|Jodys Money Pop Racing for Second Straight Win in $15,000+ Texas Twister Stakes Presented by Ikon Office Solultions on Saturday, August 15 at SHRP
(Thursday, August 13, 2009) - Sam Houston Race Park will
host the $15,000+ Texas Twister Stakes presented by IKON Office
Solutions on Saturday, August 15, 2009. Favored Jodys Money Pop
(2-1) looks to garner his second straight stakes win after visiting
the winner’s circle in the $58,410 Bayer Legend Texas Derby
Challenge on Saturday, July 11. The three-year-old colt is trained
by Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath and owned by Jim Pitts.
“He did really well in the Derby Challenge about a month
ago,” commented Gilbreath. “We were really pleased with
how well he broke out of the gate and dominated the race, taking
a quick lead and never looking back. Although he’s a champ
at the 400-yard distance, we think he’ll do just fine in the
shorter 110-yard sprint.”
Jodys Money Pop will be ridden by jockey Ricky Ramirez, who has
been the consistent mount for this colt.
“I’m comfortable with the colt,” commented Ramirez.
“I’ve ridden her in every race, but one, so I think
we know each other pretty well.”
The remainder of the 10-horse field going a distance of 110 yards
will be Sixes La Jolla, Eye On The Jury, Sought After, XO Kate,
Pac N Zoom, JW Rocks, Intergalactica, Ace Cinnan and Surviving Success.
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, hot food off the grill, $2 draft beer, misting fans and the
Verizon Wireless misting tent, washer board games, giveaways and