JOCKEY RICKY RAMIREZ AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS JOCKEY’S GUILD JACKY MARTIN AWARD

For Immediate Release
Friday, November 10, 2017

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, November 10, 2017) – Lone Star Park’s current leading rider Ricky Ramirez was awarded the Jockey’s Guild Jacky Martin Award this week according to Jockey Talk 360.

The Jacky Martin Award is presented to a Quarter Horse jockey for outstanding achievement during the year. It acknowledges riders whose careers and personal character have had a positive influence on Quarter Horse racing and who are role models for their peers on and off the track.

“It’s a great honor. Jacky was one of my idols growing up,” said Ramirez. “I remember watching him ever since I wanted to be a jockey. It means a lot to me to receive this award named after Jacky Martin.”

Career stats for Ramirez are 1,098 wins from 6,846 starts with earnings totaling over $28.5 million. He is currently at the top of the North American standings for wins in 2017 with 110 from 469 starts and ranked #3 of 645 jockeys with over $2.4 million in earnings.

Ramirez has won more Lone Star Park riding titles than any other Quarter Horse jockey with five. He is currently poised to win his sixth title at the Grand Prairie track as he has the lead going into the final day of the meeting.

              

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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