DIVISIONAL $75,000 TEXAS STALLION STAKES HIGHLIGHT 10-RACE CARD SATURDAY AT LONE STAR PARK

For Immediate Release
Friday, May 08, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Saturday, May 9 features the 12th runnings of the divisional $75,000 Guaranteed Texas Stallion Stakes for Accredited Texas-bred three-year-olds going one mile on the dirt. Race 5 is the Got Koko division for fillies and race 7 is the Stymie division for colts & geldings. 10 Races are carded Saturday with the first race post time at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.

 

INFECTIOUS 4-5 FAVORITE IN FILLY DIVISION

Danny Pish trainee Infectious, owned by W. S. Farish was made the 4-5 morning line favorite. The filly by Valid Expectations out of Red Cell, by Geri is the only stakes winner in the field. She won the Bara Lass at Sam Houston in January. In her next out, the Two Altazano also at Sam Houston, she ran second behind undefeated graded stakes winner, Promise Me Silver who just picked up her eighth straight last Friday in the Grade 3 Eight Belles at Churchill Downs.

In a race that trainer Bret Calhoun has won a record four of the 11 runnings, it’s hard to not pay close attention to his charge in this. He sends Douglas Scharbauer‘s Santacafe who has actually beaten Infectious once. A year ago the pair, both seeking their maiden career wins, competed with each other in a maiden special weight with Santacafe the victor. Back to even racing stats, Santacafe ran second behind Infectious in the Bara Lass. Santacafe was assigned morning line odds of 3-1.

The field from the rail out for the Texas Stallion Stakes filly division is as follows:

Santacafe (Lindey Wade, 3-1); Infectious (Cliff Berry, 4-5); Tea for Two (Paul Nolan, 12-1); Special Rockstar (David Cabrera, 8-1) and Youaremyconnection (Iram Diego, 4-1).

 

SUPERMASON LOOKS TOUGH IN COLTS & GELDINGS DIVISION

Calhoun sends a pair in the colts & gelding division. The morning line favorite at 7-5, Supermason is super fast, and when he wins, he is the only horse in the photo. That’s how far in front of the competition he has been in each of his three career wins. And like Infectious, he is the only actual stakes winner in this field.

A gelding by Grasshopper out of Folksy, by Midway Road won the Jim’s Orbit at Sam Houston last February. He is owned by Brad Grady.

Owner Henry Witt, Jr. also has a pair in this, trained by Amanda Barton Witt’s Tax Day just missed in his last here at Lone Star, an allowance April 25, after winning an optional claiming race here on April 11.

The field from the rail out in the colts & geldings division is:

Dustin E (Junior Chacaltana, 30-1); Man of Stature (Cliff Berry, 6-1); Witt Six (CJ McMahon, 12-1); Flying Frenchman (David Cabrera, 5-1); Justaphonecallaway (Larry Taylor, 20-1); Supermason (Lindey Wade, 7-5) and Witt’s Tax Day (Ivan Arellano, 9-5).

Around the Track Notes:

Going into week five of the meet, jockey CJ McMahon has racked up 25 wins. Lindey Wade is in second place in the rider standings with 13 wins. Karl Broberg is on his way to his second consecutive training title if he continues the roll he has been on. Karl has won 21 races compared to Bret Calhoun with 13 wins. Steve Asmussen ranks third right now with eight wins. Danny Keene is atop the owner standings with 10 wins for the meet. Good luck to everyone!

Lone Star Bark Dog Races, Woof Woof:

Next Sunday, May 17 has been dubbed “Lone Star Bark” bring your dog to the races day. This is our first event of its kind here at the Grand Prairie track. Bring your canine companion out and enjoy $1 hotdogs, live racing and more!

Plus, if your dog likes to run, you can enter him/her to compete in dog races. We are giving away $200 to the winners and $100 to the runners-up of each race. You can enter on our website at www.lonestarpark.com.

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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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