PRADA’S BLING GAME WINNER IN 20TH VALOR FARM STAKES

For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, July 22, 2017) – In the first of four Texas-bred stakes on the Stars of Texas Night card at Lone Star Park Saturday, Adrial Gonzalez’ Prada’s Bling shook clear in the final furlong and held off runner up Zippit E in hot pursuit to win the 20th running of the $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes by 1 ½ lengths Saturday at Lone Star Park.  

Ridden by Iram Diego, Prada’s Bling pressed the pace on the inside, stayed on the rail in the turn and pulled even with the leader, Bethyl’s Royalrose at the quarter pole. Diego set her down in upper stretch, drawing clear inside the final eighth under strong urging.

Trained by Isai Gonzalez, Prada’s Bling is a 5-yr-old daughter of Too Much Bling out of the Authenticate mare Kimbrell’s Prada. She was claimed from Karl Broberg on May 31 at Evangeline Downs. She won that race by ¾ length.

Fourth betting choice, Prada’s Bling returned $13.20, $5.20 and $3.40. Favorite Zippit E, ridden by Brian Hernandez was the runner up and returned $3.40 and $2.80. Kat’s Infatuation, ridden by Richard Eramia returned $4.20 for show. My Master Plan was 4th.

POST-RACE QUOTES - VALOR FARM STAKES 

Iram Diego (Winning jockey, Prada’s Bling) 

“I know her and I took my time. The race set up perfect for her. I looked back and saw it was clear.  It made it easier for me to save pace.”

Adrial Gonzalez (Winning owner, Prada’s Bling) 

“We actually used to own this horse and she was claimed for $25,000. They put her back for $15,000, so my brother and I packed our bags and went and got her. It feels great.”

Brian Hernandez (jockey, runner up Zippit E) 

“She was coming off her last stakes (at a mile) and just ran out of ground. Maybe she wasn't as sharp tonight, but still ran a good race.”

 

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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