TEXAS STALLION STAKES SERIES FOR 2016 FOALS KICKS OFF AT RETAMA
On Tuesday evening, the first leg of the 3-race Clarence Scharbauer Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes Series will kick off with divisional races for 2-year-olds going 6 furlongs for purses of $65,000 apiece.
The Darby’s Daughter division has a field of 7 fillies going postward as race 3.
The even-odds favorite is Silver Moon Rising (Silver City – Solarfast), bred by Caroline Dodwell and who now runs for M and M Racing, who purchased her for $27,000 at the April Texas 2-Year-Old Sale. Trained by Karl Broberg, she is coming off a 3rd place finish in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity.
Douglas Scharbauer’s homebred Cowgirls Like Us (My Golden Song – Nothinbettertodo) is the lone Kentucky-bred in the field. After getting bumped at the gate in her last out, she finished 6th in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star on July 15th. She is trained by Bret Calhoun and has odds of 3-1.
At 4-1 is Stephen Baker’s homebred Ruby Does Sparkle (Moro Tap – Maymeister), trained by Brent Davidson. She won her first out in a maiden special weight on June 15th at Lone Star.
Completing the field are Always Silver (Silver City – War Lass), Mimi’s Song (My Golden Song – Royal Soup), Pick N Run (Intimidator – Sheltered), and Marcy’s Gray Girl (Too Much Bling – Gentle Maggie).
Carded as race 5, the My Dandy division has a field of 6 colts and geldings.
Dance to My Song (My Golden Song – Daphne Angela) is the 2-1 favorite. The Oklahoma-bred was purchased by HDT Allied Management LLC for $19,000 from the April Texas 2-Year-Old Sale. The gelding has been in training with George R. Bryant at Lone Star Park.
Bret Calhoun will saddle E Rated (Special Rate – E Classic), bred and owned by Stoneview Farm, Inc. The gelding was 2nd in his division of the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star on July 15th and has odds of 5-2.
Calhoun also trains 7-2 Mucho Dinero (Early Flyer – Won Peso). Bred by Steve Fidel, Mucho Dinero now runs for Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch. He broke his maiden at Lone Star on July 19th.
Rounding out the field are Moro Charlie (Moro Tap – Moving Appeal), My Bling (Too Much Bling – My Girl Bess), and Roundaboutation (Littleexpectations – Tiffany Royal).
The next race in the Series will be for 3-year-olds at Sam Houston Race Park in March.
TEXAS YEARLING AND MIXED SALE
Check out the interactive catalog for the Texas Yearling and Mixed Sale at ttasales.com. The sale commences at 12:00 Noon on Monday August 27. Buyer applications and authorized agent forms are available under the “Forms” tab.
Remember to register for the free seminar on navigating The Jockey Club interactive website with special focus on application for and transfer of digital foal certificates. It is scheduled for 10:30 – noon on Sunday, August 26th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512.458.6133 today to reserve your seat.
NOTES: The Texas Racing Commission will meet at 10:30am in Austin on Tuesday, August 14th. Agenda items include allocation of live race dates for 2019 and a request by Retama Park for a majority change of ownership and changes in their management committee. The meeting materials are available at txrc.texas.gov.