Ketel Won Heads Field in Saturday's 12th Running of the $100,000 Refrigerator Handicap

(Wednesday, October 1, 2008) - R.D. Hubbard’s Ketel Won has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite for the 12th Running of the $100,000 Refrigerator Handicap at Lone Star Park on Saturday, Oct. 4. Trained by Paul C. Jones, Ketel Won will face nine competitors in the 440-yard contest for three-year-olds and up.

As a bonus, the $55,000 TQHA Claiming Futurity for two-year-olds, originally scheduled to be run last month at Sam Houston Race Park before being cancelled due to Hurricane Ike, has been rescheduled for Saturday at Lone Star Park.

In the Refrigerator Handicap, jockey Cody Jensen will try to extend Ketel Won’s current winning streak to four. A winner of the $50,000 All-American Gold Cup on Aug. 30 at Ruidoso Downs in his only race this year, the five-year-old is seven for 15 lifetime with career earnings of $454,780.

Second choice at 4-1 in the morning line is Mercy & Ray Hinklin’s Diamond Tres Seis, a winner of three of his last four. Trained by M. Heath Taylor, the four-year-old gelding will have Gilbert Ortiz in the irons. Another Refrigerator contender is Ab Hope for Cash, owned by Tommy F. Bass and trained by Joseph Manucy, who is coming off of second-place finish in the $40,000 Mid City Stakes at Fair Grounds on Aug. 23 and listed at 5-1 by Lone Star Park odds maker Rick Lee.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Sassys Tuffy (Jose Amador Alvarez, 10-1); Dads on a Prowl (Randy R. Wilson, 30-1); Ketel Won (Cody Jensen, 8-5); Ab Hope for Cash (Alfonso Lujan, 5-1); Mr Perry Dash (J. R. Ramirez, 20-1); Miss Kips Streakin (Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo, 30-1); Easy Dashin Sixes (Santos Carrizales, 8-1); Catscape (Christopher G. Zamora, 10-1); Eyesa Country Miss (Kenny Muntz, 10-1) and Diamond Tres Seis (Gilbert Ortiz, 4-1)

Scheduled as race 10 on the 11-race program, the Refrigerator Handicap has an approximate post time of 10:11 p.m.

In the TQHA Claiming Futurity, jockey Gilbert Ortiz will ride the 8-5 favorite McM Accent On Dash, who is owned by D and D Machine Tool Parts, Inc. The Roy Roberts trainee will try to improve his career record to four wins from five starts on Saturday in the 350-yard dash.

The TQHA Claiming Futurity will be the ninth race on Saturday with a scheduled post time of 9:47 p.m.

Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more information, visit the track’s Web site at

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