Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Kicks Off Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses
Race fans, are you ready for exciting live racing? It is opening weekend of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses! Gates open both Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m.
Headlining the nine-race opening night card Friday is the 17th running of the $20,000-guaranteed Nevill Document Solutions Stakes for Accredited Texas-Bred three-year-olds & upward, going 350 yards.
Malinche Cattle Company Inc’s Charal Kid, trained by Adrian Huitron is the most accomplished and at 8 years old, the senior most horse in the field. The gelding by Streakin La Jolla won the 2012 Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap here at Lone Star Park. Over his 51 race career, Charal Kid has amassed earnings of over $511,000. He finished sixth in his only race this year.
Considerably younger, but also accomplished is graded stakes winning Raising Kain, trained by Leon Bard. The 3-year-old gelding by Down N Dash dead-heated for the win with Db Captain King in the Sam Houston Derby Challenge last May, then won his trial for the TQHA Sale Derby only to stumble at the start in the Derby final in July.
Executive Tone, winner of last year’s renewal of the Nevill Stakes is back in an attempt to defend her title. The 7-year-old mare by Executive Menace will have her work cut out for her. She hasn’t raced in over a year.
AQHA’s 10 time world champion jockey, G. R. Carter, Jr. will be at the Grand Prairie track opening night to ride Db Captain King in the Nevill Stakes. He also has a mount on Top Texas Wildcatter for trainer Toby Keeton in the final race on the card.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds is as follows: Iknow Heknows Iknow (Jose Amador Alvarez, 20-1); Sparrow Contender (Raul Guiterrez, 4-1); John the Banker (Damian I. Martinez, 8-1); Imkeepingscore (Gaspar Garcia, 20-1); Mr Taka B (Omar Reyes, 7-2); Raising Kain (Francisco Calderon, 8-1); Charal Kid (Santos Carrizales, 5-1); Db Captain Kid (G. R. Carter, Jr., 3-1); Executive Tone (Eleazar Rivera Hernandez, 20-1) and Ja Jess Perfect (Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo, 15-1).
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track’s 26-day, 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from September 19 to November 15. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow 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, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP 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.