Star of Texas S. Presented by Emirates Airlines

Race 8 at Sam Houston Race Park on December 5, 2009

  • STK
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 10:02 PM
  • 1:43.93
Order of Finish
1

Crook's Bodgit

Byars  – Baby Bodgit

4YO

$60,000
  • J:Eduardo E. Perez
  • T:Ingrid Mason
  • B:Byron Crook
  • O:Coby Tresner
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Byars , Chestnut, 1993. Lifetime: 30 yearlings sold, median $1,450.
  • Broodmare Sire: Captain Bodgit , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2006 TEXAUG, $1,000.
2

Ablaze With Spirit

American Spirit  – Ablazing Grace

4YO

$20,000
  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Donald R. Dizney
  • O:Heiligbrodt Racing Stable
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: C+
  • Sire: American Spirit , Chestnut, 1996. Lifetime: 5 yearlings sold, median $2,200.
  • Broodmare Sire: Wekiva Springs , Gray, 1991.
3

Becky's Express

Congaree  – Becky Virtue

3YO

$11,000
  • J:James Graham
  • T:Michelle Lovell
  • B:Stonerside Stable
  • O:Richard W. Penn
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Congaree , Chestnut, 1998. Lifetime: 132 yearlings sold, median $13,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Strodes Creek , Bay, 1991.
4

Valid Stripes

Valid Expectations  – Eccentric Lady

3YO

$6,000
  • J:Eguard A. Tejera
  • T:Amos Laborde
  • B:Ed Few
  • O:Donald W. Erickson
5

Windy Lou

Half Fast George  – T. V. Bold

6YO

$3,000
  • J:Benito Tovar Morales
  • T:Jimmy L. Ray, Jr.
  • B:Dan Uglow
  • O:Timothy Lavow
6

Mean Demand

Constant Demand  – Jump City

6YO

  • J:Chris Landeros
  • T:Francine Faraci-Walder
  • B:Judy Peek
  • O:Juve Stable
7

Fly So Open

Open Forum  – Fly So Pretty

5YO

  • J:Larry Taylor
  • T:Kevin C. Walker
  • B:Muller Racing LLC
  • O:Renpher Stable
8

Goosey Moose

Shaquin  – Laura's Ego

8YO

  • J:Paul M. Nolan
  • T:Danny Pish
  • B:Wilton Elege Scott
  • O:Collins, Kenneth and Pish, Danny
9

Taptam

Pleasant Tap  – Salty Tam

4YO

  • J:Jamie Theriot
  • T:W. Bret Calhoun
  • B:Wayne R. Sanders
  • O:Sanders, Wayne and Hirsch, Larry
10

Burbon Road

Cloud Hopping  – Fleur de Talc

5YO

  • J:Jorge Guzman
  • T:Jerenesto Torrez
  • B:Sam E. Stevens
  • O:Brent Savage
11

Taksent

Mutakddim  – Lone Star Stella

5YO

  • J:Filemon T. Rodriguez
  • T:Edward Webb
  • B:Lane M. Hutchins & Dr. Richard Weilburg
  • O:Webb, Eddie and Sherry
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