Q-Racing Aces Making First Visit to Lone Star Park this Saturday

(Grand Prairie, Texas - Thursday, September 30, 2010) - On Saturday, Oct. 2, Jennifer Perkins from the Q-Racing Aces will make the first appearance by a representative from that program at Lone Star Park. The Q-Racing Aces is a new program created by the American Quarter Horse Association to promote and educate the public about American Quarter Horse racing at racetracks in North America.

Jennifer Perkins will visit Lone Star Park on Saturday, Oct. 2 and Martha Claussen will be at the Grand Prairie track for the richest race in Texas racing, the $1 Million estimated Texas Classic Futurity on Saturday, Nov. 13. Both will share their insights for the evening’s race card and will invite fans to sign up for Q-Racing t-shirts, free racing handouts and $2 betting vouchers.

“With Stolis Winner’s attempt to become the all-time leading money earner in American Quarter Horse racing history in our Refrigerator Handicap on Saturday, this is an excellent time to help showcase the sport,” said Lone Star Park Vice President and Assistant General Manager G.W. Hail. “The Q-Racing Aces will be a great help to our casual fans in understanding and appreciating the excitement of American Quarter Horse racing.”

The Q-Racing Aces, which made its debut in June 2010, is a group of individuals who have been involved in American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing as handicappers, racing writers and publicists. The group consisting of Jennifer Perkins, Martha Claussen, Tom Dawson, Denis Blake and others were selected as representatives by the AQHA to actively promote the excitement of “America’s Fastest Athletes” at about 35 major racing events this year.

“The idea of this program originated last November at Hialeah Park,” said AQHA Executive Director of Racing Trey Buck. “We were thrilled with opening day of the American Quarter Horse meet, which attracted 27,000 fans, but realized very quickly that they were more familiar with Thoroughbred racing and did not feel as comfortable handicapping American Quarter Horse racing. Our hope is that this very talented group of “aces” can educate Thoroughbred fans, casual fans that attend the races two or three times a year, and create a lasting impression with first timers.”

For more information on the Q-Racing Aces, visit the AQHA Web site at aqharacing.com or become a friend on Facebook: http:/www.facebook.com/pages/Q-Racing-Aces.

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