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Grade 3 Winner Junior June Bug To Blanchet For 2018

Multiple stakes winner Junior June Bug will stand the 2018 season at Blanchet Farms near VIlle Platte, Louisiana.

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VILLE PLATTE, LA—NOVEMBER 30, 2017—Multiple stakes winner Junior June Bug SI 99 will stand the 2018 season at Blanchet Farms near Ville Platte, Louisiana. His fee has been set at $1,500, however the first 25 breeders who book their mares can take advantage of a 50% discount.

Junior June Bug won or placed in 11 of 18 career start and earned nearly $290,000. He won the RG3 Zia Derby and Mountain Top Futurity at Ruidoso Downs and was second in the New Mexican Spring Futurity(RG2) at Sunland Park. He was also a finalist in the RG1 Zia Futurity, RG1 Jess Burner Memorial Handicap and RG2 Zia Handicap.

Junior June Bug's first crop will be 2-year-olds in 2018.

His sire is the stakes winning Mr Jess Perry son Jesse James Jr SI 98 ($167,275). A leading New Mexico sire in nine crops to race, Jesse James Jr has sired 289 winners, 28 stakes winners, 1 champion and earning in excess of $14 million.

Junior June Bug, under jockey Carlos Madeira, winning the $128,375 Grade 3 Zia Derby at Ruidoso Downs.
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Jesses James Jr's top performers include AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Astica SI 110 ($411,623, New Mexico Fillies and Mares Championship S. [R]-G1, etc.), Osbaldo SI 109 ($456,878, Jess Burner Memorial Handicap [R]-G1, etc.), Pistolpacking Pepsi SI 103 ($451,703, Miss Roxie Little Futurity [R], etc.), Cinco Menudos SI 106 (to 7, 2017, $380,547, Namehimastreaker NM Classic Championship [R]-G1, etc.), Princess Jesse SI 97 (to 4, 2017, $340,415, Zia Handicap [R]-G2, etc.), Junior June Bug SI 99 ($289,078, Zia Derby [R]-G3, etc.).

Junior June Bug's dam is the unraced Blushing Bug mare Sandy June Bug, dam of 10 ROM, 9 winners, 3 stakes winners including Junior June Bug SI 99 (RG3 winner above), RG3 Mountain Top Futurity winner Daddys Blushing SI 97 (4 wins in 5 starts at 2, 2017 $183,981), stakes winner Hedge Fund SI 98 ($51,454), Junior Bug Junior SI 92 ($41,393), etc.

The second dam is RG1-placed Dash To Fame mare Sandys Fame SI 97($32,012), a sister to stakes-placed Famous Sandy SI 97 ($15,225), and half-sister to RG1 winner Champagne Lane SI 106 ($147,125), etc. She is the dam of 11 winners, 10 ROM, 3 stakes horses including RG2 winner Sandys Jessie SI 93 ($250,529), stakes-placed and RG1 finalist Lagaria SI 108 ($99,388), RG3-placed Bridgette Bordeaux SI 95 ($42,544), etc.

This is the immediate family of RG2 winner Sammy James SI 93 ($156,450), RG3 winner Jess Bordeaux Si 105 ($121,055), RG3-placed Brancott SI 92 ($72,041), etc.

For additional information or breeding contracts call Chris or Kim Blanchet at 337-885-2019.

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