04/10/2010 11:00PM

Siblings sweep both stakes for 3-year-olds


The half-siblings Headturner and Jumpn Beduino won major stakes for 3-year-old Quarter Horses on consecutive nights at Los Alamitos over the weekend.

While that may sound illogical, Quarter Horse breeders are allowed to register more than one foal from a mare in a single breeding season, since mares frequently have their embryos transferred to surrogate mares.

Both Headturner and Jumpn Beduino were bred by Blane Schvaneveldt and John Andreini.

Headturner, a gelding by Check Him Out and out of the First Down Dash mare Imjumpn, won Friday's $214,400 El Primero Del Ano Derby for colts and geldings. Ridden by G.R. Carter, Headturner ($3) closed from a half-length off the pace to win by a head over Bring the Bling, finishing 400 yards in 19.50 seconds.

Owned by Jose Ramon Sandoval and trained by Jose Flores, Headturner has won 6 of 10 starts and $263,353. He won the Los Alamitos Winter Derby in February.

Jumpn Beduino, a filly by Chicks Beduino, overcame a bump at the start to win Saturday's $175,500 La Primera Del Ano Derby for fillies by a neck over the 26-1 shot Chickafire. Jumpn Beduino ($5.40) was ridden by Francisco Rubio and finished 400 yards in 19.60 seconds. She has won 5 of 8 starts and $267,825 for owners Ed and Theresa DeNike and trainer Patricia Visscher.