Sammy V blasts off a new track record in the first running of the Texas Arabian Lone Star Futurity, Colts & Geldings
November 11, 2011, Lone Star Park - The Lone Star Futurities saw a field of eight well bred colts come to post. The Burning Sand son named Sammy V blazed a new track record, running the 6 furlong challenge in a smoking 1:17.88.
Sammy V moved up after the start to take control, was rated with a clear lead and drew off. Its Far From Over bounced out well from the gates as did Al Waed and TM Junior Johnson, but Sammy V aggressively took over to shoot out by 2 lengths early on. Sammy V just kept gaining ground, while hugging the rail the whole trip.
Bravely in front by 4 lengths coming in to the stretch, Sammy V made it clear nobody was going to beat him this evening. He blasted out to win by 7 ½ lengths.
TM Junior Johnson finished well in 2nd, Al Waed strong in 3rd, By Golly Its Hot 4th, followed by Its Far From Over, WMA Promises of Love, My Crossfire, and My Piaffs Legacy. All the colts made a good race, and many congratulations to all the connections.
TM Junior Johnson came into this race undefeated, and his wins included the Alec Courtelis Arabian Juvenile Stakes at Delaware Park. He is trained by Jerenesto Torrez, was ridden by Jose Figueroa, and is owned and bred by Todd Moak.
Congratulations also go to Al Waed, trained by Jerenesto Torrez and ridden by Gerardo Mora. Al Waed broke his maiden just two weeks earlier under trainership of Greg Ketter at Delaware Park. Al Waed is sired by Kador De Blaziet and out of the mare Cassels Naomi. He was bred by Sam Vasquez.
Sammy V is out of the mare Heaven Kan Wait, by Virgule Al Maury. He is a full sibling to the filly TM Super Bird who won the G3 Arabian Stallion Stakes Filly and Mare division just a week prior. Sammy V is owned and bred by Sam Vasquez, and was ridden by Alfredo Arroyo. He was trained by Jerenesto Torrez. Sammy V´s record now reflects 4 lifetime starts, 3 wins, 1 third, and $15,910 in earnings.