ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE JUNE/JULY 2018 ARABIAN FINISH LINE
By Kasey Johnston, https://kaseyjojohnston.wixsite.com/kaseyjohnston
A field of only three horses competed for the $20,000 purse guaranteed in the Texas Yellow Rose S. (Gr.3), for 4-year-old Arabian fillies, that took place on Monday, May 7th at Sam Houston Race Park. The second race of the day experienced three scratches prior to post time, leaving only Uptown Sandy Girl, Risky Vaz, and Aim N to compete for the Grade 3 Arabian title. Bygollyitzaphilly, RB Kinkie Boots, and Tiffany’s Dream scratched from the field. The seven furlong race, which took place entirely on a dirt track, continued to excite the crowd from start to finish, even with its few participants.
Uptown Sandy Girl Does it Again
After her win in the $41,500 HH Shelkha Fatlma Bint Mubarak Ladles IFAHR Cup, Uptown Sandy Girl re-entered the winner’s circle once more, accompanied by jockey, Sasha Risenhoover, and owner, Jon R. Henningsgard. This race marks the sixth win for Uptown Sandy Girl (Burning Sand x Wibwilcca, by Wilkolak) after her eleven starts, three being in 2018. The Darley Champion 3-Year-Old Filly's cumulative earnings have reached a total of $72, 670.
As the Yellow Rose Stakes began, Uptown Sandy Girl took the lead from the break, followed by Risky Vaz, who took second, and Aim N in third. She went on to win by more than 28 lengths and completed the seven furlongs in a time of 1.33.92.