THE STARS OF TEXAS WERE SHINING BRIGHT ON TEXAS BLING WITH A REPEAT WIN IN THE $50,000 ASSAULT STAKES

For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 11, 2015

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas  – The homebred of Hall’s Family Trust, five-year-old horse Texas Bling held off graded stakes winner Texas Air for a repeat win in the $50,000 Assault Stakes tonight at Lone Star Park. 

“It meant a lot to me to have him come back and win like he did,” said owner, Lewis Hall, Jr. of Hall’s Family Trust. Hall also stated they had just lost the dam of Texas Bling recently from complications while foaling.

“This horse has had a really tough campaign,” said trainer Danele Durham. “We’ve asked a lot out of him. He’s competed on the National scene [stakes placed]. It meant a lot to Mr. Hall to win this race back-to-back, and he’s probably the only horse to win the Assault back-to-back, so we are very pleased with what he’s done.” 

Actually Texas Bling, by Too Much Bling is the third horse to win The Assault Stakes back-to-back since its inaugural running in 1998. Coyote Legend has three Assault wins, 2012-13 and 2010. Goosey Moose holds the record with four wins in the Assault, 2004-05, 2007 and 2009.

Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. scored his second stakes on the card. While racing off the pace set by Supermason, Texas Bling made a bid near the five sixteenths pole then gained the lead at the top of the stretch. Santana then set Texas Bling into a drive and held on to the wire. Texas Air was up for the place and He Has Bling came from far back and just got up for show.

 “On the front it was really quick,” said Ricardo Santana, Jr. “At the three-eighths when I asked, I had plenty of horse and he took off.” 

Fractions for the one mile contest were 23.76, 46.72 and 1:11.94 with a final of 1:38.74 on a fast main track.

At odds of 10.30-1, Texas Bling returned $22.60, $8.80 and $6.40 to bettors, Favorite Texas Air was the runner up returning $3.00 and $2.60 for the place. He Has Bling was up for show and paid $5.40. The Lone Roo, Dusty Ryder, Supermason, Fly the Red Eye, Ring Necked, Special U F O, and F J Uncle Vic completed the order of finish. Overspent was scratched from the race. 

Texas Bling added $30,000 to his bankroll that now totals $372,251. It was his fifth win from 32 lifetime starts.  

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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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