TEXAS CHAMPION TEXAS CHROME RETURNS TO HOME STATE IN THE ASSAULT STAKES WITH HOPES OF BECOMING MILLIONAIRE

For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 15, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, July 15, 2017) – Multiple graded stakes winner and reigning Texas Thoroughbred Association Horse of the Year, Texas Chrome is returning to his home state and to Lone Star Park, where he launched his career in 2015, to compete in the Assault Stakes on the Stars of Texas Day program Saturday, July 22.

With earnings of $990,762, a first or second place finish in the Assault would put Texas Chrome in the millionaire’s club. He would be the second Texas-bred horse in history to reach the $1 million mark in earnings. The first and only Texas-bred racehorse to date to pass $1 million in earnings is Groovy, who retired from racing in 1987 with total earnings of $1,346,956. 

“I wanted to bring him back here (Texas) to reach $1 million in earnings,” said owner Danny Keene. “He has a following here. The people here seem to really care about him and like to watch him race, so what better place.” Texas Chrome sure seems to like it here as well. His record at Lone Star Park if 5-3-2-0. The two races he finished second were the Grade 3 Sexton Mile behind Mor Spirit and the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap behind Danzing Candy.

Keene purchased Texas Chrome for $10,000 at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling Sale held at Lone Star Park. A son of Grasshopper out of Margarita Mistress by Naevus, Keene said “He had that special look. It was his eyes. You could just see it,” said Keene.

Texas Chrome has a very good chance at reaching the earnings milestone in the Assault Stakes next week. Supermason, in to defend his title won last year, will be competitive certainly, but not like running against, for instance multiple Grade 1 winner of over $4.6 million, Gun Runner.  

There are four stakes on the Stars of Texas Day card worth a combined $300,000. They are the two divisions of the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Futurities for 2-yr-olds at five furlongs, the $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes for Texas-bred fillies & mares, 3-yr-olds & up at six furlongs and the $50,000 Assault Stakes for Texas-bred, 3-yr-olds & up at one mile.

 

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 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. and Sundays at 2:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (June 15 & July 27). 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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