CYRUS ALEXANDER THE VICTOR IN THE 20TH EDITION OF THE GRADE 3, $200,000 LONE STAR PARK HANDICAP

For Immediate Release
Monday, May 30, 2016

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Monday, May 30, 2016) – Spendthrift Farm LLC & Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Cyrus Alexander sent by Hall of Fame trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, won the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap at Lone Star Park Monday, Memorial Day. It was his first graded stakes win.

 Cyrus Alexander

  The winner stalked the pace, made a four wide bid at the quarter pole, dueled briefly with the favorite Shotgun Kowboy, and then drew clear to cross the wire two and a half lengths in front posting a final time of 1:43.12. Fractions set for the mile and sixteenth contest were 23.32, 45.90 and 1:10.24 over a main track listed as fast.  

“When he broke I knew I had a lot of horse and I knew I had a little target,” said winning Jockey Martin Garcia. “I just followed the number one horse (Shotgun Kowboy) who was one of the favorites and when I found myself outside, I was pretty comfortable.”

Cyrus Alexander returned $6.00, $2.60 and $2.20 as the second betting choice. Favorite, Shotgun Kowboy was up for place and returned $2.40 and $2.20. Rocket Time finished third and returned $2.80. Spider’s Alibi, Supermason, Carve and F J Uncle Vic finished in that order.

This was the first stakes and first graded stakes win for the four-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro and out of Supercharger, a daughter of A. P. Indy. Adding the winner’s share of $119,000 purse money today, Cyrus Alexander has bankrolled a total of $299,205, and this marked his fourth win from 15 career starts.

Trainer Danny Pish scored career victory 2,000 in today’s 2nd race when U.S. Officer crossed the wire first. His career starts through yesterday according to Equibase are 11,828, and they have reported career earnings of $28,387,797. Locally, Pish has had a stable at Lone Star Park every season since its inaugural meet in the spring of 1997. He is third on the all time trainers list at the Grand Prairie track. Through the end of today, his stats at Lone Star Park are: 3,536 starts, 549 wins, 21 of those were stakes wins, 520 2nds, 475 thirds, and earnings of $9,502,129. He has finished in the top 10 of the standings every year since 2000, and was leading trainer of the meet in 2012. Congratulations Danny on your 2,000th win milestone!

Jockey Alfredo Sigala was transported to Medical City Dallas for observation after his mount in the seventh race, #6 Peacenquiet fell rendering the rider briefly unconscious. When the horse got back to its feet, it collided with the #7 Isle of Karmoy, unseating his rider Bryan McNeil. Both horses and McNeil were all up and walking after the incident. Sigala was conscious, moving his limbs and talking before being transported by ambulance to the above hospital.

Live racing resumes Friday, June 3, 2016. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 7:05 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 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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