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Rancho Milagro Yegua Arabian Stake at Lone Star Park

sponsored by: Ken and Nancy Blewett of RANCHO MILAGRO YEGUA. Rancho Milagro Yegua is located on 300 lush, rolling acres in Central Texas between San Antonio and Austin. It is a luxuriously comfortable facility providing the very best for horses. The mission of Rancho Milagro Yegua is to create awareness of Arabian racing, to offer world class horses, and give many more people the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the Arabian horse through ownership and partnerships. Nancy and Ken are active participants in Arabian racing, and Nancy serves on the board of directors for the Texas Arabian Breeders Association.

WINNER Jessys Princess
(Burning Sand x Noble Princess by Monarch AH)

owned and bred by Sam Vasquez

Christopher Conway/ Elizabeth Brand

Second Vibvilcca
(Virgule Al Maury x Wibwilcca by Wilkolak)

owned by North Star Racing / bred by Dan or Claudia Spears

Santos Carrizales/ Jerry Jerman

Third French Fling
(Falina Des Fabries x A Foreign Affair by Bengali D'Albret)

owned by Kim Bingham / bred by Trackside Farm

Jorge Guzman/ Jernesto Torrez

Post Time Favorite Jessys Princess runs to her backing

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008) – Jessys Princess, owned by Sam A. Vasquez and trained by Elizabeth Brand, was victorious in the 1st running of the $10,500 seven-furlong Rancho Milagro Yegua Arabian Stakes, for fillies and mares, three-year-olds and upward, over a fast track at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.

Ridden by Chris Conway, Jessys Princess was allowed to settle into position in mid-pack down the backstretch before making a bold move into contention around the turn. After striking the lead at the top of the stretch, the duo cruised home in hand to record a one and a half length victory while stopping the clock in 1:35.16. The Jerry German-trained Vibvilcca was a determined runner-up, and it was 14 lengths back to third place finisher French Fling.

“Elizabeth (winning trainer Elizabeth Brand) told me to take her back early on because she has a lot of finish in her,” said winning rider Chris Conway. “I had to wiggle through a few horses around the turn but when we got into the clear she finished well for me.”

With the win, Jessys Princess improved her record to 12 wins from 21 starts and increased his career earnings to $79,658.

Jessys Princess paid $3.00, $2.60, $2.10, runner-up French Fling returned $4.20, $2.60, and Vibvillca paid $3.40 for show. Sole Dancer, Key Finder, Imperial Gal and Serene Dreams completed the order of finish.

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