|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
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
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
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 lonestarpark.com.
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