Pedigree Analysis: Dicecapades

A dazzling show from the daughter of a young new sire.

Q-Racing Journal

Dicecapades wins the Laico Bird Stakes. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

It was a great weekend of racing for Quarter Horse fans, with an all-you-can-eat buffet of top racing.

Talented youngsters were out in force: Juan Medina’s homebred Teller Baja (Teller Cartel-Baja Jazz by Tres Seis) took the $888,000 Remington Park Futurity (RG2); Joel Tipton’s Just Call Me Carter (Carters Cartel-Justiflied by Strawfly Special) won the $540,000 Sam Houston Futurity (G2); Running Dragon (Zulu Dragon-Banking Lane by Devon Lane (TB)) took the $297,925 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2)

Champion Jess Good Candy made his sophomore return in style, chugging home in the Mr Master Bug Stakes (R) at Remington for his fifth consecutive lifetime win. Two days earlier, champion Open Me A Corona returned to the winner’s circle in the John Alleman Memorial Stakes (RG3).

A top freshman last year, A Tres Of Paint took the $277,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3), and Restricted Grade 1 winner Once Over won the West Texas Maturity (G2) for new owner Jaime Bujanda, defeating past All American Futurity (G1) winner JM Miracle.

And on Saturday, Terry McLean’s Dicecapades took the $70,000 Laico Bird Stakes (R) at Remington. It is the filly’s second win from as many starts, and boosts her career earnings to $52,618.

McLean purchased her for $6,000 at last year’s Heritage Place Yearling Sale. She was bred by J. Garvan Kelly and Nancy Yearsley, and is by Prospect To The Top and out of the Tres Seis mare Dicey Riley.

Sire Prospect To The Top has only 15 starters to date, and she becomes his first stakes winner.

The bay stallion is a two-time champion who won or placed in 19 of 26 starts and earned $992,670. His accomplishments include eight stakes wins, highlighted by the 2012 Grade 1 Zia Park Championship and The Championship at Sunland Park. He was the 2012 champion aged stallion and 2011 champion 3-year-old colt.

Owned by Joel Tavarez and standing at Delta Equine Center in Vinton, Louisiana, from his limited starters he has gotten the earners of more than $130,000. He is by Coronas Prospect and out of the Easily Smashed mare Cream To The Top.

Dicey Riley is a 9-year-old daughter of Tres Seis and the Royal Quick Dash mare Dream Mirage. This makes her a half-sister to Bon Accord (by Shazoom, $821,470).  She won or placed in five of 14 starts and earned $12,819. She is now owned by Terri Lynn Harper-Dufur.

Dream Mirage is a Florida-bred out of the Gulch (TB) mare Mike’s Way (TB) who comes from a classy Thoroughbred family.  Her second dam, Classy Mirage (TB), was a Grade I winning earner of $716,712 who also produced graded stakes winner and 2010 Kentucky Derby contender Dublin ($438,949).

Third dam First Mirage (TB) sold for $3.7 million at Keeneland as a broodmare; she also produced the Grade I winning earner of $838,894, Missy's Mirage (TB). The family's successful progeny also includes European champion Indian Skimmer ($1,469,299) and Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame member Dark Mirage ($362,789).

Dicecapades is Dicey Riley’s first stakes winner from four starters. The dam has two registered weanlings, including a colt by Apollitical Jess named Paddy Riley and a colt by Ragazzo named Ragger.

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