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Crafty Money is Conquest Mo Money's First Stakes Winner

The filly is a homebred for Tom and Sandy McKenna.

Crafty Money wins the New Mexico Breeders' Oaks at Sunland Park

Crafty Money wins the New Mexico Breeders' Oaks at Sunland Park

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Tom and Sandy McKenna's homebred Crafty Money became the first black-type winner for their stallion Conquest Mo Money March 26 when the 3-year-old filly won the New Mexico Breeders' Oaks at Sunland Park.

Campaigned by the McKennas' Judge Lanier Racing, Crafty Money has won or placed three times from four career starts. The New Mexico Breeders' Oaks, which she won by 2 1/2 lengths, was also her first win.

The McKennas bred the filly in New Mexico out of the Mr. Groush daughter Songcraft, whom they acquired for $5,000 at the 2006 Barretts Summer 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. Crafty Money is the mare's fourth winner from five to race.

Conquest Mo Money stands at McKenna Thoroughbreds near Taiban, N.M., for a private fee. The McKennas acquired the son of Uncle Mo  for $8,500 at the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale through the Conquest Stables dispersal managed by Lane's End. He went on to win the Mine That Bird Derby and finish second in the Sunland Derby (G3) and Arkansas Derby (G1), all in 2017. He earned $510,580.

A second-crop sire this year, Conquest Mo Money is one of 18 in his sire class to be represented by a stakes winner as of March 28. Songcraft has a 2-year-old full sister to Crafty Money named Musical Money, who has not started working yet. The mare did not have a foal in 2022.