Easter Man made a determined run to win the Grade 3, $20,000 Arabian Stallion Stakes Sponsored by Alliant Insurance Services
8 November 2019, GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, USA ~ Favorite EASTER MAN trailed the field in the early going, but near the half-mile marker under rider Carol Cedeno, he began to pass the competitors, picking them off one by one until taking the lead coming out of the turn for home. He was able to hold on and win over Paddys Day by a nose in the colt & gelding division of the . Final time for the one mile stake was 1:49.53.
PADDY DAY stalked the early leader KISSOUUR until passing him in the stretch, closing fast to finish a game second by a head. UPTOWN CRUISEDIRECTOR was third followed by BELLFASTT, KISSOUR, HIGHH VOLTAGE and DAHESSTINY MD. RB FRENCHH DUDE and TTT BROTHER WHIZ were both scratched from the race.
EASTER MAN, a 7-yr-old son of BURNING SAND out of ANGEL PROOF by NF PROOF MS is owned by Betty J. & Joseph A. Gillis. Winning trainer was Jerenesto Torrez. The winner upped his record to 37-16-13-4 and career earnings to $369,945. EASTER MAN returned $3.40 on a $2 win wager.
UPTOWN SANDY GIRL Wins the Gr 3 Arabian Stallion Stakes sponsored by Alliant Insurance Services for Filies
Jon R. Henningsgard’s UPTOWN SANDY GIRL, ridden by Jose Angel Garcia, was content to sit just off the pace in the 2-path until taking the lead at the quarter-mile marker. It was no contest after that point as she drew off to win the Grade 3, $20,000 Arabian Stallion Stakes for fillies & mares by seven and one quarter lengths.
Trained by Glen P. Rottweiler, UPTOWN SANDY GIRL is a 5-yr-old daughter of BURNING SAND out of WIBWILCCA by WILKOLAK. This was the mare’s eleventh win from twenty lifetime starts. Her earnings now total $192,580.
Favorite DANCE WITH ME BW, who raced on the lead for the first part of the race wasn’t able to hold off RB BLYIG and gave up place to finish third. The remaining order of finish was RISKY RED, followed by IRIDESSE, SLUFFYS GIZMO, WMA HOPE and MIZZDORA.
Photos by Dustin Orona