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AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION—June 30, 2020—The 16-year-old mare Remember Me Rose is the newest AQHA Dam of Distinction.
The award recognizes the accomplishments of racing broodmares. To qualify for the award, a mare must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Dams that produced two or more individual AQHA racing champions
- Dams that produced at least three individual Grade 1 stakes winners
- Dams that produced at least two foals ranked in the top 10 money earners of any particular year, as of December 31 of that year, and two G1 stakes winners
- Dams that produced at least three foals that were in the top 10 money earners of any particular year, as of December 31 of that year.
- When the award was created, a grandfather clause also allowed mares that had produced at least three individual stakes winners prior to 1983, and those wins were the equivalent of a G1-quality race, to be accepted.
Remember Me Rose, who is owned by champion breeder Dr. Steve Burns, earned the award by producing three individual Grade 1 stakes winners.
The mare was bred by Dr. Max and Linda Alumbaugh’s MLA International, was foaled in 2004 and was purchased as a yearling and raced by Azoom LP.
She began her racing career in Mexico, but quickly came to the United States and finished second in the Rainbow Futurity (G1) and fifth in the All American Futurity (G1). She then won the AQHA Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) and the Southwest Juvenile Championship, which was then ungraded, and capped the year with a win in the Sunland Winter Futurity (G2).
The following year, she won the Ruidoso Derby (G1) and was second in both the Texas Classic Derby (G1) and Championship at Sunland Park (G1).
She retired in 2008 with nine wins from 18 starts and earnings of $820,895.
As a broodmare, she has to date produced 28 foals, of which 19 are starters and 15 are winners. They have earned more than $2.3 million.
Her three Grade 1 winners, all sired by Favorite Cartel, include:
- Powerful Favorite - won 2019 Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1)
- Runforyourlife - won 2019 Golden State Million Futurity (G1)
- Cyber Monday - won the 2020 Ruidoso Futurity (G1)
Remember Me Rose is sired by Corona Cartel and is out of the Zevi (TB) mare Im Moonlighting.
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