12/08/2003 1:00AM

Sunland: Quarter Horses


SUNLAND PARK, N.M. - Chick Goes Steppin used a late burst to score an upset in the $125,000-added Jess Burner Memorial Stakes for New Mexico-breds. Trainer Michael Joiner and jockey G. R. Carter dominate the Quarter Horse standings here, so it was surprising that their horse was let go at 15-1 in a big race.

Negor De Az had the lead to the final yards before Chick Goes Steppin overtook him in the final yards. It was the first win from five starts this season for Chicks Goes Steppin, but the eighth in 21 career outs. Chick Goes Steppin covered the 400 yards in 19.489.