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Revenge sweet for Royal Woman

November 11, 2004     E-mail this page to a friend!

(photo by Coady Photo LTD)
By Garry Allison

The Horses, RMTC, Lethbridge--Revenge is sweet, and when you add the Canadian Paint Championship Stakes as the prize, it’s pure sugar.

Royal Woman ran her record to six wins in eight starts in 2004, capping off her super season Sunday, October 30 with a triumph in the 400-yard, $12,000 Stake race at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club at Whoop-Up Downs in Lethbridge.

In winning in 20.20 seconds, jockey Janine Stianson out-ran Splashy Pizazzy, Laurina Bugeaud aboard, to erase a defeat just a week earlier in the Lethbridge Paint Derby.

In the Derby, Royal Woman was jammed coming out of the gate and almost pulled up before recovering to finish third. She was later moved to second on the claim of foul.

But on October 30 she got her revenge.

“This is an extremely game little horse,” said owner Max Gibb, also the CEO of the Rocky Mountain Turf Club. “Ross (trainer Ross Brigden) has done a nice job with her. She is a real competitor which she really showed a week ago. I believe she is certainly the finest Paint in Canada and likely the Pacific Northwest.”

The three-year-old Paint has won in excess of $33,000 this season. Her breeding is Royal Quick Flash out of Champagne Woman by Jet Lark. Running into a high cross win, Royal Woman paid $3.40, $2.50 and $2.10 over the fast dirt track.

Bugeauud's mount paid $7 3.20 and $2.50, while Indian K Deck, RMTC's leading rider Scott Sterr in the irons, paid $7.40. Also in the field were Judy Three Chicks, Pass N Time, Kahns One and Only, and My Way Sugar. The Triactor paid $38.40, the Quinella $7.40.