$75,000 DIVISIONAL TEXAS STALLION STAKES HIGHLIGHT NINE RACE PROGRAM SATURDAY AT LONE STAR PARK

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 10, 2012

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, May 10, 2012)–  A multiple stakes winner in Texas and undefeated at Lone Star Park (2-2), Sword Trick, seeks to add another notch to his ‘girth’ in Saturday’s ninth running of the Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division). The race for three-year-old Texas-bred colts and geldings, will be contested at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles over the main track.

             Bred and owned by Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and trained by W. Bret Calhoun, Sword Trick, drew off to an eight and one half length victory here last year in the Staunch Avenger division of the Texas Stallion Stakes program for two-year-old colts and geldings. Since that stellar victory, he has crossed the finish line first in the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park and the Groovy Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park, bringing his win column total to four. A different ending played out in his last start, the Jim’s Orbit Stakes at Sam Houston last February. It was his first attempt going around two turns, and it found him tiring late to finish third

           “It’s just a question of getting the right trip to stretch him out to that distance,” said Calhoun. “I think he’s definitely the most talented in the race. Maybe we can get him off the pace a little bit, and he’ll finish a little better for us.”

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Como Se Llama (Alejandro Medellin, 8-5); Sword Trick (Cliff Berry, 7-5); Street Life Blues (Dusty Shepherd, 20-1); Patchwork (Roman Chapa, 4-1); Defiant Flyer (Seth Martinez, 8-1); Palm Road (Junior Chacaltana, 20-1) and Boca Bay (Luis Quinonez, 4-1).

Scheduled as race five on the nine-race program, the Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division) has an approximate post time of 3:27 p.m.

Cowgirl N Up Also Seeking to Go the Distance in filly Division

            The task for Cowgirl N Up is the same in the Got Koko division for three-year-old fillies. Owned and trained by Caroline Dodwell, she also has won multiple stakes in Texas. The Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama last year at two, and the Bara Lass earlier this year at Sam Houston. In her first attempt at the two-turn distance, produced similar results, finishing third by nine and one quarter lengths. Will she step up to the challenge?

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis: Perfect Meadow (Alejandro Medellin, 4-1); Im a Bear (Alejandro Medellin, 4-1); Cowgirl N Up (Larry Taylor, 2-1); Color Code (Roman Chapa, 9-5); Kimbell’s Bling (Lindey Wade, 15-1); Miss Lederhosen (Cliff Berry, 8-1); Peppermint Bling (Isaias Enriquez, 10-1) and Zalisa (Jose Figueroa, 10-1).

 Scheduled as race seven on the nine-race program, the Texas Stallion Stakes (Got Koko Division) has an approximate post time of 4:23 p.m.

This Weeks Events And Promotions At Lone Star Park

Thursday, May 10

 • Double Date Discount: For only $64 (a $127 value), two couples will receive four general admissions, four box seats, four Lone Star Today racing programs and four Value Baskets that include a cheeseburger, fries and large Pepsi.

Bar & Book Happy Hour: Customers can check out the new Bar & Book, Lone Star Park’s newly-renovated simulcast facility, while enjoying happy hour, Monday through Friday 4 – 7 p.m. Happy hour specials include $3 well drinks and $2 select domestic drafts. Admission and parking to Bar & Book is free.

Friday, May 11

 • Stoney LaRue in Concert: Stoney LaRue will perform after the races Friday, May 11. The concert is free with your $5 General Admission until 9 p.m., or $20 after 9 p.m. Jolie Holliday will perform on the Courtyard of Champions stage between the races.

 • Bar & Book Happy Hour: Customers can check out the new Bar & Book, Lone Star Park’s newly-renovated simulcast facility, while enjoying happy hour, Monday through Friday 4 – 7 p.m. Happy hour specials include $3 well drinks and $2 select domestic drafts. Admission and parking to Bar & Book is free.

Saturday, May 12

• Live Racing: Customers can join us for live racing featuring the $75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes, Stymie Division, for 3-year-old Colts and Geldings and the $75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes, Got Koko Division, for 3-year-old Fillies. Customers can also enjoy live music by Cuvee on our Courtyard of Champions Stage from 1 – 5 p.m. between the races. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the first live race begins at 1:35 p.m.

Star Player Rewards Free $2 Wager: A Free $2 Wager will be available to all Star Player Rewards customers on Saturday, May 12. To redeem, members must swipe their Star Player Rewards cards at a Star Player Rewards kiosk, located at various locations in Bar & Book and the Grandstand. The Star Player Rewards program is free to join and rewards customers for wagering, food & beverage purchases and Gift Shop purchases with points redeemable for various items.

Sunday, May 13

• Mother’s Day Diamond Dig: Customers can treat their mother to a day of racing this Sunday for Mother’s Day. The first 500 women, 21 years of age or older, that enter the Grandstand Admission Gates, will have an opportunity to dig for a diamond solitaire valued at $2,500 in our

Mother’s Day Diamond Dig. The Diamond Dig will take place shortly after the last live race on the main dirt track. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the first live race begins at 1:35 p.m.

• Senior Citizens’ Day and Military Discount Day: All senior citizens’, age 62 or older with a valid I.D., or members of any branch of the military, with a valid military I.D., receive free general admission.

• Pepsi Can Offer: Bring any Pepsi can to Lone Star Park and receive a Pepsi track pack, good for One (1) Free General Admission and One (1) Free Large Pepsi. This offer is only available in the Grandstand for live racing.

 • Jazz Brunch in Silks: A live Jazz Trio will perform in Silks dining room from noon – 3 p.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat omelet station for $8.95.

 

Additional Notes: This year’s winners of our annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest…first place money of $500 went to Linus Smith of Arlington, Texas for ‘Most Creative’…Julieann Junge of Fort Worth, Texas was first place winner of $500 for ‘Most Stylish’.

 

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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.


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