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$15,000 Cedar Creek Plantation Distaff

Miss Philly's first Stakes Win

March 28, 2003 - Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, Texas

Miss Philly snatched up her first stakes win at the Cedar Plantation Distaff. She proved, as so many other horses have these past few years, that auctions are an excellent way to find an oustanding racehorse. Texas owner Sam Vasquez purchased Miss Philly last year at the Delaware Spring Sale. She had been consigned by a Texas owner/breeder Mandolynn Hill Farm.

Miss Philly was up against tough competition including many stakes winners in this race. Rodania Arbi, a 3-time stakes winner was the betting favorite. Rodania won the Lone Star Stake for fillies at this Houston track last December, and latest stakes victory was the CreRun California Oaks in February.

Miss Philly also faced stakes winners Connie O (who won the Independence Sprint last year), MW Lady Z (who won the Dunalee Stake at Houston in January this year), Grand Masquerade (winner of the KA Czubuthan/MHF Distaff at Lone Star Park), Royal Ambiance (named TX Champion Older Mare last year), stakes-placed Fantoma V, and multi stakes winner Royale Fanfare who was a Darley Nominee last year. Also vying for the prize was Taint Love Grand, the TABA 4-year old Champion Non-Accredited Filly in 2002.

In this tough field, anyone could have won! Coming well off the pace going from 9th to 8th position on the rail at the half, jockey Sam Perez moved Miss Philly to the outside in the stretch to hit the wire first by 2 ½ lengths. Purely an exciting race!

This win put Miss Philly's record at 10(3-1-2) $21,870. Miss Philly is trained by Mike Furr.

Special thanks go to Cedar Creek Plantation, owned by Chuck and Marty Huffman, for sponsoring this race with added money and for gifting the race winner with another prize-- a breeding to Keen Edge.

Keen Edge (Sambor x Kenia) was bred at Town and Country Farms and stands at Cedar Creek Plantation. This 17 year old, tall and impressive bay stallion ran an incredible total of 110 races. He won 27 of those, with 19 seconds and 13 thirds. This solid runner graced the tracks for seven years, with 39 of his starts when he was eight and nine years old.

Keen Edge is sired by Sambor, one of the most influential Arabian racing sires in history. Sambor 14(6-4-1) is an Arabian Horse Trust Racing Hall of Fame stallion. He is by Czort and out of the legendary Sabellina 7(5-1-1), a stakes winning mare and founder of the unbeatable "S-line."

Keen Edge's dam is Kenia, an excellent producer with six winners including stakes winners A Keen Queen, Kan You Run, and By A Mile.

Keen Edge is an ARC nominated sire, and stands for $1,500 with live foal guarantee. Again, TABA thanks Cedar Creek Plantation for their sponsorship. You can reach them by contacting:

Chuck and Marty Huffman
39573 Heise Road
Hempstead, Texas 77445
fax 979-826-0335
email: racearabs@aol.com

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