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                SUNRAY PARK
  Photos by Coady Photography
Jack Cole Stakes (R) - Division 1
Sway Away
 Afleet Alex
 Seattle Shimmer
  Kiki Chacer
  Elito Chacer
   The Quarter Company LLC’s Massive Roar was a prompt 8-5 favorite in the first division of the 6 1/2-furlong, $100,000 Jack Cole Stakes (R) for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds at SunRay Park on April 22.
Prepped by Todd Fincher, Massive Roar defeated Jet N G by two lengths in 1:18.11. Alfredo Juarez Jr. rode the homebred 4-year-old son of Sway Away.
Massive Roar was coming off of a 1 1/4-length victory in a 6 1/2-furlong, $35,800 open-condition allowance race for New Mexico-breds on April 8. The dark bay or brown gelding is one of 22 winners from 29 starters sired by Sway Away, a multiple graded stakes placed Kentucky-bred son of 2005 U.S. Champion 3-year-old colt Afleet Alex.
Racing in three states from 2010-12, Sway Away earned $206,800 from 10 starts, and his record included second-place finishes in three Grade 2 stakes in California, including the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park in 2012. The stallion has sired the earners of more than $1.3 million from eight crops, including 2022 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Championship Stakes (R) winner Smartsrealgood.
Sway Away is a half brother to stakes winner Sandstone. Now 15, the stallion is owned by The Hernandez Family Trust, and he stands at The Quarter Company at Chamberino, New Mexico.
Massive Roar’s dam, the winning Kentucky- bred Stormello mare Kiki Chacer, has foaled three
winenrs from as many starters, including Group Text, a half sister to Massive Roar who ran third
in the ‘18 White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park. The gelding’s second dam, the New York-bred Clever Trick mare Eliot Chacer, won the 1995 Dixie Miss Stakes at Louisiana Downs. A ‘92 foal, Eliot Chacer produced six winners from 10 starters, including Conchacer, a graded stakes placed half brother to Kiki Chacer who won two stakes from 2009-13, including the ‘09 Forward Pass Stakes at Arlington Park near Chicago.
Massive Roar’s third dam, the winning Barrera mare Bright Tribute, foaled Lord
Beer, a half brother to Eliot Chacer who won the 1993 Seattle Slew Stakes at Aqueduct.
The gelding traces back to his fourth dam, Dance Hall Girl, a winning and stakes-placed daughter of the Fighting Don stallion Guerrero and the dam of three stakes winners, including Grade 2 winner Bad N’ Big and Grade 3 winner It’s Personal.
Campaigned exclusively in New Mexico, Massive Roar has won six of 18 races, including three of four at SunRay Park, and the $60,000 winner’s share of the Jack Cole purse bumped
his earnings to $330,678. The gelding’s record includes a second-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Evacuee, in the March 12, 5 1/2-furlong Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap (R) at Sunland Park.
Delbert Too ran third, 2 3/4 lengths behind Massive Roar. Attilianno, All Chrome,
On A Warpath, Bodie Got Gold, Elliot, and Phantomoftheopere completed the order of finish.
Jet N G banked the $20,000 runner-up share of the purse to bring his earnings to $492,583 from 51 races for his owner, Maurcenia Cross
of Fort Sumner, New Mexico. The homebred 8-year-old gelding has won eight starts, including the 2021 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Cup Championship Stakes (R) at Zia Park.
A stakes-winning 5-year-old son of the Bernardini stallion Marking, Delbert Too earned the $10,000 third-place share of the Jack Cole purse for his owner, Filiberto Quiroz. The bay gelding has won five of his 34 outs, including the 2020 Rio Grande Senor Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs, and last year’s Jamison Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park, and he has banked $398,500.
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