Fast and Foxy, with jockey Catalino Martinez aboard.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
FAST AND FOXY AIRED IN THE STRETCH TO WIN THE INAUGURAL $75,000 BEAR FAN STAKES RACE
Albany, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2016) ó Fast and Foxy, with jockey Catalino Martinez aboard, spent no time waiting for the group as she took off in the stretch to win by 4½ lengths. Trained by Holly Evans, Fast and Foxy, is the winner of the inaugural $75,000 Bear Fan stakes race named by Racing Secretary, Patrick Mackey. The race was for California bred or California sired fillies and mares three years old and upward. The race leader took the victory in a wire to wire performance in 1:09.48 proving herself much the best. Favorites, Desert Steel and Toomuchisnotenough, never offered closing responses and placed 3rd and 4th respectively. Light One circled five wide to the stretch, but still managed to get the nod over Desert Steel to place 2nd. Fast and Foxy paid $14.60 for today's effort.
Catalino Martinez hadnít ridden the horse before, but had ridden against the horse and knew its style. "I saw the two and the five horse had a lot of speed so Holly told me send it and if they go with you it is nothing to worry about. And when they took back I saw I was in the lead and it was perfect. Then at the 3/16 pole I knew I still had a lot of horse and they would have to run to beat me. I was loaded and she was still wide open even at the end," said Martinez.