SECOND STRAIGHT DASH FOR CASH FUTURITY WIN FOR JOCKEY DAMIEN MARTINEZ AND OWNER RUBEN MONTEMAYOR

For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, September 30, 2017) – Jockey Damien Martinez rode Ruben Montemayor’s Three Bar Cartel to victory tonight in the 20th running of the Grade 2, $353,700 Dash for Cash Futurity at Lone Star Park. It was the second straight Dash for Cash Futurity win for both. They teamed in 2016 with Eye N Capo. Final time for the 400-yard race was 19.821 over a fast track. Speed index was 93.

 

 Three Bar Cartel

 Three Bar Cartel                                                                                          Dustin Orona Photography

At the start the winner broke out slightly and bumped with Apollitical to Know, who got the place. Favorite Cloud Ridge was forced out by Capitol Ice and had to settle for third on the outside. Margins separating the top three were head, nose, head.

“We’ve had this horse about two months.  We’ve had trouble with him going straight.  I think he’s getting better every time,” said winning trainer Josue Ponce. “Today he had a little trouble but we knew he was fast enough to get out of there. We’ll see how he pulls up tomorrow and go from there.  He sleeps a lot but once he goes out he’s very professional, nothing but business.”

Three Bar Cartel increased his bankroll to $144,180. This was only his second career start. The striking grey gelding is by Capo de Capi, who also sired 2016 winner Eye N Capo for owner, Montemayor.

Mutuels returned $10.60, $8.00 and $4.00. Place paid $17.00 and 10.00 and show paid $2.60. One Sweet Policy, Jess Adalida, Capitol Ice, Thecartelofmiracle, Fdd Lajolla and Sc Tornado completed the order of finish. Fastest qualifier Ja Am I Blue was scratched due to a chip said his trainer Rolando Armanza.

The win tonight was the fifth of the season for trainer Josue Ponce which puts him tied for first place in the standings with Jimmy Padgett.

Live racing resumes Thursday, October 5. Gates open at 5:30. First race post time 6:35.

 

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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