SASHA RISENHOOVER UNSEATED WHEN HER MOUNT ATTEMPTS TO JUMP TEMPORARY RAIL IN TODAY’S FINAL RACE

For Immediate Release
Sunday, July 23, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sunday, July 23, 2017) – Jockey Sasha Risenhoover was transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital Dallas for treatment and further observation after suffering a possible concussion.

Risenhoover was unseated in the final race on the card Sunday at Lone Star Park when her mount, Miss Shelby attempted to jump the temporary rail at the turf chute. Miss Shelby, a 3-yr-old filly, was not injured and walked off the track.

This is the second such incident for the young female jockey. On July 3, her mount ducked in at the temporary turf rail unseating her in a near carbon-copy incident. Both that race and the final today were at one mile on the turf.

This was Risenhoover’s final race of the meeting as she is scheduled to leave for California tomorrow to ride at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, CA. She finished out the meet early at Lone Star Park, but it was a successful one. She finished today third in the rider standings with 47 wins from 237 starts and an earnings total of $620,040. Her 47 wins is a single season record for a female jockey at Lone Star Park. The previous record for wins in a single season by a female rider was in 33 in 2009 by Deirdra Panas.


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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