THE $41,700 TEXAS SIX-SHOOTER & $35,600 TEXAS YELLOW ROSE ARABIAN STAKES HELD TONIGHT
AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK
The Arabian Double-Feature Saw Jockey William Hollick in The Winner’s Circle for Both Stakes Races on Friday, March 12, 2010
HOUSTON(February 20, 2010)—Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) hosted an exciting evening of live racing with two Arabian stakes races including the $41,700 Texas Six-Shooter and the $35,600 Texas Yellow Rose on Friday, March 12, 2010.
A Lady’s Man held the pace for the 9-horse field in the Texas Six-Shooter and fought off a late-charging Full Of Fiesta for the photo finish win. Trained by Lynn Ashby and piloted by jockey William Hollick, the 4-year-old colt sealed an undefeated 4-for-4 record with tonight’s win. “He’s as game as they come,” commented jockey Hollick. “He did a good job keeping the pace and holding onto the win. This horse has a heart the size of Texas.”
A Lady’s Man is owned by Cre Run Enterprises LLC and bred by Deborah Mihaloff who made the trip to Houston to attend the 23rd Annual Darley Awards. Mihaloff also bred second place finisher Full Of Fiesta. “It’s a wonderful feeling to have both the one and two in a race,” commented Mihaloff. “We love coming to Houston and we love this track. We feel very fortunate to be here and celebrate a big win.”
Final time of the 7-furlong race was 1:34.67. Finishing a close second in the 6th race tonight was Full Of Fiesta; followed by Chriss Swa in third; Macho Maury in fourth and Royales Dare, Tuscarora John, Opening Act, A Sargent General and Cholly Roger Swa.
It was an easy win for Burning Fancy in the Texas Yellow Rose Stakes, the 8th race on tonight’s card. The 4-year-old filly, ridden by jockey William Hollick, breezed through the 7-furlong race in a time of 1:34.21 and crossed the finish line fourteen and a half lenghts ahead of her competition. Leading from the start and setting the pace, Burning Fancy drew clear in the middle of the final turn. The filly had broken so far ahead of the field, jockey Hollick began petting her in the final furlong as he guided her across the finish line.
“She did this all by herself,” commented jockey Hollick, who claimed both stakes wins on the night. “I’m very grateful for getting the mount tonight with this game filly.”
Jockey Kelsi Purcell has ridden this filly in her last four wins, but couldn’t be here tonight due to an injury she sustained recently at Sunland Park in New Mexico.
Trainer Jerry Partin said he plans to send Burning Fancy to Arapahoe Park in Colorado next.
Final placement in the 6-horse field featured My Hemi Magnum in second, followed by Alla Masquerade in third and Brulante, Kador N Braebrae and Ella MHF.
Enjoy live racing events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in March beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, The Park will hold Monday March Mania presented by ESPN 97.5 FM featuring FREE admission, $1 draft beer and afternoon live racing with a special post time of 1:20 p.m., along with ESPN’s Fred Faour & Matt Dean broadcasting live from 1-4 p.m. (March 15, 22,& 29). For upcoming events and ticket information, visit www.shrp.com.
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