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8th Running of the
Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes



Mags Mad Max photos copyright Reed Palmer Photography

Mags Mad Max Breaks the Track Record
in the $17,500 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes
for Colts and Geldings


(November 25, 2006 - Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas) In the colts and geldings division of the Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes, Mags Mad Max rocketed to a 7 ½-length win. Under the expert instruction of trainer Mike Furr, the 5-year-old stallion was piloted by jockey Tad Leggett to set a new track record. Mags Mad Max ran seven furlongs in 1:32.46, and ripped through the 1999 track record at Lone Star Park of 1:34.23 set by the outstanding stakes mare, Wibwilcca.

Mags Mad Max had command of this race from the start breaking first out of the gates. His fractional time at 6 furlongs was an amazing 1:17.71. Dueling from an outside post position, he moved clear near the half-mile pole and the race was his. Second place finisher Geronimo HF , by Monarch AH, was the favorite, and ran a nice race off the pace but was no match for Mags Mad Max. Nordik Star also settled off the pace and raced wide with Geronimo HF on the turn but came up empty. Still Nordik Star finished 2 lengths ahead of Djet Set De Falgas, who saved ground through the race but didn't turn in a rally. Mister K, Dr Drago, and Haahira also ran.

Mags Mad Max, a bay stallion by Makzan out of Darling Doraa by Monarch AH, has seen his share of stakes wins from across the country with a race record as of this win standing at 37(13-5-5) $127,052. Sam Vasquez credits his dam, the awesome stakes winning race mare, Darling Doraa, for a lot of her outstanding colt's talent. Sam knew well what this mare had accomplished in her brief U.S. racing career. In just two outs and two wins before she was sold to H. H. Shiekh Sultan bin Zayed al Nayan, ruler of the U.A.E., Darling Doraa left her race career in the U.S. as an Oaks winner. Her sire, Monarch AH was also sold to His Highness.



Mags Mad Max was bred in California by Magness Racing Ventures. Sound and ready to rumble, this stallion is certain to continue in his winnings ways for a some time to come.

Mickey and Michelle Morgan, owners of Mandolynn Hill Farm in Aubrey, Texas were the sponsors for both races for Arabians on the card this night. Their stakes races were named in honor of their racing incentive program established to encourage breeders to breed and owners to race. The Texas Arabian Breeders Association encourages you to visit Mandolynn Hill Farm's website, www.mandolynn.com and find out more about this program and all that Mandolynn Hill Farm has to offer the Arabian racehorse enthusiast.


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Viramika Vanquishes the Competition
in the $17,500 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes
for Fillies and Mares


(November 25, 2006 - Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas) Eight-year-old Viramika was not a favorite in the Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes going seven furlongs. She had shipped into Texas from Delaware with her trainers Kara and Greg Ketter. In her last race in Delaware, the Arabian Cup Distaff, she had had a bad start when her head turned in the gates and was declared a non-starter by the stewards. Prior to that race, she had been claimed for $5,000 by Allan LaPlante of Kentucky, owner of Lapco Arabians. Certainly, after Viramika triumphed over the field of nine talented fillies and mares at Lone Star Park with a 7 1/2 length victory, LaPlante knew he had made the right decision in Delaware. She ran the 7 furlongs in 1:34.27 under jockey Jeff Williams and earned $10,500 for the effort.

The favorite, Dancers First Luv by Line Dancer, has recently won two Texas stakes, and she saved ground while riding along behind the leader to secure an easy second place. Sandytiki, also a stakes winner this fall in Texas, was best of the rest and took third. Rustic, Oh Susanna, AF Guenivere, MW Princess Z, BJ Zell, MS Jolly and Blyth Milady Rose also ran in this full field.

LaPlante said, "Kara and Greg Ketter should get all the recognition for bringing Viramika to our attention in Delaware. They knew what she was capable of and now that we have proved it, she is retiring to join our Lapco Arabian broodmare band." Viramika is going to be bred to the stakes producing French sire Chndaka, by Dormane. He is owned by Shadwell Stud and stands at Mandolynn Hill Farm.

Viramika is a chestnut mare by Virgule Al Maury out of Dynamika PASB by Fanatyk. She was born in Florida, bred by Godolphin Racing Inc. Winning this race brought her lifetime earnings to $108,561 and a lifetime record of 33(12-6-5).

The Texas Arabian Breeders Association thanks Michelle and Mickey Morgan for their generous sponsorship of this stakes race. The Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes is named in recognition of the MHF stallion stakes program they have initiated for the offspring of any stallion standing at their farm in Aubrey, Texas. Visit their website and find out more about their lucrative incentive for breeding to the outstanding stallions offered at Mandolynn Hill Farm, www.mandolynn.com.



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