For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Introducing the First Bud Light Pura Musica Concert Series for Fall Season!
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013) – Lone Star Park’s 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses begins Friday, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 9.
The 26-day racing schedule will be conducted every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and scheduled first race post time is 6:35 p.m. (CDT). Gates will open early on Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. (CDT) for simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Lone Star Park is hosting 15 stakes races over the 26-day meet worth an estimated total of $2.4 million, which will conclude with the $1 million, Grade 1, Texas Classic Futurity to be run on November 9, closing day.
Featured opening night is the 16th running of the $20,000-guaranteed Nevill Document Solutions Stakes for Accredited Texas-Bred three-year-olds & upward, going 350 yards.
Gary & Randal Kurz’s Jody Pops Zoomer, trained by Toby Keeton is the morning line favorite at 3-1. The three-year-old gelding by Zoomin for Bux, won his Dash for Cash Futurity Trial here last year and advanced to the final, but finished out of the money after a troubled start. He was however, compensated by a DQ and placed from sixth to fifth. Keeton won this race last year with First Klas Fred.
Jess a Comment, owned by Michael. S. Amburn and trained by Guy Hopkins makes his first appearance at the Grand Prairie track. The gelding by First Comment has lifetime earnings of over $120k from four wins from 17 lifetime starts.
Last year’s Texas Classic Futurity winning trainer, Judd Kearl is sending out Ja Jess Perfect. The six-year-old horse by Mr Jess Perry, won the Live Oak Handicap Stakes at Retama Park his last out on August 9.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds is: Executive Tone (Eleazar Rivera Hernandez, 10-1); The Field Cricket (Jerry Lee Yoakum, 12-1); Sparrow Contender (Raul Gutierrez, 4-1); Jody Pops Zoomer (Luis L. Vivanco, 3-1);
Chickie Kool (Carlos Salas Castro, 20-1); Plunge the Depths (Ricardo Aguire, 8-1); Ja Jess Perfect (Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo, 9-2); Trunk Monkey (Eddi Emmanuel Martinez, 20-1) and Jess a Comment (Luis Ramirez, 7-2).
Scheduled as race eight on the nine-race opening night program, The Nevill Document Solutions Stakes has an approximate post time of 9:23 p.m. (CDT).
Fall Meet Highlights: Introducing the Bud Light Pura Musica Concert Series featuring three post race concerts this fall with:
Eddie Gonzalez, Saturday, September 21
Emilio, Saturday, September 28
Michael Salgado, Saturday, October 5
Concerts are free with $5 general admission. Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Live racing and events are sponsored by Bud Light and Fiestamart.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, is a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC. The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from Sept. 13 to Nov. 9. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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.
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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