9 November 2018, GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, USA ~ Since settling for a third place finish here in last year’s Grade 3, Arabian Stallion Stakes at Lone Start Park outside of Dallas, Texas, QUICK SAND AA has been unbeatable! Will he continue the streak? Find out this Friday, 9 November 2018. The 5-yr-old Arabian stallion by Burning Sand is entered in the featured Grade 3, $20,000 Crystal & Company Arabian Stallion Stakes for Arabians, 3-yr-olds & up going one mile. The stake is the third on the 12-race schedule with a post-time of 6:57 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time is 6:05 p.m.
For his breeders and owners, Betty & Joseph Gillis of Columbus, Missouri, the phrase better with age certainly does apply to QUICK SAND AA. In this year, his best yet, he hasn’t lost a race. In fact he’s a perfect five-for-five. Four of those five wins were Grade 1 events. Of his career earnings of $260,231, $173,340 was won this year. His most recent start was a nine-length romp in the Grade 1, $100,000 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs. Jockey Sasha Risenhoover, who was aboard for that win won’t be able to make the trip this Friday, but said “He’ll win that for fun. All the jock [Rodolfo Guerra] will have to do is hang on.”
Not only does the race look like it’s straight in for trainer Jerenesto Torrez with QUICK SAND AA at 3-5 morning line odds, Torrez has two others from his stable in the race, EASTER MAN at 4-1 and TIFFANY’S DREAM at 8-1.
Entries for the $20,000 Crystal & Company Arabian Stallion Stakes with jockey and morning line odds:
EASTER MAN (Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez, 4-1)
UPTOWN SANDY GIRL (Jose Garcia, 9-2)
QUICK SAND AA (Rodolfo Guerra, 3-5)
DBON TEMP ROULER (Cathleen Garner, 20-1)
TIFFANY’S DREAM (Francisco Calderon, 8-1)
FLEET DE SAND (Francisco Mendez, 30-1)
~supplied by Lone Star Racing