Stakes winner Dynameaux sired his first winner when the two-year-old filly Dynamic Cowgirl split foes at the three-sixteenths pole, and kicked clear of rivals to post a 1 ½-length score in a $14,500 maiden special weight for state-breds at Sam Houston Race Park on December 16.
Dynameaux, bred in Kentucky by Domino Stud, won the 2002 No Le Hace Stakes at Retama Park. He also finished second in the 2003 Fair Grounds Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Fair Grounds, the 2001 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland, and the 2002 Louisiana Downs Handicap at Louisiana Downs. The nine-year-old son of Dynaformer proved a durable and talented performer on both turf and dirt, with six wins from 21 starts, and earnings of $280,645. Dynameaux moved to veterinarian Dr. Richard Mays’ Key to the Hills Farm near Boerne, Texas, in 2003. His dam is the winning Alysheba mare Moving Picture.
Dynamic Cowgirl, a Mays homebred, was making her third start and first over the 5 ½ furlong distance. Shadowing the pace from fourth, Dynamic Cowgirl ranged three wide on the turn. Making up ground with every stride, the game dark bay or brown filly found room between rivals, and stormed through to her first victory with Steve Bourque in the irons. She is trained by Danny Pish, and covered the distance in 1:05.93 over a fast track. Dynamic Cowgirl is out of the Festive Lad mare Cowgirl Up, and is a half sister to two winners.
“We are thrilled with the victory of Dynamic Cowgirl,” said an enthusiastic Mays. “She is a very nice filly, and she ran very professionally her first time over the distance. We plan on stretching her out in her next start. She is an accredited Texas bred, and we are really looking forward to a bright future with her.”—Mary R. Marshall