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Shining Source Wins Jack Cole Stakes
RSS Feeds Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Elvin Gonzalez rode Shining Source to a neck victory in the May 8, 1-mile Jack Cole Stakes (R) for New Mexico-breds at SunRay Park.

Sent to post as the 9-5 favorite in the field of six, Shining Source made his eight-furlong trip in 1:39.32. The 6-year-old dark bay or brown gelding races for Barton Ranch Stables LLC and trainer Blake Rust.

Shining Source was bred by Susan Vescovo. The gelding is one of 17 winners from 34 starters sired by Source. A Florida-bred son of the Buckaroo stallion Montbrook and a half brother to stakes winners Dinner Affair and Reporter, Source earned $368,125 from 61 starts from 2001-06, and his resume included a third-place finish in the 5 1/2-furlongs, $54,150 KLAQ Handicap at Sunland Park in ’03.

Source has sired the earners of more than $980,000 from six crops. Now 19, Source is owned by Chris P. Hourigan and stands at Hourigan Horse Farm at Anthony, New Mexico.

Shining Source’s dam, the winning New Mexico-bred Comet Shine mare Shine Miss Comet, has produced two winners from as many starters, including Kimbell, a winning half sister to Shining Source who ran second in last year’s New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks (R) and Enchantress Stakes (R), both at Sunland Park. Shining Source’s second dam, Atlantic Miss, is a winning California-bred daughter of the Icecapade stallion Fatih.

Shining Source traces back to her fourth dam, Goldian. A California-bred mare by the Nantallah stallion Ridan, Goldian won the 1971 Santa Clara Stakes at Bay Meadows and foaled stakes winners Goldie’s Goldian, California Ranger, and Pass Of Gold.

Shining Source was coming off of a Sunland Park meet during which the gelding scored a one-length victory in the March 18, $85,000 New Mexico State University Handicap (R) at 1 mile and 70 yards. Raced exclusively in New Mexico, Shining Source has won eight of 32 starts, and the $24,000 winner’s share of the $40,000 Jack Cole purse bumped his earnings to $253,858.

Song Of Laura, an 8-1 longshot, finished second and was followed by Weather Dodger, That’s Who, Atillas Gift, and Desert Mystery.

A 5-year-old gelding by the Sultry Song stallion Song Of Navarrone, Song Of Laura races for Teed Off Stable LLC. The bay gelding, who was claimed for $25,000 on November 28 at Zia Park, has won five of 25 outs, and the $8,800 runner-up share of the purse pushed his bankroll to $177,778.

Weather Dodger is a homebred son of Weather Warning campaigned by Lisa M. Rehburg of Mountain Center, California. A 5-year-old gelding, Weather Dodger has won four of 23 starts and has earned $229,031, and his two stakes victories include a three-quarter length score in the January 14, $85,000 Albert Dominguez Memorial Handicap (R) at Sunland Park.

In The News

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Nine stakes races, including two restricted to New Mexico-breds, were contested on Zia Park’s Wednesday’s “Land of Enchantment Day” program.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Two stakes for New Mexico-breds -- one for Thoroughbreds and one for Quarter Horses -- will be featured on Wednesday’s $1.303-million Land of Enchantment Day program at Zia Park.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Jockeys Ry Eikleberry and Roimes Chirinos each rode the winners of two races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America.

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