GALACTICA HOLDS OFF FAST CLOSING ACEGUITAR FOR THE WIN $105,600 TEXAS THOROUGHBRED FUTURITY COLTS & GELDINGS

For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, July 22, 2017) – Favorite Galactica, owned in partnership by Carl R. Moore Management, LLC & Brad Grady ran an impressive race and was able to hold off a fast closing Aceguitar to win the 28th running of the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for colts & geldings Saturday at Lone Star Park.

Ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr., Galactica pressed the pace, taking the lead at the three-sixteenths mark and held gamely in the final furlong ¾ lengths better than Aceguitar.

Trained by Bret Calhoun, Galactica is a 2-yr-old gelded son of Uncle Abbie out of Castelli’s Ace by Leo Castelli. He improved his record to 3-2-1-0 and upped his earnings total to $79,820.

Galactica was the wagering favorite and returned $4.00, $2.60 and $2.20. Aceguitar, ridden by Ted Gondron was the second wagering choice and returned $3.20 and $2.80 for place. Toledo Pache, ridden by Kerwin Clark was third and paid $10.00 for show. Almeria finished fourth. The final time for the five furlong sprint was :58.12.

POST-RACE QUOTES – TEXAS THOROUGHBRED FUTURITY C & G DIVISION 

Brian Hernandez, Jr.  (Winning jockey, Galactica) 

“Galactica gets all the credit tonight. All I had to do was sit up there and be a good passenger. He broke and showed how athletic he was. He put himself in a nice spot and I just had to stay out of his way and let him show his talent. I was impressed how he crossed under the wire and I think he’s going to go on to be a nice horse.”

Brad Grady (Winning owner, Galactica) 

“Me and Carl partner on quite a few horses and we have a limit on how much we’ll pay and I asked Carl how much we’re going to pay for this horse and he said we’re buying him. That scared me because when he sets his mind on something it’s over. Carl found the horse and when he told me about him and I came out and he was everything Carl told me he was. Kudos to Brian for giving him a heck of a ride. I appreciate Carl’s friendship and partnership and we have a lot of fun.”

Ted Gondron (jockey, Aceguitar 2nd) 

“I knew after he broke his maiden he had talent. He was punching on pretty good tonight: just couldn't getter job done.”

 
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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