|Grade 2, $175,000 Estimated Dash For Cash Derby Trials Draw 46 Entries in Five Races Friday Night at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Tuesday, September 20, 2011) - Friday night’s time trials for the Grade 2, $175,000 Estimated Dash For Cash Derby drew 46 entries in five races. The top 10 fastest times qualify for the finals to be run at Lone Star Park Saturday, October 8. The Dash For Cash Derby Trials will be run at the distance of 440 yards.
Entries of note in the Dash For Cash Derby Trials include:
- James Sills’ Capo de Capi, trained by Eddie Willis, is entered in race three. The bay son of Corona Cartel has won six of 12 career starts for $244,647 in earnings. Capo de Capi has won five consecutive starts including the Grade 2, $285,735 Heritage Place Derby at Remington Park May 28, and the $100,050 Speedhorse Gold and Silver Cup Derby at Fair Meadows July 23.
- Bobby Cox’s Dominyun, trained by John Buchanan, is entered in race four. The sorrel son of Mr Jess Perry has won five of 11 starts for $336,181 in earnings. Dominyun finished third, beaten a head, in the Grade 1, $1,900,000 All American Futurity in 2010 and finished second by a neck in the Grade 1, $702,650 Ruidoso Derby June 11.
- In race five, American Runaway will represent Cox and Buchanan. Winless in three starts in 2011, the gray son of Ocean Runaway was victorious in the Grade 1, $500,000 Ruidoso Futurity in 2010 and finished second in the Grade 1, $625,000 Rainbow Futurity, also at Ruidoso. In his final start as a two-year-old, American Runaway finished second in the Grade 1, $1,036,612 Texas Classic Futurity. American Runaway has won four of 13 starts for $685,585 in earnings.
- Race six features Giorgino. Bred, owned and trained by Jorge Haddad, the sorrel son of Apollo has won seven of 15 starts for $265,554 in earnings. Giorgino finished eighth in the Texas Classic Futurity in 2010, and more recently finished fourth in the Ruidoso Derby, beaten a length by Dominyun.
- Tremor Enterprises LLC’s Fly Corona, trained by Eusevio Huitron, will be sent out in race seven. The sorrel son of Corona Cartel has won three of 11 starts for $112,948 in earnings, and most recently recorded an easy victory in the $203,100 Retama Park Derby July 16.
The Dash For Cash Derby Trials will be run as races three through seven on the nine-race card with a first-race post time of 6:35 p.m. The third race has a scheduled post time of 7:23 p.m.
Increased Business Levels Opening Weekend
Spurred on by “Party at the Park” with $1 beer specials on Opening Night Friday, September 16 and the popular Dollar Night promotion on Saturday, September 17, Lone Star Park attracted 7,869 fans for opening weekend of the 2011 Quarter Horse meeting, the highest opening weekend total since 2008 and a 35% increase over the 5,834 fans that attended the same two nights in 2010. Saturday's Dollar Night attendance of 4,419 was the highest, non-Breeders' Cup attendance in two years.
The $254,453 that was wagered on track was the highest on-track total since 2008 and a 26% increase over the $201,824 that was wagered in 2010..