-photo by Jenifer Juelsgaard/Coady Photography
|Racing Streak Back in the Winner's Circle in the $24,250 Silestone Stakes on July 4th at SHRP
(Saturday, July 4, 2009) - Sam Houston Race Park hosted
an All-American Independence Day Celebration featuring the $24,250
Silestone Stakes, a 350-yard race for Texas-bred fillies and mares
three years of age and up, on Saturday, July 4. Favorite Racing
Streak (3-1) crossed the finish line first in a time of :17.98.
Guiding the four-year-old mare across the finish line was jockey
David Alvarez. Racing Streak is owned by Jerry Windham and trained
by Thomas Zarate.
“This was all in God’s hands, and we’re so proud
of her efforts,” commented Zarate. “I also thank the
breeding of Jerry Windham. This is a good mare, and we’re
glad to see her back in the winner’s circle.”
Racing Streak was coming off of a second place finish in the $25,000
Eastern Distaff Challenge at Delta Downs on May 23 following a win
in the $15,000 TQHA Texas Stakes at Manor Downs on April 18.
“I’m proud of her. She broke well and held on strong,”
Racing Streak paid her betting fans $5.80 for the win.
Final order of finish in the nine-horse field was Sixes La Jolla
in second, followed by Jess Pick Me in third, XO Kate, Running First,
A River Dance, Eye On The Jury and Senorita Seis.
Additional featured races this weekend were the $16,675 Colors
of the Alamo Paint Futurity and the $10,500 Colors of Texas Paint
The $16,675 Colors of the Alamo Paint Futurity featured 10 horses
running a distance of 350 yards. The winner, Judys Rocket To Cash,
is trained by Bobby Touchet and owned by Jerry Neil Leavell. Jockey
David Alvarez collected his second stakes win for the evening, guiding
the two-year-old colt to a winning time of :18.48. Final placement
featured Aintscaredaflyin in second, followed by JNL Champagne Lineage,
Six Point, Slick Angel, Grand Diamonds, Isdazzlinginbed, Hand On
Hip, Double Dashing and Double Your Destiny.
The $10,500 Colors of Texas Paint Stakes, a 400-yard dash, featured
Corys Doll crossing the wire first in a time of :20.51. The three-year-old
filly is trained by Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath and was
ridden by jockey Jose Montoya. Final placement featured Could Be
A Paint finishing second, followed by Jubious Illusion, A Lil Bit
Paint, Such A Dasher and Kiss The Money Honey.