-photo by Coady Photography

Toast To Deefirst
-photo by Coady Photography

Thereaintnobugsonme & Toast To Deefirst Win Their Respective Divisions of the $15,000 Woodland Stakes on Saturday at SHRP

(Houston, Texas - Saturday, August 7, 2010) - Sam Houston Race Park hosted two $15,000 Woodland Stakes races on Saturday, August 7, 2010. Both stakes races were for three-year-old Quarter Horses racing a distance of 870 yards on the dirt track.

The first Woodlands Stakes was Race 7 and featured eight horses. Thereaintnobugsonme came with the upset win over Sorreano and claimed first in a time of :46.95. The three-year-old brown filly is trained by J. Benny Pennington, owned by Wanda Pennington, and was guided to the finish by jockey Alfonso Lujan. Favored horse Down N Cool broke slow and finished in a disappointing last.

“This is her first win here at Sam Houston and her first at this distance, so we’re excited,” commented Pennington. “Alfonso did a great job with her tonight.”

Thereaintnobugsonme paid her betting fans $28.40 for the win. She also topped out at a solid speed index of 83. Final placement featured Sorreano in second and My Nickelodeon in third, followed by Pronto Tonto, Mr See Lee, Prince Of Winning, Royal Tiny Chaos and Down N Cool.

Race 8 was the second Woodlands Stakes of the night and featured seven horses. Favored A Classic Jess rallied on the rail but was beat out by Toast To Deefirst. The three-year-old sorrel colt is trained and owned by Fernando S. Velazquez and was ridden by jockey Juan M. Torres.

Toast To Deefirst broke sharp from the starting gate, set the pace for the field, and drew clear at the finish for an upset win in a time of :46.64. Toast To Deefirst was a longshot, therefore paying his betting fans nicely with $32.40 for the win. The colt also reached a reputable speed index of 87.

Final placement featured A Classic Jess in second and Dixie Garden Dash in third, followed by Me N You, Zoomin N Cashin, Talented Kind and Csr Bigdoggin.

In addition to live racing events, The Park held the popular Party on the Patio Steak Night, featuring outdoor patio seating on the Apron area, hot steak off the outdoor grill, twice-baked potato, and $2 draft beer from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series continued on the Bud Light stage with performances from Roger Creager, Reckless Kelly and The Cody Johnson Band following live racing event.

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