18 July, Pleasanton, California, USA ~ The winner in the first of the Triple Series races for the California Bonus Bonanza Stakes at Pleasanton, California, was the 3-yr-old California Sand JS ridden by David Martin. The Terri Eaton trainee showed the same talent he had on 5 July for speed, winning his second out for two races under Martin.
With a slow start following Haffir’s Simone in the lead, the Burning Sand colt came out four wide around the turn with a 1/4 mile to go, then switching to high gear he easily took the lead drawing away to win in the time of 1:13:50.
Wathba Stallions Bonanza Stakes for 3 yrs +, Five And One Half Furlongs On The Dirt
Prize Money:$15,000Value of Race:$14,700 1st $8,250, 2nd $3,000, 3rd $1,800, 4th $1,050, 5th $300, 6th $300
Winner: CALIFORNIA SAND JS (Burning Sand x Summer Reign CS) under David Martin, trained by Terri Eaton, owned N. Forbes-Robinson and J. Schleimer, and Pleasanton Arabian Racing Club (PARC) Lessee.
2. DJUDJU SEQ under Cristobal Herrera
3. AA RICH WHISKEY with Leonel Camacho-Flores
Also ran: SAND CANYON JS (Herrera, Hugo), BONNY LASS AA (Monroy, Francisco), HAFFIRS SIMONE (Flores, Pablo)
Fractional Times:25.90 53.08 1:06.59 Final Time:1:13.50
The Wathba Stallions Bonanza Stakes is sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival
Race Two: 9 August, Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa, at Golden Gate Fields, California – Estimated Purse $15,000.00, 6 furlongs
FINAL: Final Race: 17 October, Fresno, California – Estimated Purse $20,000.00, 6 furlongs
More information: https://arabianracingofcalifornia.com/
~ end PSJ