From Golden Gate Fields
ALBANY, Calif. (Mar. 18, 2017) — California-bred Fast and Foxy, trained by Holly Evans and ridden by Catalino Martinez, broke clean and set the pace on the rail to take the victory in the $50,000 Camilla Urso stakes. Turkish Tabby, saved ground in the stretch, but wasn’t able to get there in time, taking second. Code Warrior ridden by Anne Sanguinetti, was forced four wide, but also rallied in the stretch to finish third. Today’s race was for fillies and mares four years old and upward and was completed in a time of 1:09.20. Fast and Foxy, the betting favorite, paid $4.40 for today’s efforts.
Fast and Foxy is by Thisnearlywasmine, out of the Falstaff mare Zorra Roja, was bred by Daehling Ranch, is owned by Joe Daehling and Holly Evans and is trained by Evans. She has 15 wins in 40 starts and earnings of $437,328.
Trainer Holly Evans: “I was just hoping she would hold on. She’s easy to handle she does what you want. She really is. She just never stops she just keeps going. They hook her she keeps going, they finish she keeps going she’s just tough. I don’t know. One time I was going to sell her because there weren’t any races. I’ll take those ones any day. I hope she didn’t get claimed because I like her personally. But Joe said it’s a lot of money. We needed to run. Absolutely incredible. I’m so lucky to have a horse like that. So many horse people never get a good horse and I get one dropped in my lap.”
Jockey Catalino Martinez: “I know the two horse showed a lot of speed in her races so my only choice was to go to the lead. I sent her and I knew the other horses didn’t have the speed to go with me, so I got her to relax and by the 3/16 pole, I knew the race was over. It was close, but we hung on to win.”