For Future Release
Sunday, October 23, 2016
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 22, 2016) – Field is set for the Grade 1, $1 Million Texas Classic Futurity, to be held on Saturday, November 12 at Lone Star Park.
Jockey Esgar Ramirez guided Koolnfamous to the wire in race 5 posting the fastest qualifying time of the night at 400 yards in 19.813 seconds. The track was listed as fast. Speed Index of 91 was awarded for the effort. Owned by Gene White, Wayne Metcalfe & Jerry Cate and trained by Toby Keeton, the gelded son of One Famous Eagle will return for a shot at the $1 Million in three weeks.
Koolnfamous Photo: Dustin Orona
Of the 12 trial races run tonight, all but races 2, 4, 8 & 10 produced qualifiers for the final.
It was also a record night for trainer Trey Wood. He eclipsed the record for most wins on a single race card here tonight with six, surpassing the previous record of five wins set on November 28, 1999 by the late Steve Van Bebber. And jockey Ricky Ramirez rode five winners which ties the record with two other jockeys, Roy Baldillez rode five winners on
November 29, 2002 and Alvin Brossette rode five winners on October 18, 2003. Congratulations guys!
Here is the field for the 24th running of the Grade 1, $1 Million Texas Classic Futurity to run on Saturday, November 12, 2016:
G. R. Carter, Jr.
High Plains Perry
Tough to Bee
Jess Paint Ur Wagon
Live racing resumes next Thursday, October 27, 2016 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time 6:35 p.m.
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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