First Stakes Winner For Champion Kiss My Hocks
First-crop sire Champion Kiss My Hocks got his first stakes winner on Saturday.

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First Stakes Winner For Champion Kiss My Hocks

ELGIN, TXJUNE 16, 2019First-crop sire Kiss My Hocks passed a new milestone Saturday night (June 15), when his son Kissmelikethat became the young sire's first stakes winner with a victory in the $126,300 Jaguar Rocket Futurity at Indiana Grand.

A Indiana homebred owned by Mark Michel, Kissmelikethat had a clean start from post eight in the nine-horse lineup with Shanley Jackson aboard. The gelding rallied late for the win in a time of :15.720 seconds for the 300-yard dash over a sloppy racetrack. Ron Raper conditions the 2-year-old out of Lovemelikethat by LIkenothinyoureversaw.

Kissmelikethat ran his career record to a perfect 3-for-3 and the $69,465 winners' purse boosted his earnings mark to more than $81,000.

Kissmelikethat (#9), under jockey Shanley Jackson, winning the $126,300 Jaguar Rocket Futurity at Indiana Grand Saturday night. Coady Photography
Named AQHA Racing's Champion 2-Year-Old in 2014, Kiss My Hocks has sired 16 winners, 1 stakes winner, 1 stakes-placed, earners of $396,058 from limited starters to date in his first crop to reach the racetrack.

His top performers include Jaguar Rocket Futurity winner Kissmelikethat (3 wins in 3 starts at 2, $81,015), Liarliar Hocksonfire (winner at 2, $55,986 2nd FL Lady Bug S.), Lil Miss Sashay (winner at 2, $84,800, 4th Ruidoso Futurity-G1), Doc Hockaday (winner at 2, $23,237, finalist Sam Houston Futuritiy-G2), Mr Perry Hock (winner at 2, $16,090), Kiss Me Anywhere (winner at 2, $11,735), etc.

The aforementioned Doc Hockaday is a finalist in the Grade 2 $308,335 (final July 4). Other current 2-year-olds stakes qualifiers include Special Candy Kisses, a finalist in the $156,000 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity (final July 7), Goldie Hocks, Kiss Fast Zoom and Hocks Fast Wagon, all finalist in the $80,000 Beehive Futurity (final June 28).

In two years at the track, Kiss My Hocks won or placed in 10 of 12 career starts, earning $1,199,385. He was named AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old and 2-Year-Old Colt, winning the Ruidoso Futurity(G1), Rainbow Derby(G1), Sam Houston Futurity(G2) and was second in the Rainbow Futurity(G1). He was also a finalist in the All American Derby(G1).

The son of champion/champion sire Tempting Dash is out of the Grade 1-placed Tres Seis mare Romancing Mary. This is the immediate family of Grade 1 winner Gold Digging Ashley.

Kiss My Hocks is owned by Tyler Graham, Conda Maze and Stan Sigman and has stood his entire career at Southwest Stallion Station in Elgin, Texas. His 2019 fee was $6,500. For additional information or breeding contracts call Tyler Graham at 512-285-4833.