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NM-Bred Boy Named Lou Wins Getaway Stakes
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Boy Named Lou, a registered New Mexico-bred, outran his 14-1 odds to win the 870-yard, $50,160 Getaway Stakes for 3-year-old Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds on Tuesday, closing day of the 76-day Sunland Park meet.
Racing for Joe Dee Brooks, Ted Rushing, and Lee Lewis, Boy Named Lou stopped the timer in :44.970 to earn a career-best 95 speed index, and his margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from another New Mexico-bred, D E Lover (TB), one of two Thoroughbreds in the six-horse field. The gelding, who was acquired for $15,000 at the 2012 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs, earned $30,000 to push his earnings to $39,311 from seven outs.
Boy Named Lou was making just his second start at the 870 distance; in his debut at the trip on March 16, he ran fifth, 8 1/2 lengths behind the winner, in an open maiden special weight race. The gelding was bred by Fred Alexander, who with his wife, Linda, owns and operates A & A Ranch in Anthony, New Mexico.
Boy Named Lou’s sire, Gonna Ro Sham Bo, is a 10-year-old son of the Runaway Winner stallion Real Runaway who won the $204,588 Ruidoso Horse Sale Futurity-RG2 in 2006. Gonna Ro Sham Bo’s starters include Gonna Cha Cha, the winner of the 400-yard, $395,028 Zia Futurity (RG1) and 440-yard, $84,000 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs in 2012.
Gonna Ro Sham Bo is owned by and stands for a $2,000 fee at A & A Ranch.
Boy Named Lou is one of two winners from four starters produced by Lou De Lou, a winning 12-year-old daughter of Bono Jazz bred by the late Spencer Childers, a member of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. Lou De Lou is a full sister to 2004 AQHA world champion Be A Bono.
Boy Named Lou’s sixth dam, the Childers-bred Three Bars mare Bunny’s Bar Maid, was the co-champion 2-year-old filly in 1961. The gelding traces back to his seventh dam, Black Easter Bunny, a multiple stakes winner and the sport’s champion sophomore filly in ’52.
A one-time $15,000 claimer, Boy Named Lou has won one of his seven starts, and his stakes resume includes a third-place finish in last year’s 400-yard, $20,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) for state-breds at Ruidoso Downs.
Boy Named Lou returned a $30.20 win mutuel and teamed with D E Lover for a $181 ($2) exacta. Odds-on favorite Infinite Bull (TB) finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind the winner, to complete a $1 trifecta payoff of $504.90.
Executive Trust ran fourth and was followed by Madams First Moon, Joey Valentine, Foose On The Loose, and Cartel Mountain.
D E Lover is a Thoroughbred stakes-placed So Long Birdie gelding owned by E.B. Racing and trainer Tony Sedillo. Racing exclusively in New Mexico, D E Lover has won three of 10 starts, and the $11,000 runner-up share of the Getaway Stakes purse pushed his bankroll to $95,880. Last year, the gelding ran second, 4 3/4 lengths behind winner Proceed, in the $85,080 Red Hedeman Mile Stakes (R) at Sunland Park.

A homebred son of the Holy Bull stallion King Bull racing for Tucumcari Thoroughbreds, Infinite Bull has won two of eight outs and has earned $65,717, of which $40,040 has been banked this year. The gelding ran second, a half of a length behind winner Reaper, in the 6-furlong, $85,400 Pepsi Cola Stakes (R) at Sunland on January 18.

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