Shake Rattle and Run, Bridlewood Tin Man Meet Again in Grand Prairie Classic at LSP

(Friday, October 19, 2007) - Three-year-olds Shake Rattle and Run and Bridlewood Tin Man will start side-by-side from the inside post positions in Saturday's $15,000 Grand Prairie Classic over 870 yards at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Bridlewood Tin Man, runner-up to Big Bad N Brown in the $19,000 TQHA Distance Derby at Sam Houston on Sept. 2, was made the slight 9-5 morning line favorite in the field of six sophomores. Shake Rattle and Run, winner of the $18,750 Woodlands Stakes in August, is the 2-1 second choice and finished third, 4 ¾ lengths behind Bridlewood Tin Man, in the TQHA Distance Derby.

The complete field (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Shake Rattle and Roll (Roy Baldillez, Dave Correll, 2-1); Bridlewood Tin Man (Jeff Jerman, Jerry Jerman, 9-5); Rocs Fortune ("Diamond Jim" Brooks, Gregg Sanders, 6-1); Kels Jeter Lane (Helen King, Henry Smith, 4-1); Pure D Jetta (Arturo Puga, Jehu Lewis, 12-1); and Sha Bam (Dewey Smith, Jim Gerhards, 10-1).

The Grand Prairie Classic will be run as Race 8 at approximately 9:44 p.m. CT. The 11-race program, which also includes two stakes for Arabians, will begin at 6:35 p.m. CT.

TWO ARABIAN STAKES RACES SATURDAY NIGHT - In addition to the Grand Prairie Classic for 3-year-old Quarter Horses, there'll be two one-mile stakes events for Arabians at Lone Star Park on Saturday night. Larry Taylor, one of the leading riders during the Spring Thoroughbred Season, is named on both morning line favorites. Five-year-old mare Sandytiki, the 8-5 early choice in the $10,000 Texas Arabian Distaff Stakes, invades from California with five consecutive wins, including a 1 ½-length score two weeks ago in the $12,405 Fresno Golden Queen Distaff Stakes. Her chief rival appears to be Djenteel, who won back-to-back stakes at Arapahoe Park this summer before a seventh place finish in the Grade 1 Buzz Brauninger Distaff Stakes at Delaware Park on Sept. 15. In the $10,000 Tiki Diablo Arabian Stakes, Taylor will pilot Djet Set De Falgas, the 9-5 early favorite who romped home to win a Retama Park allowance race by 13 ½ lengths on Oct. 4. Frynge Benefit, the 2-1 second choice who was third in the Grade 1 Arabian Cup Championship Sprint Stakes at six furlongs last Sunday, stretches back out to one mile - the same distance he won a claiming event at Delaware Park by 16 lengths in June.

WASSUP T DOC REMAINS UNBEATEN IN '07; WINS EIGHTH STRAIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT - Wassup T Doc, the 6-year-old gelding owned by Bernardine and Gordon Haslam of Essex Junction, Vt. and trained by Jesse Yoakum, beat Corona de Flores by a head in Thursday's featured eighth race at Lone Star Park to remain unbeaten in eight starts this year. The Texas-bred son of Doctor Bright ran 250 yards in :13.15 under jockey Russel Hadley and paid $12 to win. Wassup T Doc, a full brother to stakes winner Doctor Streakin, now shares the lead for most wins by a Quarter Horse this year with Los Alamitos-based Fsixteen. Before his Thursday's victory, Wassup T Doc won five races at Sam Houston, including the $27,100 TQHA Starter Stakes, and was honored as that track's Horse of the Meeting.

EARLY LEADERS - Through the first eight nights of the 32-date Fall Meeting of Champions, jockey Russel Hadley led the Lone Star jockey standings with nine wins from 38 mounts - two more victories than Arturo Puga and Rodrigo Vallejo. Judd Kearl had a 7-6 lead over John Buchanan in the trainer's standings, with Guy Hopkins another win back in third. C. Lynn Anderson Jr. led all owners with three wins, four seconds and a third from 10 starters.

FREE PAST PERFORMANCES FOR FIRST 200 AT SATURDAY'S BREEDERS' CUP PREVIEW PARTY - The first 200 customers in attendance to Saturday's 12th annual Breeders' Cup Preview Party at Lone Star Park will receive a complimentary copy of Daily Racing Form Breeders' Cup Advance edition, complete with lifetime past performances of all horses pre-entered to next week's 11 Breeders' Cup races. The seminar will take place Saturday in the Post Time Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and will be hosted by Gary West of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Lone Star Park's Rick Lee and Norm Hitzges of "Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket."

POST TIME PAVILION TO OPEN AT 9 A.M. SATURDAY - Because of Saturday's Breeders' Cup Preview Party, Lone Star Park's Post Time Pavilion will open early at 9 a.m. Saturday's simulcast action commences at 11:25 a.m. CT with the first race from Calder and Philadelphia Park. Lone Star Park's Grandstand gates will open at its usual time of 5:30 p.m. The first of 11 live races Saturday is 6:35 p.m. CT.

TRIVIA TIME - The Breeders' Cup World Championships have been run for 23 consecutive years. How many times has the winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge been crowned Horse of the Year?

HITZGES TO SIGN COPIES OF THE GREATEST TEAM EVER - Following Saturday's Breeders' Cup Preview Party, Norm Hitzges of "Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket" will sign copies of his acclaimed new book, Greatest Team Ever: The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of the 1990s. The book will be on sale for $30 and Hitzges will be available for personalized autograph copies between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.

EARLY OPENING FOR BREEDERS' CUP ON SATURDAY, OCT. 27 - On Saturday, Oct. 27, Lone Star Park will open its Post Time Pavilion at 9 a.m. and the Grandstand (including second floor) at 9:30 a.m. The first of 11 races from Monmouth Park is 10 a.m. CT, and the Breeders' Cup will cover Races 4-11 starting at 11:30 a.m. CT. An 11-race live program, topped by the Dash For Cash Futurity and Derby, will follow the Breeders' Cup simulcast with a special early 5 p.m. CT post time. It'll be business as usual Friday, Oct. 26. The Post Time Pavilion will open at 10:25 a.m. Monmouth Park's 10-race card will commence at 11:30 a.m. CT, and the three Breeders' Cup events will be Races 8-10 starting at 3:25 p.m. CT. Lone Star Park's Grandstand will open at its usual time of 5:30 p.m., one hour before the first of 11 live races.

DRIVE THRU WAGERING OPEN FOR BREEDERS' CUP - In conjunction with a simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Lone Star Park will offer Drive Thru Wagering off Gate 2 on both Friday, Oct. 26 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 27 (8 a.m. to 4:35 p.m.). Customers may place wagers on any racetrack offered both days.

ESPN TO OFFER 9 ½ HOURS OF BREEDERS' CUP COVERAGE - ESPN will offer 9 ½ hours of coverage for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships. It begins Wednesday with a handicapping show on ESPN2 from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT. ESPN2 also will be home to Friday's three Breeders' Cup races from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT. On Saturday, ESPN will provide daylong coverage from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

ADVANCE BREEDERS' CUP WAGERING ON BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - For the first time, Lone Star Park will offer advance Breeders' Cup wagering on two days. Customers may begin to place their Breeders' Cup and Monmouth Park wagers for either the Friday and/or Saturday programs starting Thursday at 10:25 a.m. when the Post Time Pavilion opens.

SPECIAL BREEDERS' CUP WAGERS - The $3 million Ultra Pick 6 (Races 6-11) and $2 million Pick 4 (Races 8-11) will highlight the Saturday, Oct. 27 wagering menu for Breeders' Cup Day at Monmouth Park. On Friday, Oct. 26, there will be three Daily Doubles linking Friday's Breeders' Cup events to three races on Saturday (more details to be announced at the time of entries on Tuesday). Also, Monmouth Park and Breeders' Cup Ltd. will offer 10-cent Superfectas on all Breeders' Cup races this year.

LIMITED BREEDERS' CUP SEATING AVAILABLE - Reserved seats are still available at Lone Star Park on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 for simulcasts of the Breeders' Cup World Championships followed by live racing. On Saturday, there is limited seating in the Silks Dining Terraces ($20 each) plus second floor counter seats ($16 each) and box seating ($20 each). There will be a $29 buffet in Silks and a special $15 buffet on the second floor. Also, there are still some reserved seats left in the Post Time Pavilion for Friday's simulcast action from Monmouth Park. For more information or to reserve seats, call (972) 263-PONY or log onto

SATURDAY'S FEATURED SIMULCASTS - Saturday's simulcast action is highlighted by the Grade II, $300,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at seven furlongs, which features a full field of 14 three-year-old fillies at Keeneland (Race 9 at 4:15 p.m. CT). Saturday also is New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park, West Virginia Breeders' Classics Day at CharlesTown and closing day at Louisiana Downs. On Saturday night, Remington Park has a stakes tripleheader: the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies (Race 6 at 8:45 p.m. CT); $50,000 Ada Stakes for fillies and mares including Lone Star Park's Champion Texas-bred Female Valid Lil (Race 7 at 9:12 p.m. CT), and $75,000 Remington Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies (Race 8 at 9:39 p.m. CT). At Los Alamitos, 3-year-old Quarter Horses, including last year's Dash For Cash Futurity winner Dont Let Down, will attempt to qualify to the $815,000 Los Alamitos Super Derby, which is scheduled for Nov. 10.

MILLION DOLLAR RACES, OKLAHOMA DERBY HIGHLIGHT SUNDAY SIMULCASTS - A pair of Grade 1 million dollar turf races from Woodbine and Oklahoma Derby Day at Remington Park highlight Sunday's simulcast action. The $2 million Pattison Canadian International at 1 ½ miles (Race 7 at 3:05 p.m. CT) attracted an international cast of 12, headed by German Group 1 winner Quijano, Turf Classic winner Sky Conqueror, Man o' War runner-up Sunriver and multiple graded stakes winner Cloudy's Knight, who'll be ridden by Lone Star Park leading rider Ramsey Zimmerman. Meanwhile, the E.P. Taylor for fillies and mares at 1 ¼ miles (Race 5 at 1:59 p.m. CT) lured Group 1 Prix Vermeille champ Mrs. Lindsay. At Remington Park, Super Derby and USA Stakes winner Going Ballistic heads a field of 11 three-year-olds for the $300,000 Centennial Oklahoma Derby at 1 1/8 miles (Race 10 at 5:42 p.m. CT). The program also includes the $100,000 Remington Green Stakes (Race 8 at 4:46 p.m. CT) and $100,000 Remington MEC Mile Stakes (Race 9 at 5:14 p.m. CT).

ULLERY TO CALL LONE STAR RACES ON BREEDERS' CUP WEEK - Jesse Ullery, who called the races at Fair Meadows at Tulsa this summer, will substitute for Lone Star Park's track announcer John Lies next week (Wednesday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 27). Lies was given an opportunity to describe the action at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting next week while regular announcer Trevor Denman does his Breeders' Cup TV duty for ESPN.

MONMOUTH PARK OPENS FOR BREEDERS' CUP WEEK ON WEDNESDAY - Because of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Monmouth Park will host a special four-day meet starting Wednesday. The first race on Wednesday and Thursday will be 11:50 a.m. CT. Friday's action will start at 11:30 a.m. CT. Saturday's first race is 10 a.m. CT. The New Jersey shore racetrack usually runs in the summertime only.

INVITATION-ONLY HANDICAPPING TOURNAMENT SATURDAY - Lone Star Park will host an invitation-only handicapping tournament for a select group of "Star Player Rewards" members on Saturday. About 60 horseplayers will compete for $10,000 in prize money by placing mythical wagers on races at Belmont Park and Keeneland.

LONE STAR DOUBLE POINTS FOR "STAR PLAYER REWARDS" MEMBERS SATURDAY, OCT. 27 - Members of Lone Star Park's "Star Player Rewards" program will receive double points for their Lone Star Park wagers on Saturday, Oct. 27. During the day, Lone Star Park will simulcast the Breeders' Cup from Monmouth Park. A special 5 p.m. CT twilight live program will follow, topped by the Dash For Cash Futurity and Derby.

AREA DETOUR - The northbound lanes of Belt Line Road from Oakdale Road to Shady Grove Road (just north of Lone Star Park) will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Northbound Belt Line Road drivers will be directed to turn left (west) at Oakdale Road, right (north) on Hardrock Road and right (east) of Shady Grove Road before returning to Belt Line (turn left to continue north). The closure is necessary for construction of the new Belt Line Road Bridge over Bear Creek.

TRIVIA ANSWER - The Breeders' Cup Classic winner has been crowned Horse of the Year on 10 occasions, including the last three: Ferdinand (1987), Alysheba (1988), Sunday Silence (1989), Black Tie Affair-IRE (1991), A.P. Indy (1992), Cigar (1995), Tiznow (2000), Ghostzapper (2004), Saint Liam (2005) and Invasor-ARG (2006).

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