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SIX TOAST WINS THE $38,300 BANK OF AMERICA TEXAS MAIDEN CHALLENGE AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

Weekend's Events Included Quarter Horse Trial Races, Party on the Patio & More on Saturday, June 26, 2010

 

HOUSTON (June 26, 2010)—Sam Houston Race Park (www.shrp.com) hosted 9 live Quarter Horse races with the $38,300 Bank of America Texas Maiden Challenge highlighting the live race card on Saturday, June 26th. 
 

The 8th race on tonight’s card featured 9 horses racing a distance of 350 yards.  The #3 horse, Alamitos Rhythm, was a late scratch in the race. Trial races for the Bank of America Texas Maiden Challenge were held on Thursday, June 10.

Six Toast (8-1) qualified in the fastest time; however, Hot Traffic (3-1) sat as the morning line odds favorite going into tonight’s stakes race. Six Toast is trained by Toby Keeton and was guided by one of The Park’s leading jockeys, Raul Ramirez, Jr.

As the racers broke from the gate, Six Toast easily worked his was into the lead position in front of the pack and managed to, somewhat effortlessly, maintain a distance of 3 lengths down the stretch as he quickly galloped across the wire with time of :17.60, paying out $7.00 to betting fans.  Whata Brimmerton, who gained some ground on the winning horse as they neared the finish line, crossed in second with a photo finish for third revealing Zomin For Coronation as the faster racer ahead of First Ruby For Me.

Trainer Toby Keeton commented on the runaway win by saying “this has always been a great horse, we just had a few problems with him last year and we got him back this year and he’s just been doing really well.”

Keeton noted that Six Toast will participate in the Dash For Cash Derby at Lone Star Park later this year and that will be the last race for the three-year old racer in 2010.

Final order of finish featured Six Toast, Whata Brimmerton in second, and Zomin For Coronation coming in third, followed by First Ruby For Me, BF Brimmer, Tostarita, Hot Traffic, Specialsitsi Warrior, and Heza Tres Seis.
In addition to live Quarter Horse racing events, The Park hosted Party on the Patio featuring hot food from the outdoor grill and $2 draft beer available from 4-8 p.m. The Park hosts Party on the Patio almost every Saturday night through August 14. Following live racing events, The Showgrounds hosted a Verizon Wireless concert on the Bud Light stage with performances from Salomon Robles, La Sonora Tropicana and Los Reyes del Camino.

Live American Quarter Horse racing continues every weekend at The Park through August 14.  For more information on racing and upcoming concerts visit www.shrp.com.

Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located just 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and the Champion Energy Services Jockey Club.  The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages venue that hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.shrp.com.

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