For Immediate Release
Monday, May 27, 2013
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Monday, May 27, 2013) – Master Rick has done it again! The winner of the Grade III Texas Mile on April 27 made it back-to-back graded stakes wins with his victory today in the $300,000 Grade III Lone Star Park Handicap for three-year-olds and upward going a mile and a sixteenth on the dirt.
Under regular rider, Ricardo Santana, Jr., the four-year-old colt (Master Command – Whata Gem by Maria’s Mon) made a bid at the top of the stretch, pulled clear in the final furlong and held off stablemate Prayer for Relief, by a length at the wire.
Trained by Lone Star Park’s all-time leading trainer, Steve Asmussen and owned by Richard L. Davis, Master Rick’s win today improved his record to 16-4-1-2 lifetime. With the $195,750 winner’s share of the purse, he increased his lifetime earnings to $351,363.
Master Rick paid $4.20 and $2.20. Runner-up Prayer for Relief paid $2.20 to place. Formaggio and Isn’t He Clever completed the order of finish. There was no show wagering with of the late scratch of Battle Hardened. Final time was 1:42.09.
Please be sure to join us as live racing resumes this Friday, May 31, 2013.
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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