UPTOWN FLYING FLYNN WINS HIS FIRST STAKES IN THE GRADE 3, $20,000 TEXAS SIX SHOOTER
(Houston, TX) – The third time was the charm for Uptown Flying Flynn, who became a stakes winner tonight at Sam Houston Race Park in the Grade 3, $20,000 Texas-Six Shooter for Arabian colts and geldings.
Bred and owned by Krista and Jon Henningsgard, the 4-year-old son of Burning Sand out of the Wiking mare Debutannte, had made two previous stakes appearances, finishing seventh in the Delaware Park Juvenile Championship on September 30 and sixth last November in the Arabian Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park.
He upped his game this evening under jockey Sasha Risenhoover, who deftly guided the bay colt to victory, drawing off to a 3 ½ length margin over Big Cork. The final time of the seven furlong stakes was 1:36.03 over a fast track.
Sent off as the second choice in the seven-horse field, Uptown Flying Flynn paid $9.60 for the win. Big Cork, ridden by Anardis Rodriguez for trainer Mark Powell held for second with RB Wild Card completing the trifecta. The 1-9 favorite, RB Hot Date, trained by Jerenesto Torrez, was third in the early stages of the race, then faded to fifth.
Sam Houston Race Park, Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, is located just 15 miles from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 16 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club. For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit www.shrp.com.
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Photo: Coady Photography