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2008 Texas Arabian Oaks & Texas Arabian Derby

TM Marie Laveau, Wire to Wire in the Texas Arabian Oaks

It was no contest for TM Marie Laveau as she blew away the field in the one mile $16,050 Texas Oaks. The 4-year-old nearly white filly by Burning Sand broke on top, led from the start and never looked back. She drew off in the stretch to win by 11 3/4 lengths as fans cheered wildly. TM Marie Laveau had prepped for this race four days ago turning in a modest 54:20 in an easy 1/2 mile breeze. TM Marie Laveau's Oak's performance adds to her already commendable record. Out of 12 races she's accomplished 3 wins, 6 seconds and 1 third placing. Two of these finishes were stakes placings, in the Cobra Oaks and Santa Rosa Arabian Stake.

DC Willful Spirit ran a nice race, moving up by the half to secure second, but she was no match for the winner. Dancers Misty Reign moved up a bit from the back to take third. AK Loretta, Canttouchmaxzeen and Romanticism finished the field.

TM Marie Laveau, Coady Photo

Results, Texas Arabian Oaks 2008

WINNER TM Marie Laveau
Burning Sand x FC Shanana by Aneto
Owner Sam Vasquez, Breeder Todd Moak Elizabeth Brand/Jose Figueroa
Second DC Willful Spirit
Virgule Al Maury x Wibwilcca by Wilkolak
Owned and bred by Claudia & Dan Spears Ernesto Torrez/Jorge Guzman
Third Dancers Misty Reign
Line Dancer x CG Misty Dawn by ZT Ali Baba+/
Owner Mark Vasquez, Breeder Alma Jean Moore Ken Danyluk/Larry Taylor

Caitlyns Hot, Wire to Wire in the Texas Arabian Derby

Caitlyns Hot was smokin' in the $20,000 Grade 3 Texas Arabian Derby. Jockey Steve Bourque in his favorite wire-to-wire style wasted no time getting to the lead. His steed was all for the strategy, opening up by 4 on the final turn and driving off to win by 9 1/4 lengths. Caitlyns Hot is a 4 year old chestnut gelding by Burning Sand. He already had one stakes win this year (Cobra Derby), and was two times stakes placed (Ferndale Arabian Stake and the Pat Gregg Cobra Sprint). Caitlyns Hot's record is now 11(5-3-1)2-2.

Kryptonite CS went off as the favorite in this race but had a bit of a rough trip going wide in the turns. He was no match for the winner, but managed to keep second as Spring With Caily came up for third. Ala Bout Me looked like a strong contender as he had chased the winner the entire first half of the race, but he came up empty in the far turn. Finales Majic SWA, Dancers Traveler, Balls To The Wall, and Kowboy CS also ran.

Results, Texas Arabian Derby 2008

WINNER Caitlyns Hot
Burning Sand x Tiki Destiny by Sambors Destiny
Owned and bred by Sam Vasquez Elizabeth Brand/Steve Bourque
Second Kryptonite CS
Kador De Blaziet x Zucchera CS by Haffir El Rimal
Owned and bred by Eric and Randi Moreau-Sipiere Ernesto Torrez/Esteban Unsihuay
Third Spring With Caily
KA Czubuthan x Springtyme Sally by Monarch AH
Owner Mark Vasquez, Breeder Sam Vasquez Ken Danyluk/Larry Taylor

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