Mickey and Michelle Morgan, owners of Mandolynn Hill Farm in Aubrey, Texas sponsored both races for Arabians on the card this night. The Texas Arabian Breeders Association encourages you to visit Mandolynn Hill Farm's website, www.mandolynn.com. See their exciting stallion roster and all that Mandolynn Hill Farm has to offer the Arabian racehorse enthusiast.
10th Running of the
Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes
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Owner Vasquez, Trainer Brand and Jockey Ramos Sweep Both Divisions of Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes
Caitlyn’s Hot Tops Colts and Geldings,
Jessys Princess Best Among Fillies and Mares
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, Nov. 21, 2008) Owner Sam A. Vasquez, trainer Elizabeth Brand and jockey Adrian Ramos swept both ends of the $20,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes doubleheader for Arabians at Lone Star Park on Friday night. The trio teamed up to win the female division with Jessy Princess in the evening’s eighth race then returned two races later to capture the male division with Caitlyns Hot. The sire of both the winners is Burning Sand, USA's leading sire of Arabian racehorses. Caitlyns Hot was bred by owner Sam Vasquez and is out of Tiki Destiny, by Sambors Destiny. Tiki Destiny was a multi race winner herself and is also the dam of eight-time stakes winner Sandytiki. Sam also bred Jessys Princess, who was out of his Monarch daughter, Noble Princess, sold to HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan in 2004.
In the $20,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes colts and geldings division for three-year-olds and up, Caitlyns Hot turned the tables on By Golly Sand and The Last Danse, who finished first and second ahead of him, respectively, when the three last met in the La Estrellita Ranch Arabian Stakes at Lone Star Park on Oct. 18.
Caitlyns Hot battled for the lead with runner up The Last Danse from right out of the gate, down the backstretch and through the turn before edging clear to win by two-and-a-half lengths. Tour De France finished four lengths behind The Last Danse in third.
It was the sixth win in 16 starts for Caitlyns Hot, who increased his career earnings to $46,505 with the $12,000 winner’s share. Caitlyns Hot completed the seven furlongs in 1:32.43 over a fast track.
So Big is Better, By Golly Sand, Ordination, Sharp Cookie, Ala Bout Me, Frynge Benefit, and AF Smarty Pants completed the order of finish.
In the female division of the 10th running of the $20,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes for Arabian fillies and mares, three-years-old and up, Jessys Princess rallied in the stretch to defeat 2-5 odds-on favorite Bessemer and avenge a loss earlier this year in the Hall of Fall Distaff at Los Alamitos.
During the race, Jessys Princess was well placed behind the leaders on the backstretch, chased the leader Bessemer on the turn before making a winning move in the final furlong to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths over the favorite. The five-year-old mare completed the seven furlongs over a fast track in 1:33.76. AF Sassey Dreams finished third, four lengths behind the runner up.
With the win, Jessys Princess improved her career record to 13 wins in 23 career starts and increased her lifetime earnings to $91,758 with the $12,000 winner’s share.
Completing the order of finish were Whos Your Daddy, AF Gelda, Storm Surge, Abra Caadabra, She’s a Dandy, Sole Dancer, Vibvilcca, and Shezgotlegs.