Shue Fly Trials Draw 37 New Mexico-Bred Juveniles

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday's trials will meet in the January 14 final at Sunland Park.

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Gary W. Harstack's Daddys Blushing, pictured here winning the Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational Stakes in April, will make his first start in five months in Friday's Shue Fly Stakes at Sunland Park. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Graded stakes winners Daddys Blushing and Moneys A Maker are among the 37 state-bred 2-year-olds entered in Friday’s 400-yard Shue Fly Stakes (RG2) at Sunland Park.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the January 14, $95,000-added Shue Fly final.

Daddys Blushing will be making his first start since July 15, when the Big Daddy Cartel gelding finished third in a Zia Futurity (RG1) trial. Trained by Jackie Riddle for owner Gary W. Hartstack of Houston, Texas, Daddys Blushing has earned $183,981 from five starts, and his two stakes victories include a half-length win in the 350-yard, $393,000 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) at Ruidoso Downs in June.

Daddys Blushing drew post 4 and will be ridden by Francisco Calderon in the first of four trials.

Moneys A Maker races for Enrique Barrera from the barn of trainer Cynthia Gonzalez. A gray son of Sixes Royal, the gelding has won three of seven races, including the 300-yard New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2) at Sunland Park in April, and he has banked $190,072.

Moneys A Maker drew post 3 and will be ridden by Mauro Salcedo in the second heat.

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