EXPECT ROYALTY GETS THE VICTORY IN $50k GUARANTEED LANES END STALLION SCHOLARSHIP STAKES SATURDAY

For Immediate Release
Saturday, June 20, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – After a second place finish last year in this race, Expect Royalty redeemed herself this time around winning the fourth running of the $50,000 Guaranteed Lane’s End Stallion Scholarship Stakes Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

Owned, bred, and trained by Leroy J. Pollok of Saint Hedwig, Texas, the five-year-old Valid Expectations mare completed the seven and one half furlong turf route, for Texas-bred fillies and mares, three-year-olds and upward over a firm turf course in 1:29.24.

“I’m really proud of her,” said owner, breeder & trainer Leroy Pollok. “She’s done everything right, and it makes me look real good.”

Fractions were 23.67, 48.05 and 1:11.60. Expect Royalty crossed the wire three and three-quarters lengths ahead of the rest.

For jockey Iram Vargas Diego, this was his third win on the card tonight. “She’s the best. I’m going to have to say she’s the best I’ve ever ridden,” said Diego. “I’ve just been blessed.”

The betting favorite tonight at .50-1, Expect Royalty returned $3.00, $2.40 and $2.20. My Silver Lullaby was up for place and returned $9.60 and $5.00. I Am Jane Dough returned $4.40 on show wagers. Infectious, Platinum Song, Sheridan’s Bling, Lasting Bubbles, Whiskey Eyes, Best Bling, Special Rockstar and Silver Akantha complete the order of finish.

For the win, Expect Royalty upped her career earnings to $173,010. This was her eighth win from 15 career starts and third win from five starts this year.

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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+.

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