2013 Lone Star Futurities, Filly Division
DHAAN prevails in the Lone Star Arabian Fillies Futurity
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - RETAMA PARK - Nine fillies went to post in the Lone Star Arabian Fillies Futurity including the heavy favorite DHAAN. DHAAN was bumped at the start but eagerly recovered under jockey Gerardo Mora to make up lost ground. She made a good run in the stretch and narrowly prevailed over the two-time graded stakes placed RB Burn Baby Burn.
RB Burn Baby Burn was shaken up at the start, swerving outward. She was flagged with the whip in order to contend for the lead. My Vaz Is Hot was sent to the front to challenge her in a dual, and the two led the race until My Vaz Is Hot faded before the final turn.
DHAAN made a steady advance and she caught RB Burn Baby Burn just three jumps before the finish line.
It was a close finish for third, fourth, and fifth places, with Gogo Dancer CS taking third by a nose, and Laurie Lu fourth by a nose over Djets Tigress.
DHAAN was born in Texas, bred by Todd Moak and originally named TM Queen B. She was sired by Burning Sand and out of the mare Queen Kong, by Kong. DHAAN is a full sister to the famous T M FRED TEXAS who was USA´s Horse of the Year at the Darley Awards in 2012 and won the Kahayla Classic in UAE in the same year. T M FRED TEXAS was purchased by Sheik Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani in late 2011. Sheik Joann later purchased the full-sibling filly TM Queen B in the spring 2012, promptly changing her name to DHAAN.
Although not yet showing the blazing speed of her brother, DHAAN has honored her pedigree in the start of her career with a perfect record. She has now posted 4 wins from 4 starts, including a win of the Grade 3 Dr. Sam Harrison Juvenile Arabian Filly Stakes.
DHAAN was trained for the Futurity by Jerenesto Torrez, who also trained the second and third place finishers.
Second place finisher RB Burn Baby Burn is by TH Richie out of Burning Firestar, by Big Easy. She is owned and bred by Dianne Waldron of Rosebrook Farm in Florida. Her jockey was Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez. This was RB Burn Baby Burn's first start in Texas after a successful beginning to her career at Delaware Park. She has posted 2 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds from 7 starts, including placings in the Dr. Sam Harrison Juvenile Arabian Filly Stakes - Gr. 3, and CRE Run Oaks Arabian Distaff Stakes - Gr. 2 in Delaware.
Third place Gogo Dancer CS is by Line Dancer out of the Wiking daughter named From The Gitgo. Gogo Dancer CS previously finished fourth in the Grade 3 Dr Sam Harrison Juvenile Filly Stakes at Delaware Park. Then in late August at the same track, she experienced a spill in the G2 Cre Run Arabian Distaff when she clipped heels at the top of the stretch and fell. She made her next start in Texas at Lone Star Park where she finished a willing third, following up with a sixth place finish in her prep two weeks ago at Retama Park. Gogo Dancer CS was bred by Eric and Randy Moreau-Sipiere and is owned by Salem Binmahfooz. She was ridden by David Cabrera.
The six furlong race paid a purse of $15,000 added. Finishers in order were DHAAN by Burning Sand; RB Burn Baby Burn, by TH Richie; Gogo Dancer CS, by Line Dancer; Laurie Lu, by Parador; Djets Tigress, by Djet Set De Falgas; My Vaz Is Hot, by Burning Sand; TA Blazing Symbol, by Nassem De Blaziet; Kadora CS, by Kador De Blaziet; WMA Seasand, by The Kentuckian; and KD Ahmour, by KD Colonel.
DHAAN wins by 3/4 lengths, getting to the lead three strides before the finish line.
LONE STAR ARABIANS FILLIES FUTURITY, RACE 1- RETAMA PARK - DEC 14, 2013
ridden by Gerardo Mora
Filly by Burning Sand out of Queen Kong, by Kong.
Foaled April 12, 2010 in Texas.
Final Time: 1:23.99
Breeder: L Todd Moak
Owner: Sheik Joann Bin Hamad Al Thani
Trainer: Jerenesto Torrez
2nd: RB Burn Baby Burn, by TH Richie
3rd: Gogo Dancer CS, by Line Dancer
4th: Laurie Lu, by Parador
5th: Djets Tigress, by Djet Set De Falgas
6th: My Vaz Is Hot, by Burning Sand
7th: TA Blazing Symbol, by Nassem De Blaziet
8th: Kadora CS, by Kador De Blaziet
9th: WMA Seasand, by The Kentuckian
12th: KD Ahmour, by KD Colonel