|Northern Scene Shines in Texas
Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Retama Park
Selma, Texas (October 4, 2005) - On Saturday, October 1,
the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame inducted four extremely worthy
nominees into its elite membership during a special Gala ceremony
at Retama Park emceed by Dave Appleton. This year’s slate
of inductees included National Horse Racing Hall of Fame member
and legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas, philanthropist and Thoroughbred
enthusiast Josephine Abercrombie, Paint and Quarter Horse owner
and breeder Herbert Graham, and Quarter Horse legend Miss Princess.
According to Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Executive Director
Frances Rushing, “This year’s nominees are well deserved,
pillars of the horseracing community, who helped put Texas horseracing
on the map. We are very pleased to be honoring these outstanding
individuals and horses by inducting them into the Texas Horse Racing
Hall of Fame.”
The evening also featured seven stakes races, including the Texas
Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.
Northern Scene Shines in Hall of Fame
Northern Scene, ridden by Lonnie Meche and trained by Morris Nicks,
defeated Charming Socialite by a length in the $100,000 Hall of
Fame Stakes for 3-year-olds and up. The winner set a track record
of 1:40 4/5 for the 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Agrivating General
was three-quarters of a length back in third.
Lake Mac Mac Captures Texas Stallion Stakes
Longshot Lake Mac Mac dueled with Upstream in the stretch before
winning by a neck in the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old
colts and geldings before 6,897 fans. The winner, ridden by Omar
Rodriguez and trained by Preston Adams, covered the six furlongs
in 1:11 2/5 and returned $29. Noble Texas was another 3 ½
lengths behind in third.
Kathy’s Rocket Wins Stallion Stakes for Fillies
Kathy’s Rocket, ridden by Jeremy Beasley, led all six furlongs
to capture the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes for fillies by 6 ¼
lengths. The winner, trained by W. T. Howard, covered the distance
in 1:12. Another 3 ½ lengths back in third was Common Storm.
Claudia’s Agenda Triumphs in Fiesta Mile
Claudia’s Agenda defeated Leo’s Baroness by 1 ½
lengths to take the $40,000 Fiesta Mile for fillies and mares 3-years-old
and up. The winner, ridden by Terry Stanton and trained by Paul
Murphy, covered the mile on the grass in 1:36 1/5. Lady Mallory
finished a half-length behind in third.
K D King Rules in Red McCombs Stakes
Longshot K D King, ridden by Jeremy Collier and trained by Keith
Dunaway, edged Jonsey Rabbit by a head after stumbling at the start
of the $40,000 Red McCombs Stakes, but quickly recovered to lead
at every call of the five furlongs on the turf. The winner covered
the distance at :55 3/5 and returned $16.80. Leaving on My Mind
ran third another 1 ½ lengths behind.
Rockin‘ Kate Rolls to Selma Stakes Victory
Rockin‘ Kate, guided by Roman Chapa and trained by Danny
Pish, established a track record of :55 2/5 for five furlongs on
the grass winning the $40,000 Selma Stakes for Texas-bred 3-year-old
fillies. Martys Expectation finished 3 ½ lengths back in
second, three-quarters of a length ahead of Magic Power.
Favoritt Rallies to Triumph in Tiki Diablo Hall of Fame
Longshot Favoritt rallied from seventh place in a field of nine
Arabians to take the $15,000 Tiki Diablo Hall of Fame Classic Stakes
by 1 1/4 lengths over fellow longshot Royal Opal. Under jockey Omar
Rodriguez, Favoritt crossed the wire in 1:40.31 for 7-1/2 furlongs
on a firm turf course. Favoritt is owned by Toskhara Arabians LP
and trained by Mike Furr.