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Miracle Snow Breaks Stakes Record in Lineage Quarter Horse Championship
RSS Feeds Sunday, August 26, 2012
Miracle Snow, a homebred 8-year-old gelding by Dean Miracle racing for Melvin and Mary Neugebauer of Manzanola, Colorado, broke the stakes record in Sunday's $50,000 Lineage Quarter Horse Championship (RG3), one of 11 races run on the Lineage Day program for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses at The Downs at Albuquerque.

Saddled by Wes Giles and ridden by J. Martin Bourdieu, Miracle Snow covered 400 yards in :19.290, earning a 103 speed index and breaking by 7/1000ths of a second the stakes record set by Gotta Get in 2007, the year he was voted AQHA champion aged gelding. Miracle Snow's winning margin was a neck from In Famous Caper, who after a stewards' inquiry was disqualified from second and placed fourth.

Miracle Snow began his career in 2006. He has won three stakes, all during Lineage Day cards, including the '07 Hard Twist Stakes (RG3) and the 2010 Lineage Quarter Horse Championship.

“He's a horse who just loves to work,” said Giles. “We don't overdo it with him, and it's paid off. He's eight years old, but he still loves the game.”

A total of 2,461 fans attended the Lineage Day program. Handle reached $229,750, which was 3 percent higher than last year's Lineage Day handle of $222,617.

Below is a summary of all Lineage Day races. Complete coverage will be featured in the next issue of the New Mexico Horse Breeder magazine.

LINEAGE QUARTER HORSE CLAIMING STAKES
3-year-olds & older – 400 yards
Purse, $10,000 (claiming price, $5,000)
Winner – Sunny Situation (5G, Jacksboro-Sheza Real Bar Forth by Bar Forth)
Owner – Martin N. Perez
Breeder – W.L. “Sunny” Edwards
Trainer – Martin Perez
Jockey – Isaias Cardenas
Winning Time – :19.827
Winning Margin – 1 ½ lengths
Odds – 2-1 (favorite)
Also ran (in order of finish) – Heres Your Own Sign, Dashing Dino, Seacrest Out, Lorraine Of Terror, and Six Magic Dragons.

JOHN AUGUSTINE STAKES (R)
3-year-olds & older – 870 yards
Purse, $50,000
Winner – Pakea Bay (4G, Brookstone Bay-Pakea Kai by Mr Eye Opener)
Owner – David E. Barrett and Sue H. May
Breeder – Dirk Jones
Trainer – Fred Danley
Jockey – Dusty Shepherd
Winning Time – 44.842
Winning Margin – head
Odds – 9-2
Also ran (in official order of finish) – Affluent Boy, KC Royal Flush, I Know Bedarina, Dittin Know, South Oak, The Real Rabbit, and Famous Lord Shezadi.

LINEAGE THOROUGHBRED CLAIMING STAKES
3-year-olds & older – 6 furlongs
Purse, $10,000 (claiming price, $5,000)
Winner – Spartan Warrior (4G, Survivor Slew-Flying Humor by Distorted Humor)
Owners and Breeders – Pierre J. Amestoy Jr. and Leslie Amestoy
Trainer – Ross Amestoy
Jockey – Isaias Cardenas
Winning Time – 1:10.49
Winning Margin – 2 ½ lengths
Odds – 7-2
Also ran (in order of finish) – Eightnchangegroom, Dixie Film (2-1 favorite), Yvett's Maar, Fred's Hennessy, Bandontheloose, Countrybumpkin Who, and Herbal Slew.

HARD TWIST STAKES (RG3)
3-year-olds – 400 yards
Purse, $50,000
Winner – RCJ Major Storm (3C, Brookstone Bay-Major Kia by Major Rime)
Owner – Alagar Racing LLC
Breeder – Mr. & Mrs. R.C. Jones
Trainer – Alejandro Sanchez
Jockey – Felipe Garcia-Luna
Winning Time – :19.400
Winning Margin – ½ length
Odds – 7-1
Also ran (in order of finish) – Two Shine, Rare N Hot, Jess One Ace, Untangled Vines (5-2 favorite), LL McQueen, A Royal Debt, Lion Again, Jess Dungarees, and Yoga Dash.

CASEY DARNELL PONY EXPRESS STAKES ®
3-year-olds & older – 5 ½ furlongs
Purse, $50,000
Winner – Our Choice (7G, Desert God-Neat Choice by First Draft Choice)
Owner – Stable HMA
Breeder – Triple AAA Ranch
Trainer – Justin Evans
Jockey – Ry Eikleberry
Winning Time – 1:02.60
Winning Margin – 2 lengths
Odds – 13-10 (favorite)
Also ran (in order of finish) – Agiba Yulla, Lester's Echo, Lesters Secret, Comic Smarty Cat, and Grandan.

PELICAN STAKES (RG3)
3-year-old fillies – 400 yards
Purse, $50,000

Winner – Call Me A Blazn Chic (3F, Chicks A Blazin-Willie Call Me by Calyx)
Owner – J & M Racing and Farm
Breeder – Mike Abraham
Trainer – Alejandro Sanchez
Jockey – Esgar Ramirez
Winning Time – :19.415
Winning Margin – neck
Odds – 13-10 (favorite)
Also ran (in order of finish) – Gotloveifyouwantit, Wish You Had One To, My Soul Mate, Jesses Pot Of Gold, Sparklin Royal, Two Bit Corona, Riata Special, Independent Princess, and Miss Two Twenty.

CHIEF NARBONA STAKES (R)
3-year-old fillies – 6 furlongs
Purse, $50,000

Winner – Hennessy Smash (3F, Roll Hennessy Roll-Some Smash by Rare Brick)
Owner and Breeder – Barbara M. Coleman
Trainer – Todd Fincher
Jockey – Casey Lambert
Winning Time – 1:09.53
Winning Margin – 2 ¼ lengths
Odds – 9-2
Also ran (in order of finish) – Sandia Sonata (3-2 favorite), Roll Bloomers Roll, Desert Fun, CC Manor, Dashkova, and Super Stormy.

DON JUAN DE ONATE STAKES (R)
3-year-olds – 6 furlongs
Purse, $50,000
Winner – Zenon's Star (3G, Fusaichi Zenon [JPN]-Miss Trixie by B.G.'s Drone)
Owner – Lester Wright
Breeder – Michael Weatherly
Trainer – H. Ray Ashford Jr.
Jockey – Alfredo Juarez Jr.
Winning Time – 1:10.70
Winning Margin – 1 length
Odds – 13-10 (favorite)
Also ran (in order of finish) – Speedy Caracal, Legal Storm, Boy Ego, El Gran Cognac, De So Long Cowboy, and Voo Doo Duke.

LINEAGE QUARTER HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP (RG3)
3-year-olds & older – 400 yards
Purse, $50,000

Winner – Miracle Snow (8G, Dean Miracle-Snow Peak by Chicks Beduino)
Owners and Breeders – Melvin & Mary Neugebauer
Trainer – Wes Giles
Jockey – J. Martin Bourdieu
Winning Time – :19.290
Winning Margin – neck
Odds – 4-1
Also ran (in official order of finish) – De Genuine Queen, Klassic Strawfly (9-10 favorite), In Famous Caper, Stel Gone Corona, Cowboy Got Game, and Flash Proof.

LINEAGE THOROUGHBRED STAKES (R)
3-year-olds & older – 1 1/16 miles
Purse, $50,000

Winner – Spinning Touch (5G, Touchdown Ky-Shimmering Sand by Line In The Sand)
Owner – Michael Fuhs
Breeders – Michael & Jeanne Fuhs
Trainer – Kamil Ozhan
Jockey – Jose Rivera Jr.
Winning Time – 1:44.09
Winning Margin – 1 ½ lengths
Odds – 12-1
Also ran (in order of finish) – Smash Dancer (4-5 favorite), Cake And Candy, Brother Louie, Running Squall, and Nuggets Please.

CARLOS SALAZAR STAKES (R)
Fillies & mares, 3-year-olds & older – 6 ½ furlongs
Purse, $50,000
Winner – Cali Baby (6M, Thatsusintheolbean-Aquarellist by Ole')
Owner – UKUSA Stables
Breeder – C.P. Hourigan and Tina L. Hourigan
Trainer – Eric Mikkelson
Jockey – Alejandro Medellin
Winning Time – 1:16.47
Winning Margin – 2 ¾ lengths
Odds – 1-1 (favorite)
Also ran (in order of finish) – I Am Lesters Gal, Gossip Dome, Fast Istintaj, Flood Zone, Pretty Danseur, Sparkling Girl, Baby Soap, and Green Tea.

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