For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 07, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October7, 2017) – With Ricky Ramirez in the irons Cobalt Creek rallies from far back, after bumping at the break, to win the Grade 1, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap by a neck Saturday at Lone Star Park.


Cobalt Creek

 Colbalt Creek                                                                                            Photo by Dustin Orona

“We had a little bit of a rough beginning,” said winning jockey Ricky Ramirez. “He broke decent, but got into a little bit of traffic, got bumped around. Once they opened up a lane for him, he came running.” 

Owned by VWP Jr. Inc. and trained by John Stinebaugh the 5-yr-old gelded son of Walk Thru Fire ran the 440-yard distance in 21.593 seconds earning a speed index of 93. The track was listed fast. Wild Tycoon broke on top to speed clear of the field, but could only hold on for the place. Favorite Dutcher held on for show. 

Mutuels on Cobalt Creek returned $17.40, $10.60 and $5.40. Wild Tycoon returned $15.00 and $6.80 while Dutcher returned $2.40 on show wagers. Heza Bell Perry, Kraken Black, Kid Can Dash, He Is the Risingstar, Apollitical Wave, Ebw Catalyst and Kw Cowboy completed the order of finish. 

The win was the 7th of 27 career starts for Cobalt Creek. With the winner’s share of the purse his bankroll increased to $258,303. 

Tonight’s win in the Refrigerator Handicap put Ricky Ramirez on top of the rider standings with 11 wins over Luis Vivanco who has 10. Trainer Trey Wood is leading with 8 wins over Jimmy Padgett who has 6. 

Join us for more live  racing  which resumes on Thursday, October 12. Eight live races are scheduled. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time 6:35 p.m. 

LoneStar Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GGLSP. The track offers a 26-day 2017 Fall Meeting of Champions Season, whichopens Friday, September 15 and concludes on Saturday, November 11. Live racingwill be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m.  For more information on Lone Star Park or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Lone Star Park is also home to themulti-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.

GlobalGaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ChickasawNation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming andracing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States andoverseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets.GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in OklahomaCity, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSPis the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leasesthe property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation. 



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