For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 18, 2014

VALIANT BOY SBFAR Gets Eighth-Straight Victory In Colt & Gelding Division

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 18, 2014) – The owner-trainer-jockey team of Guy Neivens, Elizabeth M. Merryman, and Ramon Guce were the shining stars tonight at Lone Star Park winning both divisions of the Grade III $20,000 Arabian Racing Cup Stallion Stakes.

VALIANT BOY SBFAR, the six-year-old horse by DARWEESH out of THUMB PRINT, by BAROUR DE CARDONNE, continued his seven-race winning streak to make it eight straight after his win tonight in the colt & gelding division.

VALIANT BOY SBFAR raced just off the pace, then made a late bid on the backstretch, gained the lead in the second turn, and responded well when set down for the stretch drive, holding off a fast closing RB RICH for the win under strong urging.  

For those who wagered on the race VALIANT BOY SBFAR, the 0.30-1 favorite returned $2.60, $2.10 and $2.00. SB RICH was up for the place and returned $5.00 and $2.00. AIM HI returned $1.00 for the show. PADDYS DAY; SAND CHAMP; FASTANDFURIOUS; RB MOOSE and MISTER EDD completed the order of finish. DEEBAL and RB SO RICH were scratched from the race.

Fractions for the race were 27.04; 53.93 and 1:35.70. Final time for the one mile contest was 1:50.07 over a fast main track surface.

With the winner’s share of the purse, VALIANT BOY SBFAR increased in bankroll to $316,835. His career record now reads 20-12-3-1.   


It was another win for the team of Neivens, Merryman, and Guce when RB BURN BABY BURN, a four-year-old daughter of TH RICHIE and BURNING FIRESTAR, by BIG EASY, won the Grade III Arabian Racing Cup Stallion Stakes, filly & mare division by a length over DC WILLEYS SONG. It was another length and a half to third place finisher, SAND ON FIRE.

RB BURN BABY BURN covered the one mile distance in fractions of 27.05; 54.07 and 1:37.00. Final time was 1:52.38 over a fast track.

Mutuels for the winning 0.90-1 favorite returned $3.80, $3.00 and $2.40. DV WILLEYS SONG returned $6.40 and $3.60 for the place, and SAND ON FIRE paid $4.40 for show. BREEZELL LSP; DORMANES FANTASY CS; MY VAZ IS HOT; DJETS TIGRESS; FLEUR DAMOUR and GOGO DANCER CS completed the order of finish.

With the winner’s share of the purse, RB BURN BABY BURN increased her earnings to $90,200. Her career record now reads 15-7-2-3.


Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track’s 26-day, 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from September 19 to November 15. 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.


- 30 -