Pedigree Analysis: Beach Cartel

Enjoying the sun at the Indiana beach.

Quarter Racing Journal

Beach Cartel. PHOTO: Linscott Photography

It was another day at the beach for Sheri Miller of Shipshewana, Indiana, on Saturday, as she watched her homebred Beach Cartel win the $75,000 Born Runner Classic at Indiana Grand. The race is restricted to Indiana-breds, 4-year-olds and older, sired by registered Indiana stallions. It is named in honor of the 1978 Rocket Wrangler stallion and popular Indiana sire owned by C.W. Mullenix.

Beach Cartel is a 4-year-old gelding by Escondido Beach out of the First To Flash mare Flashin Dee Dee. This win marks his seventh win in eight starts, and his third stakes win. He has earned $219,483 to date.

Escondido Beach is an 11-year-old son of Corona Cartel out of the blue hen Streakin Six mare Six On The Beach. Bred by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Cox, and now co-owned by Miller, the stallion was a stakes-placed runner. From four crops to race, he has sired the earners of more than $1.2 million, an average of $26,449 per starter. Notably, five of the 10 starters in the Born Runner were by Escondido Beach.

The stallion is a half brother to Babe On The Fly ($246,111), Babe On The Beach ($193,302), Six Little Injuns ($121,500) and Precisionist RM ($114,137), as well as producer Heidi Hadif, dam of Grade 1 winner Eye Caughtcha Peekin ($201,942).

Babe On The Beach, in addition to herself being a runner, is the dam of Grade 1 winner Dont Let Down ($698,301), and Babe On The Fly is one of the top broodmares active today – she is the dam of Rock You ($790,235), Little Talks ($461,869), Glock ($206,355), Fly Thru The Fire ($88,035), etc.

Beach Cartel’s dam is Flashin Dee Dee, another Cox-bred from another of the legendary breeder’s top dam lines. She is the daughter of the ill-fated champion First To Flash out of the Runaway Winner mare Runaway Dee Dee. This makes her a sister to another good runner Miller owned, A Down Right Runaway ($108,203), as well as the likes of Dominyun ($336,180) and Riddick ($67,598).

First To Flash was a champion on the track, but was able to sire only one crop of a mere 57 foals before his untimely death. His blood, however, will continue, as that crop included champion and champion sire First Moonflash, who has already sired the earners of more than $7.6 million.  His blood, too, will continue with Flashin Dee Dee’s foals. She has produced five winners from six starters, who have averaged $74,604 per starter.

Also racing in the Born Runner was Beach Cartel’s full brother, Beach Runner, who has earned $131,623 in his own stakes-winning career.

Her youngest is a yearling by Palm Beach (a son of Babe On The Beach) named Silver Dollar Beach.

It’s summertime now – it might be time to enjoy a beach vacation.

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