For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 04, 2012
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, October 4, 2012) – A full field of 10 competitors were drawn for the 16th running of the Grade 1, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap, for three-year-olds and up going 440 yards, at Lone Star Park Saturday night. The winner is awarded an automatic berth into the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions race held at Los Alamitos Race Course on December 15.
Jls Mr Bigtime, a three-time graded stakes winner and earner of $947,797 has drawn the outside post-position and morning line odds of 7-2. The four-year-old gelding by Bigtime Favorite won the Grade 2, $100,000 Louisiana Classic at Delta Downs setting a track record there last July. Two races back he was beaten only three-quarters of a length in the Grade 1 Remington Park Invitational by reigning world champion, Cold Cash 123. He is owned by JLS Speed Horse Ranch Inc. and trained by C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath. Raul Ramirez, Jr. will have the riding assignment.
Priceless Feature, owned by Ed Mezler and trained by Eddie Willis, finished second by only a head to all-time leading money earner, Ochoa in this years Rainbow Derby at Ruidoso Downs. And earlier this year earned a Grade 1 win in the Heritage Place Derby at Remington Park. Jimmy Dean Brooks has the riding assignment on three-year-old the gelding by Feature Mr Jess.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Im the Key (Saul Ramirez, Jr., 20-1); Priceless Feature (Jimmy Dean Brooks, 3-1); Prospect to the Top (Oscar Rincon, 5-1); Dale N James (Luis L. Vivanco, 15-1); Charal Kid (Santos Carrizales, 8-1); Mr Truly Uno (Roy Baldillez, 12-1); Chi Ter (Debbie A. Freeman, 4-1); Dm Streakin Thru Fire (G. R. Carter, Jr., 8-1); Royal D Corona (David A. Alvarez, 30-1) and Jls Mr Bigtime (Raul Ramirez, Jr., 7-2).
The Refrigerator Handicap is race eight on the nine-race program and is scheduled for 9:23 p.m. CDT.
On The Track: More live racing action Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 11, 12 and 13, 2012. Featured this week will be the divisional Arabian Stallion Stakes on Friday, October 12.
Remember that every Thursday night is Senior Citizens’ Day and Military Discount Day. All senior citizens’, age 62 or older with a valid I.D., or members of any branch of the military, with a valid military I.D., receive free general admission.
Pepsi Can Offer every Thursday. Bring any Pepsi can to Lone Star Park and receive a Pepsi track pack good for One (1) Free General Admission and One (1) Free Large Pepsi. This offer is only available in the Grandstand for live racing.
At The Bar & Book: Join us each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. for Happy Hour. Included are $3 well drinks and $2 select domestic drafts!
Thursday nights at the Bar & Book come play in the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League. Two sessions each Thursday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and it’s free to play!Mutuel vouchers awarded weekly, monthly and annually.
Join us on Friday, October 5 for Opening Day at Keeneland! Star Player Rewards members will receive 2,000 Bonus Points when you wager at least $2 using your Star Player Rewards card that day!
Join us on Columbus Day, Monday, October 8 for exciting simulcast racing from Belmont Park, Santa Anita Park and more! Plus, each Star Player Rewards member who uses his or her Star Player Rewards card to wager at least $10 on Monday, October 8 will receive a Free $10 Wager to be used Monday, October 15 through Sunday, October 21.
Have tickets to the big game? Ride the Bar & Book Express to all Dallas Cowboys home games this season! Bus will depart 1 hour and 2 hours prior to kickoff and costs just $10 to ride or is free with $20 minimum food & beverage purchase. Watch, wager and win on the races and enjoy NFL Sunday Ticket all day every Sunday! Don't miss it!
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC, offers a 26-day 2012 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses which opens Friday, September 14 and concludes on Saturday, November 10. Live racing will be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6:35 p.m.
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. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com
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. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, 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.