NUCKY TOP CHOICE IN DASH FOR CASH FUTURITY SATURDAY, BODACIOUS EAGLE FAVORED IN DERBY

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 08, 2015

 

Friday Marks The Second Show Of The Pura Musica Concert Series 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, October 8, 2015) – West Texas Futurity winner Nucky, owned by Julie & Denis Schoenhofer & Dale Taylor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, drew post position No. 7 and was made the 7-5 morning line favorite for Saturday night’s Grade 1, $448,515 Dash for Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The 400-yard sprint for 2-year-old Quarter Horses is one of three stakes races on a nine-race card that begins at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Kalah Welch is seeking her first graded win as a trainer. Welch also has Finnick, the 4-1 second choice in the $49,835 Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes.

Gilbert Aguirre, III is seeking his first Grade 3 Dash for Cash Derby win with 3-year-old gelding Bodacious Eagle, the 5-2 morning line favorite in the 440 yard race worth $194,100. Aguirre, III also has two in the Futurity, Famous Little Reba at 12-1, and Volcom Flame at 15-1. My Royal Wagon trained by Brian Muse is the 3-1 early choice in the Juvenile Stakes.  

The Futurity gets top billing with the presence of Nucky. The 2-year-old Dominyun gelding totally dominated with the fastest time of 134 two-year-olds in 14 trial races on September 26. The Texas-bred clocked the 400 yards in 19.619, three-lengths in front of the others in his trial, the 10th of the night for his fifth victory in as many starts.

Prior to the Futurity trials, Nucky, an earner of $106,094, won the Grade 2 West Texas Futurity. He also won his trial races for the Ruidoso Futurity and the All American Futurity, but failed to qualify for either of those finals.

Regular rider L. Salvador Martinez has chosen to ride Ferarri Gt for trainer Paul C. Jones over Nucky who will have jockey Omar Reyes take over the assignment.

Only four favorites have won the Dash for Cash Futurity in the 17 previous runnings. Nucky is seeking to be the fifth.

The complete Futurity field from the rail out with (jockey, trial time and morning line odds): She Looks Racy (Manuel Gutierrez, :19.662, 3-1); Ferarri Gt (L. Salvador Martinez, :19.672, 7-2); Django B (Luis Ramirez, :19.861, 15-1); Js Abel Dasher (Jose Vega, : 19.827, 10-1); Sissy Cartel (Luis L. Vivanco, :19.903, 20-1); Dash Don’t Cheat (Francisco Calderon, :19.849, 20-1); Nucky (Omar Reyes, :19.619, 7-5); Famous Little Reba (Ricky Ramirez, :19.875, 12-1); Volcom Flame (Ivan Carnero, :19.863, 15-1) and Teves (Jimmy Dean Brooks, :19.869, 20-1).

Post time for the Dash for Cash Futurity, to be run as Race 8 is 9:37 p.m. The Derby will go as Race 7 at 9:11 p.m. and the Juvenile Stakes runs as Race 6 at 8:45 p.m.

AQHA WRANGLER RACING ACE JENNIFER HANCOCK RETURNS SATURDAY 

Lone Star Park welcomes Jennifer Hancock back to the track. She will again be on hand throughout the evening sharing expert tips and advice on handicapping American Quarter Horses. She will also co-host a free handicapping seminar with Lone Star Park’s own Rick Lee on the first level of the Grandstand. It all begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

PURICA MUSIC CONCERT SERIES FRIDAY 

Friday, October 9 is the second show in the Pura Musica Concert Series featuring Los Herederos de Nuevo Leon & La Constelacion Nortena performing after the last live race. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First of nine live races is at 6:35 p.m. Concert is free with $5.00 paid admission until 8:00 p.m. or $12.00 thereafter. Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult at all times. Live racing and events presented by Metro PCS.

AROUND THE TRACK - The third week of the meeting finds Ricky Ramirez, five time leading jockey at Lone Star Park, atop of the standings with 10 wins – one more than defending champion Luis Vivanco. Cindi Keeton, Leon Bard and Gilbert Aguirre, III all share the top spot in the trainer standings with five apiece. Turner Farms leads the owners with three wins…

Test your skills handicapping Quarter Horses by entering the 2015 Quarter Horse Handicapping Challenge Series. There are a total of six contests (three remaining) in this year's series. These contests are free to all Star Player Rewards members and pre-registration isn't necessary for any contest. As a Star Player Rewards member, you may enter each contest by printing an entry coupon from the kiosk and bringing it to the Bar & Book front desk or the Star Player Rewards center in the Grandstand (live racing only). The wagering format for each contest will consist of placing seven (7) fictional, $2 Win/Place wagers on seven (7) different races from the designated track that will be selected in advance by officials for each contest. In addition to prizes paid out for placing in each individual contest, there will also be a Bonus Purse prize structure. The top twenty (20) players in each contest will be awarded points (20 points to first place, 19 points to second place, etc) which will accumulate throughout the series. The top ten (10) point earners at the end of this year's series will be awarded a share of the $5,000 Bonus Purse!

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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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