Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup Open tops Arabian Stakes at Delaware Park this weekend

 Newark, Del., June 29, 2011 – The second renewal of the $40,000 Grade II Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup Open tops a slate of Arabian stakes as part of the undercards at Delaware Park this weekend.  On Saturday, the first eight races on the ten race card will feature thoroughbreds and the final two will be for the Arabians.

“This weekend is going to be exciting for the Arabian horsemen, and I look forward to running five horses on Saturday,” said Tracy Nunley, who won the 2010 Darley Award for most outstanding Arabian trainer.  “We have the best of the best at Delaware, and it will be an interesting and competitive weekend.”

On Saturday, Nunley has entered Dixies Valentine and Rich Frynchman in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup and Golden Odessy, Rich Kinkga and Lil Rich Girl in the six-furlong $15,000 Dr. Sam Harrison Juvenile Arabian Filly Stakes.  On Monday, the native of Brooksville, Florida, has three Arabians nominated to the six-furlong $15,000 Alec Courtelis Arabian Juvenile Stakes.  They are Born to Boogie MC, Generator and Gurkha.

Sam Vasquez’s T M Fred Texas tops the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Nahyan Arabian Cup, which will be the tenth race with a post time of 5:18 p.m.  In his most recent outing, the 4-year-old son of Burning Sand posted a 9¼-length triumph in the mile-and-a-quarter $50,000 Grade I President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, which was the first ever Arabian race hosted by Churchill Downs.  Previously, the Texas-bred conditioned by Ronald Martino ran second, beaten two lengths in the one-mile Grade III Arabian Cup at Sam Houston on April 9.  He sports a career record of six wins and a second from eight starts, with earnings of $79,605.

Grade II $40,000 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup Open

Horse, Owner, Trainer, Jockey

Dixies Valentine, Guy Neivens, Tracy Nunley, Joseph Rocco Jr.

VIP, Guy Neivens, Ronald Martino, Jesus Bracho

Ovour the Top, Cre Run Enterproses, Lynn Ashby, Ricardo Santana

A Ladys Man, Cre Run Enterprises, Lynn Ashby, Javier Santiago

Grilla, Bill Waldron, Bill Waldron, Ricardo Chiappe

Crownn Royal, Barbara Chur, Lynn Ashby, Elias Peltrouche

Robotic, Virginia Martino, Ronald Martino, Robert Paz

T M Fred Texas, Sam Vasquez, Ronald Martino, Santos Chavez

Rich Frynchman, Dianne Waldron, Tracy Nunley, William Hollick

 $15,000 Dr. Sam Harrrison Juvenile Filly Stakes For 3-year-olds Fillies At Six Furlongs

Rich Kinkga, Dianne Waldron, Tracy Nunley, William Hollick

Lil Rich Girl, Dianne Waldron, Tracy Nunley, Ricardo Santana

Ovour the Rainbowm Mark Ashby, Lynn Ashby, Ricardo Chiappe

Golden Odessy, Guy Neivens, Tracy Nunley, Santos Chavez

Awethentik, Cre Run Enterprises, Greg Ketter, Elias Peltrouche

MS Dixie, Bill Waldron, Bill Waldron, Joseph Rocco Jr.

Raapsody in Blue, Kinsman & Wright, Cindy England, Rodriguez

Maery Fullof Grace, Sandra Mihaloff, Jose Salud Rodriguez, Robert Paz

Sandi Alice, B & J Gillis, Cindy England, Unsihuay

About Delaware Park

Delaware Park is located minutes south of Wilmington and the Delaware Memorial Bridge and just north of the Maryland state line on I-95 at exit 4B. For more information on Delaware Park, visit www.delawarepark.com

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