TEXAS HAS A NEW MILLIONAIRE IN TEXAS CHROME, WINNER OF THE 20th EDITION OF THE ASSAULT STAKES

For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, July 22, 2017) – Keene Thoroughbreds, LLC’s Texas Chrome became the state’s newest Texas-bred millionaire, joining the first and only other racehorse, Groovy to surpass the million-dollar earnings mark.

Ridden by Lone Star Park’s leading rider Richard Eramia, Texas Chrome tucked into the two path on the first turn, settled in the front quartet, chased three then two wide on the far turn, pursued the runner-up under a drive into the final furlong then took the lead at the sixteenth-pole and proved best under strong urging. Runner-up Supermason, ridden by Lindey Wade was hustled to the lead and set the pace until being caught by the winner to finish second by 1 ¼ lengths, but well clear of the others. Final time for the one mile contest was 1:36.59.

Trained by Allen Milligan, Texas-bred Texas Chrome is a 4-yr-old son of Grasshopper out of Margarita Mistress by Naevus. The Multiple graded-stakes winner improved his record to 20-9-4-3 and surpassed the million-dollar mark to a new earnings total of $1,020,762.

Favorite, Texas Chrome returned $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10. Runner-up Supermason was second choice in the wagering and returned $2.10 and $2.10. F J Uncle Vic, ridden by Sasha Risenhoover was third by 9 ¼ lengths and returned $5.00. Spider’s Alibi completed the superfecta.

POST-RACE QUOTES – ASSAULT STAKES 

Richard Eramia (Winning jockey, Texas Chrome) 

“Before the race I thought it was only a two horse race between Mr. Calhoun’s horse and mine. I tried to get close but I had to wait to make my run. My horse has a big heart and I think that’s why he’s won over a million dollars. It’s a really nice horse. I want to thank Danny and Mr. Milligan and everyone on the backside for the opportunity.”

Danny Keene (Winning owner, Texas Chrome) 

“Chrome’s been such a blessing. He’s never had easy rides but he comes through for us. I was scared tonight. Supermason ain’t no slouch, but I’m glad we came out on top. I want to give thanks to Allen and all the help. They all did a fantastic job and I’m proud of them. They didn’t have much time to prepare him, but they did and we done good.”

Lindey Wade (jockey, Supermason) 

“My saddle was slipping so I couldn't move up on him, but he ran a good race.”

Brad Grady (owner, Supermason) 

“No disgrace in running second to Texas Chrome! We've got plenty of options for him moving forward.”
 

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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