THREE-PEAT FOR LASTING BUBBLES AS SHE WINS WAYNE HANKS MEMORIAL STAKES FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 11, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, April 11, 2015)Lasting Bubbles, the flashy gray mare owned by Judy Peek of Avery, Texas did not disappoint tonight. She posted her third consecutive victory in the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes at Lone Star Park, the first horse ever to score three victories in the race.

Trained by Kevin Peek and ridden by Iram Vargas Diego, the seven-year-old mare by Pulling Punches, tracked the pace early to the outside, made a bid in the turn then took the lead at the three-sixteenths pole to edge clear in upper stretch.

“Prior to this race, in her last couple of performances she was little dull, just not really comfortable looking to me,” said trainer Kevin Peek. “I’ve been waiting for her to come back and when she got here it was like a breath of fresh air. She loves it here, she started here, she’s more comfortable here and she comes off of this track great. The last couple of days there’s been a light in her eyes and I started feeling a lot better about our shot here tonight.”

Tonight’s win was her sixth from 10 starts at the Grand Prairie track and 11th win from 30 career starts. Final time for the six and one half furlong contest was 1:16.90 over a fast track. Fractions were 22.76 and 45.58.

Lasting Bubbles added another $30,000 to her career earnings boosting the total to $403,418. Mutuels returned $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. Early Fantasy was second returning $4.80 and $3.00. Third went to Platinum Song who returned $3.40. Infectious, Afoolsbrokenheart and Scooter’s Choice completed the order of finish.

Join us for more live racing tomorrow, Sunday, April 12. Nine live races are carded. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. First live race is 1:35 p.m.

Enjoy our new all-day Sunday Brunch Buffet in Silks. We have added a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar, plus a delicious offering of the following:

Chef attended Omelette Station

Smoked Bacon, Breakfast Sausage

Biscuits and Gravy

Home-Fried Potatoes

Pancakes or Waffles or Blintzes or French Toast

Salad Bar with a wide variety of savory and sweet offerings

Chef’s live cooking station with a different feature each week

Chef’s selected entrees, including a variety of meats, seafood and poultry items

Accompaniments including potatoes, pastas, whole grains

Vegetables of the season

Assorted Sweets and Pastries

Sunday promotions:

Senior Citizens’/Military Discount Day returns for all seniors aged 62 or older with valid ID and all military personnel with a valid ID card will receive free General Admission continuing each Sunday through July 19.

Pepsi Can Day returns on Sundays and continues though July 19. Bring any Pepsi can and receive (1) free general admission and (1) free large Pepsi.

Additional Notes: Jockey C. J. McMahon won the first three races on the card tonight. It’s a family affair for the 20-year-old McMahon, his father, Charles McMahon rode Quarter Horses here from 1997 through 2001.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2015 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 9 and concludes on Sunday, July 19.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 2, May 16 & June 6 which have a 1:35 p.m. start) and Sundays at 1:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 9 & 23; June 18; July 16) The racing program on Memorial Day, May 25, will start at 1:35 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). 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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