Double Your Flavor, Queen of Sam Houston in the 1990s, Passes at Age 28

Double Your Flavor (Photo by Coady Photography)

Texas-bred Double Your Flavor, a fixture at Sam Houston Race Park in the 1990s who won 17 races there, was euthanized today at the age of 28, according to owner Dr. Jeffrey Kass.

A daughter of Amerrico Double bred by B.R. Baker, Double Your Flavor broke her maiden at first asking at Trinity Meadows in 1994 and over the next five years won 17 more races, all at Sam Houston. She was best known as a distance runner on the turf, but she could also win going six furlongs on the dirt. Though she never won a black-type stakes, she did take second in the Fiesta Mile Stakes at Retama Park. All told, she compiled a record of 51-18-6-2 with earnings of $73,080.

After she retired from the track at age 8, Dr. Kass gave her to his friends Tony and Marleen Varvares of Cypress, and their niece Salli Foushee had cared for her all this time.

For a time Sam Houston ran the Double Your Flavor Stakes in her honor.