Dash On Line Rolls in JEH Stallion Station Handicap at Lone Star Park

(Saturday, November 5, 2005) - Raul Rubalcava's Dash On Line won for the fifth consecutive time with a powerful three-quarter of a length victory over Apollo Babe 123 in Saturday's $20,000 JEH Stallion Station Handicap at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Roy Brooks, at the age of 64, was aboard for the win before a crowd of 4,180.

Dash On The Line, a 5-year-old gelding trained by Christian Rubalcava, covered 550 yards in :26.66 - just one-hundredth of a second off of Assured Dash's 1997 stakes record of :26.65. He paid $6 to win as the 2-1 favorite in the field of nine older horses.

"He broke like he was going to run, but threw his head to the right. I had to grab a hold of him," Brooks explained. "Once he got straightened out down near the fence, he just turned it on. "

For Dash On The Line, it was his eighth win in 24 starts. The $11,400 winner's share of the purse boosted the Oklahoma-bred's bankroll to $47,311.

The JEH Stallion Station Handicap was one of five stakes on the evening. Two divisions of the world's shortest stakes race were staged - the 100-yard Gridiron Gallop, worth $15,000 apiece. In the first division, Pals Real Dashin Mr prevailed by a neck under jockey Randy Wilson in :06.42 and paid $5.80 to win. The second heat went to the Rodrigo Vallejo-ridden Streakin Ahoy, who stopped the clock in :06.46 and returned $25.

Also on the card, owner Lonnie Crowell, trainer Greg Ketter and jockey Edwin Alicea-Maldonado swept both divisions of the $15,000 Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes for Arabians. Grade 1 champ AF Guenivere was a handy 5 ½-length winner in the fillies division. Veteran 7-year-old Geronimo HF sprang an upset over 2-5 favored stablemate Nordik Star in the colts and geldings division.

Live racing at Lone Star Park resumes Wednesday night at 5 p.m. CT with a nine-race program. Only 11 days remain at the eighth Fall Meeting of Champions.

DOWN THE STRETCH - Trials for the Texas Classics and the Grade 3, $20,000 6666 Ranch Handicap highlight next week at Lone Star. Derby trials will be staged on Friday's card with the 400-yard 6666 Ranch for 3-year-olds and up. Trials for the $1 million-estimated Futurity - the richest horse race in Texas - will be held Saturday...Among those expected for the Derby trials are Dash For Cash Derby winner Mighty Invictus and the flashy filly Si Puede, who captured her seventh win in a row in the Grade 3 Rheudasil Handicap on Oct. 21...All American Winner, victorious in the $310,700 Dash For Cash Futurity on Oct. 22, is expected for the Futurity trials...Friday is Veteran's Day and Lone Star Park will be offering free general admission to all veterans and active military with proof of identification...Sunday is closing day of the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting and it ends with a bang. They'll host California Cup XVI - 11 races with full fields exclusively for Cal-breds - and a $1 million guaranteed Pick 6 on Races 6-11...There will be two special Election Day simulcasts on Tuesday. New York's Aqueduct will begin racing at 11:30 a.m. CT and Kentucky's Churchill Downs will start at 11:40 a.m. CT. Lone Star's Post Time Pavilion will open for simulcast wagering that day at 10:30 a.m...Simulcast highlights next Saturday include the Grade II Red Smith Handicap (3-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on turf) at Aqueduct and the Grade II Mrs. Revere Stakes (3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on turf) at Churchill Downs...Hollywood Park begins their 27-day Autumn Meeting on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. CT, but no turf racing is scheduled the entire season due to continued renovation of the grass course. The highlights of the Southern California meeting will be the Grade I Hollywood Futurity on Dec. 17 and Grade I Hollywood Starlet on Dec. 18...In addition to the Futurity and Starlet, four other Grade I races remain on the North American racing calendar this year: the $300,000 Frank J. DeFranics Memorial Dash (Nov. 19 at Laurel Park); the $350,000 Cigar Mile (Nov. 26 at Aqueduct); the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (Dec. 26 on opening day at Santa Anita); and the $250,000 La Brea Stakes (Dec. 31 at Santa Anita)...Barbara Rodgers will be honored between races Wednesday night as the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie "Volunteer of the Week." For the past five years, Rodgers has volunteered her time at the Grand Prairie Tourist Information Center adjacent to Lone Star Park, presenting numerous programs including the history of Texas...The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie is spearheading its first Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 12 (rescheduled from Sept. 24 due to Hurricane Rita) so Grand Prairie and area residents can devote their time to important projects in the community. Projects will include the planting of trees at a new tree farm garden in the Dalworth Park community at 1037 Manning Street in Grand Prairie. The volunteer work will begin at 8 a.m. To join the volunteer effort, contact Sharon McClung at (972) 237-1188 or e-mail sharonm@lonestarpark.com ...The Charitable Foundation's largest fundraiser, the Mistletoe Ball, is right around the corner. It is scheduled this year for Friday, Dec. 2 in the Rio Grande Ballroom at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth. The honorary chairpersons are Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist and ESPN 103.3 FM talk show host Randy Galloway and his family. Contact McClung for tickets or more information...Since its foundation in June 2001, the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie - a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization - has raised and awarded more than $220,000 to local non-profit organizations.

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