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Royal Fanfare, another Incredible Victory

(November 1, 2003 -Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas)

Ka Czubathan/Mandolynn Hill Farm Handicap Stake
3 and Up, Fillies and Mares, One Mile, Purse: $15,000
Fractions: 26.44, 53.40, 1:21.46, 1:35.46, 1:50.34

Winner: Royal Fanfare

Owner:Claudia & Daniel Spears
Trainer: Jerenesto Torrez
Jockey: AB Ramos

(following info from Hugh Mooney of "Arabian Racing Times"): Depending on your sources of information you could get two completely different pictures of this race: 1) It was no contest; 2) It was won by a nose. We're going to go with the latter. Royale Fanfare and First Ladie are full sisters (Monarch AH x Fantos) and are owned by sisters (First Ladie is owned by Leslie Gicewicz) so I would imagine the yelling and screaming at the finish was quite interesting to say the least. Royale Fanfare now has four stakes victories with lifetime earnings of $158,186. Interestingly enough, as a comparision of the two mares, Royale Fanfare is 24(6-3-4) and First Ladie didn't start her career until this year, as an eight year old - 6(1-2-0)! Hooray for the older girls.

Other finishers in order:
First Ladie
Rodania Arbi
MW Scarlet Lady
Banders Naomi Ku
Miss Philly
Basalisk Okba
NS Starburst
Scratched: Monarchs Serenade


The festive dinner at the stakes races this evening was a huge success with impressive attendance of over 200 people. TABA sold out of tickets! Mats Genberg (Pres - Swedish Arabian Racing Assoc.) and his family thoroughly enjoyed Lone Star. TABA's Darla Ripley gave them a tour and Mats filmed it all including the filly race. He had scheduled his visit to Texas around these stakes races and joined in discussions at the board meeting. He assured us what we experience with our trials and tribulations in Arabian racing, are just about the same in Sweden. He urged us as a state organization to look into becoming members of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing. Their website is incredibly informative www.ifar.net Mats said that surely with Arabian horse racing as a global sport, the international community including the US should join together and try to open up better lines of communication and cooperation to grow our industry. He was certainly acting as an international ambassador for the sport at Lone Star.

Encouraging Growth of the Arabian Horse Industry.
TABA - Texas Arabian Breeders Association
P.O. Box 215.  Forney, Texas 75126
972-564-9430. Fax 972-552-3613