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Pappasito Gets First Stakes Winner

First year sire gets first stakes winner
April 14, 2012


Grade 3 winner and first crop sire Pappasito sired his first stakes winner Saturday night when Madresita won the $34,250 Laico Bird Stakes for Okahoma-Bred two-year-old fillies at Remington Park.

Under jockey Jesus Salazar, Madresita cruised to a one length win, picking up $19,992. She completed the 300 yards into a 25 mph headwind in :15.867 seconds. Eddie Willis trains the Pappasito filly for Rodney Verret. MacKie Racing, LLC bred Madresita from the champion daughter of Mr Eye Opener, Mongoose Jet Eye. She was also a finalist in the $378,500 Oklahoma Futurity(G2) at Remington Park last month.

A son of leading sire Corona Cartel, Pappasito is currently the #4 leading first crop sire of money earners in 2012. From only seven foals to race he has sired two winners, 1 stakes winner. Among his starters are the above mentioned stakes winner Madresita (2 wins in 3 starts at 2, $32,892) and Pajarita Sita (1 win, $6,000), fastest qualifier to the Grade 1 $217,115 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park (finals will run Sunday, April 15).

Bred and raced by MacKie Racing, LLC, Pappasito won three races at 2 including the New Mexico Juvenile Challenge(G3) at Ruidoso Downs. The son of Corona Cartel earned just under $40,000 in five career starts.

Owned by Pappasito, LLC, the royally bred stallion is out of champion and champion producer Strawberry Silk ($1,266,263) winner of the All American Futurity. She is the dam of champion and world champion sire Stoli ($332,237), grade 3 winner Whathaveigottado ($156,470), Grade 3 winner Rousing Encore ($94,233), stakes winner Cashington ($78,489), etc. The second dam is the multiple stakes winner Painted Bug ($274,569), by Shawne Bug.

Pappasito stands for a 2012 fee of $1,250 at Lazy E Ranch, near Guthrie, Oklahoma. For additional information or breeding contracts call Butch Wise or Matt Witman, farm managers, at 405.282.3437.