Updated on 09/17/2011 1:18PM

Lady Sonya wins first stakes

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Lady Sonya (1A) wins the $40,000 Double Your Flavor Stakes for Texas-breds at Sam Houston Race Park.

Lady Sonya picked up the first stakes win of her career when she drove to a neck victory over Coastalota in the $40,000 Double Your Flavor Stakes for Texas-breds at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday night. It was another neck back in third to Expecting Sugar.

Lady Sonya($6), who was favored as part of a coupled entry with fourth-place finisher Sarastorm, covered the seven furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:24.39. Adrian Ramos rode the winner for trainer Jerry Mayfield. Lady Sonya earned $24,000 for owner Nijad Fares, and overall filly has won 6 of 22 starts and $90,595.