Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sent to post at odds of nearly 10-1, Lady Genius responded with a 4 1/4-length win in the 1-mile, $138,500 New Mexico Eddy County Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds at Zia Park on Wednesday.
Lady Genius covered her eight-furlong trip in 1:41.88 after closing on the fractions of :24.24, :47.68, and 1:12.37 set by 5-2 second choice Reaper. The homebred filly was trained by Dallas Barton and ridden by Carlos Madeira for owners W.D. Carson Sr., M.H. Carson, and Leach Racing LLC.
Lady Genius is one of six stakes winners from 51 starters sired by Quinton’s Gold. A 16-year-old son of the Mr. Prospector stallion Carson City, Quinton’s Gold raced from 2000-05 and earned $234,202 from 27 outs, and his six wins included the $100,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Stakes at Turf Paradise in 2002.
Quinton’s Gold has sired the earners of more than $3.2 million, including multiple stakes winner That’s Who. A half brother to three stakes-placed runners, including the Grade 3-placed Puerto Escondido, the stallion is owned by the estate of Paul D. Prather, and he stood the 2013 season for a $3,500 fee at Steve Prather’s Doubletree Farm in Hobbs, New Mexico.
One of five winners from as many starters produced by her dam, the Beau Genius mare Miss Einstein, Lady Genius is a half sister to three stakes winners, including Double Smart, a multiple stakes winning son of Premeditation, and Mr. Wizard, a 4-year-old gelding by Premeditation who won the October 27, $180,480 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Cup Championship (R) at Zia Park.
Lady Genius’ second dam, the unraced Kentucky-bred Tim The Tiger mare Clause, is a half sister to three stakes winners, including Air Worthy, a gelded son of Air Forbes Won who won five stakes from 1987-89, including the 1989 Stephen Foster Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs.
Lady Genius traces back to her fifth dam, the Virginia-bred Gallant Man mare Spicy Living. A 1960 foal, Spicy Living won four major stakes on the east coast from 1963-64, including the ‘63 Mother Goose and Acorn stakes in New York.
An earner of $251,336 from seven races, Lady Genius has won five starts. The filly began her career with a four-race win streak that included an 8 3/4-length victory as the 19-10 favorite in the fillies division of the April 13, $88,389 Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park, and a 1 1/4-length score as the 2-5 choice in the June 8, $65,000 C.O. “Ken” Kendrick Memorial Stakes (R) for fillies at SunRay Park.
That’s The Idea, the 3-10 favorite in the field of four, finished second and was followed by Reaper and Explosively Fast.
That’s The Idea was coming off of a wire-to-wire, 8 3/4-length win in the 6-furlong, $152,720 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (R) on October 27. The filly has won three of four outs and has banked $222,135 for owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison of El Paso, Texas, who also bred the bay daughter of the Artax stallion Diabolical.
Reaper is a homebred son of Attila’s Storm campaigned by R.D. Hubbard. The bay gelding has won three of four races, including the June 22, $167,391 Mountain Top Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs, and the October 28, $152,720 New Mexico Cup Colts and Geldings Stakes (R) at Zia Park, and the third-place share of the Eddy County Stakes purse pushed his earnings to $192,230.