First Crop Sire Suspicious Interest Gets First Winner, First Stakes Finalist
First-crop sire Suspicious Interest sired his first winner and his first graded stakes finalist on Saturday at Sunland Park.

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First Crop Sire Suspicious Interest Gets First Winner, First Stakes Finalist

HONDO, NM–MARCH 16, 2024–Suspicious Interest, an unraced son of multiple stakes sire Separate Interest, got his first winner and first graded stakes finalist today at Sunland Park.

Suspicious Interest first winner, Suspicious Runner, scored his first win in the closing trial for the $150,000-addded New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) at Sunland Park. Bumped twice early, Suspicious Runner rallied to break his maiden in his career debut.

The :15.694 clocking was good enough to qualify him to the $50,000 Guaranteed New Mexican Spring Fling to be contested Saturday, April 6. Xavier E. Rodriguez conditions the 2-year-old home bred for owner-breeder La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC. The gray colt is out of Significant Runner by Foose.

Suspicious Runner (#4), under jockey Luis Martinez, winning the closing New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) trial on Saturday at Sunland Park. © Roberts Communications

Earlier on the card Suspicious Jess, owned by Tungsten Racing Partnership, finished second in trial 9 with a :15.535 clocking, fourth fastest on the day putting the gray colt in the $150,000-addded New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) to be run Saturday, April 6.

Eric Valenzuela conditions the colt out of Lovely Lily Rose by Mr Jess Perry. La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC is the breeder.

From four starters in the 10 New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) trials today, Suspicious Interest sired 1 finalist, 1 juvenile and all four starters lit the board.

Suspicious Interest is an unraced half-brother to stakes winner Jenuine Joy, the dam of two-time champion and All American Futurity(G1) winner Imperial Eagle and three other black type.

Suspicious Interest stands at La Feliz Montaña Ranch for a 2024 fee of $1,500. For additional information or a breeding contract call Megan Petty, DVM, resident farm veterinarian, at (575) 921-3937.