Pedigree Analysis: Quirky

This distaffer is on a roll.

Q-Racing Journal

Quirky returns a winner after the Charger Bar Handicap. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

On Sunday, Quirky earned her second graded stakes win in 14 days, as she added the $98,500 Charger Bar Handicap (G2) to the $145,850 Southern California Derby (G1). Obviously peaking at an opportune time, the filly, bred and raced by Dr. Ed Allred, has now won four of 11 starts and earned $235,643.

It is perhaps appropriate that Allred won the race, as it is named after the great American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame mare that he raced in the 1970s.

Quirky is a freshly-turned 4-year-old mare by Stel Corona and out of the A Regal Choice mare Dont Pass Bar, and the filly comes from a long line of West Coast winners.

Stel Corona was foaled at the turn of the millennium, a son of leading sire Corona Cartel and the very first foal out of the Streakin Six mare Our Lips Are Sealed. He would make 25 starts, all in Southern California, during his racing career, winning or placing in 16 of those with earnings of $111,854. He was a three-time stakes winner, with his biggest win coming in the PCQHRA Breeders’ Derby (G2).

Stel Corona’s dam is out of Secret Meeting, making her a half sister to Grade 2 winner Cool Papa Bell (by Dashing Val, $133,005) and stakes winners Lose Yourself (by First Down Dash, $61,206), Gomez Adams (by Special Effort, $55,465), Werewolves Of London (by Dash For Cash, $34,288) and Mexican Radio (by On A High, $31,425).

Owned by a syndicate and standing at Burns Ranch at Menifee, California, Stel Corona has from seven crops sired the earners of more than $6.4 million, with his biggest runner to date being champion and now-sire Foose ($1,616,938).

Quirky’s dam is the 2007 mare Dont Pass Bar. Bred by Dr. Steve Burns and purchased by Allred in 2008, she is a lightly-raced winner on the track, with all her starts at Los Alamitos. Quirky is her first foal; she has a 3-year-old by Kiddy Up named Dont Pass Me and a 2-year-old by Kitty Up named Quibles.

Dont Pass Bar is by A Regal Choice and out of the Chicks Beduino mare Ynot Bar. A Regal Choice is a Grade 1-winning, 14-year-old son of First Down Dash who earned $735,507 on the track. He has sired the earners of more than $5.5 million on the racetrack, and recently added the Association’s 51st Open Supreme Champion to his sire record.

Dont Pass Bar’s dam Ynot Bar made only seven starts in her career, and all of them at Los Al, but earned $136,480. Her biggest performance came in the 2005 Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG1), when Finding Nemo nosed her out at the wire. She still outran the likes of Volcom and Wave Carver. She also was a finalist in the Los Alamitos Million Futurity (G1) in her final career start. Ynot Bar has produced 12 foals, of which six are winners. Among them are stakes winner Ynot Walk (by Walk Thru Fire, $40,435) and stakes competitor Cement Flats (by Foose, $14,458).

Ynot Bar is out of the Utah-bred mare Fames Easy. A top producer, Fames Easy has 13 winners from 17 starters. Her biggest is the Sum Fun To Bet mare Miss Kittys Bar Bet, who was foaled in 2005 and would place in the Grade 1 Kindergarten and Ed Burke futurities, as well as the 2009 edition of the Charger Bar Handicap (G1). She would earn $264,188 and go on to produce Restricted Grade 2-placed runner No Arizona (by Foose, $66,610) and Restricted Grade 2 finalist Miss Mindys Bar Bet (by A Regal Choice, $24,365).

Fames Easy is also the dam of Grade 1-placed runners Dont Dink With Me (by Chicks Beduino, $164,153), Doreme Fasolasi Win (by Apollo (TB), $102,805) and Takeela Sunrise (by Bono Jazz, $44,360), Superior Race Horse Ambush Alley (by Snowbound (TB), $144,686) and stakes-placed runner Easyist (by Separatist, $43,651).

Her dam was the Easy Jet mare Mighty Easy Pass, who won the 1989 Denim N Diamonds Futurity (G1) and earned $278,825 in her career.

Quirky outran a number of good mares in the race, including the past Pedigree Analysis horses Significant Heart and champion Check N Fetch.

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