TRAINER BRET CALHOUN EARNS CAREER WIN 2,500 TONIGHT AT LONE STAR PARK

For Immediate Release
Saturday, May 30, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – What a beautiful night of racing it was at Lone Star Park tonight! 10 live Thoroughbred races kicked of under a gorgeous, mostly sunny sky, a welcomed sight unseen for quite a while in the area.

Congratulations to trainer Bret Calhoun, a Grand Prairie native, who racked up career win number 2,500 tonight when Ship Rock crossed the wire first in the second race. And it didn’t take long to reach win number 2,501. It happened in the next race when Cattle Company won the third. Both Ship Rock and Cattle Company are owned by Douglas Scharbauer of Midland Texas and both ridden to victory by Lone Star Park’s all-time leading rider, Cliff Berry.

Berry went on to capture two more wins on the card, the fifth race aboard Five One Five Oh and the ninth race aboard Perfectly At Home. With four wins tonight, Berry is just six wins away from scoring 1,000 Lone Star Park wins! He will be the only jockey in history to achieve that milestone at the Grand Prairie track. It will be a long wait to see another rider achieve that number of wins here. The rider with the second most wins here, Corey Lanerie, has 476 and he hasn’t ridden here actively since 2003.

Again, congrats to Bret Calhoun for his 2,500th career victory!

Live racing resumes tomorrow, Sunday, May 31. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. First race post time is 1:35 p.m.

We will be following jockey Cliff Berry’s progress closely and keep you posted. He has six mounts in tomorrow.

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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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