-photo by Coady Photography
|Senorita Seis Upset by Dashin Chick in the $18,500 Colors of the Wind Stakes at SHRP
(Saturday, May 30, 2009) - Sam Houston Race Park hosted
the $18,500 Colors of the Wind Stakes race this Saturday, May 30.
Dashin Chick (6-1) kept her streak alive, winning her third race
in a row in thrilling photo-finish fashion. Taking the reins on
Dashin Chick in the 350-yard race was jockey David Alvarez, who
guided the three-year-old filly across the finish line in a time
“Last year she had a lot of problems in her races, getting
bumped around and run over,” commented trainer Jesse Yoakum.
“All you can ask for is a nice, clean race, and that’s
what she got.”
Owned by Bernardine and Gordon R. Haslam, the filly broke well
and powered through the final yards to seal the win, rewarding her
betting fans with a payoff of $11.20. Senorita Seis (5-2) rushed
late, finishing in second, with Check Cathy (6-1) following closely
“She’ll be in the Sam Houston Derby, but I’m
not sure what she’ll run between now and then,” said
Yoakum. “But I know we’ll have her in another race before
the Derby to keep her fresh.”
The seven-horse field featured a close fourth-place finish by
Teki Cetan. Blue Sue Nami finished in fifth, followed by Separate
Six and Jess Pick Me.
Saturday’s live racing event was followed by a performance
from the Verizon Wireless Concert Series on the Bud Light Stage
with Kevin Fowler and Mark McKinney.