PAINT MY PILOT WAS BEST, WINS 20th DASH FOR CASH DERBY

For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 30, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, September 30, 2017) – Double A Ranch’s Paint My Pilot, ridden by Yordanis Amaro, hesitated slightly at the start then exchanged bumps early, but wasted no time getting into gear to best the others in the 20th running of the Grade 3, $213,200 Dash for Cash Derby. Final time for the 440-yard derby was 21.632. The track was labeled fast. Speed index was 92. Winning trainer was Jorge Gonzalez. 

 Paint My Pilot

 Paint My Pilot                                                                                       Dustin Orona Photography

 “We purchased him in Ruidoso about two years ago and it was a loving thing when I saw this horse,” said owner Argelio Aguayo of Double A Ranch. “Something told me to go for it so I got him. This horse knows he’s going to go and win. You can’t see any other horse beating him. He’s a superior horse.”

Favorite and fastest qualifier, Eagle Cry exchanged bumps at the start, but never fired finishing fifth. A neck behind the winner was Ja Big Bad Gol, who dueled with Rock About It beating him out by a head for place. Finishing seventh was Carmel Diamond, but he was disqualified for interference and placed last. The final running order behind the top three was Gianni Que, Eagle Cry, Like a Denali, Mia Kine, Koolnfamous, Immortal Sabateur and Carmel Diamond.

Mutuels returned $7:00, $4.60 and $3.80 on the winner. Ja Big Bad Gol returned $18.20 and $10.00 for place tickets and Rock About It backers received $6.00 for show.

With the winner’s share of the purse, the colt by Pyc Paint Your Wagon upped his earnings to $325,868. This was his fourth win from 10 career starts.

 

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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