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Stakes-Placed Key To The Venture, Storms Surprise Make George Maloof Futurity Final
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The stakes-placed geldings Key To The Venture and Storms Surprise are among the 12 New Mexico-bred 2-year-old colts and geldings who will race in the September 23, $50,000-added George Maloof Futurity (R) at The Downs at Albuquerque.

A bay gelding by the Storm Cat stallion Storm Of Goshen racing for Quinn and Kim Jones and trained by Guadalupe Munoz Jr., Key To The Venture ran second, two lengths behind winner Indy's Rocket, in the second of two trials on Saturday. Key To The Venture has won one of seven races and has earned $42,448, and his race record includes a second-place finish to Kiss My Hennessy in the colts and geldings division of the April 14, $120,989 Copper Top Futurity (R) at Sunland Park.

Storms Surprise ran sixth in the second heat. The homebred Attila's Storm gelding has banked $16,926 from three starts for his owners, Margaret O. DuPont and Margaret V. Bloss, and his stakes resume includes a third-place run in the 4 1/2-furlong, $75,000 Totah Stakes (R) at SunRay Park on June 19.

The complete list of qualifiers for the 6-furlong George Maloof Futurity appears in alphabetical order below:

Horse (Sex, Pedigree)


Breeder (State)


G, Bay Head King-Marcia's Wildcat by Forest Wildcat

Kado Enterprises LLC

Kado Enterprises (NM)

Blake Rust

G, Real Dandy-I'm A Happy Gal by Brave Lad

Rita J. Danley

Rita J. Danley (NM)

Fred Danley

G, Premeditation-Devon's Lucky Lady by Devon Lane

SMS Racing LLC

SMS Racing LLC (NM)

Antonio B. Hernandez

G, Indy Wildcat-Pocketfullapozzies by Full Choke

Pierre & Leslie Amestoy

Pierre & Leslie Amestoy (NM)

Ross Amestoy

G, Storm Of Goshen-Reckless Venture by Baatish

Quinn & Kim Jones

V.J. Callaway and Geraldine Shipler (NM)

Guadalupe Munoz Jr.

G, Le Grande Danseur-Silver Seson RF by Silver Season

Rogers Farms

Rogers Farms (NM)

Gerald Richards

G, Squall-Marie's Fast Halo by Sunny's Halo

W.T. Stradley and Tom A. Williams

Tom Williams and W.T. Stradley (NM)

Fred Danley

G, Carmen's Glory-Sharla'sjazzdancer by Dance Brightly

Richard E. Ford

Charles R. Gober (NM)

Jesse Ford

G, Ghostly Moves-Shadows N Dust by Chimes Band

Samuel F. Henderson

S.F. Henderson (NM)

Donna McArthur

G, Sandia Slew-Blooming Pleasure by Lesters Boy

Rita J. Danley

Rita J. Danley (NM)

Fred Danley

G, Attila's Storm-Surprisingly by Bertrando

Margaret O. DuPont and Margaret V. Bloss

Margaret O. DuPont and Margaret V. Bloss (NM)

J. Owen Bringhurst

G, Super Special-French Chime by Chimes Band

Pierre & Leslie Amestoy

Pierre & Leslie Amestoy (NM)

Ross Amestoy

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