2009 Texas Arabian Derby
Sleeper FILSD CROIXNOIRE wakes up in the Derby
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 - RETAMA PARK - Jockey Eguard Tejera made it 2 for 2 on this Texas stakes night for Arabians, when he expertly maneuvered the underrated Filsd Croixnoire to a driving finish for victory in the Texas Arabian Derby. Fans expected Filsd Croixnoire to arrive somewhere in the back of the field and did not place much confidence on this 4 year old bay colt, but he had a great start and held to it. He ran on the lead at the rail being challenged by Mark Of Valor and the favorite Qjuick Sand PW on the outside, and they ran 3 abreast for almost a half mile. Then it became a two horse race for Filsd Croixnoire and Qjuick Sand PW at the middle of final turn as they pulled ahead and ran stride for stride as one. Top of the lane they brushed sides and Filsd Croixnoire rose above it and sped ahead for the drive. The race was 1 1/16 mile and he won by 3 3/4 lengths in a time of 1:58.52.
Qjuick Sand PW clearly took second, followed by Chasing Roses third and Clunk fourth. Golly Bret, Topule, Mark Of Valor and Sand De Wind finished up the field.
Filsd Croixnoire is trained by Juan Ascencio and owned by Mark Vasquez. He was bred by Guy Neivens, and is by the stallion Ala Croixnoire, a son of Tidjani who was imported to the USA for stud after finishing a 4 win race career in France and Oman. He sired numerous winners including 3 Darley Champions in USA. Filsd Croixnoire is the first foal and the only foal of racing age out of the mare Sarha by Racing Hall of Fame stallion T C Tomtyr. This race is the second lifetime win for Filsd Croixnoire out of his 13 starts; he also has finished second four times, and twice third. His earnings are now $19,131.
PLACING ORDER, TEXAS ARABIAN OAKS
1. FILSD CROIXNOIRE
ALA CROIXNOIRE X SARHA EX. T C TOMTYR
BRED BY GUY NEIVENS
OWNED BY MARK VASQUEZ
2. QJUICK SAND PW
BURNING SAND X DOYA JUANA DANCE EX. JUAN DE SHAWN
BRED BY PAMELA A. WEIDEL
OWNED BY WARREN SHELLEY
3. CHASING ROSES
FALINA DES FABRIES X COLORS UP EX. BENGALI D'ALBRET
BRED BY TRACKSIDE FARM
OWNED BY CARAWAY TEUTSCH
DREAMS OF VALOR X SERENAA EX. WIKING
BRED BY EVERETTA AND DANIEL WOODS
OWNED BY EVERETTA AND DANIEL WOODS
VIRGULE AL MAURY X POTORIA EX. ZLOTY POTOK
BRED BY DARLEY STUD MANAGEMENT LLC
OWNED BY SAM A. VASQUEZ
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