Saturday, November 24, 2012
Sent to post as the 13-10 favorite, Call Me A Blazn Chic responded with a wire-to-wire, neck victory in Saturday's $149,960 New Mexico Fillies & Mares Championship (RG1) at Zia Park.
Call Me A Blazn Chic covered her 400-yard trip in :19.704 while scoring her sixth win in 14 starts. Esgar Ramirez rode the 4-year-old Chicks A Blazin mare for Javier Marquez's J & M Racing and Farm of Monahans, Texas, and trainer Jaime Dominguez.
Call Me A Blazn Chic was acquired from breeder Mike Abraham for $15,000 at the 2010 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs. The filly's sire, Chicks A Blazin, was a winning son of the Beduino (TB) stallion Chicks Beduino who ran second in Run Em Up's 1995 West Texas Sun County Futurity (G1) at Sunland Park.
Chicks A Blazin's top runners include graded stakes winners Blazin N Shakin, Chicks Goes Steppin, and DPI Good Boy, and 2006 New Mexico Cup Futurity (R) winner Blazin Perfection. Last June, the stallion was euthanized at the age of 19 due to complications from laminitis.
Call Me A Blazn Chic's dam, Willie Call Me, is a 19-year-old daughter of 1987 AQHA champion distance horse Calyx. Racing at six different tracks from 1996-98, Willie Call Me earned $123,750 from 26 starts, and the mare's five stakes wins included the 1996 Kansas Jackpot Futurity (RG2) at The Woodlands.
One of Willie Call Me's foals, Makin Willies, is a half brother to Call Me A Blazn Chic who won the '06 Manuel Lujan Handicap (RG3) at The Downs at Albuquerque. Willie Call Me's other starters include Call It Anywhere, a Grade 2-placed half brother to Call Me A Blazn Chic who was a finalist in Remember Me Rose's 2007 Ruidoso Derby (G1).
Call Me A Blazn Chic's second dam, Willie Catfisher, was a stakes-winning daughter of the Easy Jet stallion Heavy Weight. The mare produced Perfectest Girl, a half sister to Willie Call Me who won the $41,222 Kansas Bred Futurity (R) at Eureka Downs in 2001.
Campaigned exclusively in New Mexico, Call Me A Blazn Chic has banked $541,825 for Marquez, a longtime owner whose stakes winners include 2007 Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship (G1) winner Ride With The King, '08 West Texas Derby (G2) winner Jessgottahaveit, and 2009 Retama Park Derby (G2) winner Christmas Cheer.
Call Me A Blazn Chic's four career stakes victories including the 400-yard, $50,000 Pelican Stakes (RG3) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at The Downs at Albuquerque on August 26. In 2011, the filly broke her maiden with a neck victory in the 400-yard, $384,031 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs, and later that season she won the 400-yard, $330,643 New Mexico Cup Futurity (RG2) at Zia Park.
Wonwabbitwon finished second, a neck in front of Little Bit Southern. Gotloveifyouwantit, Asian Brook, Deceptive Practice, Snow Regard, BJ Bring It On, and Angelina Fame completed the order of finish.
A 6-year-old daughter of the Yawls Rabbit stallion Rabbits Rainbow racing for Sierra Dawn Moseley, Wonwabbitwon has won four of 15 races and has earned $115,324. The mare's stakes resume includes a third-place finish in the April 29, $85,000 Four Corners Senora Stakes (RG3) at SunRay Park.
Little Bit Southern, a 6-year-old mare by the Corona Cartel stallion Southern Corona owned by Edilberto Estrada, was coming off of a sixth-place finish against open company in the October 7, $55,100 Lubbock Stakes (G3) at Zia Park. All told, Little Bit Southern has banked $263,950 from 34 outs, and her eight victories include last year's Four Corners Senora Stakes, and the 2011 Lou Wooten Handicap (RG1) for distaffers at Sunland Park.