JRC CALLAS FIRST DEMOLISHES FIELD SATURDAY IN THE 17th RUNNING OF THE B. F. PHILLIPS, JR. STAKES

For Immediate Release
Saturday, November 01, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, November 1, 2014) – In what was the most impressive performance at the meet, Jrc Callas First blew away the field in the 17th running of the $ 25,000 B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes (RG3) at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Saturday.  

Owned by Dana L. & Brian Stroud and trained by Brian Stroud, the four-year-old Texas bred gelding by Winners Award out of Calla Missy Jane, by Dirty Coup, broke sharp and got straight down to the business of putting some distance between himself and the rest of the field in the 400 yard contest.

Jrc Callas First stopped the timer in 19.579 seconds, crossing the wire an astounding two and one half lengths in front of the rest. The track was labeled fast.

Mutuel investments on the winner returned $3.40, $3.20 and $2.10. If I Were Famous got up for place and returned $10.80 and $5.80. Jetblack Gold Moment was third returning $2.60. Pyro, Viva Sin Tacha, Sparrow Contender, Charal Kid and Rootbeerandtwinkies completed the order of finish.

With the winner’s share of the purse, Jrc Callas First’s total bankroll is now $116,914 and his record reads 16-10-1-2. He also became the first horse in Lone Star Park history to win both the Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap and the RG3 B. F. Phillips, Jr. stakes in a single season or any season.

Additional notes: Luis Vivanco has yet to relinquish the lead in the rider standings. With 20 wins, he is still holding off Damien Martinez with 17 wins. Brian Stroud and Toby Keeton share the lead in the trainer standings with 12 wins each. Owners Bennie & Terri Jeter and Bobby D. Cox share the top honors with 3 wins each.

Join us as live racing resumes Thursday, November 6. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First Race 6:35 p.m. (CT).    

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