ORB SEEKS SECOND JEWEL IN SATURDAY’S PREAKNESS STAKES

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kentucky Derby Winner On Quest To Break 35 Year Triple Crown Drought

 GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, May 16, 2013) – Lone Star Park is the place to be Saturday, May 18, 2013 to watch, wager and win on the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes plus 11 other simulcasts from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, seeks to claim the middle jewel of horse racings coveted, and for over three decades, elusive Triple Crown. Orb has been installed as the even money favorite in the morning line (1-1) he will have to be the best of nine runners in the Grade 1, one and three-sixteenths mile classic.

Lone Star Park has 10 live races carded Saturday as well, so there will be plenty of horse racing action you won’t want to miss. Bar & Book will open at 9:00 a.m. First race post time at Pimlico, 9:45 a.m. Grandstand gates open at 11:30 a.m. First live Race at Lone Star Park is 1:35 p.m. Simulcast of the Preakness will be at approximately 5:20 p.m. CST.

The field for the 138th Preakness Stakes from the rail out with trainer, jockey and morning line odds is:

PP HORSE                      TRAINER                     JOCKEY                     ML ODDS

1.     Orb                           Shug McGaughey        Joel Rosario                      1-1

2.     Goldencents               Doug O’Neill               Kevin Krigger                     8-1

3.     Titletown Five             D. Wayne Lukas           Julien Leparoux               30-1

4.     Departing                    Albert Stall, Jr.            Brian Hernandez, Jr.           6-1

5.     Mylute                        Tom Amoss                 Rosie Napravnik                  5-1

6.     Oxbow                         D. Wayne Lukas          Gary Stevens                   15-1  

7.     Will Take Charge          D. Wayne Lukas           Mike Smith                      12-1

8.     Govenor Charlie            Bob Baffert                  Martin Garcia                  12-1

9.     Itsmyluckyday             Eddie Plesa, Jr.            John Velazquez                10-1  

 

ADVANCE WAGERING FRIDAY

For those who cannot be here Saturday for all of the exciting action, advance wagering will be available for Pimlico’s entire Saturday card. Just visit any mutuel window Friday, May 17.

DRIVE THRU WAGERING SATURDAY

Drive-thru wagering will be available Saturday at Parking Gate 1 from 8 a.m. until post time of the Preakness Stakes at approximately 5:20 p.m. (CST)

BLACK-EYED SUSAN – A PREAKNESS TRADITION

Of course you will want to try a “Black-Eyed Susan” while cheering your horse to the wire. The traditional drink of the Preakness Stakes will be available Saturday, at all drink stations in the Grandstand. Customers can also enjoy live music featuring Empire 6 on our Courtyard of Champions stage from 1 to 5 p.m.

SECOND ANNUAL CHICK LANG TURF CLASSIC

Lone Star Park will again be paying tribute to the late Chick Lang, former Vice President and General Manager of Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday as a part of Preakness Stakes Day. As a consultant to Lone Star, he helped develop the hugely popular All-Star Jockey Championship held here from 1998 though 2004. He was also responsible for getting Eclipse Award-winning horse, Skip Away to race here during the first week of our inaugural season. In Honor of Mr. Lang, our sixth live race will be the second running of “The Chick Lang Turf Classic.” Lone Star Park’s Director of Racing and Lang’s grandson, Bart Lang will be in the paddock before the race to call the traditional “riders up.”

COURTYARD VERANDA SEATING AVAILABLE

Join us this Saturday for Preakness Stakes Day! Seating has just been released and is now available in the Courtyard Veranda. The Courtyard Veranda is located off our Courtyard of Champions and offers a garden-like atmosphere. For only $25, this option includes admission and a BBQ Buffet.* The buffet features BBQ Brisket, Roasted Chicken and BBQ Sausage with sides that include Corn on the Cob, Roasted Potatoes, Potato Salad, plus a cash bar will be available. *Only on advance purchase tomorrow. $25 plus your general admission Saturday at the Courtyard Veranda check-in table

Please call 972-263-RACE (7223) to get more information and to order.

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  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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