FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
She Looks Racy Gets Second Straight Tally With Biscayne Win
Eyesa Shoofly Dandy Records Moonstone Victory, Llano Cartel Takes Tallahassee Stakes
Hialeah, FL / January 31, 2016 – Hialeah Park carded three stakes races on a nine-race Sunday afternoon card January 31, with post-time betting favorites proving victorious in each event. The 7th running of The Moonstone Stakes at 660 yards, the 2nd leg of the Hialeah Park Distance Series, went to Eyesa Shoofly Dandy. One race later, Llano Cartel took the 2nd running of the Tallahassee Stakes, the 2nd leg of the Hialeah Park Sprint Series. In the 8th race, the 7th running of the Biscayne Stakes, winner She Looks Racy recorded her second straight stakes victory.
SHE LOOKS RACY TAKES BISCAYNE STAKES AT 250 YARDS, STAYS PERFECT IN TWO STARTS AT HIALEAH PARK
The three-year-old filly She Looks Racy, off at odds of 4-5, kicked clear in the final yards to record a half-length victory over Shez a Hot Valentine in Sunday’s $22,125 Biscayne Stakes at 250 yards.
Yordanis Amaro rode the daughter of First Down Dash-Miss Racy Jess (Mr Jess Perry) to her 4th victory in her 6th career start for trainer Elio Vazquez and the ownership of the Double A Ranch.
In scoring her second consecutive stakes victory at Hialeah Park since arriving from Texas, She Looks Racy stopped the timer in 13.025 seconds for the race distance, just .132 off the track record of 12.893 seconds for 250 yards set by Madresita in January of 2014.
The winner earned top prize money of $13,939 for her victory, increasing her lifetime purse earnings to $85,571.
LATE KICK FROM LLANO CARTEL PROVES TO BE WINNING DIFFERENCE IN TALLAHASSEE STAKES AT 220 YARDS
Like She Looks Racy, Tallahassee Stakes winner Llano Cartel recorded a second consecutive victory at Hialeah Park as the six-year-old gelding bested outsider Rocket and Roll by a neck in the $22,265 Tallahassee Stakes.
His victory in the second leg of the Hialeah Park Sprint Series, combined with his runner-up effort in the series-opening Speedball Stakes on December 28, gives the gelded son of Teller Cartel-Eyesa Lil Cuervo the top spot in the sprint series standings with 9 points going into the finale, the Beautiful Prairie Stakes, on February 28.
Llano Cartel, ridden by Raul Gutierrez as the 9-5 wagering favorite for trainer Fernando Carrete and owner Wade Helton, covered the 220 yards of the Tallahassee Stakes in 11.885 seconds.
He collected the winner’s prize of $14,027 and upped his total earnings to $408,218 with his 14th lifetime victory.
POST TIME CHOICE EYESA SHOOFLY DANDY RUNS TO FACILE VICTORY IN MOONSTONE STAKES AT 660 YARDS
Leading trainer Judd Kearl earned his 20th victory of the 2015-16 Hialeah Park season when Eyesa Shoofly Dandy won the $27,500 Moonstone Stakes at 660 yards, the second leg of the Hialeah Park Distance Series.
Eyesa Shoofly Dandy, the five-year-old son of Gold Medal Jess (Mr Jess Perry)-Miss Sound Viking, broke slightly inward under jockey Rodrigo Vallejo before assuming immediate command of the race and going on to a two-length victory over Sheila Tequilla. Kearl saddled the winner for the ownership of Curtis Smith and Steve Holt.
Eyesa Shoofly Dandy ran the extended distance in 32.105 and took a strong lead in the marathon series standings with 9 points based on today’s victory and his second in the December 27 Orange Blossom Stakes.
The winner will carry his lead into the finale of the three-race series, the Sailfish at 1000 yards, on February 28.
Eyesa Shoofly Dandy earned $16,775 for his victory in the Moonstone and increased his career total to $83,186.
HIALEAH PARK POSTS SOLID ATTENDANCE, HANDLE NUMBERS JANUARY 31, WILL END SIXTH WEEK MONDAY
On a “picture post card” South Florida afternoon, Hialeah Park hosted an estimated 2,000 fans for the Sunday festivities. The on-track patrons wagered a total of $52,863 and the all-sources handle totaled out at $448,392.
Hialeah Park closes out the sixth week of its 10-week 2015-16 live racing season with an eight-race card on Monday February 1. First post is at 12:35 PM ET, parking and admission are always free of charge.
JOHN HERNANDEZ / DIRECTOR OF RACING NEWS & PUBLICITY
Jhernandez@hialeahpark.com / (305) 885-8000
Hialeah Park –“The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– is one of Miami’s most iconic destinations.
For more information, please call 305-885-8000 or visit www.hialeahpark.com