FIVE-TIME LOCAL CHAMPION JOCKEY CLIFF BERRY REACHES HIS 1,000th LONE STAR PARK WIN

For Immediate Release
Saturday, June 06, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Jockey Cliff Berry, the all-time leading rider at Lone Star Park, rode his 1,000th winner at the Grand Prairie track today. Narrowly prevailing aboard Funtobefast in the 10th race, Berry became the first rider to reach the milestone. It will be many years until any other rider equals that number here. To put it in perspective, the closest active rider at Lone Star Park behind him is Quincy Hamilton with a total of 297 wins.

Berry rode his first winner here during Lone Star Park’s inaugural Thoroughbred Racing Season aboard a horse named Ifihadawishforyou. That was on April 18, 1997. He has ridden a total of 5,326 races at Lone Star Park earning over $17.8 Million dollars. He has been Champion Rider of the meet five times, in 2005-06, 2008, 2011 and 2012. Nationally, he has ridden a career total of 28,520 horses winning 4,489 total races and has earned over $65.5 Million dollars. Congratulations to Cliff on his achievement!    

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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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