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La Estrellita Ranch Arabian Stake at Lone Star Park

sponsored by: Ray and Jane Teutsch of La Estrellita Ranch, also sponsors of the 2008 Estrellita Mile on March 27, 2008, Sam Houston Race Park. Ray and Jane Teutsch have been breeding and racing horses for 27 years with great results. They own not only La Estrellita Ranch in Texas, but the well established Soaring Eagle Ranch in Colorado. The Teutschs are active participants in Arabian racing in both states. Ray Teutsch current serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Arabian Breeders Association. By Golly Sand has won both stakes sponsored by La Estrellita this year.

WINNER By Golly Sand (Burning Sand x Bygolly Missmolly by By Golly+/ ) owned by Courtney Sarris/ bred by James Morris Santos Carrizales/
Courtney Sarris
Second The Last Danse
(Falina Des Fabries x Rein Danse
by Wiking)
owner Ken and Nancy Blewett/ breeder Trackside Farm

Jorge Guzman/
Jernesto Torrez

Third Caitlyns Hot
(Burning Sand x Tiki Destiny by Sambors Destiny)
owned & bred by Sam A. Vasquez

Christopher Conway/
Elizabeth Brand

By Golly Sand By A Nose

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008) – By Golly Sand, owned and trained by Courtney Sarris, won the 1st running of the $10,500 seven-furlong La Estrellita Ranch Arabian Stakes, for colts and geldings, three-year-olds and upward, over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.

With Santos Carrizales in the saddle, By Golly Sand found himself at the back of the pack soon after the start before carefully negotiating his way through traffic to grab the lead leaving the half-mile pole. After gaining command at the top of the stretch, By Golly Sand offered everything he had to record a nose decision over the Jerenesto Torrez-trained The Last Danse. It was another half-length back to post time favorite Caitlyns Hot in third. The final time for the seven-furlong journey was 1:33.55.

“Those other horses came after him at the top of the stretch, but when I asked him to dig in he really responded for me,” said winning rider Santos Carrizales

The win improved By Golly Sand’s career record to 10 wins from 36 starts and increased his earnings to $83,630.

By Golly Sand paid $19.80, $6.60, $4.40, runner-up The Last Danse returned $3.60, $2.80, and Caitlyns Hot paid $2.60 for show. Ala Bout Me, Se Bunker Buster, Sharp Cookie, Frynge Benefit, Aireagle and The Tunisian Prince completed the order of finish.

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