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                SUNRAY PARK
  Dine’ Stakes (R)
Photos by Coady Photography
Shame On Charlie
Indian Charlie
  Tia Tia
Pine Bluff
   New Mexico Jeremy, a gelded son of Shame On Charlie campaigned by Stable HMA, scored a wire-to-wire victory in the May 7, $100,000 Dine’ Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-old Thoroughbreds at SunRay Park.
Trained by Andres Gonzalez, New Mexico Jeremy covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:18.04 after setting early fractions of :22.80 and :45.86, and his winning margin was one length from George Who. Alejandro Medellin rode the dark bay or brown gelding.
New Mexico Jeremy was coming off of a sixth-place finish in a 5 1/2-furlong, $46,000 non-winners-of-three allowance for New Mexico-breds at Sunland Park on March 28. The gelding was bred by Greg and DeLinda Green, and he is one of 30 winners from 38 starters sired by Shame On Charlie, a Kentucky- bred son of the In Excess (IRE) stallion Indian Charlie and the stakes-winning Flying Chevron mare Shameful. Campaigned in New Mexico and California from 2006-10, Shame On Charlie earned $22,417 from 13 starts.
Shame On Charlie has from eight crops sired the earners of more than $2.4 million, and his seven official black-type stakes winners include multiple stakes winner Indian Tiva and stakes winners Shugs Charlie and Nostrangrtotherain. A full brother to two-time champion Indian Blessing, the stallion is owned by Barbara
J. Brown, and he stands at The Quarter Company at Chamberino, New Mexico.
New Mexico Jeremy is also one of three winners from seven starters produced by Tia Tia, a winning California-bred daughter of 1992 Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Pine Bluff. His second dam, Pacaya, was a winning California-bred daughter of the Restless Native stallion Restless Con. A 1997 foal, Pacaya foaled six winners from as many starters, including Cayambe, a half-brother to Tia Tia
who won the 2010 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap at Fairplex Park, and Momotombo, a stakes-placed half-brother to Tia Tia.
New Mexico Jeremy’s third dam, the Kennedy Road mare Hit A Homer Honey, won the 1990 Very Subtle Sales Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Hit A Homer Honey produced Home Ice, a multiple stakes placed half-sister to Pacaya. The gelding traces back to his fourth dam, Jo Jo Dimaggio, a daughter of the Bold Hitter stallion Dimaggio who ran second in the 1983 Las Damas Handicap at Fresno, California.
Racing exclusively in New Mexico, New Mexico Jeremy has won three of 14 outs, and the $60,000 winner’s share of the Dine’ Stakes purse bumped his earnings to $165,432. He opened his sophomore campaign with a second-place run, a half of a length behind winner Thruthestorm, in the January 8, 6-furlong Corralitos Steak House Stakes (R) at Sunland Park.
Smartsrealgood finished third, 1 1/2
lengths behind New Mexico Jeremy. Artful Critic, Remember Sixtytwo, Valentino Who, Hennessy Looker RF and Ar Ya Weegee completed the order of finish.
George Who banked the $20,000 runner-up share of the Dine’ Stakes purse for his owners, Sam E. Stevens and Sammy L. Stevens of Lamesa, Texas. A homebred son of the Pulpit stallion Abstraction, the chestnut gelding has won one of 11 starts and has earned $99,555.
Smartsrealgood is a homebred son of the Afleet Alex stallion Sway Away owned by Greg Green, R. Dwain Yarbar and Duncan Hamlin. The bay gelding has won two of nine races, including last year’s 6-furlong, $125,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Championship (R) at Zia Park, and the $10,000 third-place share of the purse pushed his bankroll to $139,075.
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