APOLLOS SECOND SIGN FASTEST QUALIFIER FRIDAY FOR SPEEDHORSE LONE STAR PAINT & APPALOOSA FUTURITY

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 13, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, October 13, 2017) – In the second Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity trial Apollos Second Sign kicked it in gear late to win by ½ length over favorite Bully Pulpit. It was the fastest time of the two trials finishing the 400-yard race in 20.121 seconds. It was another length back to third place finisher Hotwiredotcom.

Apollos Second Sign

Apollos Second Sign – Fastest Qualifier in Speedhorse Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Trials               Photo: Dustin Orona

Trained and owned by Michael Moss and ridden by James A. Flores, Apollos Second Sign, a daughter of Second Painted Sign broke well and chased the leader until gaining the advantage halfway to the finish. The track was listed as fast for both trials.

Winning mutuels on Apollos Second Sign returned $9.20, $4.80 and $2.20. Favorite Bully Pulpit returned $2.80 and $2.20, and Hotwiredotcom returned $2.10 for the show. Gb Star, Cajun Prize, Hurricane OJ and Js Chickenpox completed the order of finish.

Jockey Ricky Ramirez guided second fastest qualifier Ojo Por Ojo to victory in the first trial. The final time was 20.206 making him the second fastest qualifier. Favorite Dtl Samureye finished ¾ length behind the winner, and it was another ¾ length to third place finisher Ima Good Time Charley. El Diablo Chicken, Mkp On the Wagon, Js Apollo Six and Neon Bullet completed the order. All but Neon Bullet qualified from the first trial. The remaining four qualifiers advanced from the second trial.

The ten finalists advancing to the Grade 1, $52,000 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity in order by finish times are:


 

Horse 

Time 

Jockey 

Trainer 

  

  

  

  

Apollos Second Sign 

20.121 

James Flores

Michael Moss

Ojo Por Ojo

20.208

Ricky Ramirez

Luis Villafranco

Bully Pulpit

20.215

Cody Smith

Matt Whitekiller

Dtl Samureye

20.339

Jesse Levario

Josue Ponce

Hotwiredotcom

20.360

Larry Payne

Guillermo Valdivia

Im Good Time Charley

20.462

Larry Payne

Sammy Howard

El Diablo Chicken

20.515

Juan Garcia, Jr.

Guillermo Valdivia

Mkp On the Wagon

20.594

Cody Smith

Matt Whitekiller

Js Apollo Six

 Gb Star
 

20.620

20.674
 

James Flores

Jesse Levario
 

Guillermo Valdivia

 Rolando Almanza
 

Congratulations qualifiers! The final Grade 1 futurity will be held at Lone Star Park on Saturday, October 28.

Live racing continues tomorrow, Saturday, October 14. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m. Please join us to watch and wager on the Bank of America Challenge Championships simulcast live from Prairie Meadows Race Track.

 

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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