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Tipsy Tea Rallies to Win Enchantress Stakes
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Tipsy Tea, a homebred daughter of Seeking The Cat campaigned by brothers Larry Teague and Harry Teague of Hobbs, New Mexico, rallied to win the 1-mile Enchantress Stakes (R) for state-bred 3-year-old fillies at Sunland Park on Tuesday.

Ridden by Roimes Chirinos for trainer Weston Martin and sent to post as the even-money favorite, Tipsy Tea handled her eight-furlong trip in 1:38.13, and her winning margin was 1 1/4 lengths from Kimbell. The $51,000 winner’s share of the purse from her second stakes victory of the Sunland meet pushed her bankroll to $162,285.

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Tipsy Tea is the first stakes winner from 15 starters sired by Seeking The Cat, a 17-year-old son of multiple graded stakes winner and 1988 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) runner-up Seeking The Gold. Racing in California and West Virginia from 2001-04, Seeking The Cat earned $37,075 from 14 starts.

Seeking The Cat has sired the earners of more than $652,000. A half brother to ’06 Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner Horse Greeley, the stallion is owned by Larry and Teresa Teague, and he stands at Lady T Ranch in Hobbs.

Tipsy Tea is the first starter foaled by Blame The Wine, a winning 11-year-old mare by the multiple graded stakes winning Distant View stallion Decarchy. The filly’s second dam, the unraced Storm Cat mare Catrina, is a half sister to the stakes-placed Theatrical (IRE) colt River’s Curtain.

Tipsy Tea traces back to her third dam, the Riverman mare Marshua’s River. A 1987 Kentucky-bred foal, Marshua’s River won the ’94 Buckram Oak (G3) and Suwanee River (G3) handicaps at Gulfstream Park in south Florida.

Of Tipsy Tea’s lifetime earnings, $111,000 has been banked this season. All told, she has won four of nine starts, and her two lifetime stakes wins include a come-from-behind 1 1/4-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile, $100,000 New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks (R) on March 20. The filly was also a finalist in last year’s $165,771 Rio Grande Senorita Futurity (R) at Ruidoso Downs.

Tipsy Tea returned a $4 win mutuel and teamed with Kimbell for a $2 exacta payoff of $19. Love Bug Who, a 19-1 longshot, ran third, 6 1/4 lengths behind the winner, to complete a $48.60 ($1) trifecta.

Indian Tiva, Lightly Toasted, and Dust Alert completed the order of finish.

Kimbell is a dark bay or brown filly by the Storm Cat stallion Western Gambler racing for Michael C. Stinson. Kimbrell has won one of six outs, and the $18,700 runner-up share of the Enchantress Stakes purse increased her earnings to $56,565, of which $54,800 has been banked this year, and her resume includes a second-place finish to Tipsy Tea in the New Mexico Breeders’ Oaks.

A homebred daughter of Quinton’s Gold, Love Bug Who has earned $25,206 from eight starts for her owners, Sam E. Stevens and Sammy L. Stevens of Lamesa, Texas. The filly was coming off of a second-place finish in a 6-furlong maiden special weight race for New Mexico-bred sophomore fillies on March 25.

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