For Immediate Release
Sunday, October 21, 2012

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 20, 2012) – Ronnie James, owned by Brett Mennen and trained by Heath Taylor, was the fastest qualifier among 136 starters in the Texas Classic Futurity Trials at Lone Star Park Saturday night.  With John Hamilton aboard, the gelding by Valiant Hero dashed 400 yards in 19.436 seconds over a fast track. 

 The Grade 1, $1,000,000 estimated, Texas Classic Futurity, the richest annual horse race in Texas, will be run Saturday, November 10, closing night of Lone Star Park’s 2011 Fall Meeting of Champions for Quarter Horses.

 The complete list of top 10 qualifiers for the Grade 1, $1,000,000 estimated, Texas Classic Futurity follows:


Horse                          Time                Jockey                         Trainer

Ronnie James             19.436             John Hamilton             Heath Taylor

Valiant Lil Lady          19.524              Rodrigo Vallejo            Judd Kearl

First Prize Shaunda   19.541              Ricky Ramirez             Trey Wood

Lethal Fortune           19.566              Ricky Ramirez            Trey Wood

A Will and Away        19.621              David Brown               Verle Bohner

Eyegotitgoinon          19.667             Ricky Ramirez             Trey Wood

One Fast Wagon        19.688             David Alvarez              Jorge Barrera

Pyc Kant Katch Me    19.689              Rodrigo Vallejo           Judd Kearl

Cruisin Finish           19.716              Francisco Ramirez      Eusevio Huitron

Big Boi                       19.774             David Brown               Verle Bohner


On The Track: More live racing action Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 25, 26 and 27, 2012. Featured races of the week will be the TM Fred Arabian Stakes on Friday, October 26, and the RG3, B. F. Phillips Stakes on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Remember that every Thursday night is Senior Citizens’ Night and Military Discount Night. 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 Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bar & Book for our Breeders' Cup Preview Party! You will receive expert analysis from some of the region's best handicappers previewing the two-day Breeders' Cup card! Plus, the first 200 in attendance will receive One (1) Free Daily Racing Form: Breeders' Cup Advance Edition.

You will receive expert analysis from: Ticket Personality, Norm Hitzges; Award-Winning Turf Writer, Gary West; Track Handicapper, Rick Lee and Track Announcer, John Lies.

Have tickets to the big game? Ride the Bar & Book Express to all Dallas home games this season! Bus will depart 1 hour and 2 hours prior to kickoff and cost per person is 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!

Sunday, October 28: New York G - 3:25 p.m.
Sunday, November 18: Cleveland - Noon
Thursday, November 22: Washington - 3:15 p.m.
Sunday, December 2: Philadelphia - 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, December 16: Pittsburgh - 3:25 p.m.
Sunday, December 23: New Orleans - Noon

*Must show dated receipt to attendant before boarding.


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

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.