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                SUNLAND PARK
  Red Hedeman Mile (R)
Photos by Coady Photography
Attila’s Storm
 Forest Wildcat
 Sweet Symmetry
  Thruthestorm, a chestnut son of Attila’s Storm racing for Pierre and Leslie Amestoy of Albuquerque, rallied to win the Feb. 28, $100,000 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes (R) for New Mexico- bred 3-year-old Thoroughbreds at Sunland Park.
Trained by Todd Fincher, Thruthestorm covered his 1-mile trip in 1:38.50, and his margin of victory was a neck from Still In The Trap. Luis Fuentes rode the gelding, who earned $60,000 from his second career stakes score.
Thruthestorm was bred by Dan Delaney, and he was stretching out in distance off of his come- from-behind half-length victory in the 6-furlong, $100,000 Corralito Steak House Stakes (R) on January 8. The gelding is one of 207 winners from 276 starters sired by Attila’s Storm, a graded stakes winning Kentucky-bred son of the Storm Cat stallion Forest Wildcat. Raced at seven racetracks in five states, Attila’s Storm earned $534,983 from 18 starts, and his five wins included the 2005
Fall Highweight Handicap and 2007 Toboggan Handicap (G3), both at Aqueduct.
From 13 crops, Attila’s Storm has sired
27 official black-type stakes winners and the earners of more than $18.1 million, including multiple stakes winners Bella Dona, Diabolical Storm, Waltzing Attila and Flight Song. The stallion died at the age of 19 following colic surgery on June 23, 2021.
Thruthestorm is also one of three winners from as many starters produced by
Thruthelookinglass, an unraced New Mexico- bred daughter of the Storm Cat stallion Dome. The gelding’s second dam, Ondisplay, is a winning New Mexico-bred daughter of the In Excess (IRE) stallion In Excessive Bull.
Thruthestorm’s third dam, the winning Kentucky-bred Victory Gallop mare Victory Girl, foaled seven winners from eight starters, including Excessive Victory, a full sister to Ondisplay who won the 2009 La Senora Handicap (R) at Sunland Park, and Zesty Salsa, a half-sister to Ondisplay who ran third in That’s The Idea’s 2013 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Sunland Park.
Thruthestorm traces back to his fifth dam, Miss Mississippi, a winning Maryland-bred daughter of the His Majesty stallion Cormorant. A 1983 foal, Miss Mississippi produced two stakes winners from 13 starters, including Miss Wineshine, a Wolf Power (SAF) mare who won the 1999 Silver Spur Stakes at Lone Star Park and ran second in that season’s Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga and Chilukki’s Debutante Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.
All told, Thruthestorm has won three of seven starts and has banked $156,680, of which $120,000 has been earned from two races this season. The gelding’s 2-year-old record included a nose victory in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden-special- weight dash for New Mexico-bred juveniles at Albuquerque Downs on Aug. 14.
Sambas Mark finished third, 3 1/4 lengths behind Thruthestorm, and was followed by Sweet Money, Ol’ McClintock, Valentino Who, Remember Sixtytwo, Antonios Mark, New Mexico Jeremy and Tatas Joe Mark.
Still In The Trap banked the $20,000 runner-up share of the Red Hedeman Mile purse to bring his earnings to $49,080 from three outs. A son of the Desert God stallion Proceed and the multiple stakes winning Attila’s Storm mare Renewed Vows, the bay gelding is owned by Dale F. Taylor Racing LLC.
Sambas Mark is a son of the Bernardini stallion Marking racing for Norman W. Allen, Chuck Sonnenberg and Fincher Racing LLC. A half-brother to multiple stakes winner Sippin and stakes winners Two Stepper
and Mancation, the bay gelding has earned $39,530 from four races.
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