A Debut Maiden Special Weight Winner and a New Stakes Horse for 2016

U. S. A. COWBOY led from the break to win this one mile and 70- yard Maiden Special Weight by a comfortable 3 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt by COWBOY CAL was able to set a measured pace soon after the start, turned back a challenge heading into the far turn and then drew off through the stretch to win his debut at Sam Houston Park. U. S. A. COWBOY is out of the Island Whirl mare, Takemeforawhirl. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $11,340. O-Stonewall Dominion LLC & Jose Luis Espinoza. B-Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. and Marc McLean. T-Jerenesto Torrez.

BLUE RIBBON GIRL kicked out her 3-year-old season placing in the $125,000 LA Bred Premier Night Starlet S. at Delta Downs. Last year at two she finished a game runner-up in the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel S., beaten only a length, and was a Maiden Special Weight winner in her debut. Lifetime Record: 7-2-1-1, $81,900. O/T-Eldon Hall. B-Time Will Tell LLC.