04/17/2013 5:59PM

Diabolical represented by first winners in New Mexico

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Multiple graded stakes winner and freshman sire Diabolical recently was represented by his first two winners in New Mexico.

Grade 2-winning millionaire Diabolical got off the mark as a sire recently with his first two winners at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

The 2-year-old filly Prides Cousin won a trial race March 19 at Sunland to become her sire's first winner. The filly, who was making her career debut, was away in second but quickly assumed command and held sway to win by a length, finishing 4 1/2 furlongs in :53.25. Prides Cousin is out of the winning Mr. Groush mare Jannaslilkicker.

Diabolical was represented by his second winner on April 9, when F M Forty One also took his career debut, a maiden special weight at Sunland. The gelding prevailed in a pace duel and edged clear late to win by 1 3/4 lengths, finishing 4 1/2 furlongs in :51.56. F M Forty One is out of the stakes winning Hay Halo mare Parting, who also finished second in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes.

From his first crop, Diabolical is also represented by Tizzy Devil, who finished third in the Copper Top Futurity at Sunland on April 13.

The globe-trotting Diabolical won nine of 32 career starts for earnings of $1,467,401 while racing in five countries over five seasons. The 10-year-old Artax horse was most productive in the United States, winning five stakes races, including the Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap and the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap. His nine stakes placings included runner-up efforts in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap and Grade 1 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes, as well as in the inaugural edition of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

Diabolical was also a solid performer in the United Arab Emirates, winning the Group 3 Mahab al Shimaal and finishing third in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen. He also finished second in the Group 2 Diadem Stakes in England and third in the Krisflyer International Sprint in Singapore.

Out of the Dayjur mare Bonnie Byerly, Diabolical is a half-brother to Group 3 winner What a Name. His second dam, Grade 1 winner Plenty of Grace, is a half-sister to champion turf female Soaring Softly.

Diabolical stands at A & A Horse Ranch in Anthony, N.M., for a fee of $3,500 in 2013.