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 New Mexico State Fair TB Futurity (R)
Photos by Coady Photography
 Shame On Charlie
Indian Charlie
  Campfire Party
 Forest Danger
  Cigno d’Oro
Making just his second career start, Milk It led at every call en route to a three-quarter length victory in the October 15, $294,534 New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity (R) for state- bred 2-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs.
Milk It set fractions of :21.17 and :43.69 before reaching the wire in 1:09.65 for 6 furlongs. Francisco Amparan rode Milk It for owners R. Dwain Yarbar, M C M Stables LLC and Greg Green, who also prepped the gelded son of Shame On Charlie.
Milk It made his career debut with a wire-to- wire, 3 1/4-length win in the second of two New Mexico State Fair Futurity trials on September 24. The bay gelding was bred by Greg Green and Dwain Yarbar, and he became the eighth official black-type stakes winner from 41 starters sired by Shame On Charlie, a winning son of 1998 Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Indian Charlie and a full brother to 2007 U.S. champion 2-year-old filly and 2008 U.S. champion female sprint horse Indian Blessing.
From eight crops, Shame On Charlie has sired the earners of more than $2.7 million, including multiple stakes winner Indian Tiva, and stakes winners Nostrangrtotherain, Shugs Charlie and Shame On Powers. The stallion is owned by Barbara J. Brown, and he stands at Chaparral Farm at Hobbs, New Mexico.
Milk It is also one of five winners from as many starters produced by Campfire Party, a
13-year-old winning Kentucky-bred daughter of the Forestry stallion Forest Danger. The gelding is a full brother to Nostrangrtotherain, a son of Shame On Charlie who won last year’s $97,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds at SunRay Park.
Milk It’s second dam, the New Jersey-bred Tour D’Or mare Cigno d’Oro, won two state- bred stakes in New Jersey in 2005, including the $60,000 Spruce Fir Handicap (R) at Monmouth Park. A 1999 foal, Cigno d’Oro foaled six winners from as many starters, including multiple stakes winner Prendimi and stakes winner Our Man Luke, a pair of half-brothers to Campfire Party.
Milk It’s third dam, the winning Roman Reasoning mare Signa, produced five winners from five starters, including Dabnabit, a multiple New Jersey-bred stakes winning half-brother
to Cigno d’Oro. The gelding traces back to his fourth dam, Fellows Best, a winning Florida-bred Funny Fellow mare who foaled Michael’s Angel, a multiple stakes winning full brother to Signa.
The $147,267 winner’s share of the purse from Milk It’s first career stakes score increased the gelding’s earnings to $152,067.
Community Leader, the 9-10 favorite in the field of 11, finished second and was followed by Way To Rule, Mark It Down, Street Mark, Rail Runner, Payingoffmymarker, Make Up A Story, Walk On Whiskey, El Huarache Prieto and Fauzeta’s Flame.
A multiple stakes winning homebred son of the Artax stallion Diabolical and the winning Midnight Lute mare Midnight Summer, Community Leader banked the $58,907 runner-up share of the purse for his owners,
J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas. The chestnut gelding has earned $197,107
from six races, and his five wins include a head victory in the June 25, $133,000 Mountain Top Futurity (R), and a 3 1/4-length win in the August 6, Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R), both at Ruidoso Downs.
Way To Rule races for Helen Nave, who also bred the daughter of the Malibu Moon stallion Rule By Night. The chestnut filly and half-sister to 2017 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) winner Comics Cashway has banked $44,824 from four outs.
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