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SHAKLAN WINS ANOTHER CONTEST IN DOHA

February 6, 2013
SHAKLAN (Burning Sand x Tohfa) wins again at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha. Previous victories were on December 20, 2012, and April 14, 2012.

It was an impressive run and a great ride by the jockey R. Mullen. Congratulations to Al Shahania Stud, Julian Smart and all involved in this victory.

Click here to watch full video of SHAKLAN's win.

AF SANADEK WINS ABU DHABI GOLD CUP, SEVENTH IN A ROW

February 3, 2013
AF SANADEK (Burning Sand x Fauvette Al Maury) wins the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.

This is the 5-year-old's seventh consecutive win in seven starts.

Congratulations to all involved in this win and AF SANADEK's impressive win streak.

Visit the Emirates Racing Authority's website for more information.

DARLEY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED, BURNING SAND REPRESENTS OVER HALF

January 24, 2013
The Darley Nominees for 2012 have been announced. Over half the nominees in the horse categories are sired by Burning Sand, an impressive accomplishment.

Visit the Arabian Racing Cup website for more a complete list of nominees in all categories.

AF SANADEK WINS IN ABU DHABI, SIXTH IN A ROW

January 6, 2013
AF SANADEK (Burning Sand x Fauvette Al Maury) pulls ahead by 3.5 lengths to win his sixth in a row at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.

Congratulations to all involved in AF SANADEK's continued success in Abu Dhabi.

Visit the Emirates Racing Authority's website for more information (Race 1).

LA HOOR WINS STAKES RACE IN QATAR, FIFTH STRAIGHT

January 3, 2013
LA HOOR (Burning Sand x Pettra) wins the Ministry of Culture, Arts, and Heritage Cup Stakes Race in Doha by four lengths.

This gives the 4-year-old colt five wins in a row stretching back to April 19, 2012.

Congratulations to the Al Matwis, Mark Lawson, and all others involved in the win and continued success of another promising BURNING SAND colt.

Click here to watch full video of LA HOOR's win.

Click here for more information on the race.

LA HOOR WINS SECOND GROUP 2 RACE THIS MONTH

December 26, 2012
LA HOOR (Burning Sand x Pettra) wins the Group 2 L/B P/A 3-Year-Old Derby in Doha by 17 lengths.

This makes four wins in a row for LA HOOR, who won another Group 2 event just three weeks ago.

Congratulations to the Al Matwis, Mark Lawson, and all others involved in this dominating performance.

Click here to watch full video of LA HOOR's win.

Click here for more information on the race.

MISTER EDD WINS AT RETAMA PARK

December 22, 2012
MISTER EDD (Burning Sand x Grand Masquerade) drives to the finish to win is maiden race at Retama Park (1).

Mister Edd is owned by Ed and Gail Wilson and trained by Kenny Massey. Congratulations to all involved in the maiden victory.

Click here to watch full video of MISTER EDD's win.

SHAKLAN WINS ANOTHER CONTEST IN DOHA

December 20, 2012
SHAKLAN (Burning Sand x Tohfa) wins a P/A Handicap contest at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha.

Congratulations to Al Shahania Stud, Julian Smart, and all involved in another SHAKLAN victory.

Click here to watch full video of SHAKLAN's win.

Click here for more information on the race.

AF SANADEK WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT RACE IN ABU DHABI

December 16, 2012
AF SANADEK (Burning Sand x Fauvette Al Maury) led 300 m out and finished 4.5 lengths ahead to claim his fifth consecutive race in Abu Dhabi.

Congratulations to all involved in AF SANADEK's impressive win streak.

Visit the Emirates Racing Authority's website for more information (Race 5).

LA HOOR WINS AGAIN, TAKING THE GROUP 2 P/A DERBY TRIAL

December 5, 2012
LA HOOR (Burning Sand x Pettra) wins the Group 2 P/A Derby Trial race at Doha's Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, improving his win streak to three.

Congratulations to all others involved in the victory.

Click here to watch full video of LA HOOR's win.

Click here for more information on the race.

MS DIXIE WINS BIG IN TEXAS ARABIAN OAKS STAKES - 16 1/4 LENGTHS

November 17, 2012
It was never a contest, as older mare MS DIXIE (Burning Sand x Dixie Darlene) cruised to take the Texas Arabian Stakes race at Retama Park by 16 1/4 lengths.

MS DIXIE is a multiple-graded stakes winner. She won the Grade 2 CRE Run Oaks Arabian Distaff Stakes and Grade 2 Texas Yellow Rose Stakes in 2012.

Congratulations to Scott Powell, Bill Waldron, Gregorio Rivera, and all involved in the victory.

Click here to watch full video of MS DIXIE's dominating performance (click on the proper month, date, and race to see video).

AF SANADEK WINS THE HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (IFAHR)

November 11, 2012
AF SANADEK (Burning Sand x Fauvette Al Maury) wins the HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP race in Abu Dhabi, his fourth straight victory.

Congratulations to all involved in this major win.

Visit the Emirates Racing Authority's website for more information (Race 6).

DOC HOLIDDAY WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

October 31, 2012
Four-year-old gelding DOC HOLIDDAY (x Sammi Du Loup) wins on the Halloween holiday, crusing to victory by 3 3/4 lengths at Delaware Park (8).

Congratulations to Scott Powell and all involved in this victory.

Click here to watch full video of DOC HOLIDDAY's win at Delaware Park!

BY GOLLY ITS HOT WINS TM FRED TEXAS ARABIAN STAKES AT LONE STAR

October 26, 2012
BY GOLLY ITS HOT (x Golly Gal) gained the lead in the upper stretch to win the TM FRED TEXAS ARABIAN STAKES event at Lone Star Park (4). This is BY GOLLY ITS HOT's fourth victory in 2012 and first career stakes win.

Congratulations to Sam Vasquest and all involved.

LITLE BIT RUNS BIG, WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

October 27, 2012
Four-year-old filly LITLE BIT (x Halianna) held her rival LIL WAYNE safe to win at Delaware Park (8). LITLE BIT has three wins in 2012 and has finished third or better in all of her races this year.

Congratulations to Bill Waldron and all involved in another win for LITLE BIT.

Click here to watch full video of LITLE BIT's win at Delaware Park!

BY GOLLY ITS HOT WINS TM FRED TEXAS ARABIAN STAKES AT LONE STAR

October 26, 2012
BY GOLLY ITS HOT (x Golly Gal) gained the lead in the upper stretch to win the TM FRED TEXAS ARABIAN STAKES event at Lone Star Park (4). This is BY GOLLY ITS HOT's fourth victory in 2012 and first career stakes win!

Congratulations to Sam Vasquez and all involved.

BUTCH CASSIDY LZP RUNS DOWN LEADER TO WIN AT DELAWARE PARK

October 25, 2012
BUTCH CASSIDY LZP (x Bozell) closed steadily down the stretch to beat out MD SUGAR AND SPICE for the win at Delaware Park (8).

Congratulations to Scott Powell and all involved in this exciting win.

Click here to watch full video of BUTCH CASSIDY's win at Delaware Park!

ANNIES GOT AGUN LZP

October 22, 2012
ANNIES GOT AGUN LZP (x TC Orphan Annie) held off the field to win her maiden race at Delaware Park (7).

Congratulations again to Scott Powell and all involved in ANNIES' maiden victory.

Click here to watch full video of ANNIES GOT AGUN's win!

GRATE FIRE WINS BY 2 1/4 LENGTHS AT DELAWARE PARK

October 17, 2012
GRATE FIRE (x PS Billies Sage) drew off down the stretch to win by a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park (9).

Congratulations to Jose Rodriguez and all involved in the victory.

Click here to watch full video of GRATE FIRE's win at Delaware Park!

AYERS WINS THE DELAWARE PARK ARABIAN CLAIMING CHAMPIONSHIP

October 13, 2012
AYERS (x BW Ali Catt) wins his fourth race in five starts, this time by taking the DELAWARE PARK ARABIAN CLAIMING CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES at where else but Delaware Park (8).

Congratulations to Bill Waldron and all involved in this stakes win.


Click here to watch full video of another AYER's win!

SANDALS WINS AT DELAWARE PARK BY 6 LENGTHS

October 8, 2012
SANDALS (x Novelynn) set the pace and proved clearly best down the stretch to win by a healthy 6 lengths at Delaware Park (8).

Congratulations to Bill Waldron on his continued success with BURNING SAND runners.

Click here to watch full video of SANDAL's win!

AYERS IS OFFICIALLY ON FIRE, WINNING THIRD IN FOUR STARTS

October 1, 2012
In case there was any doubt, six-year-old veteran AYERS (x BW Ali Catt) is officially on fire with yet another win at Delaware Park (Race 9).

This win gives AYERS three victories in four starts (the one loss was to AIM HI where AYERS came in second by a nose) in just over one month's time!

Congratulations to Bill Waldron, Scott Powell, and Gregorio Rivera on this phenomenal stretch.


Click here to watch full video of another AYERS win in Delaware!

BURNIN RUBBER WINS SECOND START IN A ROW

September 29, 2012
BURNIN RUBBER (x WPTR FIVE-DIME) follows his September 7 victory at Fairplex Park with a win at Stockton in California (Race 2).

For good measure, BURNIN RUBBER also set the track record for six furlongs!

Congratulations to Jon Wales, Warren Shelley, and Barrington Harvey on the win and the track record.

WYCKED REMAINS UNDEFEATED, SUGAR SAND FINISHES SECOND

September 22, 2012
Three-year-old filly WYCKED (x Frynch) follows her win at the Grade 3 Dr. Sam Harrison Stakes with another victory at Delaware Park (Race 9), keeping her undefeated in three starts!

Joining in the lime light is SUGAR SAND (x Tri Tiki Joy), who finished second to give BURNING SAND another exacta. For those keeping count, that makes four BURNING SAND exactas in less than a month.

Congratulations to Dianne Waldron and all involved in the first and second place finishes.


Click here to watch full video of the WYCKED/SUGAR SAND exacta!

AIM HI AND AYERS JOIN FORCES FOR ANOTHER EXACTA FINISH

September 13, 2012
AYERS (x BW Ali Catt) and AIM HI (x Halianna) pull off another first-second finish at Delaware Park (Race 7), this time with AIM HI snatching the top spot and AYERS finishing a close second.

Congratulations to Bill Waldron and all involved in the exacta finish.


Click here to watch full video of the AIM HI/AYERS exacta!

BURNIN RUBBER LIVES UP TO HIS NAME AT FAIRPLEX PARK

September 7, 2012
Four-year-old colt BURNIN RUBBER (x WPTR FIVE-DIME) burns some dirt at California's Fairplex Park, taking first in the first race of the day.

Congratulations to Jon Wales, Warren Shelley, and Matt Garcia on the victory.

AYERS AND AIM HI FINISH FIRST AND SECOND AT DELAWARE

September 5, 2012
Older horse AYERS (x BW Ali Catt), who was part of an exacta with AIM SOUTH one week ago, does it again with AIM HI (x Halianna) claiming second place at Delaware Park (Race 9).

Congratulations to Bill Waldron, Scott Powell, and Gregorio Rivera on the continued success with AYERS.


Click here to watch full video of the AYERS and AIM HI exacta!

LITLE BIT WINS BY 15 3/4 LENGTHS AT DELAWARE PARK

September 1, 2012
Four-year-old filly LITLE BIT (x Halianna) took the lead early and "drew off steadily after a half" to win Race 9 at Delaware Park by a whopping 15 3/4 lengths.

Congratulations to Bill Waldron and Yomar Ortiz on the win.

Click here to watch full video of LITLE BIT's victory!

AYERS AND AIM SOUTH HIT THE EXACTA AT DELAWARE PARK

August 29, 2012
Veteran BURNING SAND runners AYERS (x BW Ali Catt) and AIM SOUTH (x SS Doctor Sam) take first and second at Delaware Park (Race 8).

Congratulations again to Bill Waldron, Scott Powell, and Gregorio Rivera on another win.


Click here to watch full video of the AYERS and AIM SOUTH exacta!

MS DIXIE WINS GRADE 2 CRE RUN OAKS STAKES AT DELAWARE PARK

August 25, 2012
MS DIXIE (x Dixie Darlene) "sent up after the leader from the outside" to win the GRADE 2 CRE RUN OAKS ARABIAN DISTAFF STAKES at Delware Park (Race 9).

Congratulations to Bill Waldron, Quarter Moon Ranch, and Gregorio Rivera on winning one of the most premiere graded stakes races in the United States.


Click here to watch full video of MS DIXIE's stakes victory!

UP N RUNNING WINS MAIDEN AT FERNDALE

August 25, 2012
UP N RUNNING (x Tomokas Zipper), a four-year-old gelding, breaks his maiden at Ferndale (Race 3).

Congratulations to Phyllis Bottino and Megan Fadlovich.

GRATE FIRE WINS AGAIN AT DELAWARE PARK

August 13, 2012
GRATE FIRE (x PS Billies Sage) wins her second in a row at Delaware Park by a comfortable 3 lengths (Race 9).

Congratulations to owner Jose S. Rodriguez and jockey Robert Paz on the win.

Click here to watch full video of GRATE FIRE's victory!

AIM SOUTH WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

August 8, 2012
BURNING SAND legend AIM SOUTH (x SS Doctor Sam) wins at Delaware Park (Race 10), giving him 19 wins and $400,000 in earnings over an impressive 8-year career.

Click here to watch full video of AIM SOUTH's victory!

TM SUSPICIOUS MINDS WINS SECOND IN A ROW IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS

August 5, 2012
TM SUSPICIOUS MINDS (x Kinzi Kong) follows up her maiden victory on July 27 with another win at Arapahoe Park (Race 1). SAND ON FIRE, another 3-year-old fill, finishes in second to give BURNING SAND an exacta finish.

Congratulations to owners Brent and Brenda Beeman and jockey Travis Wales on another victory with TM SUSPICIOUS MINDS.

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '1')

GRATE FIRE BREAKS HIS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

August 1, 2012
GRATE FIRE (x PS Billies Sage) wins his first career race at Delaware Park (Race 9) just four days after DOC HOLIDDAY accomplished the same feat.

Congratulations to all involved in producing another BURNING SAND winner.

Click here to watch full video of GRATE FIRE's maiden win!

QJUICK SAND PW WINS AT SANTA ROSA IN CALIFORNIA

July 29, 2012
Multiple graded stakes winner QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance) edges out LA JES A FLASH to win an allowance contest at Santa Rosa (Race 2). QJUICK SAND PW has had an impressive career in his five years of racing, finishing first or second in over half of his lifetime starts.

Congratulations to owner Warren Shelley, trainer Helen Shelley, and jockey Jesus Velazquez on QJUICK SAND's continued success.

DOC HOLIDDAY BREAKS HIS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

July 28, 2012
Four-year-old DOC HOLIDDAY (x Sammi Du Loup) shakes clear to win his maiden at Delaware Park (Race 9).

Congratulations to Scott Powell and Quarter Moon Ranch on DOC's break out performance.

Click here to watch full video of DOC HOLIDDAY's win!

TM SUSPICIOUS MINDS WINS HER FIRST TIME OUT

July 27, 2012
Newcomer TM SUSPICIOUS MINDS (x Kinzi Kong) wins her first career race at Arapahoe Park (Race 2), besting a field of 12 other fillies and mares.

Congratulations to owners Brent and Brenda Beeman and jockey Travis Wales on a great start with TM SUSPICIOUS MINDS.

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '2')

SO BIG IS BETTER AND SANDDPIPER FINISH 1 AND 2 IN GRADE 2 STAKES RACE

July 21, 2012
SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) and SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn) finish first and second at the VALOUR FARMS ARABIAN STAKES contest at Delaware Park (Race 12).

Both BURNING SAND runners have impressive records. SO BIG IS BETTER is in his sixth year of racing and has won multiple graded stakes; five-year-old mare SANDDPIPER has won five stakes in 14 starts, including three graded stakes, and shows no signs of letting up.

Congratulations to all involved in these impressive performances.

Click here to watch full video of BURNING SAND's exacta finish!

SAMMY V WINS BY 13 LENGTHS AT ARAPAHOE PARK

July 21, 2012
Four-year-old colt and stakes winner SAMMY V (x Heaven Kan Wait) leaves no doubt in Race 4, cruising to victory by 13 lengths.

Congratulations to prominent BURNING SAND breeder and owner Sam Vasquez on another victory.

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '4')

AIM HI WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

July 14, 2012
Delaware Park staple AIM HI hits his target in Race 11, edging away in the drive to win by 2 lengths.

Congratulations to owner and trainer Bill Waldron on another victory.

Click here to watch full video of AIM HI's win!

BY GOLLY ITS HOT WINS AT SACRAMENTO

July 14, 2012
Four-year-old colt BY GOLLY ITS HOT (x Golly Gal) wins his second race in a row with a victory at Sacramento (1). BY GOLLY rallied at the rail, dueled, and "dug in determinedly" to prevail by 2 1/2 lengths.

Congratulations to owner Susan Willis, breeder Sam Vasquez, jockey Juan Sanchez, and all involved in the victory.

CHIQUITA ROSE BREAKS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

July 11, 2012
CHIQUITA ROSE (x FC Cindarella) "ran down the leader" to break her maiden at Delaware Park (10).

Congratulations to Scott Powell, Quarter Moon Ranch, and all invoived.

Click here to watch full video of CHIQUITA ROSE's win!

TRIFECTA FINISH AT PLEASANTON (SAND DE WIND, GOLLY BRET, QJUICK SAND PW)

July 7, 2012
SAND DE WIND (x TF Desert Jewel), coming off a major stakes win just two weeks ago, follows up with another victory at the Pleasanton racetrack in California (Race 1). But perhaps more impressive, GOLLY BRET and QJUICK SAND PW finished second and third, giving BURNING SAND a trifecta finish!

Congratulations to the teams who made this rare feat a reality.

WYCKED WINS FIRST STAKES RACE, REMAINS UNDEFEATED

July 4, 2012
Three-year-old filly WYCKED (x Frynch) "ran down the leader" to win the GRADE 3 DR. SAM HARRISON JUVENILE ARABIAN STAKES race at Delaware Park (Race 10). WYCKED won her first career start just a month earlier and remains undefeated with this stakes win.

Congratulations to Dianne Waldron and all involved in this milestone.

Click here to watch full video of WYCKED's win!

BY GOLLY ITS HOT AND BURNING SPEED MKP HIT THE EXACTA

July 4, 2012
The Fourth of July has always been a big day for Arabian racing in the United States. This year, BY GOLLY ITS HOT (x Golly Gal) storms to victory at the Pleasanton racetrack in California with BURNING SPEED MKP (x Scarlet O Sara), finishing second.

SUGAR SAND WINS HER FIRST CAREER RACE AT DELAWARE PARK

June 25, 2012
SUGAR SAND (x Tri Tiki Joy), a new 3-year-old filly on the scene, comes from behind to wins her first career start at Delaware Park (9)!

Congratulations owners Joe and Betty Gillis, trainer Cindy England, and jockey Gregorio Rivera on a great start to what promises to be a stellar racing career.

Click here to watch full video of SUGAR SAND's win!

SAND DE WIND WINS THE SHEIKH ZAYAED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN ARABIAN CUP STAKES; QJUICK SAND PW COMES IN SECOND

June 23, 2012
In a breakthrough performance, SAND DE WIND (x TF Desert Jewel) "rallied, dueled, and dug in gamely" to win the SHEIKH ZAYAED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN STAKES RACE at the Pleasonton race track in California (Race 3). Multiple stakes winner QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance) followed in second place, besting the rest of the field.

Congratulations to all involved in SAND DE WINDS stakes' win.

Click here to watch full video of SAND DE WIND's victory!
(click on the date of the race, the race track 'Pleasonton', and then the race number '3')

SO BIG IS BETTER WINS BIG AT DELAWARE PARK

June 17, 2012
SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) comes off his stakes victory at Arapahoe to win at Delaware Park (Race 8). SO BIG IS BETTER "shook clear and drew off smartly" to win by 7 3/4 lengths. Congratulations to Quarter Moon Ranch, Scott Powell, and Victor Rodriguez on the win.

Click here to watch full video of SO BIG IS BETTER's win!

TM MADDAMEE HOLDS OFF TO WIN AT ARAPAHOE PARK

June 9, 2012
Four-year-old filly TM MADDAMEE (x Scarlet O Sara) holds off a late charge to win at Arapahoe Park (Race 4).

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '4')

NEW COLT SAND BLASTT BREAKS HIS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE

June 7, 2012
Three-year-old colt SAND BLASTT (x Tornade Du Loup) "went after the leader from the outside with a furlong remaining and won going away" by 4 1/2 lengths at Delaware Park (Race 8). This maiden victory is the beginning in what promises to be a successful career for another BURNING SAND racehorse. Congratulations to Rosebrook Farms, Randy Nunley, and Oliver Castillo on a well-deserved victory.

Click here to watch full video of SAND BLASTT's win!

SO BIG IS BETTER WINS COBRA SPRINT STAKES

June 3, 2012
SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) wins the COBRA SPRINT STAKES at Arapahoe Park (Race 6) by 5 1/4 lengths. SO BIG IS BETTER is a multiple stakes winner in his eighth year of racing! Congratulations to all involved in SO BIG's continued success.

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '6')

AYERS WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

June 2, 2012
AYERS (x BW Ali Catt) "split rivals into the stretch . . . and lasted late" to win another contest at Delaware Park (Race 9).

Click here to watch full video of AYERS' win!

SAND DE WIND AND SE BUNKER BUSTER HIT THE EXACT AT ARAPAHOE PARK

May 28, 2012
Multiple stakes winner SAND DE WIND (x TF DESERT JEWEL) drives clear to win at Arapahoe Park in Race 4. His half-brother SE BUNKER BUSTER (x SOARING ALEE) finishes second, giving BURNING SAND the exacta.

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '4')

MS DIXIE WINS COBRA DISTAFF SPRINT STAKES AT ARAPAHOE

May 26, 2012
MS DIXIE (x Dixie Darlene), a 4-year-old filly, claims victory at the COBRA DISTAFF SPRINT STAKES at Arapahoe Park by a safe 6 1/4 lengths. This comes just two races after MS DIXIE won the Grade 3 TEXAS YELLOW ROSE Stakes back in February.

Congratulations to trainer Scott Powell, jockey Michael Iammarino, and everyone involved in this impressive win!

Click here for video of this race (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '6')

LITLE BIT WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

May 24, 2012
Four-year-old filly LITLE BIT (x Halianna) wins Race 8 at Delaware Park by a comfortable 6 3/4 lengths.

Click here to watch full video of LITLE BIT's win!

BURNING FANCY WINS THE PRIX DAMAS GROUP 3 RACE IN DAX, FRANCE

May 20, 2012
BURNING FANCY (x SAYQUINS AND LACE), who started her US career 2/9(7-2-0)4-2, wins another overseas race, this time the PRIX DAMAS GROUP 3 race in Dax, France. Click here for full race information and pictures.

Congratulations to owner Athbah Stud, Ltd, trainer Mr. Jean-Francois Bernard, jockey Mr. Jean-Bernard Eyquem, and all involved in the victory.

TM FRED TEXAS wins the Grade 1 PRESIDENT OF THE UAE CUP at Pimlico

May 19, 2012
TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) wins the Grade 1 2012 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup at the historic Pimlico race track in Baltimore, Maryland!

TM FRED TEXAS's victory comes one race after his victory at the 2012 Kahayla Classic in Dubai and improves his career record to 3/16(12-2-0)8-2 with over a quarter of a million (USD) in earnings.

A very big congratulations to owner Sh. Hamad Bin Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, trainer Mohammed Hamad Al Attiya, jockey Abel Castellano, Jr., and last but not least, breeder Todd Moak of Todd Moak Proven Bloodstock.


Click here to watch full video of TM FRED TEXAS' historic win!

SANDDPIPER AND MS DIXIE FINISH FIRST AND SECOND AT DELAWARE STAKES RACE

May 19, 2012
Multiple stakes winner SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn) wins another one at the Delaware Park Season Opener Distaff Stakes (Race 8). MS DIXIE (x Dixie Darlene) follows in second place.

This victory gives SANDDPIPER 9 wins in 13 starts and maintains her reputation as one of the best older mares racing in the United States today.

Click here to watch full video of the SANDDPIPER-MS DIXIE exacta finish!

LA HOOR WINS QREC CLUB BREEDERS TROPHY IN DOHA

May 16, 2012
LA HOOR (x Pettra), a BURNING SAND 3-yr-old colt, wins the AREC BREEDERS TROPHY at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha, Qatar; less than one month after breaking his maiden. LA HOOR won the 1200 m race with a time of 1:17:12 and improved his career record to two wins and one second place finish.

The Horse Reporter writes: "M. Suerland (jockey) gave the colt his head and he never let another in front. . . . he stretched out confortably finishing six lengths ahead of Al Nasriyah." Click here for the entire Horse Reporter Article.

Congratulations to owner Mr. Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi, trainer H. Al Matwi, and jockey M. Suerland on this important career victory.

See LA HOOR's win for yourself!

ARKAN AL SHAHANIA WINS RACE AT AL MUSHEIREB CUP DAY IN DOHA

May 10, 2012
ARKAN AL SHAHANIA (x Abajdara D'Aroco), a BURNING SAND 5-yr-old horse, wins Race 4 (1200 m on the turf) on AL MUSHEIREB CUP DAY at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha. This is ARKAN AL SHAHANIA's third win this year!

Congratulations to owner Mr. Hassan Ali Hassan Al Matwi and all involved in achieving another victory.

See ARKAN AL SHAHANIA's win for yourself!

LA HOOR WINS MAIDEN RACE IN DOHA, QATAR

April 19, 2012
LA HOOR (x Pettra), a 3-yr-old colt owned by Mr. Hassan Ali Hassan, breaks his maiden by 11 lengths at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha (Race 1).

Congratulations to Mr. Hassan, trainer H. Al Matwi, and jockey M. Suerland on this impressive victory.


Video coming soon!

SHAKLAN BREAKS HIS MAIDEN AT QATAR RACING & EQUESTRIAN CLUB

April 14, 2012
SHAKLAN (x Tohfa), a 4-yr-old BURNING SAND colt from Great Britain, breaks his maiden with a stellar win at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha, Qatar (Race 1).

Congratulations to Al Shahania Stud, Julian Smart, Darren Williams, and all involved in this landmark victory.

Click here for video of the win! (note that the caption at the top of the video is incorrect)

TM BURNING BRIDGES WINS IN HOUSTON

April 7, 2012
Five-year-old colt TM BURNING BRIDGES (x Scarlet O'Sara) wins by a comfortable 3 lengths at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas (Race 1).

Congratulations to owner and trainer Ken Danyluk and winning rider Santos Carrizales on the victory.

TM FRED TEXAS WINS THE KAHAYLA CLASSIC (GROUP 1)

March 31, 2012
TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) 2011 HORSE OF THE YEAR in the United States wins the 2012 KAHAYLA CLASSIC in Dubai, UAE, on Dubai World Cup. The KAHAYLA CLASSIC is the world's preeminent Arabian horse racing event featuring the very best in Arabian horse racing. TM FRED TEXAS's victory follows his win at the LOSAIL CUP STAKES less than one month ago and further solidifies BURNING SAND's reputation as a world class sire.

Congratulations to breeder Todd Moak, owmer Sheikh Hamad Bin Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, and all involved on this historic race.


TM FRED TEXAS SURGES TO WIN THE LOSAIL CUP PURE ARABIAN STAKES, GETS INVITED TO KAHAYLA CLASSIC

March 14, 2012
TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) wins his first overseas race by surging to victory in the LOSAIL CUP PURE ARABIAN STAKES at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (Race 6).

The victory has earned TM FRED TEXAS an invitation to the renowned KAHAYLA CLASSIC (Group 1) at the 2012 Dubai World Cup event on March 24, 2012. This also marks the first time an Arabian racing horse from Todd Moak Proven Bloodstock has been invited to the KAHAYLA CLASSIC.

Congratulations to owmer Sheikh Hamad Bin Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani and all involved on a great race and the invitation to the world class KAHAYLA CLASSIC.

See TM FRED TEXAS's win for yourself!

DARLEY WINNERS ANNOUNCED, BURNING SAND RUNNERS WIN IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES

March 4, 2012
BURNING SAND had another great year at the annual Darley Awards event, sponsored this year by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival and the Arabian Racing Cup.

Here are the results:

TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) - Horse of the Year

TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) - 4-Year-Old Colt/Gelding of the Year

SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn) - 4-Year-Old Filly of the Year

TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait) - Older Mare of the Year

Todd Moak of Burning Sand International and Todd Moak Proven Blood Stock - Breeder of the Year

Check out complete results at the Arabian Racing Cup website.

TM JUNIOR JOHNSON WINS THE GRADE 3 HH SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN CUP

March 3, 2012
Two weeks after winning the GRADE 2 TEXAS YELLOW ROSE STAKES RACE, TM JUNIOR JOHNSON (x QUEEN KONG) continues his nearly flawless racing record by winning the Grade 3 HH SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN CUP at Sam Houston Race Park (7). TM JUNIOR JOHNSON set the pace early and held sway to capture his fourth career stakes race and improve his record to 2-6(5-1-0)3-1. Read more about the race here.

Congratulations to trainer Jernesto Torrez, jockey Jose Manuel Figueroa, and all others involved in making this win happen.


Click here to watch full video of TM JUNIOR JOHNSON's win!

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SANDDPIPER AND TM SUPER BIRD FINISH FIRST AND SECOND AT THE HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK LADIES IFAHR CUP

March 3, 2012
SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn) beats expectations to win the HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK LADIES IFAHR CUP at Sam Houston Race Park (8). TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait) finished a strong second to improve her career record to 3/17(11-5-0)6-2.

SANDDPIPER's win comes one year after her victory at the GRADE 2 TEXAS YELLOW ROSE STAKES and gives her a great start to the 2012 racing season.

Congratulations to trainer and owner Bill Waldron and all others involved in this great race.


Click here to watch full video of SANDDPIPER's win!

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HARRAN WINS THE GRADE 1 QATAR INTERNATIONAL TROPHY IN DOHA, QATAR

February 29, 2012
HARRAN (x Aziza D'Aroco) has won the GROUP 1 QATAR INTERNATIONAL TROPHY STAKES at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club! HARRAN's victory in this 1600 m race has increased BURNING SAND's already reputable international standing and demonstrates the level at which BURNING SAND's progeny can perform overseas.

Click here to read the full article on this historic race at horsereporter.com.

HARRAN has previously won three Group 3 stakes races in Doha, including the Rowdat Al Fares Cup in January 2012, the Pure Arabian Guineas race in November 2011, and the Pure Arabian Graduation Plate in May 2011.

Congratulations to Al Shahania Studand all involved on this career victory!

Click here to watch full video of HARRAN's win!

MEKHBATT WINS IN DOHA

February 29, 2012
MEKHBATT (x Gardenia Gora), coming off of his maiden win in January 26, 2012, claims victory at a Handicap Race in Doha, Qatar.

Congratulations to owner Sh. Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani and all involved for another win.

Click here to watch full video of MEKHBATT's win!

AF SANADEK WINS AGAIN IN ABU DHABI, UAE

February 26, 2012
AF SANADEK (x Fauvette Al Maury (FR) by Djouras Tu (FR)) wins the Emirates Colts Classic in Abu Dhabi! This is AF SANADEK's second win this year in the United Arab Emirates, the first being AF SANADEK's maiden victory at Abu Dhabi on January 8, 2012.

Congratulations to owner and breeder Khalid Khalifa Al Nabooda and all involved with this promising BURNING SAND runner.

TM JUNIOR JOHNSON WINS THE GRADE 2 TEXAS SIX SHOOTER STAKES RACE

February 18, 2012
Four-year-old colt TM JUNIOR JOHNSON (x Queen Kong) held off ITS FAR FROM OVER and favorite BORN TO BOOGIE MC to win the Grade 2 Texas Six Shooter Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park (4).

TM JUNIOR JOHNSON is now a multiple stakes winner who has won four out of his five career starts, including the ALEC COURTELIS ARABIAN JUVENILE STAKES last year at Delaware Park.

Congratulations to all involved for an impressive victory.


Click here to watch full video of TM JUNIOR JOHNSON's win!

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MS DIXIE WINS THE GRADE 2 TEXAS YELLOW ROSE STAKES RACE

February 18, 2012
Four-year-old filly MS DIXIE (x Dixie Darlene) sprinted out to set the pace and prevailed under strong handling to win the Grade 2 Texas Yellow Rose Stakes Race at Sam Houston Race Park (3).

Congratulations to owner Quarter Moon Ranch, trainer Scott Powell, and jockey Erik McNeil on a career race for MS DIXIE.


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BURNING STARR WINS AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

January 29, 2012
BURNING STARR (x Tikis Star) wins her first race of 2012 by a comfortable 5 lengths at Sam Houston Race Park (2).

MEKHBATT WINS MAIDEN PLATE RACE IN DOHA, QATAR

January 26, 2012
MEKHBATT (x Gardenia Gora), a 4-year-old colt owned by Sh. Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin Khalif Al Thani, wins the second Maiden Plate race at Wadi Al Sail Cup Day in Doha, Qatar.

Click here to watch full video of MEKHBATT's win!

HARRAN WINS THE ROWDAT AL FARES CUP IN DOHA, QATAR

January 25, 2012
HARRAN (x Aziza D'Aroco) from Al Shahania Stud wins the Rowdat Al Fares Cup in Doha, Qatar. HARRAN previously won the Grade 3 Pure Arabian Guineas race in Doha on November 17, 2011.

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BY GOLLY ITS HOT HEATS UP IN 2012 WITH HIS MAIDEN WIN

January 23, 2012
BY GOLLY ITS HOT (x Golly Gal) wins his maiden race at Sam Houston Race Park (1). Congratulations to Sam Vasquez on being the proud owner of another BURNING SAND winner.

MASEH AND HARRAN FINISH 1ST AND 2ND AT QATAR INTERNATIONAL DERBY

December 29, 2011
MASEH (x Magouia), a 5-yr-old horse from Al Shahania Stud in Qatar, claims victory at the GRADE 2 QATAR INTERNATIONAL DERBY at the renowned Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club in Doha. HARRAN (x Aziza D'Aroco), another horse from Al Shahania Stud, finished in second place.

A great finish to another record breaking year for BURNING SAND!


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HARRAN WINS INTERNATIONAL GRADE 3 STAKES RACE IN QATAR

November 17, 2011
HARRAN (x Aziza D'Aroco), a 4-yr-old colt from Al Shahania's first Burning Sand foal crop, wins the Grade 3 Pure Arabian Guineas race in Doha, Qatar. HARRAN finished the 1600 m (1 mile) race in 1:46.56.

Click here to watch full video of HARRAN's win!

BURNING FANCY WINS THE FRENCH ARABIAN BREEDERS' CHALLENGE SPRINT IN FRANCE

October 25, 2011
United States all-star BURNING FANCY (x Sayquins and Lace) wins the French Arabian Breeders' Challenge Sprint in Toulouse, France. Multiple stakes winner BURNING FANCY was 2/9(7-2-0)4-2 in the U.S. before he started competing overseas. His success in France and Turkey (see update for September 4, 2011) shows BURNING SAND runners are international competitors.

SO BIG IS BETTER WINS THE ARC K CUCH JEDAH STAKES AT FRESNO

October 15, 2011
Multiple graded stakes winner and Darley award nominee SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) wins at Fresno (2). The win gives SO BIG IS BETTER a lifetime record of 5/37(15-8-3)6-8.

MS DIXIE WINS BY 10 LENGTHS AT DELAWARE PARK

October 11, 2011
3-yr-old filly MS DIXIE (x Dixie Darlene) wins her second race at Delaware Park (9) by 10 lengths, adding to an overall impressive record for the new generation of BURNING SAND foals.

Click here to watch full video of MS DIXIE's win!

BURNING SPEED MKP WINS AT FRESNO

October 9, 2011
Older horse BURNING SPEED MKP (x Scarlet O Sara) wins at the Fresno Track in California (2).

AIM HI WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

October 3, 2011
AIM HI (x Halianna) wins another race at Delaware Park (10).

Click here to watch full video of AIM HI's win!

BUTCH CASSIDY LZP WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

October 1, 2011
3-yr-old colt BUTCH CASSIDY LZP (x Bozell) improves his early career record to 2 for 3 with another win at Delaware Park (10).

Click here to watch full video of BUTCH CASSIDY's win!

TM SUPER BIRD IMPROVES CAREER RECORD TO 2/12(10-1-0)6-0

October 1, 2011
Darley award winner and multiple stakes winner TM SUPER BIRD (x Heavan Kan Wait) adds another win to a sterling career with an exciting victory at Retama Park (1).

This win gives TM SUPER BIRD a career record of 2/12(10-1-0)6-0.

T M BURNING BRIDGES BREAKS HIS MAIDEN AT RETAMA PARK

September 24, 2011
Four-year-old colt T M BURNING BRIDGES (x Scarlet O Sara) "dug in through the stretch drive and proved best in the end" to break his maiden at Retama Park (2)!

SO BIG IS BETTER WINS FLYING TIGERS STAKES AT FAIRPLEX PARK

September 23, 2011
SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image), an older horse with multiple stakes wins and nearly $127,000 in lifetime earnings, proves he still has what it takes by winning the FLYING TIGER STAKES at Fairplex Park (1).

MS DIXIE WINS HER MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK, WINNING BY 14 1/4 LENGTHS

September 21, 2011
MX DIXIE (x Dixie Darlene), a new three-year-old filly on the racing scene, took Delaware Park (10) by storm in her second career race, breaking her maiden by 14 1/4 lengths!

MS DIXIE "drew off on the turn then was under steady handlng to widen her lead through the stretch."

AYERS WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

September 17, 2011
Stakes winner and Darley nominee AYERS (x BW Ali Catt) holds of ORDAINED to win at Delaware Park (10).

SANDALS BREAKS HER MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

September 12, 2011
Three-year-old filly SANDALS (x Novelynn) breakes her maiden at Delaware Park (10)!

LENAS HOT PHILLY WINS THE TIKI DIABLO STAKES AT RETAMA PARK

September 10, 2011
Four-year-old LENAS HOT PHILLY (x Miss Philly) wins the TIKI DIABLO STAKES at Retama Park (1) by 4 3/4 lengths. This is LENAS HOT PHILLY's first stakes victory.

Congratulations to Sam Vasquez, owner of several BURNING SAND foals, on this impressive stakes win.

LITLE BIT AND R B SAND STORM FINISH FIRST AND SECOND AT DELAWARE MAIDEN

September 5, 2011
Three-year-old filly LITLE BIT (x Halianna) wins her maiden at Delaware Park (10), with R B SAND STORM (x Tornade Du Loup), another three-year-old filly, finishing second to give BURNING SAND the exacta!

Click here to watch full video of this exacta finish!

BURNING FANCY WINS THE INTERNATIONAL MALAZGIRT TROPHY IN TURKEY

September 4, 2011
BURNING FANCY (x Sayquins and Lace), whose success in the United States brought him overseas to Athbah Stud Ltd, wins the International Malazgirt Trophy (Group 1) in Istanbul, Turkey. This was a 1600 m (1 mile) race on grass. BURNING FANCY was 2/9(7-2-0)4-2 in the U.S. before he started competing overseas.

TRI SILKIE SANDS WINS GRADE 2 CRE RUN OAKS ARABIAN DISTAFF STAKES AT DELAWARE PARK BY 11 LENGTHS

September 3, 2011
Four-year-old filly TRI SILKIE SANDS (x Triumphs Silkie) stalked the leader and took control at the far turn to win the Grade 2 CRE Run Oaks Arabian Distaff Stakes by 11 lengths.

Congratulations to TRI SILKIE SANDS' owners and BURNING SAND partners and co-owners Joe & Betty Gillis. This win puts TRI SILKIE SANDS in first place by earnings for 4-year-old fillies.

Click here to watch full video of TRI SILKIE SANDS stakes win!

TM FRED TEXAS WINS ALTITUDE SPORTS STAKES AT ARAPAHOE PARK

August 21, 2011
TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) continues a hot win streak (4 wins in a row this summer) with another stakes victory, this time claiming the Altitude Sports Race of the Day Stakes at Arapahoe Park (5). This makes FRED TEXAS 9 for 11 in his career and puts him well ahead of all Arabian horses in earnings in 2011.

Click here for video of this race! (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '5')

TM SUPER BIRD WINS SOARING EAGLE STAKES AT ARAPAHOE PARK

August 20, 2011
"As rider pleased," TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait) won the Soaring Eagle Ranch Distaff Stakes Race by 18 1/2 lengths at Arapahoe Park (7). Her only loss this year was a second place finish to brother TM FRED TEXAS earlier this month. Otherwise, TM SUPER BIRD is winning and winning by a lot in 2011.

Click here for video of this race! (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '7')

BUTCH CASSIDY LZP WINS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

August 20, 2011
3-yr-old colt BUTCH CASSIDY LZP (x Bozell) runs down the leader in the streatch to win his maiden by 1 1/2 lengths at Delaware Park (10).

TM MADDAMEE BREAKS MAIDEN AT ARAPAHOE PARK

August 19, 2011
TM MADDAMEE (x Scarlet O Sara), a new 3-year-old filly on the BURNING SAND scene, ran a "perfect trip" and "kicked clear" to win her maiden at Arapahoe Park (1) by a convincing 4 1/4 lengths.

TRI SILKIE SANDS WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

August 15, 2011
4-year-old filly TRI SILKIE SANDS (x Triumphs Silkie), "shook clear in the final furlong" to win at Delaware Park (9) by a solid 2 1/2 lengths.

BURNING COMET BREAKS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

August 8, 2011
3-yr-old colt BURNING COMET (x Angel Proof), rallies along the stretch to win his maiden at Delaware Park (10) by a solid 5 lengths.

TM FRED TEXAS AND TM SUPER BIRD TAKE THE EXACTA AT ARAPAHOE PARK

August 6, 2011
TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong), multiple graded stakes winner and front runner for 2011 Horse of the Year, kicks clear to win at Arapahoe Park. This makes FRED TEXAS 8 for 10 lifetime. Following his lead is multiple stakes winner and 2010 4-Year-Old Filly of the Year TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait), who is also 8 for 10 lifetime.

This gives BURNING SAND two exacta finishes in just over a week!

Click here for video of this race! (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '5')

ONE HOT CHICK BREAKS MAIDEN AT SANTA ROSA IN CALIFORNIA

July 28, 2011
3-yr-old filly ONE HOT CHICK (x FC Bint Chezi) runs hard down the stretch to claim her maiden victory at Santa Rosa (1).

QJUICK SAND PW AND SO BIG IS BETTER FINISH FIRST AND SECOND AT SANTA ROSA

July 27, 2011
Multiple Darley award winner QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance), drives down the stretch to win at Santa Rosa (1). Older horse SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) finishes second, giving BURNING SAND another 1-2 finish.

SANDI ALICE BREAKS HER MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

July 25, 2011
3-yr-old filly SAND ALICE (x Wiking Princess Orzel) runs down the leaders under steady pressure to break her maiden at Delaware Park (10). Congratulations to owners Joe and Betty Gillis on another win.

CHOPPING SAND WINS ANOTHER ONE AT DELAWARE PARK

July 19, 2011
CHOPPING SAND (x Wiking Star), the 3-yr-old colt who broke his maiden back in June, takes another one at Delaware Park (10).

AIM HI AIMS FOR THE FINISH LINE AT DELAWARE PARK

July 11, 2011
AIM HI (x Halianna) shook clear in the drive then held sway under pressure to take another victory at Delaware Park (11).

QJUICK SAND PW WINS AT PLEASANTON

July 10, 2011
Two-time Darley winner QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance) holds on down the stretch to win at Pleasanton Race Track (1). This is a break-through victory for QJUICK SAND PW, who finished second behind older brother SO BIG IS BETTER in his previous two starts.

TM JUNIOR JOHNSON TAKES THE ALEC COURTELIS ARABIAN JUVENILE STAKES AT DELAWARE PARK

July 4, 2011
Undefeated TM JUNIOR JOHNSON (x Queen Kong) follows his brother TM FRED TEXAS' stakes victory with a stakes victory of his own, cruising to a first place finish at the Alec Courtelis Arabian Juvenile Stakes for 3-yr-olds at Delaware Park (10).

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TM FRED TEXAS WINS THE GRADE 2 SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTA AL NAHYAN STAKES AT DELAWARE PARK

July 2, 2011
Two weeks after his historic win at Churchill Downs, TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) wins the Grade 2 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup Open Stakes for 4-yr-olds and up at Delaware Park (10).

TM FRED TEXAS is now 7 for 9 in two years of racing with 4 stakes wins.

Read the Khaleej Times article about TM FRED TEXAS' second graded stakes victory in 2011.

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SO BIG IS BETTER AND QJUICK SAND PW REPEAT EXACTA PERFORMANCE

June 25, 2011
Exactly one week after finishing first and second at Stockton, SO BIG IS BETTER and QJUICK SAND PW pulled it off again at Pleasanton (2). The 7-yr-old SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) proved he still has what it takes with a strong first place finish, and QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance), two-time Darley Award Winner, took second by 3 lengths.

BURNIN RUBBER RUNS DOWN HIS MAIDEN VICTORY AT DELAWARE PARK

June 25, 2011
3-yr-old colt BURNIN RUBBER (x WPTR Five-Dime) "came out for the drive and closed to run down the leaders" to claim his first career victor at Delaware Park (10).

TM LET IT BE WINS THE COBRA SPRINT STAKES AT ARAPAHOE PARK

June 19, 2011
TM LET IT BE (x Spilled Perfume), coming off a record-breaking win at Araphoe Park earlier this month, wins the COBRA SPRINT STAKES at Arapahoe Park (5). TM LET IT BE is 4 for 6 in 2011.

Click here for video of this race! (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '5')

TM FRED TEXAS WINS THE GRADE 1 UAE PRESIDENT'S CUP STAKES BY 9 1/4 LENGTHS AT THE HISTORIC CHURCHILL DOWNS

June 18, 2011
TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) got off to a shaky start at the first ever and much anticipated Arabian horse race at Churchill Downs. Out of the gate FRED collided with the 2 horse. The incident put him at the back of the pack for the first quarter of the race. The crowd turned its attention to favorite GRILLA and DIXIES VALENTINE, who battled for first place into the second quarter.

FRED methodically pushed ahead to third place before the second quarter pole. His sights were now set on GRILLA and DIXIES VALENTINE who still battled for first.

Just before the third quarter pole, FRED made his move. At the jockey's urging, FRED quickly closed the gap with DIXIES VALENTINE and GRILLA. As the three horses took the final turn, FRED passed GRILLA who was now faltering. GRILLA fell behind to a distant third.

It was now a battle between FRED and DIXIES VALENTINE. As they entered the home stretch, the two horses were neck and neck and running wide open. "TM FRED TEXAS now in unchartered waters with regards to his stamina!" proclaimed the announcer.

FRED apparently heard the announcer. As if to prove himself to the announcer if not the thousands of fans who had put their money on GRILLA and DIXIES VALENTINE, FRED began pulling away. With a final furlong to go, FRED accelerated against all expectations and crossed the finish line full steam ahead. . . . DIXIES VALENTINE crossed the finish line 9 1/4 lengths later.

Read the Courier-Journal article about TM FRED TEXAS' historic victory at Churchill Downs.

This historic victory makes TM FRED TEXAS 6 for 8 in two years of racing. FRED now has three stakes wins, the last being his 7-length victory at the Grade 2 Texas Six Shooter Stakes Race on March 4, 2011.

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TM SUPER BIRD WINS THE COBRA DISTAFF SPRINT STAKES BY 9 1/2 LENGTHS

June 18, 2011
Just over an hour after TM FRED TEXAS's historic win at Churchill Downs, TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait) broke out to win the Cobra Distaff Sprint Stakes at Arapahoe Park (5) by 9 1/2 lengths.

This victory gives SUPER BIRD a lifetime record of 8 wins out of 9 starts and 5 stakes wins, all in only two years of racing.


Click here for video of this race! (find the right month on the calendar, click on the date of the race, then click on the race number '5')

SO BIG IS BETTER AND QJUICK SAND PW HIT THE EXACTA AT STOCKTON

June 18, 2011
Not to be left out of the lime light, 7-yr-old SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) and QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance) finished first and second at Stockton (1) to give BURNING SAND another exacta finish.

This is an impressive turn around win for the 7-yr-old SO BIG IS BETTER, who has been nominated for a Darley award every year since 2008. QJUICK SAND PW, of course, was the 4-Year-Old Colt of the Year and Sprinter of the Year in 2009.

CHOPPING SAND BREAKS MAIDEN AT DELAWARE PARK

June 6, 2011
3-yr-old CHOPPING SAND (x Wiking Star) breaks his maiden at Delaware Park (10). Congratulations to owners Joe and Betty Gillis on the win and another promising BURNING SAND.

TM LET IT BE SETS NEW TRACK RECORD AT ARAPAHOE PARK

June 4, 2011
4-yr-old colt TM LET IT BE (x Spilled Perfume) breaks the track record at Arapahoe Park (3), blazing through 6 furlongs in 1:16.97!

This record-setting win makes TM LET IT BE 3 for 5 in 2011.


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SANDDPIPER STAYS UNDEFEATED IN 2011

May 30, 2011
SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn), 2010 3-Year-Old Filly of the Year and multiple stakes winner, stays undefeated in 2011 with a 5-length win at Delaware Park (10). Now 2/8(6-0-0)3-0.


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TM SUPER BIRD STARTS OUT 2011 WITH A BANG

May 29, 2011
TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait), nominee for 2010 Horse of the Year and 4-Year-Old Filly of the Year and multiple stakes winner, wins her first race in 2011 by 13 lengths (Arapahoe Park, 3). That gives TM SUPER BIRD a record of 2/8(7-0-0)4-0.

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TM JUNIOR JOHNSON WINS AGAIN AT DELAWARE PARK

May 28, 2011
TM JUNIOR JOHNSON (x Queen Kong), the 3-yr-old colt who one his first career race just 11 days ago, wins again at Delaware Park (10), remaining undefeated and showing signs of greatness early on.


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SAMMY V WINS HIS FIRST CAREER RACE

May 25, 2011
SAMMY V (x Heaven Kan Wait), another BURNING SAND 3-yr-old colt, wins his first time out of the gate at Delaware Park (10)!


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TM JUNIOR JOHNSON WINS FIRST RACE AT DELAWARE PARK

May 17, 2011
Up and coming BURNING SAND colt TM JUNIOR JOHNSON (x Queen Kong) set the pace then "drew of when roused" to win his first race at Delaware Park by 6 1/2 lengths (9).


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HARRAN WINS INTERNATIONAL GRADE 3 STAKES RACE IN QATAR

May 12, 2011
HARRAN (x Aziza D'Aroco) of Al Shahania Stud wins the Pure Arabian Graduation Plate event in Doha, Qatar, on Losail Cup Day. HARRAN won this 1400 m (7 furlong) race on the turf in 1:33:60.

Click here to watch full video of HARRAN's win!

AIM HI WINS AT DELAWARE PARK

May 7, 2011
4-yr-old colt AIM HI (x Halianna) hits his mark at Delaware Park (10), repulsing a challenge to finish in first place.

TM LET IT BE WINS AGAIN AT SAM HOUSTON

March 20, 2011
A month after winning his maiden and first career race, TM LET IT BE (x Spilled Perfume) "drew clear on the turn and was kept to task in the stretch while being much the best" to win at Sam Houston (1).

2010 DARLEY AWARD WINNERS

March 5, 2011
The Annual Darley Awards ceremony was held on March 5, 2011, in Houston, Texas. As usual, the night was a memorable one where the best in Arabian racing were recognized and honored. Congratulations to all winners for a great year of racing!

BURNING SAND's progeny won the following awards:

  • Horse of the Year

    • SAND WITCHH (x Tornade Du Loup)

  • 4-Year-Old Filly of the Year

    • SAND WITCHH (x Tornade Du Loup)

  • 3-Year-Old Filly of the Year

    • SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn)

T M FRED TEXAS WINS THE GRADE 2 TEXAS SIX SHOOTER STAKES RACE

March 4, 2011
Coming off a recent Darley nomination and track record in his last appearance, T M FRED TEXS (x Queen Kong) wins the Grade 2 Texas Six Shooter Stakes Race for 4-Year-Old Colts and Geldings at Sam Houston (9) by 7 lengths.

This victory makes T M FRED TEXAS a multiple stakes winner and gives him a 83.3% win percentage (5 out of 6) over his career.

TM LET IT BE (x Spilled Perfume) made a strong showing with a third place finish.


BURNING SAND RUNNERS GET THE TRIFECTA AT THE GRADE 2 TEXAS YELLOW ROSE STAKES RACE

March 4, 2011
SANDDPIPER (x Novelynn) finished first, TRI SILKIE SANDS (x Triumphs Silkie) finished second, and LENAS HOT PHILLY (x Miss Philly) finished third, at this years Grade 2 Texas Yellow Rose Stakes Race for 4-Year-Old Fillies at Sam Houston (7)!

The following night SANDDPIPER won the Darley Award for 3-Year-Old Filly of the Year.


TM LET IT BE WINS HIS MAIDEN AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK

February 20, 2011
In his first career race, TM LET IT BE (x Spilled Perfume) fired out of the gate, "rallied in the upper stretch with a quick move, [and] drew off through the lane" to win by 6 1/4 lengths.

A VALENTINE'S DAY SUPERFECTA: BURNING STARR, TRI SILKIE SANDS, GET HER DONE, AND LENAS HOT PHILLY

February 14, 2011
BURNING SAND runners have been known to take the top spots in a single race, but on February 14, BURNING SAND runners pulled off a spectacular superfecta at Sam Houston Race Park (1)!

BURNING STARR (x Tikis Star) broke into the new year with a victory; multiple winner TRI SILKIE SANDS (x Triumphs Silkie) finished a strong second; older mare GET HER DONE (x TC Cheyenne) showed she can still compete with a third place finish; and LENAS HOT PHILLY (x Miss Philly) took up the rear to complete the superfecta.

EAGLE ONE WINS HORSE OF THE YEAR IN CALIFORNIA

February 12, 2011
The Arabian Racing Association of California held its annual awards ceremony on February 12, 2011. EAGLE ONE, at 9 years old, won Horse of the Year with stakes wins at Santa Rosa and Sacramento in 2010.

T M FRED TEXAS SETS TRACK RECORD FIRST TIME OUT IN 2011;
SO BIG IS BETTER AND QJUICK SAND PW FINISH SECOND AND THIRD

January 28, 2011
Just days after winning TABA 3-Year-Old Colt of the Year, T M FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong) won his first race of 2011 by setting a new track record at Sam Houston Race Park. From TABA's Weekly Newsletter:
Ridden by Jose Figueroa, TM Fred Texas blasted past his opponents in the stretch to set a new track record for 5 1/2 furlongs. The time was 1:10.62. TM Fred Texas is a 4 year old grey colt by Burning Sand out of Queen Kong.
Sharing in the lime light were multiple Darley nominee SO BIG IS BETTER (x WW Mirror Image) and Darley winner QJUICK SAND PW (x Doya Juana Dance), who finished second and third, respectively.


2010 DARLEY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

January 27, 2011
2010 may have come to an end, but the best performances of the year in Arabian racing linger with the announcement of the 2010 Darley Award nominees.

Todd Moak, who won TABA's 2010 Breeder of the Year, was nominated for Darley Breeder of the Year.

Below are the BURNING SAND nominees:
  • Horse of the Year

    • SAND WITCHH
    • TM SUPER BIRD

  • 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding of the Year

    • TM FRED TEXAS

  • 3-Year-Old Filly of the Year

    • SANDDPIPER
    • TRI SILKIE SANDS

  • 4-Year-Old Colt/Gelding of the Year

    • AYERS

  • 4-Year-Old Filly of the Year

    • BURNING FANCY
    • SAND WITCHH
    • TM SUPER BIRD

  • Older Horse of the Year

    • EAGLE ONE
    • SO BIG IS BETTER

BURNING FANCY WINS AT AL KHALEDIAH FESTIVAL CUP IN SAUDI ARABIA

January 25, 2011
Two-time Darley nominee BURNING FANCY wins the Fourth Race at the prestigious Al Khalediah Festival Cup in Saudi Arabia!

Congratulations to BURNING FANCY owner Athbah Stud on this momentous victory.


BURNING SAND TAKES HOME MULTIPLE AWARDS AT THE 2010 TABA AWARDS;
TODD MOAK AWARDED 2010 BREEDER OF THE YEAR

January 23, 2011
The Texas Arabian Breeders Association held its annual award ceremony at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on January 23, 2011. The night saw some of Arabian racings most ardent supporters in the state and indeed the country. BURNING SAND runners won in several racing categories.

Todd Moak, BURNING SAND co-owner and breeder, was awarded Top Breeder in 2010, due in large part to his breeding program centered around BURNING SAND.

The winners:
  • TM FRED TEXAS (x Queen Kong)
    3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding of the Year

  • LENAS HOT PHILLY (x Miss Philly)
    3-Year-Old Filly of the Year

  • TM SUPER BIRD (x Heaven Kan Wait)
    4-Year-Old Filly of the Year

  • TODD MOAK
    Breeder of the Year

BURNING SAND NUMBER ONE FIVE YEARS IN A ROW

January 1, 2011
The year-end statistics are out for 2010:
  • Number 1 sire in earnings, making 2.5 times the earnings of the second leading sire

  • Well over $4 million in earnings

  • 83% winners

  • 40% stakes winners