Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup Open tops Arabian Stakes at Delaware Park
Newark, Del., June 29, 2011 — The second renewal of the $40,000 Grade II Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup Open tops a slate of Arabian stakes as part of the undercards at Delaware Park this weekend. On Saturday, the first eight races on the ten race card will feature thoroughbreds and the final two will be for the Arabians.
“This weekend is going to be exciting for the Arabian horsemen, and I look forward to running five horses on Saturday,” said Tracy Nunley, who won the 2010 Darley Award for most outstanding Arabian trainer. “We have the best of the best at Delaware, and it will be an interesting and competitive weekend.”
Sam Vasquez’s T M Fred Texas tops the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Nahyan Arabian Cup, which will be the tenth race with a post time of 5:18 p.m. In his most recent outing, the 4-year-old son of Burning Sand posted a 9¼-length triumph in the mile-and-a-quarter $50,000 Grade I President of the United Arab Emirates Cup, which was the first ever Arabian race hosted by Churchill Downs. Previously, the Texas-bred conditioned by Ronald Martino ran second, beaten two lengths in the one-mile Grade III Arabian Cup at Sam Houston on April 9. He sports a career record of six wins and a second from eight starts, with earnings of $79,605.
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