For Immediate Release
Friday, May 16, 2014
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, May 16, 2014) – Trainer Danny Pish scored his 500th win at Lone Star Park tonight when first time starter, Macho Borracho closing strongly under jockey Jeremy Collier, drew away to win the eighth race by an impressive 5 ¼ lengths.
Pish scored his first win here in 1997, Lone Star Park’s inaugural season, with a horse named Momentoflove. He had just eight total entries that year and Momentoflove was the only winner among them. Since that first season at the Grand Prairie Track, Pish has entered a total of 3,168 starters and has amassed earnings of over $8.5 million. He has been in the top 10 of the trainers standings each meet beginning in 2000 and continuing through 2013. He won his first training title here in 2012 with 42 wins from 195 starts and earnings of $525,387.
Only two other’s have hit the 500 Lone Star Park wins milestone, trainers Steve Asmussen and Bret Calhoun. Danny Pish completes the elite trainer’s Trifecta!
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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