is by Champion and Leading Sire Mr
si 113, out of Dashing Millie, si 92, stakes winning daughter of the great
First Down Dash, si 105. From only two starts
at two, Jessina was once 2nd and earned $1,987. She has a speed index of 81.
has a strong maternal line—her dam and granddams are all race winners or
stakes winners and producers of race winners, stakes placers or stakes winners.
big (16 hands), well-muscled and correct. She has good bone, a wide hip, a
pretty head and a lot of class and presense.
Jessina's dam, Dashing Millie, si 92 (by
Dash), won the QHBC
Freshman Classic, was 2nd in the PCQHRA
Futurity-G1, and was a Finalist in the Ed Burke Memorial Futurity-G1, Governor's
Cup Futurity, Kindergarten Futurity, La Primero Del Ano Derby, and Miss Princess
Handicap. She had earnings of $83,702.
Millie is also the dam of Kaniska (by
Mr Jess Perry), a full-sister to
Kaniska won the La Primera del
Ano Derby-G2 on April 15, 2006. Kaniska is a
3-year-old filly bred and owned by Edward and Theresa Denike, of Washington.
dam, Millies Memory, si 89 (by
Plunder Bay), had
three wins at 2 and 3 and earned $6,587. She is a stakes producer and dam of 10
foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, 6 ROM.
Dam Kiptymylou, si 98 (by
Kiptydoo TB), had two wins at 2 and earned
$11,522. She is a stakes winner (1st in the Saila Futurity). Kiptymylou is dam
to 16 foals, 13 to race, 9 winners, 10 ROM, including stakes
Superior Race Horse Kiptys Saint, si 96, $45,330; winner Kiptys
si 93, $8,989; stakes placed winner Streakin Jubilee, si 94, $8,116. She is granddam to
winner Short Dash, si
wins at 2 and 3, $158,894,
Superior Race Horse, 1st QHBC
Derby-G3, Utah Classic Futurity, etc.
Jessina's 4th dam, Eagle Sen
Sen, si 85 (by
Eagle Top), was a race winner who earned $1,237. She is dam to 8 foals, 6 to
race, 5 winners, 5 ROM.
Jessina has a
nice colt by
Instant Romance, a son of Triple's Image and
was bred to Rare News for a 2007 foal, but unfortunately ended up open. She will
be bred early in 2007.
has been sold. She is going
to a good home in Louisiana where she will be bred to produce outstanding
Louisiana-bred offspring for the racetrack. Congratulations to her new
a homebred filly by champion Mr Jess Perry, recorded her first lifetime
stakes victory in the April 15, $160,300 La Primera del Ano Derby (G1) at
Racing for Edward and Theresa DeNike of Kent, Washington, Kaniska covered
400 yards on a fast track in :19.828. Trainer Patricia Visscher gave a leg
up to jockey Alex Bautista.
Kaniska, whose name means “one who finishes first” in Greek, according to
Theresa DeNike, was winning for the second time in nine races. The $67,326
winner’s share of the purse pushed her earnings to $78,939.
“This is our first major stakes win and I can't tell you how good it feels,"
said Edward DeNike. “We take great pride in naming our horses – we feel that
is very important – and when my wife came up with the name Kaniska, I
thought it sounded like a good name."
Kaniska became the 56th stakes winner from eight crops sired by
Mr Jess Perry, the sport’s champion 2-year-old in 1994. The filly is one of
two starters foaled by her dam, the First Down Dash mare Dashing Millie, who
won the second division of the 1995 QHBC Freshman Classic and ran second in
Magnificent Effort’s PCQHRA Breeders’ Futurity (G1).
“Her granddam is Millies Memory, who we bought as a weanling,” said DeNike,
who os president of SSA Containers and has more than 30 years experience in
terminal/stevedore management and operations. “Millies Memory is 22 years
old now, and we have her pensioned at our ranch. She’s our foundation mare.”
Kaniska’s margin of victory was a head from 8-5 favorite and second-fastest
qualifier Love My Corona. Fastest qualifier Corones Dream overcame a slow
start from the rail post to run third and was followed by Love To Finish
First, Shesmyfire, High Mesa Melody, Yakitys Magic, Go With Flare, and
Shakem Streaker. Separate Encounter was scratched.
According to jockey Eddie Garcia, Corones Dream false broke.
“She settled back down quickly and ran a gutsy race,” said Garcia. “She’s
never been in the 1 hole before, so the lack of experience there hurt her a
little. She’s still a very nice filly.”