For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 13, 2013
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, April 13, 2013)– Lasting Bubbles, owned by Judy Peek and trained by Ken Peek won the 17th running of the JEH Stallion Station Stakes Saturday at Lone Star Park.
With Lindey Wade aboard, the five-year-old mare by Pulling Punches stalked the pace on the outside behind favorite Cowgirl N Up posting fractions of 22.37 45.20. Lasting Bubbles, with strong urging and under the whip, took the lead with a furlong to go and powered away to win the $50,000 contest for Texas-breds, three and up, by a margin of five and one half furlongs. Cowgirl N Up held on for the place and it was another three and a half furlongs back to third place finisher, Im a Bear. The final time for the six and one half furlong stake was 1:16.32
“She put me in a good position” said jockey Lindey Wade. “She ran the lights out.”
“She’s a very, very large athletic filly. We thought that if we could pressure it [the pace] she could conquer the smaller versions,” said winning trainer Ken Peek.
Lasting Bubbles earned $30,000 for her win in the JEH Stallion Station increasing her lifetime earnings to $111,002. It was her fourth win from 11 starts. For those who invested, she returned $6.20, $2.80 and $2.60. Runner-up Cowgirl N Up returned $2.60, $2.40, and Im a Bear paid $3.60 for show. Nurse Goodnight, Contucky Dirt, Patty’s Pride, Triplemental, Circustown Rose and Platinum Song completed the order of finish.
The 10th and final race on Saturday’s card was declared a “no contest” after the gate partially malfunctioned inhibiting a fair and equal start for all contenders. All single race wagers were refunded fully.
Live racing continues tomorrow, Sunday, April 15. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. (CDT) The first of nine live races is scheduled to go off at 1:35 p.m. (CDT).
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC, offers a 50-day 2013 Spring Thoroughbred Season which opens Thursday, April 11 and concludes on Saturday, July 6. Live racing will be held four days a week, Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. (except Thursday, May 30 when there will be no live racing), and Saturday and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. (except Sunday, June 23 and Sunday, June 30.) The racing program on Memorial Day, May 27, will start at 1:35 p.m. Special twilight programs will be held at 5 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from Sept. 13 to Nov. 9. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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. 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.
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