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This Snow Is Cold in Champion of Champions


November 14, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

(photo by MBNA Challenge Championships)
This Snow Is Cold, the lone female in the field of 11 older American Quarter Horses, broke alertly from the starting gate and prevailed by a nose in a thrilling three-horse photo with longshot WRS Special Shoe and LDS Dash for Dylan to win Saturday's Grade 1, $301,500 MBNA America Challenge Championship.

This Snow Is Cold, the lone female in the field of 11 older American Quarter Horses, broke alertly from the starting gate and prevailed by a nose in a thrilling three-horse photo with longshot WRS Special Shoe and LDS Dash for Dylan to win Saturday's $301,500 MBNA America Challenge Championship (G1).

This Snow Is Cold avenged a runner-up effort to champion Catchmeinyourdreams in last year's MBNA America Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos. Saturday's triumph was the 10th in 29 starts for 5-year-old This Snow Is Royal mare and was worth $150,000 to owners Los Ladrilleros Horse Racing Company.

The MBNA America was the richest of six championship events. Earlier, Magical Thunder took the Grade 1, $200,000 Bayer Legend Derby. Eye Caughtcha Peekin won Grade 2, $100,000 John Deere Distaff. Strider Man prevailed in the Grade 1, $100,000 Red Cell Distance. Remember Me Rose won the Grade 2, $150,000 Ford Juvenile. Speedy Injun won the $75,000 Professional's Choice Claiming.