SEXTON MILE WINNER BEE JERSEY WINS $1.2 MILLION METROPOLITAN MILE (G1) AT BELMONT PARK TODAY
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (June 9, 2018) – With his last “prep” being the $200,000 Steve Sexton Mile (G3) at Lone Star Park on May 6, Charles E. Fipke’s Bee Jersey trained by Steve Asmussen won the $1.2 million Metropolitan Mile (G1) at Belmont Park today. The race was part of the Belmont Stakes Day undercard.
This was the second consecutive horse to win the Sexton Mile and then go on to win the Metropolitan. Bob Baffert and Mike Smith won both races last year with Mor Spirit.
Jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. guided Bee Jersey to victory in the Sexton Mile last month in gate to wire fashion and that same strategy worked for him again today for the win in the Metropolitan.
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen had just won his career 8,000th victory the day before the Sexton Mile last month. His win here with Bee Jersey was his 8,006th.
Congratulations to Bee Jersey and Steve Asmussen.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and Global Gaming LSP. The track offers a 44-day 2018 Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 19 and concludes on Sunday, July 22. Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 2:35 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 5, May 19 & June 9 which have a 1:35 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 19, May 24, June 21 & July 19). A special twilight program will be held at 5:00 p.m. both on Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). 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.