03/13/2013 2:31PM

New Mexico: Rocket Included, leading freshman sire


Led by a precocious state-bred, Rocket Included shot to the top of New Mexico’s freshman sire list for earnings in 2012.

The freshman season for the 8-year-old son of Include featured three winners from five starters and progeny earnings of $185,183. He was well clear of second-place Real Dandy, who finished the year with progeny earnings of $88,337.

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Leading the way among the sire’s progeny in 2012 was the gelding Jenson’s Miracle, who won three of eight races and earned $147,070 highlighted by a win in the New Mexico Eddy County Stakes and a second-place finish in the Totah Stakes.

Rocket Included stands for a private fee at Lucky Six Ranch in Sunland Park, N.M., which also bred Jenson’s Miracle.

A local product, Rocket Included won one of three starts, all at the Downs at Albuquerque or Zia Park, for earnings of $19,365. He turned in a runner-up effort in the A. C. Kemp Handicap in his second start.

Rocket Included is out of the winning Bold Ruckus mare Accadia Rocket, who produced seven winners, including Canadian Grade 3-placed winner Paco El Prado and stakes-placed winner Gotta Jiboo.