|Golly Bret Overcomes Trouble to Win Cassels Bruczest Arabian Stakes at LSP
(Saturday, November 1, 2008) - Golly Bret, owned by Sam
A. Vasquez and trained by Elizabeth Brand, won the Second Running
of the $9,000, six-furlong Cassels Bruczest Stakes, for Texas-accredited
Arabian three-year-olds, over a fast track at Lone Star Park on
Ridden by Christopher Conway, Golly Bret stumbled out of the gate
and found himself racing in last place in the field of five. The
chestnut son of Kador De Blaziet quickly regained his footing and
showed his class by producing an impressive rally to stop the timer
in 1:20.25. It was five-and-a-quarter lengths back to the Jerenesto
Torrez-trained DC West Wing in second and another two lengths back
to Aarons Destiny in third.
“I almost fell,” said winning rider Christopher Conway.
“The ground broke from under him at the start, but the colt
ran a nice race and I only had to ask him for a little bit around
“Chris did a really good job recovering with him after the
poor start,” said winning trainer Elizabeth Brand. “Sam
(winning owner Sam Vasquez) breeds nice horses and this is a really
With the win, Golly Bret improved his record to 5 wins from 6
starts and increased his career earnings to $17,055 with the $5,400
Golly Bret paid $2.40, $2.60, $2.10, runner-up DC West Wing returned
$2.80, $2.60, and Aarons Destiny paid $2.40 for show. NC Galloping
Gus and WMA Rushing Wind completed the order of finish.
Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting
of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After
the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing
will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each
Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday,
Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving
holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more
information, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.