|Texas Twister Stakes Tops the Weekend's Live Racing at SHRP
(Houston, Texas - Friday, July 16, 2010) - Sam Houston Race
Park will host three exciting stakes races, divisions of the $15,000
+ Texas Twister Stakes, as part of the live Quarter Horse race card
on Saturday, July 17, 2010.
The first stakes race, Race 6, will feature eight horses set to
go off at approximately 7:22 p.m. All three Texas Twister stakes
races will feature 3-year-olds and up racing a distance of 110 yards
on the dirt track.
The favored horse for the first of the Texas Twister stakes, Calientes
Wrangler (5-2), looks to garner his first stakes race and second
overall win at Sam Houston Race Park. The four-year-old is trained
by the 2009 Trainer of the Meet Bobby Touchet, owned by Efren Garcia
Ramirez, and will be ridden by jockey David Alvarez.
Race 6 will also feature Executive Looks, RD Sno Jo, Prime Fees,
Royal Daydream, Royal Shake Em Fever, Ace Cinnan and Vodka With
Race 7, the second of the Texas Twister stakes races, is set to
start at approximately 7:47 p.m. and will feature a field of seven
horses. Morning line favorite is RC Grimm (8-5), a four-year-old
sorrel gelding. RC Grimm has won three of his nine races at Sam
Houston Race Park, including four consecutive wins in April and
May of this year. RC Grimm is trained Edelmiro Carrizales, owned
by Thomas G. Bradfield, and will be ridden by jockey Santos Carrizales.
The remainder of the field will feature A Quick Royal, Newarcos
Bambina, Tooty O Toole, Speeding, Sol Warlock and Shezanascar.
The final Texas Twister stakes of the night will be Race 8, with
a post time of approximately 8:12 p.m. The favorite in this race
is RC Red Velvet (2-1). The four-year-old gray mare holds a record
of five wins in 12 starts at Sam Houston Race Park and is coming
off two wins, which she claimed at The Park in June. RC Red Velvet
is owned by A.D. Maddox, trained by James Gerhards, and will be
ridden by jockey Luis Ramirez.
The remainder of the eight-horse field features Hot Charge, Ja
Gols Temptation, Fleet Eileen, Shazoom Dashing, The Candy Express,
Sought After and Pac N Zoom.
In addition to live racing events, The Park will hold the 3rd
Semi-Annual Wiener Dog Races, presented by PETCO and Bark’s
5th Avenue, and Party on the Patio featuring outdoor patio seating
on the Pavilion Apron area, hot food off the grill, and $2 draft
beer from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.