|Eight Meet Up in $20,000 B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes (RG3) at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Friday, October 26, 2012) - Saturday night's 14th running of the $20,000 guaranteed, B. F. Phillips, Jr. Stakes, (RG3) for accredited Texas-breds, three-year-olds and upward, going 400 yards, seems almost like a re-match of the Classic Chevrolet Heartbeat of America Handicap here earlier this meet, on September 22. The top five finishers of that race will take on each other again along with three others.
Track odds maker Rick Lee has made First Klas Fred, owned by Denis & Julie Schoenhofer and trained by R. L. Rick Robinson, slight favorite, at 5-2. The five-year-old gelding by Fredricksburg, not only won this year's Classic Chevrolet, he won the race in 2011 as well. First Klas Fred has six wins, two seconds and four thirds from 24 lifetime starts and has bankrolled $554,133 in career earnings. Jockey Luis Vivanco will have the riding assignment.
Completing the exacta in the Classic Chevrolet was Bennie & Terri Jeter's Executive Prince.
Since finishing fifth in last year's Texas Classic Derby, the Judd Kearl trainee has one win, the Live Oak Handicap at Retama park on August 10, and two second place finishes, TQHA Sires Cup Stakes at Retama June 30, and in here in September's Classic Chevrolet. The four-year-old gelding by Executive Menace has $72,189 in lifetime earnings from his record of 19-4-6-1.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Nowurtalkin (Rodrigo Sigala Vallejo, 8-1); Sparrow Contender (Santos Carrizales, 12-1); Acorn (Luis Ramirez, 8-1); The Field Cricket (Jerry Lee Yoakum, 9-2); Sunny D (Jose Amador Alvarez, 5-1); First Klas Fred (Luis L. Vivanco, 5-2); Jessa Kool Perry (Eddi Emanuel Martinez, 30-1) and Executive Prince (Francisco Calderon, 3-1).
The B.F. Phillips, Jr. Handicap is race seven on the 10-race program with a scheduled post time of 8:59 p.m. (CDT).
Additional Notes: Heading into week seven of the 2012 Fall Meeting of Champions for Quarter Horses, Ricky Ramirez leads all riders with 20 wins and Trey Wood leads all trainers with 14 victories.
On The Track: More live racing action Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 1, 2 and 3, 2012. Featured races of the week will be the Olympia Joe Paint and Appaloosa Futurity on Friday, November 2, and two featured races on Saturday, November 3, the Masterpiece Challenge Paint and Appaloosa Stakes and the Grade 1, Lone Star Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Futurity.
Remember that every Thursday night is Senior Citizens' Night and Military Discount Night. All senior citizens, age 62 or older with a valid I.D., or members of any branch of the military, with a valid military I.D., receive free general admission.
Pepsi Can Offer every Thursday. Bring any Pepsi can to Lone Star Park and receive a Pepsi track pack good for One (1) Free General Admission and One (1) Free Large Pepsi. This offer is only available in the Grandstand for live racing.
At The Bar & Book: Join us each Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. for Happy Hour. Included are $3 well drinks and $2 select domestic drafts!
Thursday nights at the Bar & Book come play in the World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League. Two sessions each Thursday, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and it's free to play! Mutuel vouchers awarded weekly, monthly and annually.
Join us on Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bar & Book for our Breeders' Cup Preview Party! You will receive expert analysis from some of the region's best handicappers. Previewing the two-day Breeders' Cup card will be Ticket Personality, Norm Hitzges; Award-Winning Turf Writer, Gary West; Track Handicapper, Rick Lee and Track Announcer, John Lies. Plus, the first 200 in attendance will receive One (1) Free Daily Racing Form: Breeders' Cup Advance Edition.
Have tickets to the big game? Ride the Bar & Book Express to all Dallas home games this season! Bus will depart 1 hour and 2 hours prior to kickoff and cost per person is just $10 to ride or is free with $20 minimum food & beverage purchase.* Watch, wager and win on the races and enjoy NFL Sunday Ticket all day every Sunday! Don't miss it!
Sunday, October 28: New York - 3:25 p.m.
Sunday, November 18: Cleveland - Noon
Thursday, November 22: Washington - 3:15 p.m.
Sunday, December 2: Philadelphia - 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, December 16: Pittsburgh - 3:25 p.m.
Sunday, December 23: New Orleans - Noon
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