Jessys Princess, By Golly Sand Win Arabian Stakes

(Saturday, October 18, 2008) - Jessys Princess, owned by Sam A. Vasquez and trained by Elizabeth Brand, was victorious in the 1st running of the $10,500 seven-furlong Rancho Milagro Yegua Arabian Stakes, for fillies and mares, three-year-olds and upward, over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.

Ridden by Chris Conway, Jessys Princess was allowed to settle into position in mid-pack down the backstretch before making a bold move into contention around the turn. After striking the lead at the top of the stretch, the duo cruised home in hand to record a one and a half length victory while stopping the clock in 1:35.16. The Jerry German-trained Vibvilcca was a determined runner-up, and it was 14 lengths back to third place finisher French Fling.

“Elizabeth (winning trainer Elizabeth Brand) told me to take her back early on because she has a lot of finish in her,” said winning rider Chris Conway. “I had to wiggle through a few horses around the turn but when we got into the clear she finished well for me.”

With the win, Jessys Princess improved her record to 12 wins from 21 starts and increased his career earnings to $79,658.

Jessys Princess paid $3.00, $2.60, $2.10, runner-up French Fling returned $4.20, $2.60, and Vibvillca paid $3.40 for show. Sole Dancer, Key Finder, Imperial Gal and Serene Dreams completed the order of finish.

By Golly Sand By A Nose

By Golly Sand, owned and trained by Courtney Sarris, won the 1st running of the $10,500 seven-furlong La Estrellita Ranch Arabian Stakes, for colts and geldings, three-year-olds and upward, over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.

With Santos Carrizales in the saddle, By Golly Sand found himself at the back of the pack soon after the start before carefully negotiating his way through traffic to grab the lead leaving the half-mile pole. After gaining command at the top of the stretch, By Golly Sand offered everything he had to record a nose decision over the Jerenesto Torrez-trained The Last Danse. It was another half-length back to post time favorite Caitlyns Hot in third. The final time for the seven-furlong journey was 1:33.55.

“Those other horses came after him at the top of the stretch, but when I asked him to dig in he really responded for me,” said winning rider Santos Carrizales

The win improved By Golly Sand’s career record to 10 wins from 36 starts and increased his earnings to $83,630.

By Golly Sand paid $19.80, $6.60, $4.40, runner-up The Last Danse returned $3.60, $2.80, and Caitlyns Hot paid $2.60 for show. Ala Bout Me, Se Bunker Buster, Sharp Cookie, Frynge Benefit, Aireagle and The Tunisian Prince completed the order of finish.

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