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I Am Amazing Was Exactly That
Winning the $20,000 Texas Arabian Derby Grade III  Stake

(September 6, 2003 - Retama Park, San Antonio, Texas) - Michelle and Mickey Morgan who this year alone sent 17 Arabian racehorses to race at tracks across the country proved theirs is worth the endeavor by winning the mile and a sixteenth Grade III Texas Arabian Derby with their Amazing Son colt, I Am Amazing. The Morgans stand their stallion Amazing Son at their farm, Mandolynn Hill, in Aubrey, Texas. A truly great racehorse in his day, "Sonny" has sired many runners found in the winner's circle and tonight would be no different.

Jockey, Jody Wright, settled I Am Amazing early running third at the ¼ pole behind Im Moving On and Amazing Proof. The most experienced colt, AF Sirpass, was allowed to ease in at the back of the pack; no doubt letting another less seasoned colt set the early pace. By the ¾ pole it was still the first three horses; Im Moving On in first, Amazing Proof in second and I Am Amazing holding at third, but AF Sirpass was making his move, now at fourth.

Moving three wide, I Am Amazing seemed to be saying "Oh, no you don't!" as he pulled three wide to take the lead away from Im Moving On by a head in the stretch. He crossed the wire 1 and ¾ lengths ahead of Im Moving On in second. AF Sirpass had made his bid a little late only managing third place at the finish but forcing Amazing Proof into fourth.

More than once Texas Arabian Breeders Association's Trainer of the Year, Robert Knight was pleased with his victorious colt tonight. After all, it had been Knight whose expert training sent his sire, "Sonny," to the winner's circle many times throughout his Darley recognized career.

I Am Amazing is out of Tessiki by Hesa Champ and was bred by Glenda and Russell "Rusty" Reeder. Also running in this 6 horse field were Notably Noble and Frere Jacque.

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