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ETRES CHIC - 643337
Bay Mare, foaled March 5, 2009
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ETRES CHIC WINS FIRST WATHBA STUD FARM CUP HELD AT ARAPAHOE PARK
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tezrlSeUB8 (Broadcast-quality replay available upon request.)
Photo, by Coady Photography
Aurora, CO (May 25, 2014) – Etres Chic picked an ideal time to win her first race at Arapahoe Park in the first Wathba Stud Farm Cup for Arabians held at the Aurora, Colorado racecourse. Jockey Kelsi Purcell gave the 5-year-old bay mare owned by Caraway Teutsch and trained by Mark Kulow a calculated ride to get up in the final strides of the 6-furlong race. The daughter of sire Djet Set De Falgas out of dam Peptons Fawor defeated Doc Holidday by a half-length in a final time of 1:21.75. Djets Tigress, who set the early pace, was a further head back in third place.
“It was a close race, and she was able to get the lead just in time when it counted,” Purcell said.
On the same day that Arapahoe Park marked 30 years to the day that it opened on May 25, 1984, the racetrack hosted its first race as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival. The Wathba Stud Farm Cup, which is one of the series in the racing festival, takes place in nine countries around the world. Arapahoe Park will host another race in the series on July 4 and then on August 10.
“Having the series at Arapahoe Park is a great endorsement of the quality of the Arabian racing we have here in Colorado,” Purcell said. “There have been a lot of good Arabians here over the years, and it’s nice to see that the quality of Arabian racing continues to grow.”
The victory was Etres Chic’s first since her debut score at Sam Houston on February 10, 2013, and her first in five starts at Arapahoe Park. She now has two wins in 16 lifetime races.
"You can hardly see Djets Tigress (Djet Set de Falgas and CR Crimson Tide by Monarch AH) in the picture. ETres Chics pedigree is (Djet Set de Falgas and Peptons Fawor by Pepton). Chere Bebe (Djet Set de Falgas and Finally You by Monarch AH) was fifth. It was a 10 horse field with two Burning Sand colts in the race. I have been waiting for the day the Djet Set horses start beating the Burning Sands; much more so when the fillies beat the colts!"
See a prior racing video, click here! and select: February 10, 2013, Sam Houston Race Park race 1
Elios De Carrere
Nerva Du Cassou
Djet Set De Falgas
Djezabel De Falgas
Ruszaba De Raynes
El Mura PASB
Peptons Fawor ('01 by PEPTON), 1/5(1-1-0), $4,336, dam of 2 foals —
Etres Chic ('09 f. by DJET SET DE FALGAS), SUBJECT HORSE
Djets Favorite ('10 f. by DJET SET DE FALGAS)
Fawora ('87 by FAWOR), Unraced, dam of 16 foals, 9 to race, 8 winners—
Monarchs Fawor ('94 c. by MONARCH AH), 5/47(3-6-7), $34,547
Freqquent Flier ('95 f. by MONARCH AH), 2/6(1-0-2), $4,002, dam of:
Freedom Flier ('01 f. by PEPTON), 1/1(0-0-0), $0
Follies Bergere ('03 f. by VIRGULE AL MAURY), 2/8(1-0-0), $2,586
Excalibur MM ('96 g. by MONARCH AH), 4/21(4-4-4)1-1, $32,251, 1st SHAMROCK OPEN STAKE,
3rd LOS ALAMITOS MARATHON (G2)
FAVORITT ('99 c. by MONARCH AH), 6/46(15-11-10)6-11, $139,212, 1st CALIFORNIA DERBY (G3),
CALIFORNIA FIRECRACKER FUTURITY, TIKI DIABLO HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE,
Monarch Challenge S., Winter Open S., OASIS STAKES, 2nd DRINKERS OF THE WIND
FUTURITY (G1), etc.
Firecracker MM ('02 g. by MONARCH AH), 4/18(1-0-1), $7,051
SE Butterfly ('05 f. by MONARCH AH), 4/25(2-4-5)0-1, $13,480, 3rd Cobra Juvenile Distaff S.
Tuscarora John ('06 c. by LINE DANCER), 3/15(2-2-2)0-2, $19,807, 2nd Texas Arabian Derby,
3rd Texas Lone Star Arabian Futurity
Nominations: Accredited Texas Bred Runner
Race Record: 2 wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds, 2 fourths. 2nd in the Texas Arabian Oaks. Last race as of this update 1st place, May 28th 2014.