Favorite Trick to Relocate to JEH in New Mexico
Date Posted: 7/12/2005 12:35:18 PM
Last Updated: 7/12/2005 7:40:03 PM

Favorite Trick, relocated to New Mexico.
Photo: Philippe Roca
Favorite Trick the 1997 Horse of the Year as a 2-year-old, will relocate to R.D. Hubbard and Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M., from Cloverleaf Farms II near Ocala, Fla. His progeny earnings of nearly $1.6 million this year will place him atop New Mexico's leading sires list.

Favorite Trick's richest stakes winner, Sum Trick, and one of the stallion's two 2005 added-money winners, Revolving Door, won stakes in the Land of Enchantment State. Sum Trick captured the 2002 Riley Allison Futurity at Sunland Park and was grade II stakes-placed at Santa Anita the following year. Revolving Door won this year's Aspen Cup Handicap at Ruidoso Downs.

Favorite Trick, whose other 2005 stakes winner is Thoughtuwasatoad, has sired a total of nine stakes winners and the earners of $5.4 million.

A 10-year-old son of Phone Trick out of the Medieval Man mare Evil Elaine, Favorite Trick won the 1997 Breeders Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and his seven other starts that year when he was Horse of the Year and champion 2-year-old male. Retired with a dozen wins from 16 starts and earnings of $1,726,793, Favorite Trick stood at Walmac International near Lexington before heading to Cloverleaf after the 2004 breeding season.

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