INTRODUCING THE FIELD FOR THE 22nd EDITION OF THE GRADE 1 TEXAS CLASSIC DERBY

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 24, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, October 24, 2014) – It’s been decided! The field is set for the 22nd running of the Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby to be held here on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The field was determined tonight at Lone Star Park from four 440 yard trial races. The 10 fastest three-year-olds that gained entry to the $291,868 Derby final are:  

 Horse

Time

Jockey

Trainer

Trial #

Wagon Full of Gold

21.228

Jorge Bourdieu

Jill B. Giles

7

Houdini

21.289

Cody Jensen

Cruz Villafranco

6

Lil Famous Dash

21.324

Rodrigo Vallejo

Judd Kearl

7

Bay Ba Licious

21.410

Saul Ramirez

Bobby Martinez

6

My Fast First Prize

21.445

Jorge Bourdieu

Jill B. Giles

6

Bye Bye Eagle Eye

21.486

Joe Badilla, Jr.

Michael Joiner

6

Rocketair

21.499

Ivan Carnero

Clinton Crawford

9

This Eagles Gone

21.502

G. R. Carter, Jr.

C. Dwayne Gilbreath

9

Separatist Firstdown

21.532

Martin Rubalcava

Isidro Flores

7

Big Dashing Perry

21.544

G. R. Carter, Jr.

Bobby Martinez

7

 

Don’t miss out on even more exciting live American Quarter Horse racing action! Tomorrow night, Saturday, October 25, we have 12 trial races scheduled to accommodate 115 two-year-old hopefuls each vying for one of ten slots available in the $1 Million Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity, also to be held Saturday, November 15. The 10 fastest times of the night will advance. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m. (CDT).

Also on Saturday, October 25, 2014:

We’re having a Breeders' Cup Preview Party!  

Join us at the Bar & Book to receive expert analysis on the Breeders' Cup races from our panel. Plus, the first 200 in attendance will receive One (1) free Daily Racing Form: Breeders' Cup Advance Edition! It all begins at 10:30 a.m.

Panel Includes:
Ticket Personality - Norm Hitzges
Award-Winning Turf Writer - Gary West
Track Handicapper - Rick Lee
Track Announcer - John Lies

Additionally at the Bar & Book Saturday it’s UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2! The awaited rematch between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes will headline UFC 179 on Saturday, October 25. Aldo stopped Mendes in their first meeting in the first round. Since then, Mendes has won five straight. Plus, a clash of light heavyweight contenders will co-headline, as Brazilian star Glover Teixeira faces off against Phil Davis. Catch all the action at Bar & Book!*$20 food & beverage minimum per person required after 8 p.m. for Pay-Per-View events.

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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.

 

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