|Three Grade 1 Winners Head Dash For Cash Futurity Trials at LSP
(October 12, 2006) - Grade 1 winners Snowy Alibi, Big Time
Hero and Hiclass La Jolla are among the 110 two-year-old American
Quarter Horses entered in Saturday’s 11 Dash for Cash Futurity
trial races at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 10 fastest
times in the 400-yard races will advance to the Grade 1 final on
Oct. 28, worth an estimated $400,000.
All told, 14 stakes winners are among the entries, including nine
graded stakes victors. Another 13 participants are graded stakes-placed,
including seven Grade 1 second or third-place finishers. Also scheduled
to compete are the third, seventh and ninth place finishers in the
prestigious $1.9 million All American Futurity: Dont Let Down, Genuine
Botticelli and First Freeze, respectively.
Snowy Alibi, voted Sam Houston’s Horse of the Meeting after
Grade 1 victories in the $353,305 TQHA Sale and $316,000 Sam Houston
futurities, will go postward in the second race for trainer Janet
Van Bebber, Lone Star’s leading trainer in 2002. The Russell
Harris-trained Big Time Hero, upset winner of the Grade 1 $625,000
Rainbow Futurity in July, runs in the fourth. Hiclass La Jolla,
victorious in the restricted Grade 1, $436,000 Speedhorse Gold and
Silver Cup Futurity at Fair Meadows at Tulsa in July, is entered
in Race 11 – the final trial of the night.
Also scheduled to run are graded stakes winners A Silver Goblin
(Race 5), First Smart Winner (Race 11), Eyes On the Form (Race 10),
Gol McA (Race 3), Go Girl Gone (Race 10) and Move With Ease (Race
4), as well as Grade 1 runner-ups Ivory James (Race 4) and Double
Kandu (Race 7).
Friday night’s program features five Dash For Cash Derby
trials at 440 yards and the ninth running of the $20,000 Rheudasil
Handicap, a 350-yard sprint for fillies and mares.
Last year’s Lone Star Park Horse of the Meeting PYC Paint
Your Wagon, the Texas Classic Futurity and Heritage Place Derby
winner, is among the 43 three-year-olds vying for a spot in the
Grade 1, $150,000 Dash For Cash Derby final on Oct. 28. The Jack
Brooks trainee goes in Race 6. Retama Derby champ Jesstified (Race
5), Sam Houston Derby winner Fly Corona Cat (Race 7), TQHA Sires’
Derby victor Rebs Royal Dash and Lazy E Derby hero Going to the
Hague (Race 9) also will run.
Stakes-winning females Eye Caughtcha Peekin, Sheza Dashing Disco
and Toole N Round head the Rhuedasil, which goes as Race 10.
Lone Star Park’s first live race on Friday and Saturday night
is 6:35 p.m. CT. Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.
DOWN THE STRETCH –
Top jockeys G.R. Carter Jr., J.J. Gonzales, Jacky Martin, Gilbert
Ortiz, Larry Payne, Martin Rubalcava and Sam Thompson Jr. have mounts
at Lone Star on Saturday…
Friday night’s “Party at the Park” in the Courtyard
of Champions is headlined by the country music of The Bart Crow
Band. There’ll also be $1.75 beer specials from 7-11 p.m…
On Saturday, Lone Star Park will be the site of the 18th annual
“Pony Up for The Cure” Silver Spurs Gala, benefiting
The Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas…
“Taste of Lexus, Design & Innovation Edition” will
be held in Lone Star Park’s parking lot on Saturday, Oct.
21 and Sunday, Oct. 22…
With three weeks to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships,
there are still some major prep races to be run on Saturday. Four
graded stakes highlight Keeneland’s card: the Grade I, $500,000
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles
on turf); Grade II, $400,000 First Lady Stakes (fillies and mares
at one mile on turf); Grade III, $300,000 Thoroughbred Club of America
(fillies and mares at six furlongs); and Grade III, $200,000 Perryville
Stakes (3-year-olds at seven furlongs). Belmont Park has a tripleheader
on tap: the Grade I, $400,000 Champagne Stakes (2-year-olds at on
e mile); Grade I, $400,000 Frizette Stakes (2-year-old fillies at
one mile); and Grade II, $300,000 Jamaica Breeders’ Cup Handicap
(3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf)…
Also to be simulcast Saturday will be a trio of 1 1/8-mile turf
races for 3-year-olds: the Grade II, $150,000 Oak Tree Derby; Grade
III, $250,000 Hawthorne Derby; and Grade III, $200,000 Calder Derby.
The latter helps comprise Calder Race Course’s $1.6 million
Festival of the Sun. Other events Saturday are the Maryland Million
from Laurel Park; the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics at
Charles Town; the Michigan Sires Stakes at Great Lakes Downs; and
Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Night at Retama Park…
The Grade II, $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders’ Cup Stakes (3-year-olds
& up at 1 1/8 miles) will be imported from The Meadowlands on
The feature American Quarter Horse simulcast this week is Saturday’s
Grade 1, $200,000 Los Alamitos Invitational Championship, a 440-yard
dash for 3-year-olds and up…
There’ll be a $400,000 guaranteed NTRA Pick 4 on Saturday
linking the Frizette Stakes (Belmont), First Lady Stakes (Keeneland),
Champagne Stakes (Belmont) and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup
The final entry form to win a trip for two to this year’s
Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be printed in Friday’s
SportsDay section of The Dallas Morning News. All entry forms be
must received by Tuesday at 5 p.m. to win the grand prize of airfare,
a two-night hotel stay and tickets to the Nov. 4 Breeders’
Cup at Churchill Downs…
Reminder: Replays of Lone Star Park’s races air the following
morning at 8 a.m. CT this week on HRTV. Starting Thursday, Oct.
19, replays will be broadcast the next day at 9:30 a.m. CT.