Comin Thru Recognized as 2010 American Quarter Horse "Horse of the Meet" at Sam Houston Race Park

(Houston, Texas - August 24, 2010) - Comin Thru was voted Horse of the Meet for the 2010 American Quarter Horse Meeting at Sam Houston Race Park. The four-year-old son of Separatist ended the 2010 American Quarter Horse Meet with a perfect record of four wins in four starts, including three stakes wins. Comin Thru holds an exceptional career record of seven wins in only 19 starts, with total winnings reaching $97,142.

Comin Thru found his way into the winner’s circle for three stakes races this summer, including the $20,000 Silestone Stakes on July 3; the $35,000 Barnmaster Sprint Stakes (RG3), which was part of the TQHA Summer Showdown on July 30; and the $50,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2) on August 13. His most notable victory from this summer was an upset win against a tough field in the $50,000 Sam Houston Classic (G2). Favored Stolis Winner was searching for his title as the richest racing Quarter Horse in history, but he came up short in one of the most exciting races of the season as Comin Thru broke sharply out of the starting gate and held a steady gain all the way up to the wire, reaching an incredible speed index of 98 and crossing the finish line first in a time of :21.61.

Comin Thru is trained by 2010 Trainer of the Meet Judd Kearl, who was awarded his third Sam Houston training title on August 14, finishing the season with 53 wins in 177 starts and purse money totaling $329,910. Kearl notes Comin Thru as one of his top accomplishments for the Sam Houston meet.

“This horse has a lot of talent,” commented Kearl. “We were unsure if he’d be able to handle the 440-yard distance of the Sam Houston Classic, but he proved he could do it. He runs better in each race, and he’s a tremendous athlete.”

Comin Thru was bred in Texas by Michael Pohl and owned by Mickey Tiner of Angleton, Texas.

The 2010 American Quarter Horse Meet concluded on Saturday, August 14. Jockey of the Meet honors went to Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo, who earned 47 wins in 178 mounts this season and an impressive $417,231 in purse money. Owner of the Meet was awarded to J.B. and Sherrie Morace, who celebrated their first title with 23 wins out of 82 starts and total purse money of $101,878.

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