GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, October 26, 2012) Sam Vasquez’ BY GOLLY ITS HOT sat just off the pace set by stable mate LACY VAZ until taking the lead in upper stretch to win the first running of the TM Fred Texas Arabian Stakes (colts & geldings division) on Friday night at Lone Star Park.
Trained by Juan Antonio Ascencio and ridden by Ricardo Aguirre, the four-year-old gelding by BURNING SAND, completed the six furlongs in 1:19.78 over a fast track.
With the win tonight, BY GOLLY ITS HOT improved his record to four wins from 20 starts and the $4,680 winner’s share of the purse boosted his lifetime earnings to $22,580.
LACY VAZ, the other half of the two-horse entry with BY GOLLY ITS HOT, finished a half-length back in second, while ONETOUGHTIGER MHF, came up empty but was clearly ahead of the rest for third.
ZELLS BELLS, IBN MOULIN ROUGE, AL WAED, WMA SANDSTONE, WMA FIRST LIGHT and MISTER EDD completed the order of finish.
BY GOLLY ITS HOT and LACY VAZ each paid $3.60 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. ONETOUGHTIGER MHF paid $8.20 for the show.
EBEAUCOUP owned and trained by Matthew Glover, was well placed just off the pace, racing just behind the leader until taking the lead in upper stretch, then drew off to win by four and a half lengths in the filly division of the TM Fred Texas Arabian Stakes Friday night at Lone Star Park.
The four-year-old filly by DJET SET DE FALGAS, ridden by Juan Francisco Garcia, Jr., completed the six furlongs in 1:20.56. This was EBEAUCOUP’S second win from 10 lifetime starts. With tonight’s winners share of $4,680, she increased her bankroll to $13,720.
TIKIS SANDY VAZ lacked early speed, raced well back in field, and got up for the place. TTT CHARMINSKI contested the pace and battled into the final furlong, lost place, but held on for third. ZELLS FOLLIES, TM MADDAMEE, RV ROULETTE, EFONDUE, TIKIS SHADOW and MUFV IT ON OVER completed the order of finish.
EBEAUCOUP paid $36.20, $6.40, $7.60. TIKIS SANDY VAZ paid $6.40 and $4.60 and TTT CHARMINSKI paid $7.00.