abstraction
who ran third in the 2021 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs.
Mark It Down’s second dam, the Beau Genius mare Miss Einstein, won two stakes from 2000-03, including the 2000 Kachina Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. A 1998 Kentucky- bred foal, Miss Einstein foaled three stakes- winning half-brothers to Lady Genius
-- four-time stakes winner Mr. Wizard and three-time stakes winners Beau Wizer and Double Smart.
Mark It Down’s third dam, Clause, was
an unraced daughter of Tim The Tiger who produced Z Lobo, a winning half-brother to Miss Einstein who ran second in the 1994 Precisionist Stakes at Hollywood Park. The filly traces back to her fourth dam, Guest,
an unraced daughter of Sham who foaled
three stakes-winning half siblings to Clause, including Air Worthy, a son of Air Forbes Won who won the 1989 Stephen Foster Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs.
Mark It Down was coming off of a third- place finish in the first of two Senorita Futurity
trials on July 21. The filly has won two of her three starts and has banked $70,976.
Make Up A Story ran second and
was followed by Mark The Winner, Payingoffmymarker, Chipz, Not To Fancy, Storm In The Valle, Tax Free Texas and Just Keep Laughin. Qualifier Sporty Pants was scratched.
A homebred Marking filly racing for J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, Make Up A Story earned the $22,598 runner-up share of the purse. Make Up
A Story has won two of four outs and has banked $57,638.
Mark The Winner is a daughter of Marking owned by Rodney Brooks and Donnie Reid. The filly has won two of three races, and the $13,559 third-place share of the purse pushed her earnings to $32,039.
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