2009 Texas Arabian Oaks
BURNIE GEE PW annihilates field, wins by 14 1/4 lengths
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 - RETAMA PARK - Burnie Gee PW annihilated the field of 7 fillies in the Texas Arabian Oaks to win by 14 1/4 lengths. She ran a clever race, reserved off the pace and then drawing clear leaving the quarter pole. The number 2 horse Lori Anne had been fractious in the starting gate and but broke well and got to task, right up in the hunt with Caitsablazing who took the early lead. Ooh Lay La came rushing in at the rail to challenge and took the lead for a bit only to tire. Lori Anne was very clear for second place by 11 1/2 lengths. Ooh Ley La ran 3rd, with one of the favorites Black Beaches never offering the contest expected and settling for 4th. Amazing Finish SWA, Caitsablazing, and Finally Sue completed the field.
Burnie Gee PW crossed the finish line in a respectable time of 1:50.84 for this one mile challenge for 4 year old fillies, it was a very sloppy track with heavy rains just passing over the San Antonio, Texas area. The track record is 1:50.2 and was set In 1998 by AF Sir Vivor, an 8 year old stallion.
Burnie Gee PW is a daughter of USA's leading Arabian racing sire, Burning Sand, with progeny earnings over $3.7 million. She is out of the mare Bygosh Bygolly, by the stallion By Golly- IAHA Race Horse of the Year, Racing Hall Of Fame Stallion and mutliple track record setter. The 2 time winning mare Bygosh Bygolly is also dam of stakes winners Djolly Good ($85,070) by Djendel, and Toute De Suite ($62,176) by Ala Croixnoire.
Eguard Tejera piloted Burnie Gee PW to the win for trainer Jennifer Bramblett and owner Leah Killingsworth Bates. Bates acquired the chestnut filly in a claiming race just weeks ago on the 18th of August at Delaware Park. Burnie Gee PW was previously owned by her breeder, Pamela Weidel. This win brings Burnie Gee PW's record to 5 wins and 1 second of 10 starts, including 2 stakes wins and one stakes placing, and earnings of $62,972 USD.
PLACING ORDER, TEXAS ARABIAN OAKS
1. BURNIE GEE PW
BURNING SAND X BYGOSH BYGOLLY EX. BY GOLLY
BRED BY PAMELA A. WEIDEL
OWNED BY LEAH KILLINGSWORTH BATES
2. LORI ANNE
DORAN SBFAR X ALLEZ FRANCE EX. BENGALI D'ALBRET
BRED BY DIANNE WALDRON
OWNED BY ROBERT TEAGLE
3. OOH LEY LA
ALA CROIXNOIRE X SAMS SLUE EX. SAMSUN
BRED BY SHEIKH TAHNOON BIN ZAYED
OWNED BY MARTIN MAYNE
4. BLACK BEACHES
BURNING SAND X WIKINGS WIXEN EX. WIKING
BRED BY JANE R. TEUTSCH
OWNED BY JANE R. TEUTSCH
5. AMAZING FINISH SWA
AMAZING SON X MERLINS FINALE EX. J B MERLIN
BRED BY JAMES L. WETZEL, JR.
OWNED BY JAMES L. WETZEL, JR.
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