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Filly and Colt Divisions, Nov. 30

Rodania Arbi and Lah Dee Dah prevail in the Texas Arabian Lone Star Stakes

A field of six Texas-bred Arabian fillies were entered in the first of the two Arabian stakes races on the Saturday evening card. Rodania Arbi trained by Billy G. Lewis and ridden by Robert Roller was a convincing winner. The 3-year-old filly, owned by Richard Kierkow won the six furlong sprint in gate-to-wire fashion in a time of 1:22.10.

"When Billy called me to ride this filly, I did not hestitate," said Roller. "She is really nice."

RODANIA ARBI, Chestnut Filly, May 16, 1999, Bred by AARON S HOLLIS in GA, Pedigree: ESMET ARBI - LANATIKI , by IBN KONTIKI, Owned by Richard Kiekow, Trained by Billy Lewis, Jockey: R.E. Roller

In the colt and gelding division, 12 Arabians went postward with Delaware invader Lah Dee Dah capturing the stakes. Under confident handling by rider Helen Vanek, the 3-year-old colt drew clear of the field, crossing the wire in a time of 1:19.92.

Owned and bred in Florida by Trackside Farms and trained by Loren Nichols, Lah Dee Dah has now won three of his nine lifetime starts and added $16.068 to his career bankroll for tonight's victory.

"It is a pleasure having this colt in our barn," admitted Nichols. "We will point him to the Texas Ranger Stakes (at a distance of one mile) at Sam Houston in February."

LAH DEE DAH - Bay Colt, April 27, 1999, Bred by TRACKSIDE FARM in FL, Pedigree: VIRGULE AL MAURY - SAMBORDEAN , by SAMBOR, Owned by Trackside Farms, Trained by Loren Nichols, Jockey: H.M. Vanek

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