RICHEST RACE IN TEXAS TO BE CONTESTED SATURDAY – THE GRADE 1 $1,151,780 TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY

For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 12, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, November 12, 2015) – As Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s 18th Fall Meeting of Champions Season draws to a close it’s time to show our fans a little appreciation! So make plans to be here Saturday, November 14, 2015 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First live race 6:35 p.m. (CT). General Admission is just $5 and General Parking is free!

FAN APPRECIATION GIVEAWAYS 

To show our fans just how much we appreciate them, we are having prize drawings for numerous prizes such as Mutuel Vouchers and Gift Cards valued between $50 to $150, a Fitbit valued at $250, Beats Headphones valued at $200 and more! Fans must arrive and enter by 7:00 p.m. for a chance to win prizes!

WRANGLER RACING ACE MARTHA CLAUSSEN RETURNS SATURDAY  

Lone Star Park welcomes Wrangler Racing Ace Martha Claussen back to the track. She will be on hand throughout the evening sharing expert tips and advice on handicapping American Quarter Horses. Martha will be co-hosting a free handicapping seminar with Lone Star Park’s expert handicapper Rick Lee on the first level of the Grandstand. You can also catch her in the Saddling Paddock for previews on the Texas Classic Futurity, Derby and Juvenile Stakes. It all begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

$1,151,780 TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY (G1) 

$415,690 TEXAS CLASSIC DERBY (G1) 

$93,387 TEXAS CLASSIC JUVENILE STAKES

 
 
The 23rd running of the Grade 1 $1,151,780 Texas Classic Futurity, the richest annual horse race in Texas, to be run at 400 yards, caps a Trifecta of stakes scheduled on the final 10-race card of the meeting Saturday.  The Futurity is the scheduled ninth race of the evening. Post time is 10:03 p.m. (CT).

Also featured is the 23rd running of the Grade 1 $415,690 Texas Classic Derby at 440 yards and the 14th running of the $93,387 Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes at 400 yards.

Post time for the Derby, the scheduled eighth race is 9:37 p.m. and the Juvenile Stakes is the scheduled for 9:11 p.m. It will run as the seventh race on the program.

END OF MEET CHAMPIONS TO BE AWARDED 

After race two in the Winner’s Circle we will award 2015 Champion Jockey and Trainer of the Meeting. The Champion Jockey Honors will go to Ricky Ramirez. This will be the seventh riding title at Lone Star Park for Ramirez. He won previously in 2003 and 2008-2012. Champion Trainer Honors will be bestowed on Trey Wood. This marks the fifth title for Wood at Lone Star Park. His previous title years were 2009-2012. The 2015 Champion Owner of the Meeting is too close to call. The standings currently show Johnny Trotter and Terry Stennett in a tie with six wins each, but with two nights of racing remaining you can’t count out John Boegner, who has five! We will keep you posted. Congratulations to Ricky and Trey, and good luck to all three in the owner’s race!

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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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