-photo by Coady Photography
|Dashtothe Millennium Returns to
the Winner's Circle in the $14,250 Stephen F. Austin Stakes at SHRP
Houston, Texas (May 22, 2004) - Dashtothe Millennium owned
and trained by Robert L. "Bobby" Moore of Rosebud, Texas,
returned to the winner's circle tonight at Sam Houston Race Park.
The handsome gray, ridden by J. R. Ramirez, captured the $14,250
Stephen F. Austin Stakes.
The 6-year-old son of Royal Quick Dash is truly a "horse
for the course" as he won three consecutive races last summer
at Sam Houston Race Park. He made his first start of 2004 on April
24 where he ran second at Manor Downs. Tonight, he stumbled slightly
out of the gate, but quickly got into stride and finished extremely
well. He crossed the wire of the 350-yard stakes in a time of :17.890
and returned $9.80 for the win.
"We're really proud of him," said Crystal Moore, Bobby's
wife. "He's been a great horse for us and he loves this racetrack.
He's kind of hard to handle and difficult to haul in, but Bobby's
done really well with him. We've planned out his meet, if everything
goes okay. We'll try to run him in an allowance and then one of
the stakes at the end of July (Texas Summer Showdown on Friday,
Ryan O Toole ran second for owner Raul Rubalcava. The 3-year-old
colt is trained by Rubalcava's son, Christian, who is just 18-years-old,
but having some excellent results this meeting. Ryan O Toole was
ridden by James N. Brooks, who was pleased with his colt's effort
in tonight's stakes.
"It was a great trip," said Brooks. "He broke super.
We got about a length from the winning horse, but he just ran him
down. He ran a great race. I got all I could get while I could."
Dashtothe Millennium, sent off as the second betting choice, paid
$9.40 to win, $4.40 to place and $3.20 to show. The 5-8 exacta paid
$175.60 and the trifecta with Midnitraintogeorgia returned $834.00.
Shake Em White, Gift in Cash, Turfinator, Ronas Wind Dancer and
Silver Ease completed the order of finish. Unforgettable Memory
was an early scratch.