First Crop Sire Dominyun Gets First Graded Stakes Winner
© Don Shugart
Dominyun got his first stakes winner in Sunday's Grade 2 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park.

WAYNE, OK—APRIL 12, 20215—First crop sire DOMINYUN got his first stakes winner on Sunday when fastest qualifier Nucky won the 57th running of the Grade 2 $198,924 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park on Sunday. The bay gelding broke alertly under jockey Salvador Martinez easily moved to front and finished three-quarters ahead of the field.

Saddled by trainer Justin Joiner, Nucky completed the 300 yards in :15.052 seconds to pocket the winner's purse of $93,494. Racing for owners Denis and Julie Schoenhofer, Nucky entered the race as the fastest qualifier from seven trial races on March 20.

Bobby D. Cox bred the DOMINYUN gelding in Texas from the Southern Cartel mare Southern Brook, a half-sister to stakes winner Dianetobewitcha and Dianetogetcha. The second dam is the G3 winner Dianetomeetcha by Special Show. Nucky, who is now 2-for-2 and has earned $98,594 and his victory should push Dominyun to the top of this week's first crop sire of money earners list. .

From his first 11 starters, DOMINYUN has 3 winners, 1 stakes winner with earnings of $129,726 and average earnings per starter of $11,793. His other winners include Adelady ($13,984) and Bp Judsen ($5,838). A son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry, DOMINYUN won or placed in nine of 11 career starts and earned $336,181. He was second in the Ruidoso DerbyG1) and third in the All American Futurity(G1), Dash For Cash Futurity(G1) and a finalist in the Rainbow Derby(G1) and Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge(G3).

Also a homebred for owner Bobby Cox, DOMINYUN is out of the stakes-placed and multiple stakes producing Runaway Winner mare Runaway Dee Dee.

He stands for a 2015 fee of $3,500 at Royal Vista Ranches near Wayne, Oklahoma. For additional information or breeding contracts call Laura Wipf-Erickson at 405-449-7575.