IT’S CREATOR BY A NOSE AND LOCAL TRAINER STEVE ASMUSSEN’S FIRST BELMONT STAKES WIN

For Immediate Release
Saturday, June 11, 2016

 

Lone Star Park Patron Wins $702,114 On Belmont Pick Six Ticket

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, June 11, 2016) – Lone Star Parks all-time leading trainer, Steve Asmussen wins his first Belmont Stakes when his horse Creator edged out Destin by one of the  narrowest of margins in the races history, a nose! In the 148 runnings of the Belmont Stakes, also known as the Test of Champions, it was just the fourth time the winner was decided by a photo.

Preakness winner, the locally owned and favorite, Exaggerator finished 11th out of the 13 horse field by about 14 lengths. The Japanese horse, Lani was third. Exaggerator and Lani were the only two three-year-olds that competed in all three Triple Crown races this year.

Creator paid $34.80, $14.60 and $9.40, Destin paid $9.40 and $6.20, and Lani paid $6.60

This was Asmussen’s third classic race win. He won the Preakness two times, with Curlin in 2007 and with Rachel Alexandra in 2009. This was his third attempt and the charm in the Belmont Stakes. Curlin finished second in the Belmont after his Preakness win in 2007, and Nehro finished fourth in 2011. Congratulations Steve on a great win today!

PATRON AT LONE STAR PARK’S BAR & BOOK CASHES BIG TIME TODAY 

A fan, who asked to remain anonymous, played the pick six wager at Lone Star Park’s Bar & Book today on the Belmont Stakes card and picked all six winners correct. And what a nice win it was. The ticket returned $702,114! It was the largest payout ever on a single ticket at the Grand Prairie track.  

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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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