For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 12, 2014
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, April 12, 2014)– Judy Peek’s Lasting Bubbles showed her class tonight taking the prize for her second consecutive win in the 18th $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes. The striking six-year-old gray mare by Pulling Punches loves Lone Star Park. This was her fourth win from seven starts at the Grand Prairie track and her eighth career win from 21 lifetime starts.
Trained by Kevin Peek and ridden by Chris Rosier, Lasting Bubbles raced just off the leader, was inside on the turn, shifted three wide near the quarter pole and took the lead at the top of the stretch to draw off by four and one-quarter lengths for the victory.
“I knew the pace was a little quick for her, so I stepped to the outside and gave her clear running room,” said jockey Chris Rosier. “It was all the horse. I just had to hang on.”
Final time for the six and one half furlongs was 1:18.52 over a fast track with fractions of 22.59 and 45.69. Second went to Joyful Hannah trained by Jimmy Dodwell and Nurse Goodnight ran third for trainer Allen Milligan.
Lasting Bubbles earned $30,000 for the win increasing her lifetime earnings to $260,081. Mutuel payoffs were $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20. Runner-up Joyful Hannah returned $4.60 and $3.80. Nurse Goodnight paid $4.80 to show. My Golden Belle, Molly’s Honour, Flashy Pearl, Expect Royalty and Wimbledon Star completed the order of finish.
Live racing continues Thursday, April 17, 2014. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First live race is at 6:35 p.m. Enjoy Live music between the races, featuring craft beers and our search for the best beards in the Metroplex! This week it’s Big Mouth performing on our Courtyard of Champions stage from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Make plans to join us!
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 10 and concludes on Saturday, July 12. Live racing will be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:35 p.m. (except Thursday, May 29 when there will be no live racing), and Sundays at 1:35 p.m. (beginning April 27 through June 15.) The racing program on Memorial Day, May 26, will start at 1:35 p.m. A Special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). Special post times for three Triple Crown dates will begin at 3:33 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, May 17 and June 7 (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.) 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, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP 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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