All About Larry Breaks Track Record in Tonight's Red Cell Distance Championship at Lone Star Park

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Thursday, September 27, 2012) - Diane Heath's All About Larry set a new track record tonight at 870 yards in the third running of the $34,830 Red Cell Distance Championship at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

It was definitely "All About Larry" when the bay gelding by Heza Motor Scooter and trained by John Stinebaugh, stopped the tele-timer at 44.206 besting the previous track record of :44.247 set in 2005 by Friends Rare Form. Finishing nine lengths in front of the rest, the impressive record setting effort earned him a speed index of 113.

With tonight's win, All About Larry improved his race record to nine wins from 20 starts, and with the $17,415 winner's share of the purse, increased his earnings to $98,934.

All About Larry paid $2.80, $2.10, $2.10; runner-up Kite Flyer returned $3.00, $2.10, and Eyeontheline paid $3.20 for show. Kudos for Quick Dash, Keep On Wishing and Icy Valentine completed the order of finish.

Bertha Venation Redeems Herself This Year in the $41,760 Merial Distaff Challenge

Jose Luis Salazar's Bertha Venation held off Endless Ocean at the wire to claim her fifth stakes win in tonight's third running of the Merial Distaff Challenge for fillies & mares at a distance of 400 yards.

Trained by Eusevio Huitron, the five-year-old bay mare by Corona Caliente redeemed herself from her second place finish in this race last year. With tonight's win, Bertha Venation’s race record improved to 21-8-4-2 and increasing her earnings by $19,210 for a total of $168,091.

Bertha Venation returned $6.00, $4.60, $3.40; Second place finisher Endless Ocean returned $3.60, $2.80; and show went to Painted Desires for $7.40. Awe Contraire, Allure Sr, Differently, Cartels Jess, Jess Sippin, Valiant Jess, Eyelene Runaway and High Class Jet completed the order of finish.

On The Track

More live racing action Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct 4, 5 and 6, 2012. Featured race of the week is the 16th running of the Refrigerator Handicap for three-year-olds and upward going 440 yards on Saturday, October 6.

Remember that every Thursday night is Senior Citizens' Day and Military Discount Day. All senior citizens, age 62 or older with a valid I.D., or members of any branch of the military, with a valid military I.D., receive free general admission.

Pepsi Can Offer every Thursday. Bring any Pepsi can to Lone Star Park and receive a Pepsi track pack good for One (1) Free General Admission and One (1) Free Large Pepsi. This offer is only available in the Grandstand for live racing.

At The Bar & Book

Join us each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. for Happy Hour. Included are $3 well drinks and $2 select domestic drafts!

Thursday nights at the Bar & Book come play in the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League. Two sessions each Thursday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and it’s free to play! Mutuel vouchers awarded weekly, monthly and annually.

Free handicapping seminar at 10:30 a.m. in the Bar & Book Saturday, September 29, featuring Track Announcer, John Lies. John will give you expert analysis and insights into Santa Anita Park's Opening Weekend! Don't miss it!

Have tickets to the big game? Ride the Bar & Book Express to all Dallas Cowboys home games this season! Bus will depart 1 hour and 2 hours prior to kickoff and costs just $10 to ride or is free with $20 minimum food & beverage purchase. Watch, wager and win on the races and enjoy NFL Sunday Ticket all day every Sunday! Don't miss it!.

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