CHRISS SWA wins in classic style
SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 - RETAMA PARK - Favorite CHRISS SWA drove home in classic style to win the Grade 3 Texas Arabian Derby by 6 lengths. Chriss SWA is a bay 4 year old colt by international French sire Chndaka, and out of an unraced Wiking daughter named Triss. Chriss SWA settled in third position at the early part of the race. He was well positioned behind Tuscarora John who set the early pace and Danceforever who held 2nd at the half but gave way. Chriss SWA rallied three wide on the far turn to move up and take on Tuscarora John. Tuscarora John dug in gamely for the challenge but Chriss SWA pushed the long drive and prevailed at the end.
Chriss SWA was bred and is owned by Dr. James L. Wetzel Jr of Casper, Wyoming and is trained by Ken Danyluk. He was well ridden by Alfredo Contreras. Chriss had previously placed in 3 other stakes this year, the Rancho Milagro Derby in Colorado, and the TABA Overnight Stake and the Texas Six Shooter, and this win brought his earnings to $27,552 from 13 starts.
Tuscarora John is a son of Line Dancer out of Fawora by Fawor. He is owned and bred by Jane Teutsch and trained by Elizabeth Brand. This colt has won twice this year, and also was stakes placed in last year´s Texas Futurity.
Picking up third in this important graded stake and only a length and a half off of second was long shot Three T Tax Man, owned by Chuck Threet of 3T Arabians. Three T Tax Man is a non-french bred competitor by the unraced stallion TTT Freedom, a grandson of Monarch AH. Three T Tax Man is out of the pure Polish mare Foxy Lady MA. Ken Danyluk who trained the winner also trains this gelding.
TEXAS ARABIAN DERBY (G3)
ONE AND ONE SIXTEENTH MILES ON THE DIRT
4 YEAR OLD COLTS
TIME OF RACE 1:59.48
1. CHRISS SWA
CHNDAKA X TRISS, BY WIKING
BRED BY JAMES L WETZEL, JR
OWNED BY JAMES L WETZEL, JR
2. TUSCARORA JOHN
LINE DANCER X FAWORA BY FAWOR
BRED BY JANE R TEUTSCH
OWNED BY JANE R TEUTSCH
3. THREE T TAX MAN
TTT FREEDOM X FOXY LADY MA BY MONARCH AH
BRED BY 3T ARABIANS
OWNED BY 3T ARABIANS
ALSO RAN: FLYIN BOB, ABBOTT, DANCEFOREVER