Sunday, August 14, 2011
Iplaytricks, a New Mexico-bred daughter of Desert God racing for Joe Allen and Michael Stinson, sprinted to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $40,000 Aspen Cup Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Ruidoso Downs.
Saddled by Joel Marr and ridden by Carlos Madeira, Iplaytricks covered 6 furlongs on a track labeled “good” in 1:13.29. The $24,000 winner's share of the purse increased her earnings to $122,040.
Iplaytricks was bred by Allen, a resident of Abilene, Texas, and the filly is one of 18 stakes winners sired by Desert God. Now 20, Desert God was last year's New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Thoroughbred sire of the year.
An unraced son of the Mr. Prospector stallion Fappiano, Desert God has sired 135 starters and the earners of more than $7.4 million, including 14-time stakes winner Peppers Pride. He is owned by Joe Allen and Ron Allen and stands for a $6,000 fee at Fred and Linda Alexander's A & A Ranch at Anthony, New Mexico.
Iplaytricks' dam, I Like Tricks, is an unraced 9-year-old mare by the Phone Trick stallion Tricky Fun. Her third dam, the Choreographer mare Dratahni's Dance, won the 1988 Las Mujeres Handicap at The Downs at Santa Fe.
Of Iplaytricks' total bankroll, $104,815 has been earned this season. The filly has won four of nine races, including the 1 1/16-mile, $100,000 New Mexico Breeders' Oaks (R) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park on March 27.
Iplaytricks returned a $14.20 win mutuel and teamed with runner-up Squiggle, the 11-10 favorite in the field of nine, for a $52 ($2) exacta. Lady For A Day, an 11-1 longshot, ran third to complete a $2 trifecta payoff of $422.60.
Cassy Sue, R La Patrona, Charleston Bound, Toogie Stone, Mysterious Cargo, and Pretty Wild Chick completed the order of finish.
Squiggle is a Kentucky-bred daughter of the Mr. Prospector stallion Pioneering owned and trained by David Wolochuk. Unraced at 2, the filly has earned $50,950 from two wins in seven outs, and she was coming off of a second-place finish to Paloma Mesa in the 6 1/2-furlong, $50,000 Budweiser Allowance Stakes at SunRay Park on the Fourth of July.
A bay daughter of Deputy Commander campaigned by Rough Country LLC, Lady For A Day was making her first start in New Mexico after she'd finished fifth for a $16,000 claiming tag at Hollywood Park on June 3. The filly has banked $14,140 from one win in six races.