EARLY POST TIME SATURDAY SET FOR 6:05 TO ACCOMMODATE 134 TWO-YEAR-OLD DASH FOR CASH FUTURITY HOPEFULS

For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pre-Race Handicapping Show Featuring Wrangler Racing Ace Jennifer Hancock  And Lone Star Park Track Handicapper Rick Lee 

Saturday night is all about the young speedsters, all vying for a coveted berth in the Grade 1, $450,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Futurity to be held Saturday, October 10. To accommodate all 134 entrants, 14 races have been carded. Only 10 slots are available in the rich Futurity, so the 10 fastest times of the night are in. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. First Race Post time is 6:05 p.m. General Admission is $5.00. General parking is free.

With 14 races containing a total of 134 two-year-olds, all competing for one of those 10 coveted spots, some insight from the pros would be in order, right? Lone Star Park is pleased to welcome Wrangler Racing Ace, Jennifer Hancock. She will be teaming up with Lone Star Park’s Track Handicapper Rick Lee for a pre-race handicapping show. They will analyze the Dash for Cash Futurity Trials, plus share information on the Bank of America Challenge Championships that Lone Star Park is hosting on November 6 and 7. There will be free tip sheets and handicapping materials available and you can follow the twitter updates @HorseRacingAces.

Here are just a few of the two-year-olds of note in Saturday’s trials: Brian L. Gunder’s My Royal Wagon, trained by Brian Muse has drawn into race 2. The colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon’s most impressive win came in his trial qualifying for the Grade 1, $1 Million Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs. He finished two lengths ahead of the field that day guided by 10 times AQHA World Champion Jockey, G. R. Carter, Jr. He finished a respectable third in the Futurity final July 19 with Joe Badilla, Jr., who has won the Champion Jockey title himself four times, in the irons. His race record and earnings going into this are 6-3-2-1 and $123,048. G. R. Carter, Jr. will have the riding assignment. It’s one of eight total mounts he has on the card.

Careless Lightning, owned by Jesse M. Gibson and trained by Leon Bard became a graded stakes winner last June when his won the Grade 3 TQHA Sires Cup Futurity at Retama Park. A gelding by American Runaway, he has won his last three of five career starts. His total earnings are $81,219.

In race 4 is Volcom Flame, owned by Jim D. Pitts and trained by Gilbert Aguirre, III. The filly, bred by P. K. Thomas is by Volcom, she is a career perfect three-for-three. and though her the wins were a maiden and two futurity trials in which she did not qualify, she looks hard to beat in this.

Owned and trained by Randall R. Read, Cashshae in race 5 has three wins, one second and two third place finishes from six career starts with earnings of $118,412. Though a stakes winner in the Fl Lady Bugs Stakes at Remington Park last May, and a third place finish in the Grade 1 Oklahoma Futurity last year, also at Remington, the filly by Spit Curl Jess is still looking for her first graded stakes win and for a shot at it she will have to be faster than at least 123 others Saturday. Veteran graded stakes winning jockey, Larry D. Payne will ride.

Also in the fifth is graded stakes placed Shakem Valentine, owned by Isabel Huitron and trained by Adrian Huitron. A filly by Royal Shake Em, placed in the Grade 3, TQHA Sires Cup Futurity at Retama Park in June.

Grade 3 winner Celtic Emblem, owned by Kelly Yearsley Equine LLC, and trained by Juan G. Aleman, won the Grade 3 Easy Jet Stakes at Remington Park in May. With three wins from six career starts, the filly by Apolitical Jess has earned $122,450 for those efforts.

Race 10 has drawn two standouts. Pappas in the House owned by Rob Evans and Hanson Racing LLC, trained by James G. Hanson, has won five of six career starts. Chief among those wins was the Bitterroot Futurity at Les Bois Park in Boise, Idaho on July 4 and the Les Bois Juvenile Challenge, also at Les Bois. The gelding by Pappasito has $100,309 in career earnings.

Also in the tenth is undefeated Nucky. A gelding by Dominyun, he is a perfect four-for-four in career starts. His principle win was the Grade 2, West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park in April. Nucky has earned $103,394 so far in his young career. He is owned by Julie & Denis Schoenhofer and Dale Taylor, and trained by Kalah Welch.

The above mentioned are just a few of the accomplished two-year-olds competing Saturday night. There are also many more, some who are winners and some that will be making their first career start. It is a great competitive race card to watch and wager on! Hope to see you here.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The 2015 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses and mixed breeds opens Friday, September 18 and concludes on Saturday, November 14. Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m., and Sundays at 1:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (October 15, 22 and 29; November 5). The Bank of America Challenge Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7. Post time for both nights will be 6:35 p.m. 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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