Streakin Sin Tacha Returns in Style in the $19,500 TQHA Sires’ Cup Stakes at SHRP

(Saturday, August 20, 2005) - A field full of competition ran in the $19,500 TQHA Sires’ Cup Stakes tonight at Sam Houston Race Park. AQHA 2002 Co-World Champion, Streakin Sin Tacha ($12.00), was in great form in the Saturday night feature. Making his first run since May 2004, the seven-year-old gelding was sent off at 5-1 odds but was prepared to run against the tough company. Alvin “Bubba” Brossette had the mount for leading trainer Janet Van Bebber, who also owns the champion.

Streakin Sin Tacha was also voted Sam Houston Race Park’s 2002 Horse of the Meeting after winning two stakes races, the $87,750 MBNA Texas Challenge Championship and the $60,500 Sam Houston Classic.

Following the stakes victory, the proud owner and trainer beamed with joy. “I’m so proud of him. He once again proved he’s a champion and he’s class all the way through.” Van Bebber continued, “I was prepared to retire him after his last surgery and the horse just enjoys his job. He loves being out here and he loves competing. I’m very very proud of him.”

One of Van Bebber’s goals was accomplished tonight, as Streakin Sin Tacha is now the highest money earner of his sire, Streakin La Jolla.

“That was the only goal I had to achieve that he had not yet accomplished,” stated Van Bebber. “I’m really proud of that and now we’ll just see what the horse wants to do.”

Brossette was also proud of the champion and impressed with such a run after a year-long layoff.

“He ran a really strong race his first race out. Being off as long as he has, I thought he ran a great race. He went into the race training good and we expected a good race out of him, we thought he really might need one to get him on his game plan.”

Manuel Garcia finished second aboard Heza Shaker for trainer James Harris.

“(Streakin Sin Tacha) just caught me during the last 20 yards,” commented Garcia. “It was a tough race.”

Texas Chatterbox took the early lead after experiencing a little bumping at the start, but was unable to get up for the win and finished third for trainer William Orr, III. John Hamilton had the mount and gave praise to “master athletes”, Brossette and Streakin Sin Tacha.

“He (Brossette) had us gauged. I could see them coming through and I could see Bubba letting him (Streakin Sin Tacha) get in the front at the last minute; that’s what he does,” Hamilton stated. “We got in some trouble coming away and it cost me.”

There was a dead-heat for fourth with Jess Wicked and Dashtothe Millennium. Athena Raquel, Catchin Winnings, Graford and Kito Me completed the order of finish.

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