For Immediate Release
Friday, October 21, 2016
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, October 21, 2016) – The Grade 1, $1 Million estimated Texas Classic Futurity, the richest race in the state and the premier race of the meeting at Lone Star Park is scheduled for closing night, Saturday, November 12. And a chance at one of 10 finalists that will compete has attracted 119 two-year-old hopefuls. They have been divided into 12 trial races Saturday, October 22. The fastest 10 will race for a piece of the $1 Million purse closing night.
There are some outstanding youngsters in the mix including the Grade 1, $3 Million All-American Futurity runner up, The Marfa Lights. The colt by One Famous Eagle was a neck shy of the win on Labor Day in Ruidoso. He has drawn into the first trial Saturday. The Marfa Lights has recorded two wins and one second from four starts bankrolling $454,960. He is owned by Beth & Michael Harper and trained by Jim Helzer. Jockey Larry Payne has the assignment.
In trial race 11 is another standout, Bobby Cox & Homero & Kristen Ashley Paredes’ Duponte. The son of American Runaway was runner up in the Dash for Cash Futurity here October 8, and won the Heritage Place Futurity at Remington Park last June. Duponte has amassed $646,754 from a career record of 7-3-2-0. He is conditioned by Josue Ponce and will be ridden by Manuel Gutierrez.
Join us for the Texas Classic Futurity Trials Saturday, October 22. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m. The racing action promises to be as exciting as it will be fast.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 26-day 2016 Fall Meeting of Champions Season, which opens Friday, September 16 and concludes on Saturday, November 12. Live racing will be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m. 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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