Goosey Moose
-photo by Jack Coady/Coady Photography
Goosey Moose Wins $50,000 Spring Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park

Houston, Texas (March 22, 2008) - Sam Houston Race Park held the $50,000 Spring Stakes Race, a seven furlong stakes race on the dirt track for accredited Texas-bred horses, four years of age and up, on Saturday, March 22, 2008. After a strong out-of-the gate dash which saw Lil Jett out in front of the pack well into the stretch, Goosey Moose ($10.20) rallied from the pack on the outside and pulled into the lead crossing the wire at 1: 23.68.

The seven-year-old gelding, trained by Danny Pish, beat out favored Sandburr and jockey Paul Nolan, along with the Steve Asmussen-trained Rain on Monday. Lil Jett finished second in the race, while Dreamsandvisions was third and Sandburr took fourth place in the eight-horse field.

Winning jockey Quincy Hamilton remarked, “This horse is a hard-running horse every time he hits the track. He gave it his all tonight, and we managed to pull out a win down the last stretch.”

Goosey Moose, owned by Israel Flores Horses LLC, has raced in several stakes races this Thoroughbred season, including the $100,000 Star of Texas Stakes at Texas Champions Day in December 2007, the $100,000 MAXXAM Gold Cup in January and, most recently, the $50,000 Tomball Stakes.

Sam Houston Race Park will host the Connally Breeders’ Cup Turf Festival, which features the most prestigious race of the meet, the Grade III John B. Connally Breeders’ Cup, and marks the closing day of Thoroughbred season, on Saturday, April 5, 2008.

Live Thoroughbred racing continues with races every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March at Sam Houston Race Park. For more information, please visit

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