HESA SWEET FIRST DOWN TAKES THE PRIZE SATURDAY IN THE MASTERPIECE CHALLENGE PAINT & APPALOOSA STAKES

For Immediate Release
Saturday, November 02, 2013

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, November 2, 2013) – Guided by veteran jockey Larry Payne, Hesa Sweet First Down was a game winner tonight in the 2nd running of the $38,045 Masterpiece Challenge Paint and Appaloosa Stakes at Lone Star Park.

The three-year-old gelding by Sweet First Down was second away from the gate, took the lead in mid-stretch from eventual second place finisher, Laus Deo and held on gamely for the half length victory. Final time for the 400 yard contest was 19.782 over a fast track. 

Owned by Carole Vann Stacy and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Hesa Sweet First Down improved his career record to 14-5-1-1 and with the $15,960 winners share, increased his earnings to $55,698.

Mutuels returned $9.80, $3.40, $2.40. In second, Laus Deo returned $6.60, $4.00, and Lajollas Mr Big Stuff paid $2.60 for show. Imachickenkicker, Winners Winner, Zoomin Moon, Eyeza Flash and Comanch completed the order of finish.

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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 is currently being held and runs through 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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