For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 12, 2012
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, May 12, 2012)– Jockey Luis Quinonez guided both Boca Bay and Im a Bear to victories in their respective $75,000 divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes for three-year-olds Saturday at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
Boca Bay, owned by W. S. Farish and trained by Steve Asmussen, won the 9th running of the Stymie Division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, for colts & geldings, at 1 1/16th miles over a fast main track. Quinonez scored his third win of the day aboard the three-year-old gelding by Too Much Bling, when he stalked the leader, Street Life Blues on the outside, setting pedestrian fractions of 24.61 50.42 and 1:16.18. Drawing even on the far turn, he then battled gamely in the stretch, to prevail by a half-length in front of post-time favorite Sword Trick
For his victory, Boca Bay earned $45,000 in his division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, to increase his lifetime earnings to $121,288. It was third win from 11 lifetime starts. Bettors whom had Patchwork, who was half of the coupled entry with Boca Bay, were returned $7.80, $2.80 and $3.40. Sword Trick returned place and show money of $2.80. The final time for the assignment was 1:46.98. Defiant Flyer, Palm Road, Street Life Blues and Como Se Llama completed the order of finish.
The Got Koko division for fillies gave Quinonez his fourth victory of the day when Im a Bear made a bid in upper stretch and battled stable-mate and half the coupled entry, Perfect Meadow to prevail by ¾ lengths at the wire. Im a Bear owned by Lone Star Park’s all-time leading owner, Tom Durant and trained by Jack Bruner, also added $45,000 to her bankroll, increasing her lifetime earnings to $116,560. Her third win from seven lifetime starts returned $6.20, $5.80 and $4.20. Stablemate and half the entry, Perfect Meadow, returned the same payout. Show money of $3.80, went to Cowgirl N Up. Completing the order of finish were Color Code, Peppermint Bling, Miss Lederhosen, Zalisa and Kimball’s Bling. Fractional times were 23.56, 48.48 and 1:13.42 with a final time of 1:45.68 for the 1 1/16th mile race.
Jockey Luis Quinonez recorded his fifth win of the day in the eighth race aboard Lee’s South.
TOMORROW AT LONE STAR PARK (Sunday, May 13, 2012):
• 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 $3,200 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.
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.