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                SUNRAY PARK
  Photos by Coady Photography
New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (RG3)
TF Featured Effort
Feature Mr Jess
 Meadow Creeks Effort
  Runaway Leonarda
Jesse James Jr
  Making his first start against stakes company, Forrest Effort scored a wire-to-wire victory in the April 7, 400-yard New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes (RG3) for state-bred 3-year- old Quarter Horses at SunRay Park.
Forrest Effort defeated Jesses Wish by a neck in :19.785 while racing against a reported 10-mph head wind. Alfredo Sigala rode the sorrel son of TF Featured Effort for owners Emily Chavez and Nathalie Chavez, and trainer Omar Vargas.
Forrest Effort banked the $60,000 winner’s share of a $100,000 purse. He was shortening in distance off of his third-place finish in
a 440-yard, $41,100 non-winners-of-three allowance race for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park on March 17. The gelding was bred by Carlos Paez and Israel Bordier. His sire, TF Featured Effort, is a multiple graded stakes winning 14-year-old son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Feature Mr Jess.
Racing from 2011-15, TF Featured Effort earned $343,403 from 33 races, and his five graded wins included two consecutive runnings of the Grade 3 West Texas Maturity (2013- 14), and the 2012 West Texas Derby (G3).
The stallion has sired the earners of more than $1.5 million from five crops, including stakes winners Mr Tres Effort and Run Potion.
TF Featured Effort is a half-brother to 2001 Remington Park Futurity (G1) Le Magnifique FG. The stallion is owned by a partnership, and he stood the 2022 season for a $2,500 fee at The Quarter Company in Chamberino, New Mexico.
Forrest Effort’s dam, Runaway Leonarda, a homebred winning 10-year-old daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Jesse James Jr. His second dam, Runawaywithitall, is a winning daughter of the Runaway Winner stallion Real Runaway.
Forrest Effort traces back to his fifth dam, Deck’em, a multiple stakes winning daughter of the Indian Hemp (TB) stallion Hempaces and runner-up in Maskeo Lad’s 1975 Los Alamitos Derby.
Campaigned exclusively in New Mexico, Forrest Effort has won three of seven races -- including two of three at the 400-yard distance -- and he has earned $113,649, of which $65,815 has been banked from three outs this season.
Mires A La Luna finished third, one length behind Forrest Effort, and was followed by Wahine, Stinky Feet, RC Heza Flashn Dream, Dash Flash, Fine Am Eye, Jess Trigger and Sol A Tare.
Jesses Wish pocketed the $20,000 runner-up share of the purse for his owners,
Javier M. Chavez and Heysol Howlet. A $50,000 yearling purchase at the 2021 New Mexico-Bred Sale at Ruidoso Downs, the bay Jesse James Jr gelding has won two of 10 races -- including last year’s 300-yard, $313,030 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park -- and he has earned $178,822.
Mires A La Luna is a homebred son of 2009 AQHA champion aged stallion First Moonflash racing for Byron R. Woodard. A full brother to multiple graded stakes winner No Mires A La Luna, the brown gelding has won one of 10 starts, and the $10,000 third-place share of the New Mexico Breeders’ Stakes purse pushed his bankroll to $46,998.
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