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Gonna Ro Sham Bo's First Stakes Winner

New Mexico sire Gonna Ro Sham Bo earns first stakes winner.
August 1, 2012

Gonna Ro Sham Bo

Gonna Ro Sham Bo. PHOTO: Courtesy A&A Ranch

Gonna Ro Sham Bo sired his first stakes winner Sunday, when Gonna Cha Cha won the $395,028 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Owned by Norma Alvarez, Brenda Alvarez and Debra Laney, Gonna Cha Cha picked up $165,912 for the victory. Dosi and Norma Alvarez bred the gelding in New Mexico from the Thoroughbred mare Domeinitchy, by Dome.

In three crops to race from a limited number of starters, Gonna Ro Sham has sired six winners, one stakes winner and one stakes-placed with earnings of nearly $300,000. They include the aforementioned Gonna Cha Cha (Zia Futurity-RG1 $173,412 at 2, 2012), Fysta (2nd New Mexico State Fair Senorita Futurity-RG3 $46,221, to 3, 2012), Runaway Bo Sham ($35,307 to 3, 2012), etc.

As son of late multiple stakes sire Real Runaway, Gonna Ro Sham Bo was never worse than third in six starts as a 2-year-old, with four wins, earning $118,336. The stallion, bred by Enrique Carrion, won the 2006 Ruidoso Horse Sale Futurity (RG2). He is out of the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow Futurity finalist First By Far ($36,287), by First Down Dash. She is a sister or half-sister to stakes winners Another First Down, The Contract and Dr Mark Et Al. His third dam is the AQHA racing champion mare Ettago Chickie ($534,465), by Ettabo.

The 8-year-old gray stallion stands at A & A Ranch, near Anthony, New Mexico. For additional information or breeding contracts, contact Fred Alexander at 915-539-2176.