-photo by Coady Photography

-photo by Coady Photography

-photo by Coady Photography

Notes and Quotes for $268,230 Manor Downs Futurity at SHRP

Houston, Texas (May 1, 2004) - Fastest qualifier Kathy's Star Quest, the fastest qualifier in trials run on April 19, was a convincing winner in the $268,230 Manor Downs Futurity Grade II Stakes.

The finals of the 350-yard contest were held at Sam Houston Race Park due to weather related condition that forced the postponement of the trials.

Kathy's Star Quest was purchased for $7,500 at the 2003 TQHA Yearling Sale and has now won three of her four starts for owner Euservio Huitron of Austin and trainer Joe Chapa. Randy Edison rode the bay filly, winning in a
time of :17.785.

Comments from Winning Jockey, Randy Edison:
All the horses ran well in the trials. Kathy made a lot of mistakes, but showed a lot of promise. Everything went her way today."

Comments from Winning Trainer, Joe Chapa:
"It's always wonderful to have a good racehorse. This filly always showed speed and we didn't have any doubt that she had talent. It's always difficult to change tracks because you never know how they'll react. It worked out fine, it looks like."

Comments from Jockey Manuel Garcia, rider of Ace of Southwest:
"He ran better in the trials but the off track didn't affect him."

Comments from Jockey J. R. Ramirez, rider of Leaving Sails:
"He didn't break as clean as he can. He was standing too far forward and the assistant couldn't get him to step back and it took him a few strides to get a hold of the track. We were about fifth midway the stretch when he got a hold and he started catching up."

Comments from Euservio Huitron, owner:
"She will return to Sam Houston Race Park for the TQHA Sires' Cup and Sales Futurity."

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