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