For Immediate Release
Friday, October 18, 2013
Breaks Track Record Set In Lone Star Park’s Inaugural Fall Meeting Of Champions Season
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, October 18, 2013) – What a performance by Jody Pops Zoomer! The three-year-old gelding by Zoomin for Bux, not only was the fastest qualifier for the $394,306 Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby, but did in it track record fashion clocking the 440 yards in 21.075 over a fast track Friday at Lone Star Park.
In the eighth race tonight, Jody Pops Zoomer, owned by Gary and Randal Kurz and trained by Toby Keeton, bobbled a bit at the break, but a couple of jumps later there was no catching him. The impressive effort earned him a speed index of 104, and of course, solidified his place in the Derby final.
Note: The previous 440 yard record of 21.080 was set by Dashing Perfection in the Texas Classic Derby on November 29, 1997.
The field for the $394,306 Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby is as follows:
Jody Pops Zoomer
Luis L. Vivanco
Dashin Brown Streak
Anna Marie Crowson
Tammy Kay Johnson
Dash Master Jess
Jetblack Gold Moment
Kenneth L. Roberts, Sr.
Rc Tres Times Seis
Anna Marie Crowson
One Handsome Man
C. Dwayne Gilbreath
The 21st Running of the $394,306 Grade 1, Texas Classic Derby will be here on Saturday, November 9.
More exciting racing action will be on tap tomorrow night, Saturday, October 19. Scheduled are 10 trial races at 400 yards, for two-year-olds to decide the final field for the $1 Million Grade 1, Texas Classic Futurity. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, is a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC. The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses is currently being held and runs through 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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