TM SUPER BIRD shakes off challengers for victory
November 5, 2011, Lone Star Park The Arabian Stallion Stakes Fillies and Mares Division was a Grade 3 race with a $20,000 added purse. This was the second G3 Arabian stake of the evening, following the male division of the Arabian Stallion Stakes. Both stakes were made possible by the generous, long-time patronage of SOARING EAGLE/ESTRELLITA RANCH, RANCHO MILAGRO YEGUA, MANDOLYNN HILL FARM and SAM VASQUEZ.
TM Super Bird was the favorite in the field of nine fillies and mares, and drew off to finish the 7 furlong challenge in 1:33.07. She is a daughter of Burning Sand, out of Heaven Kan Wait, by Virgule Al Maury.
Completely botching the break was Lori Anne who stayed in the gates and left several lengths behind the rest of the field. The rest broke well and fast. Ms Dixie and PJ Miss Zuby showed good early speed and up from the inside came TM Super Bird to grab the lead. Super Bird was an edge in front as the girls entered the main track from the chute. Uncorked saw a hole on the rail and came ahead from the inside. It was a battle of three around the far turn and to the top of the stretch. Ms Dixie was still pushing from the outside, Uncorked inside, and TM Super Bird shook off the challengers to score by 4 ¾ lengths. Lori Anne impressively rallied from a terrible start to be 4th.
The finishers in order were TM Super Bird, Uncorked, Ms Dixie, Lori Anne, Lenas Hot Philly, Doranikaa, Effie Estes, Chnkira, PJ Miss Zuby.
The 2nd and 3rd place finishers Uncorked and Ms Dixie were a coupled entry both owned by Quarter Moon Ranch and trained by Scott Powell. Uncorked is a daughter of Nivour De Cardonne bred by Cre Run, and Ms Dixie is a Burning Sand daughter bred by Bill Waldron. Eddi Martinez and Bobby Dow rode the entry.
The winner TM Super Bird is owned by the Teutsch and Hammad Partnership and is trained by Elizabeth Brand. This filly has a beautiful record of 11 wins and 1 second out of 13 races, and was bred by Todd Moak.