For Immediate Release
Sunday, November 03, 2013
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sunday, November 3, 2013) – What an exciting finish it was in the 16th running of the $25,000 B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes (RG3) Saturday night at Lone Star Park.
Storms forced the cancellation of the final five races last Saturday, October 26, which included the B. F. Phillips, Jr. as one of those scheduled. The re-schedule worked out well for Loves Brown Sugar when the four-year-old mare by Prime Talent, dug in to overtake her opponents at the wire for the victory. Only a nose and a head separated the top three finishers. It was another length back to Nash Jolla in fourth.
Jess a Comment put in a solid performance to take second over Sure Shot B who ran third. Loves Brown Sugar clocked the 400 yards in 19.661 over a fast track, earning a speed index of 93.
Loves Brown Sugar returned $5.40, $3.80 and $2.60. Jess a Comment paid $6.00 and $4.20. Sure Shot B paid $2.60. Nash Jolla, Fiery Cartel, Rebels Prospect, Bz Amazing Grace, and Ja Jess Perfect completed the order of finish.
It was the second victory of the night and of the meet for jockey Cesar Zuniga. He had just achieved his first victory from 40 attempts here thus far, when he won the fourth race this evening.
Loves Brown Sugar upped her race record to 21-8-6-3 and her earnings to $101,615. She is owned by G. Sue Fikes of Hearne, Texas and trained by Kie Mushinski
Additional Notes: Going into the final weekend of racing jockey Francisco Calderon is ahead with 17 wins over Rickey Ramirez who has 16.…Trey Wood is holding on to the lead in the trainer standings with 16 wins over Judd Kearl who has 13. Owner standings have Bobby Cox in the lead by one win.
On The Track: Live racing wraps up for the 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions next week. The final three days of live American Quarter Horse racing are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 7, 8 and 9. Featured are the $394,306 Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby and the $1 Million Grade 1, Texas Classic Futurity on closing day, November 9, 2013.
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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