Northern Scene
-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

Lake Mac Mac
-photo by Darcy Ware/Coady Photography

Lake Mac Mac
-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

Kathy's Rocket
-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

Claudia's Agenda
-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

K D King
-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

Rockin' Kate
-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

-photo by Kris Davis/Coady Photography

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 Classic Stakes

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.


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