FASTEST QUALIFIER PAINTED TURNPIKE WOWS CROWD TONIGHT IN TRIAL TO GRADE 1 SPEEDHORSE LONE STAR PAINT & APPALOOSA FUTURITY SET FOR OCTOBER 30

For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 17, 2015

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 17, 2015) – Painted Turnpike, owned by Nolan D. Pevehouse and trained by Matt Whitekiller, wowed the crowd with his impressive performance Saturday night in the Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity trial race. Three trials were held to decide the field for the Grade 1 affair to be held here on Friday, October 30.

It was the fifth race when jockey Cody Smith aboard Painted Turnpike (Pyc Paint Your Wagon x High Class Turnpike, by Royal Quick Flash) clocked the 400 yards in 19.926 seconds over a fast track. The margin was a length and a half in front of second fastest qualifier Psychedelic Scott. Although Painted Turnpike bumped with a rival at the break, it never fazed him. He was clearly in front of everyone by the second jump and couldn’t be caught.

There were three trial races on the card, the fourth, fifth and sixth. Bull, owned by Buddy Albin won the fourth in 20.218 seconds making him the third fastest qualifier and Wagonette, owned by Bryan Hawk won the sixth in 20.341 making the fourth fastest.

The Final Field for the Grade 1 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is:

Horse 

Time 

Jockey 

Trainer 

  

  

  

  

Painted Turnpike 

19.926 

Cody Smith 

Matt Whitekiller 

Psychedelic Scott

20.163

Jesus Salazar

Dee Keener

Bull

20.218

Jorge Torres

Jason Olmstead

Wagonette

20.341

Ricky Ramirez

Dee Keener

Face Paint

20.446

Cody Smith

Matt Whitekiller

Imahotchicken

20.558

Ricky Ramirez

Dee Keener

Sturgis

20.627

Jesus Salazar

Dee Keener

Paleface Cartel

20.743

Mario Chavez

Ray Enlow

Texas Snowman

20.754

Juan Garcia, Jr.

Clement Hurtado

Dtl Head Honcho

20.763

Rodrigo Vallejo

Mollie Devereaux

Congratulations to all the qualifiers!

Be sure to join us for the Futurity final on Friday, October 30, 2015. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race 6:35 p.m.  

Around the Track: Next Saturday we will be hosting 16 trial races to decide the final field in the Grade 1, $1 Million Guaranteed Texas Classic Futurity. In order to accommodate all 16 trial races we will open early. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 24! Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Special first race post time is 5:05 p.m. 

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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+.

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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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