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Ageless Miracle Snow Scores in Lineage Quarter Horse Championship
RSS Feeds Sunday, August 24, 2014
Competing in this stakes for the seventh consecutive season, Miracle Snow was a prompt 3-2 favorite in Sunday’s 400-yard, $63,500 Lineage Quarter Horse Championship (RG3), one of four New Mexico-bred Quarter Horse stakes contested at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Miracle Snow, a homebred 10-year-old gelding by champion Dean Miracle racing for Melvin Neugebauer of Manzanola, Colorado, covered his 400-yard trip in :19.353, and his margin of victory was a neck from Jess Got Issues. J. Martin Bourdieu rode Miracle Snow for trainer Jill Giles.

Miracle Snow was coming off of a head victory in the 400-yard, $50,000 Zia Quarter Horse Championship (RG2) at Ruidoso Downs. All told, the gelding has won 17 of 57 starts, and the $38,100 share of the Lineage Championship purse pushed his bankroll to $718,211.

Miracle Snow has won seven stakes, including the 2010 and ’12 editions of the Lineage Championship. He scored his first stakes victory, the $62,745 Hard Twist Stakes (RG3) at Albuquerque, way back in 2007.

Earlier on the card, Giles won the 400-yard, $60,000 Pelican Stakes (RG3) for New Mexico-bred 3-year-old fillies with Penny Snatchin. A homebred daughter of Gone To The Mountain who she also bred and owns, Penny Snatchin defeated Sparkling Heart by three-quarters of a length and earned $33,000 to increased her earnings to $108,858 from 12 starts.

Below is a recap of all four of Sunday’s races. All also-rans are listed in official order of finish. Complete coverage of the Lineage weekend races will be featured in the October issue of the New Mexico Horse Breeder magazine.

FIRST MOONFLASH STAKES (RG3)
3-year-olds
Purse, $60,000
400 yards

Winner -- SC Dustychampion (3g, Chicks A Blazin-SF Finita Dash by One Fine Leader)
Owner -- Pedro CarrilloBreeders -- Sepulveda Corporation
Trainer -- Tony Gallegos
Jockey -- Jimmy Ray Coates
Winning Time -- :19.529
Winning Margin -- neck
Odds -- 8-1
Also ran -- Jet Version, Kia Won, Sandia Fria, King Of Pop, First Full Pocket, Wager On Moonflash, Heza Wild Dragon (3-2 favorite), Guess Who Drew, and Jess Sandy Jr.

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PELICAN STAKES (RG3)
3-year-old fillies
Purse, $60,000
400 yards

Winner -- Penny Snatchin (3 f., Gone To The Mountain-Himaintenancegal by Dean Miracle)
Owner, Breeder, and Trainer -- Jill B. Giles
Jockey -- J. Martin Bourdieu
Winning Time -- :19.526
Winning Margin -- 3/4 of a length
Odds -- 7-2
Also ran -- Sparkling Heart, AJ Hardwood, My Memory Lane, One Lethal Blaze (3-1 favorite), Express In, Mess Can, Swissle On, Miss Tessmocker, and White Wine Glass.

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LOBO 870 CHAMPIONSHIP (R)
3-year-olds & older
Purse, $60,000
870 yards

Winner -- Storm Chasor (4g., Attila’s Storm [TB]-Stardust Dash by Dash For Cash)
Owner and Breeder -- Joan Dale Hubbard
Trainer -- Todd Fincher
Jockey -- Dusty Shepherd
Winning Time -- ;44.754
Winning Margin -- neck
Odds -- 3-1
Also ran -- Super Quintons, Beau Wizer (TB) (even-money favorite), El Gato Azul, Vicente Y Su Corona, KC Royal Flush, D E Wagons Strawfly, and Thunder Stric Again.

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LINEAGE QUARTER HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP (RG3)
3-year-olds & older
Purse, $63,500
400 yards

Winner -- Miracle Snow (10g., Dean Miracle-Snow Peak by Chicks Beduino)
Owner -- Melvin Neugebauer
Breeders -- Melvin & Mary Neugebauer
Trainer -- Jill Giles
Jockey -- J. Martin Bourdieu
Winning Time -- :19.353
Winning Margin -- neck
Odds -- 3-2 (favorite)
Also ran -- Jess Got Issues, You Sexy Fame, My Big Chief, Rex Hill, Osbaldo, Cinco Menudos, Klassic Strawfly, Outlaw Ducky, and Jess Rueben James.

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