-photo by Coady Photography
|2003 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity Winner,
I Make Em Shake Fastest Qualifier in the $52,280 TQHA Sires' Cup Derby
Houston, Texas (June 20, 2004) - Trials
were held tonight at Sam Houston Race Park for the $52,280 TQHA
Sires' Cup Derby (RG3) and $134,748 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity (RG2).
There may be some history in the making as the winner of the 2003
TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity, I Make Em Shake won his trial race and
was the fastest qualifier for the $52,280 TQHA Sires' Cup Derby.
Owned and bred by Betty Jo Spence of Orange, Texas, the gray son
of Royal Shake Em, completed his trial in a time of :19.918; the
fastest of the 35 three-year-olds competing for the top ten spots
in the finals set for Saturday, July 3.
Regular rider Alvin "Bubba" Brossette had the mount
for trainer Philip Calais, Jr. and returned to Sam Houston Race
Park following his second place effort in the $59,940 Bayer Legend
Texas Derby Challenge here on May 30.
"He ran a non-strenuous race," said Brossette. "He's
a little more fit now and he did it comfortably."
"We shipped him in early on Friday morning," said Spence.
"He knows the routine and starts getting antsy after two weeks.
He's really matured and has stayed sound. He is such a pleasure
to be around and even more beautiful than last year. Much of the
credit goes to Philip Calais. Wouldn't that be something to have
the fastest time last year and this year and win both finals?"
No Tools Required was the only previous American Quarter Horse
at Sam Houston Race Park to accomplish that feat, winning the TQHA
Sires' Cup Futurity in 2001 and the Derby in 2002.
I Make Em Shake and the other nine qualifiers will return to Sam
Houston Race Park for the finals of the TQHA Sires' Cup Derby on
Saturday, July 3.
Sam Houston Race Park $52,280 TQHA Sires'
Cup Derby Trials
Trials: Sunday, June 20, 2004
Final: Saturday, July 3, 2004
THREE-YEAR-OLDS 400 Yards
|I Make Em Shake
||Phillip Calais, Jr.
|Splendid Sam Perry
||Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo
|Open For Sure
|Sixy Thru Traffic
|Ima Perry Girl
||J. Benny Pennington
|A Runaway Creek
||Don. R. Poteet