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                SUNLAND PARK
  NMHBA Stakes (RG2)
Photos by Coady Photography
 Dash Ta Fame
 Champagne Lane
 Indi Storm
 Jesse James Jr
 Brickyard Lane
  Kenia Pinela Marioni’s Woodys Storm outran her 13-1 odds to win the April 1, 400- yard New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred 3-year-old Quarter Horses at Sunland Park.
Ridden by Luis Martinez, Woodys Storm recorded a 99 speed index while defeating 11-10 favorite KJ Daddys Money by a neck in :19.547. Jorge Sanchez Jr. prepped the sorrel daughter of Woodbridge, who banked the $60,000 winner’s share of a $100,000 purse.
Woodys Storm was bred by Meluking Ranch LLC. The filly’s sire, Woodbridge, is an unraced 24-year-old son of the First Down Dash stallion Dash Ta Fame and the multiple graded stakes winning Lanes Leinster mare Champagne
Lane. A half-brother to 2009 AQHA champion sophomore filly Alice K White, Woodbridge has from 14 crops sired the earners of more than $5.1 million, including multiple graded stakes winner and 2019 All American Futurity (G1) runner-up Mister Riptide, and multiple graded stakes winners Woodys Gold and Carson City Girl.
Woodbridge is owned by and stands for a $4,500 fee at Mac and Janis Murray’s MJ Farms at Veguita, New Mexico.
Woodys Storm is out of Indi Storm, a 9-year-old daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jesse James Jr. Her second dam, Brickyard Lane (TB), is a winning daughter of the Storm Cat stallion Devon Lane.
Woodys Storm’s third dam, the unraced Kentucky-bred A.P. Indy mare Indicate, foaled four winners from
four Thoroughbred starters, including Indication N M, a half-brother to Brickyard Lane who won the 2012 Governor’s Cup Stakes at Zia Park and ran second in that season’s $140,720 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Championship (R), also at Zia Park.
Woodys Storm traces back to her fourth dam, Dixie Daylight, a Kentucky-bred Dixieland Band mare who won the 1998 Cumberland Stakes (R) at Laurel Racetrack. A 1994 foal, Dixie Daylight produced Dana My Love, a multiple stakes winner in Puerto Rico in 2008 and a half-sister to Indicate.
Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Woodys Storm has won three of 11 races, including a 400-yard dash for maiden claimers ($12,500) at Zia Park on December 14, and she has earned $98,321, of which $82,680 has been banked from three starts this season.
Wood Dee Queen ran third, a head behind runner-up KJ Daddys Money, and was followed by J Y Jaaziel, Kings Touch, Jessie Jones Flash, My Heart Jess Runs, Jess A Response, RC Jessa Flashn and Doin Something Right.
KJ Daddys Money banked the $20,000 runner-up share of the NMHBA Stakes for
her owners, John Lee, Kathy Lee and Ruben Mares. A homebred daughter of the Corona Cartel stallion Big Daddy Cartel, the bay filly has earned $265,642 from eight races
-- all in New Mexico -- and her three wins include last year’s 400-yard, $379,527 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs, and the March 4, $100,000 Sunburst Stakes (RG3) at Sunland Park.
Wood Dee Queen is a multiple graded stakes placed Eye Am King filly racing for
J & SM Inc., Don Reynolds and M. Lane Reynolds. A $34,000 yearling purchase
at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, Wood Dee Queen has won two of nine starts, and the $10,000 third- place share of the NMHBA Stakes purse pushed her bankroll to $156,500.
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