PAINTED TURNPIKE DOES IT! BECOMES FIRST EVER SPEEDHORSE PAINT & APPALOOSA TRIPLE CROWN WINNER

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 30, 2015

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 30, 2015) – On the eve of the 32nd Breeders’ Cup, an American Paint Horse named Painted Turnpike wins the Grade 1 $89,780 Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity at Lone Star Park and with that, the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown!

2015 marks the fourth year the Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown has been in existence and the first year to crown a champion.

Trained by Matt Whitekiller for owner/breeder Nolan D. Pevehouse, the newly crowned champion Painted Turnpike put forth a powerful effort under regular rider Cody R. Smith winning by a 1 ½ lengths in gate to wire fashion over Bull in second place and Sturgis in third. In the driving rain and with a big boom of thunder as he crossed the finish line it was as if the clouds were applauding the effort.

The winner covered the 400 yards in 20.150 seconds over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack. The speed index earned for the effort was 83.

This was the eighth win from nine career starts for Painted Turnpike, a 2-year-old colt bred in Oklahoma by Pyc Paint Your Wagon out of High Class Turnpike by Royal Quick Flash. His earnings now total $231,473, plus for earning the Triple Crown, his owner was awarded a 3-horse gooseneck Star Trailer, a $35,000 discount towards the purchase of a SportChassis, LLC heavy-duty truck, a trophy and a buckle. Besides the Crown, he was awards high point champion for more awards including a $5,000 cash bonus.

Mutuels returned $2.60, $2.60 and $2.40. For place Bull returned $5.40 and $4.00. Sturgis returned $5.60 for show. Wagonette, Dtl Head Honcho, Texas Snowman, Imahotchicken, Psychedelic Scott and Face Paint completed the order of finish. Paleface Cartel was a late scratch from the race.

Congratulations to all of Painted Turnpike’s connections and for becoming the first ever Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Triple Crown Champion!

  

FILLY CAMO COWGIRL GETS THE WIN IN THE $20,132 MASTERPIECE CHALLENGE PAINT & APPALOOSA STAKES 

Chalk one up for the girls as 3-year-old filly Camo Cowgirl takes the 4th running of the Masterpiece Challenge Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Friday on the undercard at Lone Star Park.

Owned Sandra Garnett and trained by R. L. Rick Robinson, Camo Cowgirl bumped lightly at the start, but it didn’t phase her performance in the least. With Luis Ramirez in the irons, she was quickly out in front of the rest dominating the field by a length at the wire. Second went to Bp Baileys Success and third place went to Sis B Grand.

Final time for the 400 yard contest was 19.953 seconds over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack. Speed index was 87.

On the Track: Join us Saturday, October 31 for more live racing at Lone Star Park plus, watch and wager on the 32nd Breeders’ Cup simulcast live from Keeneland in Lexington, KY. Gates open early at 9:30 a.m. A special first live race post time is at 1:35 p.m. (CDT).

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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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