19 October 2015, Grand Prairie,Texas ~ On 16 October the Arabian Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Race Park outside of Dallas, Texas, offered two Gr 3 Stakes races for top Arabians. In the mile race for fillies and mares 3yrs+, a field of nine started with Our Princess guided by Kirsten Swan overcoming stablemate, Royal Richess under Laura Carson, to win in a time of 1:50:61 for trainer Lynn Ashby.
It was a double down for Cre Run Farms as Royal Richess set the pace while Our Princess (Nivour de Cardonne) settled into the back field, coming alive from the outside in the stretch to challenge and pull ahead for the finish. Our Princess and Royal Richess are both trained for Cre Run Farms by Lynn Ashby.
DC Willeys Song
RB Frynch Broad
My Vaz Is Hot
LIL Rich Girl
RB Fich Kin
Paddys Day Increases Form
In the seventh race, the mile long Arabian Stallion Stakes for colts and geldings 3yrs+, the winner was 4-yr-old Paddys Day (Burning Sand) continuing his winning streak of 8 wins for 10 starts for the year. Paddys Day was four wide at the first turn, increasing his presence and drawing off in the final furlong under the hand of regular jockey Kelsi Purcell to win by 18 lengths. Easter Man had the pace at the start but was no match for Paddys Day’s end run. This will be the final prep race for Paddys Day before his trip to Abu Dhabi for the 8 November HH Sheikh Zayed Jewel Crown worth €1.2Million. The small field was due to late scratches by five horses. Paddys Day is owned by Quarter Moon Ranch LLC and trained by Scott Powell. Winning time was 1:48:62.
Thess Is Awesome
Sponsors of the races were Cre Run, Sam Vasquez, Centurion Stud export services, and Mandolynn Hill Farm.
Paddys Day, along with RB French Broad, RB Rich, and So Big Is Better will ship from the West Coast of the USA on 25 October to arrive by Wednesday 28 October in Abu Dhabi. They have been invited to compete as US entries in the EUR 1.2 million Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Group 1) on 8 November 2015 at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. Sixteen horses will line up in this, the richest race to date for Arabian race horses.
Dustin Orona Photography