9th Running of the
Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes
by Bobbi Patcheider, Arabian Finish Line Magazine, firstname.lastname@example.org
all photos credit Lone Star Park
By Golly Sand
By Golly Sand pays off big as he breaks the track record in the $17,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stakes Colts/Geldings Division
(November 30, 2007 - Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas) Longshot By Golly Sand ($40.60) won the colts and geldings division of the $17,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Cool Sand Luke. The 5-year-old, owned and trained by Courtney Sarris, clocked seven furlongs in 1:31.87 a track record under jockey Travis Wales. The $10,200 winner’s share of the purse jumped By Golly Sand’s earnings to $58,308 from six wins in 25 starts. He also won the Tiki Diablo Hall of Fame Classic in 2006.
Three-year-old Cool Sand Luke, winner of the COBRA Classic in Arapahoe and second in this race, is owned by Scott Powell and trained by Jerry Partin. Tad Legett rode him to 3 1/4 lengths over Djet Set De Falgas. Cool Sand Luke paid $8.40 to place, and received $3,400 for his effort. His record is 1/14(5-5-1)1-3, $33,991, placing him 2nd in Leading Three Year Old Colts/geldings.
Jane Teutsch’s Djet Set De Falgas, third is trained by Elizabeth Brand and was ridden by Salvador Perez.
Both By Golly Sand and Cool Sand Luke were bred by James Morris. They are by Burning Sand, the leading sire in 2007.
Frynge Benefit, Thoroughbred (the favorite), Geronimo HF, Throttle Up, Bush Hog, Thee Exiter, Nazhar de Blaziet, and Kusu Man followed the first three home.
Trainer Courtney Sarris, jockey Travis Wales, and By Golly Sand.
Presentation: Michelle Morgan of Mandolynn Hill Farm, trainer Courtney Sarris, jockey Travis Wales, and TABA President, Ed Wilson.
Kittilina proves best of the field of 13 in the $17,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes for Fillies and Mares
(November 30, 2007 - Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas) In the fillies and mares division, Terry Andreasen’s Kittilina ($12.40), a 4-year-old ridden by Ricardo Chiappe and trained by Loren Nichols, beat Jessys Princess by 1 ¼ lengths in 1:33.13. It was the Delaware Park shipper’s fifth win in 14 starts and the $10,200 winner’s share boosted her bankroll to $77,903.
Jessys Princess (Burning Sand x Noble Princess by Monarch AH) is owned by Mark Vasquez and bred by Sam Vasquez. Trained by Elizabeth Brand and ridden by Salvador Perez, she paid $15.40 to place, adding $3,400 to her earnings with a record of 2/10(4-3-1)1-3, $26,170. Her stakes win was the California Classic Oaks at Bay Meadows Fair in August.
Three-year-old Toppoftheclass by Genuine Monarch was third -- another shipin from Delaware Park. She is owned by Sandra Mihaloff and trained by Lynnett Hershbell, bred by Alan Kirshner and Deborah Mihaloff.
Kittilina was bred by Darley Stud Management and recently purchased by Terry Andreasen. She is another outstanding offspring of Falina des Fabries winning her first stakes. She had placed in 6 stakes in Delaware and the Yellow Rose in Texas. Kittilina ranks 2nd in Leading 4-year-old Fillies.
Djenteel, Sandytiki (the favorite), Rolly Polly, AF Gelda, Dancers First Luv, Caviyar, Ange de Gargassan, Lulu Gamboo, MW Princess Z and Mandys Joy also ran.
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 are 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.
Presentation: Michelle Morgan of Mandolynn Hill Farm, TABA President, Ed Wilson, jockey Ricardo Chiappe, owner Terry Andreasen, trainer Loren Nichols.
Kittilina. TABA President, Ed Wilson.