For Immediate Release
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, May 26, 2012) – High weights have been assigned to Nates Mineshaft (121) and Marilyn’s Guy (120), for Monday’s 16th running of the $300,000 Grade III Lone Star Park Handicap The featured ninth race on our Memorial Day program for 3-year-olds and upward, has attracted a total of eight contenders, all set to compete at a mile and a sixteenth over the main track.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Windy Hill Farms’ multiple graded stakes winner, Nates Mineshaft was on a four-race winning streak, (three of them graded) but that came to an end in his last start at Churchill Downs with a sixth place finish in the Grade II Alysheba. His trainer, Austin Smith, blamed himself for the loss. “There was a horse in there we knew was going to go to the front,” said Smith. “I didn’t want to get in a speed duel with a horse that was going to be 80-1. We tried to rate him and he had a few, ah, he’ll run good.”
Nates Mineshaft is scheduled to arrive here by van Saturday morning around 3:30 a.m. He will be walked on the track later in the day, and jogged on Sunday in prep for Monday’s Handicap.
The Lone Star Park Handicap is scheduled as race nine on the 10-race Memorial Day program with an approximate post time of 5:19 CDT. The field from the rail out, with jockeys and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, is: Apart (Glen Murphy, 8-1); Get in da House (Donald Simington, 8-1); Night Party (Victor Lebron, 15-1); Marilyn’s Guy, (Cliff Berry, 2-1); Fog Alert (Ken Tohill, 15-1); Nates Mineshaft (Jesse Campbell, 8-5); Golden Yank (Jamie Theriot, 15-1); Imco Spirit (Alejandro Medellin, 10-1).
Memorial Day Activities at Lone Star Park
Monday May 28
Enjoy a day of live Thoroughbred racing, fabulous prizes, delicious food, live music and family fun! Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D.
Food Truck Festival
Bring your appetite and join us in the Courtyard of Champions for the Lone Star Park Food Truck Festival featuring the top food trucks in the Metroplex including The Butcher’s Son, Coolhaus, Crazy Fish, Easy Slider, Gandolfo’s NY Deli, Jack’s Chow Hound, Nammi, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, So-Cal Tacos, Trailercakes Cup Cakes and more! Rock out to live music from Icognito on the Courtyard stage while you savor your mobile munchies.
WinStar Win A Million
Memorial Day Monday is WinStar “Win a Million” at Lone Star Park sponsored by WinStar World Casino! Two people will get an opportunity to play for “$1 Million in the “Win a Million” Promotion. Complete an official entry form and drop it in the contest bins by the 2 p.m. entry deadline. Eight finalists will be chosen to participate in two “Win a Million” games. During a game, there will be four contestants that will each represent a different prize level, $1 Million, $50,000, $10,000 or $5,000. There will be 40 envelopes on the game board, each containing the amount of one prize level. The contestants will take turns picking envelopes and the first prize level that is selected 5 times, is the prize amount that will be awarded. The contestant representing the winning amount will take home the money!
WHEN: Monday, May 28
Gates open – 11:30 a.m.
Food Truck Festival and live music by Incognito – Noon to 4:00 p.m.
First race – 1:35 p.m.
WHERE: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
1000 Lone Star Parkway Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC, offers a 53-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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