For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 28, 2017


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, September 29, 2017) – Ja Am I Blue drew post position seven and was made the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 2, $353,700 Dash for Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park. The nine-race live program will begin at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The program also includes the Grade 3, $213,200 Dash for Cash Derby, headed by fastest qualifier Eagle Cry, and the $39,300 Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes.

Owned by Irma Z. Vargas and trained by Rolando Almanza, Ja Am I Blue was the fastest Futurity qualifier on Sept. 16 when he won the 400-yard trial, the 10th of 11, in a final time of :19.725.

The talented 2-year-old Texas-bred son of Jess Louisiana Blue was runner-up by half a length in the Grade 2 Sam Houston Futurity in April. His trial victory jumped his record to two wins and $82,056 from four starts. Jesse Levario has been aboard for all but his career debut last March including the qualifying ride for the futurity final and will retain the mount.

The complete Dash For Cash Futurity field (with jockey, trainer, trial time, morning line odds) with major race notes:

Three Bar Cartel (Damien Martinez, Josue Ponce, :20.056, 8-1) First time starter and winner, DfC trial 1.

Fdd Lajolla (Luis Vivanco, Jorge Luis Barrera, :20.130, 20-1) fourth, DfC trial 1.

Apollitical to Know
 (Nestor Duran, Eusevio Huitron, :20.170, 20-1) DfC trial 5 runner-up.

Sc Tornado (Manuel Gutierrez, Rolando Almanza, :20.088, 15-1) DfC trial 1 runner-up.

Thecartelofmiracle (Jose Alvarez, Josue Ponce, :19.980, 8-1) runner-up, trial 10. Fifth, Sam Houston Juvenile Stakes.

Jess Adalida (Luciano Duenez, Antonio Delgado, Sr., :20.124, 12-1) winner, DfC trial 3. West Texas Juvenile runner-up and Retama Juvenile Challenge winner.

Ja Am I Blue (Jesse Levario, Rolando Almanza, :19.725, 8-5) Fastest DfC qualifier, trial 10 and Sam Houston Futurity runner-up.

Capitol Ice (Jose Ivan Martinez, Angel Sanchez, :20.169, 15-1) runner-up, DfC trial 3. Sam Houston Futurity fourth and Firecracker Futurity third.

One Sweet Policy (Jimmy Dean Brooks, Eddie Willis, :20.104, 20-1) third, DfC trial 1.

Cloud Ridge (Mario Delgado, Stacey Capps, :19.886, 2-1) Winner, DfC trial 11 and winner, Easy Jet Stakes.

Post time for the Futurity, the scheduled eighth race is approximately 9:51 p.m.


Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 26-day 2017 Fall Meeting of Champions Season, which opens Friday, September 15 and concludes on Saturday, November 11. Live racing will be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m.  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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