A SUPER IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE PUT FORTH BY SUPERMASON IN THE $50,000 PREMIERE STAKES

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 07, 2016

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, April 7, 2016) – There is no denying that Brad Grady’s super fast gelding, Supermason likes racing here. The 4-year-old son of Grasshopper, out of the Midway Road mare Folksy, just cinched his third win over the Lone Star Park dirt surface from six total starts here. The victory marked his fifth overall from 16 career starts.

Imma Bling went right for the lead, setting the pace with Supermason and jockey Lindey Wade sitting just behind, going along comfortably as if they knew the precise moment the leader would give way and the race would be theirs for the taking.

“When we broke out of the gates I was a little worried because he stumbled the first jump, but it helped me, because the one horse [Imma Bling] got away and I thought he would come back to me,” said Wade. “I just swallowed him up and it was easy from there.”

The six and one half furlong contest over a fast race track was over in 1:16.68. Posting fractions of 22.78 and 45.50, it was 7 ¾ lengths back to Spider’s Alibi, who was up for second place while favorite, A M Milky Way was able to hold on for third another 1 ½ lengths behind the top two.

At odds of 3.10-1, Supermason rewarded players with $8.20; $5.80 and $3.60.Fans of Spider’s Alibi got back $21.60 and $8.80, and A M Milky Way followers were returned $3.00. Texas Bling; Solar Charge; Ring Necked; F J Uncle Vic; Internet Success and Imma Bling completed the order of finish.

Supermason increased his career earnings account to $181,355 with the addition of $30,000 from tonight’s victory.

“Bret and Jay have done a great job with this horse,” said owner Brady Grady. “He was slow maturing, but it looks like his 4-year-old-year just may be the one.”

The win was the second straight in the Premiere Stakes for trainer Bret Calhoun tallying his win total in the Premiere Stakes a record of five (2010, 2012-13, 2015-16). Jockey Lindey Wade isn’t far behind. He has the record of four wins in this, the most of any rider.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2016 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 7 and concludes on Sunday, July 17.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday & Saturday at 7:05 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 7, May 21 & June 11 which have a 2:05 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:05 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 7:05 p.m. (April 7 & 21; May 19; June 16; July 14). The racing program on Memorial Day, May 30, will start at 2:05 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. both on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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