MAJESTIC CITY TAKES DOWN CARVE AND TAPITURE TO WIN THE GRADE 3 $200k LONE STAR PARK HANDICAP

For Immediate Release
Monday, May 25, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – West coast invader Majestic City held off a battling Carve and a fast closing Tapiture to take the prize in the 19th edition of the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap today at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

After an hour and 22 minute delay between the fourth and fifth races Monday, more heavy thunderstorms moved through the area. However, live racing resumed and the card of 10 races completed.

At the post, it was sloppy going for the ninth and featured Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap. A field of five starters competed for the prize and it was Majestic City first at the wire. Final time for the mile and one sixteenth race was 1:36.82 with fractions of 24.01, 47.06 and 1:11.43.

Owned by Bloom Racing Stable LLC of Solano Beach, Ca, and trained by Richard Baltas, Majestic City raced on the inside of and shared the lead with Cy Seven until putting him away midway through the backstretch, then took on favorite Carve. The pair traded the lead while inches apart. When set to a drive in the final sixteenth, it was Majestic City that put away Carve to win by two lengths under a strong hand ride.

“I was never worried really down the backside. He was going really easy underneath me,” said jockey Charles Lopez. “When I got hooked up at the three eighths pole, he’s gritty, so he just dug in and did his job.”

Mutuels returned $15.00, $4.80 and $2.40 for the winner. Carve returned $2.40 and $2.10 for place and Tapiture retuned $2.10 on show wagers. Endurance and Cy Seven completed the order of finish. Texas Air was a late scratch.

With the winner’s share of the purse, Majestic City, a six-year-old horse by City Zip increased his earnings to $579,210. It was his fifth win from 25 career starts.

Jockey Ivan Arellano was injured in the eighth race today. He was thrown from his mount, Witt’s Tax Day after entering the starting gate. He had swelling of the left ankle and was transported to Texas General Hospital in Grand Prairie for x-rays and further evaluation. Jockey Jacob Radosevich was assigned as the replacement rider and finished third in the race.

Live racing resumes Friday, May 29, 2015 at 6:35 p.m.

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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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