MY MASTER PLAN TAKES 20TH EDITION OF THE $50,000 WAYNE HANKS MEMORIAL STAKES SUNDAY

For Immediate Release
Sunday, April 10, 2016

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sunday, April 10, 2016) – Joyce D. McGough of Grandbury, TX is the proud owner of My Master Plan, winner of the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes, a six and one half furlong sprint for fillies & mares, 3 & up at Lone Star Park on Sunday.

A three-year-old daughter of Oratory, out of the Vice Regent mare One O Seven, My Master Plan stalked the pace on the outside going four, then three wide in the turn, made a bid under jockey Luis Quinonez at the 5/16 marker to get clear in upper stretch. With a few instructive taps of the whip she widened the gap into the final sixteenth and was hand ridden to the wire posting a two and a half length victory over Infectious in second with Expect to Fly finishing third.

“She broke nice and was out there controlling the race,” said winning rider Quinonez. “I had her stay with the pack and then see if we could just put them away and she did. She knows how to win and she loves to.”

 My Master Plan was the favorite at odds of .090-1 and returned $3.80, $2.40 and $2.10. Infectious returned $4.00 and $2.80 and Expect to Fly paid $4.20 for the show.

The win was the career fifth of seven starts for the Donnie Von Hemel trained filly, and with the $30,000 winners cut today puts her total earnings at $169,567.

Fractional times were :22.83, :46.23, 1:12.21, and a final of 1:19.00 over a fast track.

Live racing resumes for day five of the 50 day meeting on Friday, April 15 at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 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 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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