Pedigree Analysis: Teana Fay

A red carpet filly.

Q-Racing Journal

Teana Fay wins at Sunland Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Perhaps appropriately for the day of the Academy Awards, Tina Fey was walking the red carpet in Hollywood while Teana Fay strolled down the red-brown carpet offered at Sunland Park to win the $85,000 New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association Stakes (RG2) for state-bred sophomores on Sunday afternoon. The track reopened after an EHV-1 outbreak; the weekend’s racing also offered the KOFX Radio Stakes (won by Faith Mountain).

Teana Fay races for Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez. A $25,000 buy at the 2014 New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs, the filly has won $112,817 in only 11 career starts.

Teana Fay was bred by Robert and Barbara Bauers’ Bauer Farm LLC of Anthony, New Mexico, and is by Winners Version and out of Thirty Fourth Street by Dean Miracle. The Bauers have bred horses for more than 30 years. Those horses have earned more than $1.3 million on the track including the likes of Caught On Tape ($176,614) and Glare ($115,774).

Winners Version is a 10-year-old son of Holland Ease out of the Runaway Winner mare The Jubilee Diamond. Owned by A&C Racing and Roping of Roosevelt, Utah, he won or placed in nine of 17 starts and earned $399,046. His biggest win came in the Hobbs America Derby (G3), but he was a seven-time Grade 1 competitor. Sire Holland Ease accomplished much in his career but is, perhaps, best known for his son Corona Cartel. Winners Version’s dam is a significant producer, with three stakes winners and the earners of more than $1 million. Her dam is champion Denim N Diamonds, and this is a mare line we explored before in An Absolut Diamond’s pedigree. The Jubilee Diamond also produced Latest Version ($188,381), Texas Version ($128,230) and J Bar (by Jess Zoomin, $207,628), as well as producer First Place Diamond (dam of Diamond For Jess ($270,321) and John The Banker ($130,287)).

Winners Version stands at Famous Lane Farm/Race Horse Reproduction LLC in Tularosa, New Mexico, and from 113 starters has sired winners at a 54 percent clip and stakes winners at a 14 percent clip. His progeny has averaged more than $18,500 per starter. Last year, he was in the top 15 sires in the country by stakes percentages, and was the No. 3 third-year sire.

Again appropriate for a big movie-celebration weekend, Dean Miracle’s Thirty Fourth Street celebrates her second stakes winner from four starters.

The 12-year-old mare was bred by the Bauers and was a winner in her single race start. Three of her four starters have returned winners, and include stakes winner Mary For Money (by Metallic Lion, $80,202) and stakes competitor Krazy Good (by Ketel Won, $69,435). She has a yearling by Jesse James Jr named Put Me On The Cover.

Her dam, Dash For Davis, is by Dash Ta Fame and out of the Scout Leader (TB) mare Scouts Melody. This mare was a stakes competitor with a solid 30-race career and a career-high speed index of 106. She only had three foals, including Thirty Fourth Street.

This is also the family of Tag Yur It ($66,463) and Break The Spell ($46,323).

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