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                SUNLAND PARK
  Photos by Coady Photography
New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks (R)
Conquest Mo Money
Uncle Mo
Mr. Groush
  Funny Girl
   Crafty Money, a homebred daughter of Conquest Mo Money campaigned by Tom and Sandy McKenna’s Judge Lanier Racing LLC, broke her maiden in the March 26, $250,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks (R) for state-bred 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies at Sunland Park.
Trained by Nancy Summers, Crafty Money covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.04, and her margin of victory was 2 1/2 lengths from Tiz A Journey. Leandro Goncalves rode the dark bay or brown filly, who earned $150,000 from her first win in four starts.
Crafty Money was bred by McKenna Thoroughbreds LLC, and she became the
first official black-type stakes winner sired by Conquest Mo Money, a New York-bred multiple stakes winning son of the Indian Charlie stallion Uncle Mo and the runner-up in the 2017 Arkansas Derby (G2) at Oaklawn Park and Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park. Raced in four states from 2017-18, Conquest Mo Money earned $510,580 from seven outs, and his three wins included the 2017 Riley Allison Stakes and Mine That Bird Derby, both at Sunland Park.
Conquest Mo Money has sired three winners from eight starters and the earners of more than $256,000. Now 9, the stallion is owned by and stands at McKenna Thoroughbreds at Taiban, New Mexico.
Crafty Money is also one of four winners from five starters produced by Songcraft,
an unplaced New Mexico-bred daughter of the Crafty Prospector stallion Mr. Groush purchased by the McKennas for $5,000 at the 2006 Barretts Equine Limited Summer Sale of Horses of Racing Age and Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Pomona, California.
Crafty Money’s second dam, the winning Kentucky-bred El Gran Senor mare Funny Girl, foaled three winners from seven starters, including Funnyoushouldask, a half-sister to Songcraft
who won the 2015 La Coneja Stakes (R) at Sunland Park. The filly’s third dam, the winning Kentucky-bred Stop The Music mare Streisand, produced a pair of stakes-placed half-sisters to Funny Girl, including Titia, the runner-up in the 2004 Honeymoon Stakes at Louisiana Downs.
Crafty Money traces back to her fourth dam, Kendra Road. A California-bred daughter of the multiple graded stakes winning Victoria Park stallion Kennedy Road, Kendra Road foaled Intrusion, a half-brother to Streisand who won five stakes from 1985-89, including the 1987 Clark Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs and Ben Ali Handicap (G3) at Keeneland.
Crafty Money was coming off of a third- place finish in a 6-furlong, $36,800 maiden- special-weight race for New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies at Sunland Park on March 5. The filly has earned $174,784, and her season resume includes a second-place run in the February 19, 1-mile Enchantress Stakes (R).
Doer Not A Faker finished third in the New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks, six lengths behind Crafty Money, and was followed by Moonlight Warrior, Pandora Who and Bellamundo.
Tiz A Journey banked the $50,000 runner-up share of the Breeders’ Oaks purse to bring her earnings to $97,400 for her owner, Lonnie Huseman, who also bred the daughter of the Distorted Humor stallion Punctuate.
Doer Not A Faker is a homebred Diabolical filly campaigned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas. A full sister to multiple stakes winner That’s The Idea, Doer Not A Faker has won three of eight races, including the Enchantress Stakes, and the $25,000 third-place share of the New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks purse bumped her bankroll to $114,347, of which $90,000 has been earned from three outs this season.
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