-photo by Coady Photography
|Zazoom Captures $20,250 Bluebonnet
Stakes at SHRP
(Monday, September 1, 2008) - Zazoom powered past her 10
rivals in commanding fashion, capturing today’s feature race
at Sam Houston Race Park, the $20,250 Bluebonnet Stakes. The Texas-bred
filly, owned by M.C. Morris, captured her fifth consecutive win
Trainer Heath Taylor, who is in New Mexico preparing for today’s
All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs, left the saddling duties to
Noel Saenz. “I help Heath out every once in awhile,”
commented Saenz. “He’s in Ruidoso for today’s
Zazoom’s last win came on July 5 in the $94,000 Firecracker
Derby at Delta Downs. “Next up for this horse will probably
be a big race at Lone Star,” said Saenz.
Zazoom was ridden by Manuel Garcia, who took the reins after a
late jockey change. The three-year-old daughter of Shazoom won today’s
effort by three-quarters of a length, crossing the wire of the 400-yard
stakes in :19.651.
“The horse broke good. I got bumped in the middle, but the
horse overall ran good,” noted Garcia. “I rode the horse
once before, so I knew the horse would come on strong at the end.”
Zazoom (6-5) paid $4.60 for her win. Painkiller ran second, followed
by Separatist Free, Streak N Runaway, Jess Pick Me, One Game Chick,
Anna Pavlova, Miss Nosey Celeb, Dashin Hazel, and Miss Cb Ten.
Next weekend The Park will host the $100,000+ Sam Houston Futurity
(G1) on Friday, September 5. Live racing continues on Saturday,
September 6, with the $35,000+ Sam Houston Derby (G2), the $15,000+
TPHBA Derby (G3), and the $15,000+ Colors of Houston Futurity (G2).
Live Quarter Horse racing continues every Friday and Saturday through