For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 26, 2012
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, April 26, 2012) – Saturday’s 16th running of the $200,000 Guaranteed, Grade III Texas Mile, for three-year-olds and upward has attracted West Coast invader, Canonize, and East Coast invader, Endorsement to take on local star, Coyote Legend.
This year’s Mile, has a possible $20,000 bonus available as part of the inaugural running of The Global Gaming Triple. The Triple, links the Texas Mile, and the Lone Star Park Handicap with the Governor’s Cup at Remington Park. The Bonus is awarded on a point system for those horses that participate in all three races. Points are awarded as follows: five points to the winner, three points to second, two points for third and one point for fourth place finishers.
Representing the West, and coming off of a stakes win at Santa Anita, is Canonize. The gelded son of Aldebaran, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite by track oddsmaker Rick Lee. He is owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, and trained by Ronald Ellis. Jockey Victor Espinoza will have the riding assignment.
Graded Stakes winner, Endorsement, who shipped in from Gulfstream Park, will represent the East Coast. Trained by Eoin Harty, and owned by Casner Racing, LP, the son of Distorted Humor, has been given morning line odds of 3-1. In the irons will be All-Star Jockey, Robby Albarado.
Lone Star Park’s 2010 and 2011 season’s leading trainer, Bret Calhoun, has entered Coyote Legend, a multiple stakes winner at the Grand Prairie track. The five-year-old son of Gold Coyote, bred and owned by Clarence Scharbauer, Jr., is seeking to add another stakes win to his already impressive record. All-time leading rider at Lone Star Park, Cliff Berry, will have the mount at morning line odds of 9-2.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Lydia’s Last Step (Bryan McNeil, 20-1); Fifteen Love (Junior Chacaltana, 30-1); Endorsement (Robby Albarado, 3-1); Get in Da House (Don Simington, 12-1); Oak Motte (Lindey Wade, 20-1); Moonshine Mullin (Luis Quinonez, 12-1); Hurricane Ike (James Graham, 6-1); Canonize (Victor Espinoza, 2-1) Coyote Legend (Cliff Berry, 9-2); Omniscient (Roman Chapa, 10-1).
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC, offers a53-day 2012 Spring Thoroughbred Season which opens Thursday, April 12 and concludes on Sunday, July 8. Live racing will be held four days a week, Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. (except Thursday, May 31 and Thursday, July 5 when there will be no live racing), and Saturday and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. The racing program on Memorial Day, May 28, will start at 1:35 p.m. Special twilight programs will be held at 5 p.m. on both Tuesday, July 3 (with post-race concert by award-winning country artist Pat Green) and Wednesday, July 4 (with the Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration).
The track’s 26-day, 2012 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from Sept. 14 to Nov. 10.
Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.
For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com
Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.