For Immediate Release
Saturday, June 14, 2014
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, June 14, 2014) – Post time favorite Molly’s Honour, a homebred owned by Joey Keith Davis and trained by Karl Broberg, gets the win in the third running of the $50k Lane’s End Stallion Scholarship Stakes for Texas-bred three-year-olds & up, fillies & mares at Lone Star Park Saturday.
Molly’s Honour, a four-year-old filly by Etesaal, broke alertly and moved early to gain a spot just off leader Lasting Bubbles under jockey Cliff Berry. Molly’s Honour held that position all the way until taking the lead just past the head of the stretch gaining three lengths on the leader and holding off a fast closing Expect Royalty by a head to the wire.
“The only thing I had to worry about was if she didn’t break good then I would be stuck wide,” said winning rider Cliff Berry. But she broke sharp and there was no traffic, I got down where I wanted to be.” This was Cliff’s third win of the night.
Fractions for the seven and one half furlong distance, over a firm turf course, were 23.43, 46.63 and 1:10.61, for a final time of 1:29.03, a new stakes record.
“It’s exciting to have a homebred win our first stakes race here at Lone Star,” said owner Joey Keith Davis. “We’ve won about 20 stakes since we’ve been in the game and this is our first one here, so it’s great to do it with a homebred.”
With the $30,000 winner’s share of the purse, Molly’s Honour has bankrolled $150,728 in career earnings. Tonight’s win puts her career record at 16-5-5-2.
At odds of 1.90-1, Molly’s Honour returned $5.80, $3.40 and $2.80. Expect Royalty returned $8.20 and $5.40 for place, and Lasting Bubbles held on for show returning $3.60. Thegirlinthatsong, Triplemental, Smiles Golden Song, Sassy N Special, Savannah’s Keeper, Mescaleress and Shezararebird completed the order of finish. Margarita On Rocks was a late scratch.
Race fans, be sure to join us tomorrow for our final Sunday live race card this season. Bring your Dad to the races for Father’s Day! He could enter to win a pair of leather recliners and a 42” Sanyo television! Gates open at 11:30 a.m. First race post time is 1:35 p.m. General Admission is $5. Free General parking.
Additional Notes: David Cabrera holds the lead in the rider standings with 51 wins over Luis Quinonez with 45. Trainer Karl Broberg has a tight grip on the trainer standings with 46 wins over Steve Asmussen’s 32.
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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