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Woodys Allstar Scores in Shue Fly

Woodbridge filly takes rich New Mexico-bred race at Sunland Park.

January 4, 2014

Woodys Allstar ran like an emerging star on Saturday at Sunland Park as the newly-turned 3-year-old jumped out to an early lead and held on to win the $290,656 Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) for New Mexico-breds. The filly ended her 2-year-old campaign with the fastest time of :18.939 in the 400-yard Shue Fly trials, and she clocked :19.067 in the final as the 9-10 favorite with L. Salvador Martinez up for trainer Mike Joiner.

Bred by MJ Farms and owned by Lee R. Lewis, Ted Rushing and Joe Dee Brooks, Woodys Allstar now has a record of 4-3-0-1 with earnings of $172,266. The only blemish on her record was a third-place run in the New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) in April, also at Sunland. Woodys Allstar won her Shue Fly trial on December 13 by 1 ¾ lengths, and the margin of victory in the final was a neck. The filly is one of five stakes winners sired by the Dash Ta Fame stallion Woodbridge, an unraced full brother to Grade 1 winner and former two-time world record holder Kendall Jackson. Woodbridge stands at MJ Farms in New Mexico.

Joe Rios and Nahum Prieto’s Kia Won, a gelding by Ketel Won, rallied to finish second while improving his record to 8-3-2-1 with earnings of $115,454. Moonifisant, a Sixes Royal colt who beat Woodys Allstar in the New Mexican Spring Futurity, took third for owners Peter Gallegos, Robert Sanchez and Patricia Gonzalez.