For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 19, 2017
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, January 19, 2017) – Jessies First Down, winner of the 2016 Refrigerator Handicap (G1) at Lone Star Park was named 2016 World Champion Quarter Horse racehorse by the American Quarter Horse Association at their awards ceremony Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. The 5-yr-old gelding by Fdd Dynasty, out of Jess a Classy Lassy, by Mr Jess Perry also received Champion older gelding and Champion older horse.
Jessies First Down winning the Grade 1 Refrigerator Oct. 1 at Lone Star Park Photo:Dustin Orona
Bred and owned by Ted G. Abrams of Houston and conditioned by 2016 World Champion and Lone Star Park Champion Trainer Judd Kearl, Jessies First Down racked up eight wins, including three Grade 1’s, from 11 starts during his 2016 campaign earning $430,042.
His Grade 1 wins came in the Refrigerator Handicap at Lone Star Park, the Zia Park Championship and the Sunland Park Championship.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2017 Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 20 and concludes on Sunday, July 30. Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 6, May 20 & June 10 which have a 1:35 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 20, June 15 & July 27). The racing program on Memorial Day, May 29, will start at 2:35 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5:00 p.m. both on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, 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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