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 New Mexico State Fair Sophomore S. (R)
Photos by Coady Photography
 Eye Am King
 Mr Jess Perry
 Eye For Corona
 Start Somethin Bad
  Doin Something Right, a son of Eye Am King campaigned by Empire Racing and Pavon Racing LLC, scored his first stakes victory in the October 15, $60,000 New Mexico State Fair Sophomore Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-olds at Albuquerque Downs.
Trained by Marco Flores, Doin Something Right covered 400 yards in :19.514, and his winning margin was a head from Flashtoglory. Sergio Becerra Jr. rode the gelding, who earned the $34,800 winner’s share of the purse.
Doin Something Right was bred by Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico, and he was purchased as
a yearling for $37,000 at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs. The gelding’s sire, Eye Am King, is an 8-year- old son of 1994 AQHA champion 2-year- old Mr Jess Perry and the Grade 1-winning Corona Cartel mare Eye For Corona.
From two crops, Eye Am King has sired the earners of more than $3.6 million, including graded stakes winners Bella De Ball and Vintage Bourdeaux. The stallion is owned by and stands at MJ Farms.
Doin Something Right is out of Start Somethin Bad, a 9-year-old Pappasito mare who won the 2017 La Primera del Ano Derby (G3) at Los Alamitos, and he is a half-brother to graded stakes winner and 2022 All American Futurity (G1) finalist Doing Something Good, and stakes winner Wood Be Bad. The gelding’s second dam, Letsgetitstarted, is a daughter of the Tolltac stallion Splash Bac.
Doin Something Right’s third dam, Shirleys Signature, was an unplaced daughter of The Signature who produced stakes winner Just Wanna Be Me, a half- sister to Letsgetitstarted and the dam of stakes winner Tortuga Tony.
Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Doin Something Right has won five of 16 starts and he has earned $121,399. During his 2-year-old season, the gelding was a finalist in the New Mexican Spring Futurity
(RG2) at Sunland Park, and he ran third in the New Mexico State Fair Juvenile Stakes (R) at Albuquerque Downs.
Eye A Allstar ran third, a neck behind Doin Something Right. Deans Daddy, Doing Something Good, Dontmesswiththelady,
Jesses Wish, Flash Divine and Firenze completed the order of finish.
Flashtoglory is a homebred daughter
of champion First Moonflash owned
by David Meridyth. The black filly has won three of 14 races, and the $12,000 runner-up share of the New Mexico State Fair Sophomore Stakes purse increased her bankroll to $126,111.
Eye A Allstar races for Haskell E. and Jacque M. Rich. A $32,000 yearling purchase at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale, the Eye Am King gelding has won two of 14 outs and has earned $54,348.
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