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 Saturday night.

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 the turn.”

“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 nice horse.”

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 winner’s share.

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.

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