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                SUNLAND PARK
  La Coneja Stakes (R)
Photos by Coady Photography
Mr. Gold Mover
 Mr. Greeley
 Gold Mover
Looke See
  Justa Happy Peach
Making the second start as a 5-year-old, Quatro scored a one-length victory in the February 5, $100,000 La Coneja Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbred fillies and mares.
Quatro covered 6 furlongs in 1:09.39 under jockey Luis Fuentes. Simon Buechler trained the bay Mr. Gold Mover mare for owners Robert Driggers and Ben Lee Ivey.
Quatro was bred by Robert and Del Rae Driggers, and she was stretching out in distance off of her second-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Bikini Time, in the 5 1/2-furlong, $100,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R) on New Year’s Day. The mare became the fourth official black-type stakes winner sired by Mr. Gold Mover, an unraced Virginia-bred son of the Gone West stallion Mr. Greeley, and the multiple graded stakes winning Gold Fever mare Gold Mover.
A half-brother to stakes winner Maleeh
and Giant Mover, Mr. Gold Mover has sired the earners of more than $2.1 million from
51 starters, including stakes winners Lemon Drop Gold, Sidewinder Sally and P J’s Gold. Now 15, the stallion is owned by Barton Ranch Stables LLC and Blake Rust, and he stands at W.L. and Dee Mooring’s Double LL Farm at Bosque, New Mexico.
Quatro is also one of five winners from six starters foaled by Quell, a winning New Mexico- bred daughter of the Conquistador Cielo stallion
Look See who ran third in the 2001 Dessie & Fern Sawyer Futurity (R) at Albuquerque Downs. Quatro is a half-sister to Tijuana, a multiple stakes placed Devon Lane mare.
Quatro’s second dam, Justa Happy Peach, was an unplaced New Mexico-bred daughter of the Pass The Tab stallion Just A Tab. The mare’s third dam, the New Mexico-bred Well Mannered mare Peachy Manners, won eight stakes at Albuquerque Downs and Santa Fe Downs from 1983-86.
Quatro traces back to her fourth dam, Rosie’s Fish, an unraced daughter of the Spotted Bull stallion Dog Fish. A 1963 foal, Rosie’s Fish produced six winners from nine starters, including three stakes-placed half-siblings to Peachy Manners.
Quatro has won five of 20 races, and the $60,000 winner’s share of the purse from her first stakes victory pushed her earnings to $172,852. The mare’s resume includes a third-place run, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Shugs Charlie, in last year’s 6-furlong, $100,000 New Mexico Cup Distaff Sprint Championship (R) at Zia Park.
Quatro was sent to post at odds of 8-1
and returned an $18.20 win mutuel. Corrina Corrina, the even-money favorite in the 11-horse field, ran second and was followed by Bikini Time, Tight Fittin Jeans, Blue Blazes Who, Proofsinthepuddin, Marking Time, Tutta Terlingua, Desertrose Oftexas, Shugs Charlie and Right For You.
A homebred daughter of the Old Trieste stallion Mr. Trieste racing for Derrick W. Jenkins, Corrina Corrina banked the $20,000 runner-up share of the La Coneja purse. The dark bay or brown 4-year-old filly has won
six of 16 outs, including two stakes, and her sophomore campaign included a third-place run, four lengths behind winner Bella Runner, in the open 1 1/16-mile, $250,000 Zia Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies.
Bikini Time is a homebred 5-year-old Attila’s Storm mare owned by Brian Mundell. Bikini Time has won four of 10 starts, including the January 1, 5 1/2-furlong New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap (R), and the $10,000 third- place share of the La Coneja purse bumped her earnings to $166,630.
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