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2013 HH SHEIK ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN CUP




KROSSFIRE CS upsets the field to earn a G2 Victory


March 9, 2013, Sam Houston Race Park- A compact, but talented group of five colts and geldings showed their mettle in the Grade 2, $30,000 HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup. Scoring a major upset was Krossfire CS, who drew off under rider Dakota Wood, and returned $21.80 to his backers.

Owned by Lorraine Cunningham of Floresville, Texas and trained by Rita Deleon, the 4-year-old Texas-bred ran second in the Lone Star Arabian Futurity at Retama Park on December 8. Rider Alfredo Contreras was injured last night, so Deleon picked up the capable riding services of Wood.

“It was one of those accidents that turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened,” said Deleon.

Krossfire CS covered seven furlongs in 1:52.10 over a fast track. Heavy favorite So Big is Better ran second and Golly Bret completed the trifecta.



1st: KROSSFIRE CS
ridden by Dakota Wood
Chestnut Colt, by Kador De Blaziet, out of Juana Be A Star,
by LAS starsnstripes. Foaled March 20, 2009 in Texas.
Final Time: 1:52.10
Breeder: Eric & Randi Moreau-Sipiere
Owner: Lorraine Cunningham
Trainer: Rita Deleon
2nd: So Big is Better, by Burning Sand
3rd: Golly Bret, by Kador De Blaziet
4th: Vip, by Alto De Maligne
5th: Al Waed, by Kador De Blaziet

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