JANAE HOLDS OFF FAST CLOSING RIVALS FOR THE VICTORY IN $97,525 TEXAS THOROUGHBRED FUTURITY FILLY DIVISION

For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, July 22, 2017) – Susan Moulton’s Janae gets the trophy in the $97,525 filly division of the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Saturday at Lone Star Park.  

Ridden by Kerwin Clark, Janae took the lead just outside the 3/16, vied two then three wide on the turn, kicked clear in upper stretch and held under strong urging. It was a neck back to fast closing Ms Classic West and a head to back to favorite Patrona Margartia finishing third. Final time for the five furlong futurity was :59.08.  

Trained by Brandon Jenkins, Janae is a 2-yr-old Louisiana-bred daughter of Closing Argument out of Debs Pet by Petionville. With the victory, Janae improved her record to 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $77,213.

Janae, the third wagering choice returned $14.40, $8.00 and $4.00. Second choice in the wagering Ms Classic West, ridden by Richard Eramia returned $5.20 and $3.20 for place and favorite Patrona Margarita, a half-sister to Texas Chrome ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. was third and returned $2.60. Donna’s True Bling finished fourth out of the field of 10.

POST-RACE QUOTES – TEXAS THOROUGHBRED FUTURITY – FILLY DIVISION 

Kerwin Clark (Winning jockey, Janae) 

“I spoke to Brandon earlier in the week and he told me this Philly was very fast even out of the starting gate. I didn’t think she was that quick, I thought we might have a couple in front of us, but she broke well and was just tugging me around there. I’m just glad it was 5/8 and not 5/8 and a jump.”

Brandon Jenkins (Winning trainer, Janae) 

“We had a plan for this Philly and she’s done everything we asked her. I want to thank Mrs. Susan. She believed in me and gave me these horses and I really appreciate it. Sky’s the limit.”

Susan Moulton (Winning Owner, Janae) 

“The coolest part is all of us used to gallop at Retama. That’s why we brought Kerwin in, and Brandon was amazing. He gets on all our horses. I’ve been out of this for a while,

but I missed it and this was a great way to come back. I’ve been pinhooking for a long time. The pinhooking used to support the racing so maybe the racing will support the pinhooking now.”

Richard Eramia (jockey, Ms Classic West 2nd) 

She ran a big race- couldn't hold on, but tried hard.”

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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