|Special Headlines Picked as Morning Line Favorite in the $15,000+ TQHA Sires' Cup Stakes at SHRP
(Thursday, August 6, 2009) - Sam Houston Race Park will
host the $15,000+ TQHA Sires’ Cup Stakes on Saturday, August
8, 2009. Favored Special Headlines (3-1) looks to stun the crowd
after being out of the winner’s circle for a few months. The
three-year-old filly, trained by Christian Rubalcava and owned by
Raul Rubalcava, visited the winner’s circle most recently
in an allowance race run on March 13 at Retama Park.
“She was on a winning streak, then we switched up her distances
and she was sitting back in second place for a few races,”
commented Rubalcava. “Now we’re back at a distance I
think she’s most comfortable with, so we hope to visit the
winner’s circle again on Saturday.”
Special Headlines will be ridden by jockey Luis Ramirez, who hasn’t
saddled this filly in a stakes race since November 28, 2008.
“My last mount on this filly was a win,” commented
Ramirez. “So I’m trying for the repeat.”
The remainder of the 10-horse field going a distance of 400 yards
will be BBS First Beduino, Cougar Hendricks, Jess Pick Me, Red Maverick
Warrior, Snowy Alibi, Zoomin Winner, Moving Cheval, Racing Streak
and Panther Purr.
In addition, to live racing events, The Park will continue to
hold the popular Value Day and Party on the Patio in the Fun Zone
every Saturday featuring outdoor patio seating on the Pavilion Apron
area, live music from We Are Half Nelson, hot food off the grill,
$2 draft beer, misting fans and the Verizon Wireless misting tent,
washer board games, Wii Guitar Hero challenge, giveaways and more.
The 2009 American Quarter Horse meet at The Park continues with
live racing events Thursday, Friday and Saturday through August
29. In addition, the Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the
Bud Light stage at The Showgrounds continues in August with a performance
from Sublime tribute band Badfish on August 8th! Tickets start at
$15. For more information, visit www.theshowgrounds.com.