Updated on 09/17/2011 8:50PM

Dixie Meister rallies to win

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Dixie Meister wins the 3-year-old colts and geldings division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday night.

Dixie Meister rallied through the stretch for a one-length win over General Charley in the 3-year-old colts and geldings division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday night. It was another two and a half lengths back in third to favorite Leaving On My Mind, who broke in the air at the start of the one-mile race, which has been named the Jim's Orbit.

Dixie Meister ($19.40) raced in sixth early, as General Naevus led the field through an opening quarter in 24.05 seconds, and the half-mile in 47.74 seconds. Dixie Meister advanced on the final turn, raced five wide in the stretch, and covered the distance over a fast track in 1:38.86.

"I was feeling good when he made that move on the turn, and the fact that he was outside, I didn't have to worry about traffic trouble," said Barry Germany, who trains Dixie Meister for Ro Parra.

Terry Stanton rode the winner, who earned $75,000, improving his record to two wins in 10 starts for earnings of $127,000.

* Timber Jones ($3.80) was a neck winner in the 3-year-old fillies division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes, which has been named the Two Altazano. She stalked pacesetter Angela Marjorie through an opening six furlongs in 1:14.22, then overtook that one and went on to cover the one-mile in 1:40.73.

Angela Marjorie was a clear second, two and a quarter lengths in front of third-place finisher Ms. Seneca Rock.

Donnie Meche rode Timber Jones for trainer Steve Asmussen. She earned $75,000 for the win, which was her third from 11 starts. She has now earned $131,580 for owner Keith Asmussen. Timber Jones is by Seneca Jones and is out of a half-sister to Grade 3-winning sprinter Gray Slewpy.