|Paint & Appaloosa Stakes Double Header Saturday Night at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Friday, November 2, 2012) - Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will host two stakes races for Paint and Appaloosa horses Saturday night beginning with the inaugural $27,330 Masterpiece Challenge Paint & Appaloosa Challenge Stakes.
The Masterpiece Racing Challenge program provides added incentives for owners of three-year-old racing Paint and Appaloosas and features nine qualifying races held in various states. The Masterpiece enrolled winners of highest enrolled finisher of those races plus the at-large qualifiers (as selected by the APHA Racing Committee) are invited to compete in the Masterpiece Challenge race at Lone Star Park.
The field from the rail out of enrolled qualifying horses, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, is: Dosofme (Gaspar Garcia, 4-1); Spotless Redneck (Kenny Muntz, 15-1); Ivory Queen (Roy Baldillez, 3-1); Sw Eye Candy (James Flores, 10-1); Bp Cartels Paint (Jose Alvarez, 20-1); Rawhide Legend (Luis Ramirez, 15-1) and Crm Livewire (Cody R. Smith, 8-5).
Scheduled as race four on the nine-race card, post time for the Masterpiece Challenge Paint and Appaloosa Stakes is 8:57 p.m. (CDT).
Fastest Qualifier No Sure Thing in Grade 1 Futurity
Fastest qualifier, Hesa Sweet First Down, will have to repeat his stellar performance he gave in the trials if he wants to take the prize in Saturday's Grade 1, $103,762 Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, because the competition looks tough.
Owned by Carole Vann Stacy and trained by Matt Whitekiller, Hesa Sweet First Down did post the fastest time two weeks ago, but only by two one-hundredths of a second faster than the next fastest. The colt by Sweet First Down has three wins from six lifetime starts and earnings of $18,871 going into Saturday’s race.
Lajollas Mr Big Stuff, the second fastest qualifier, has a bit more experience with six wins and two seconds from 11 lifetime starts and has amassed earnings of $114,529. A. Jane Cullum owns the gelding by Royal Quick Flash, and Dee Keener is his conditioner.
Shirley Wheeler's Imachickenkicker, is a formidable contender. Trained by Luis Villafranco, the filly by Dos Puruno, just won the Grade 1, Pot O Gold Futurity at Will Rogers Downs September 29 by a half-length over Lajollas Mr Big Stuff. Imachickenkicker stats are 9-2-2-2, $43,577.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Honky Tonk Podie (Eddi Emanuel Martinez, 5-1); Ld Flashback (G. R. Carter, Jr., 15-1); Rah (Rodrigo Vallejo, 20-1); Super Glide Harley (Berkley R. Packer, 12-1); Hesa Sweet First Down
(Jose Alvarez, 5-2); Kaylees Krazy Paint (Luis Vivanco, 20-1); Lajollas Mr Big Stuff (James A. Flores, 2-1); Imachickenkicker (Roy Baldillez, 8-1); Jes Dance (Gaspar Garcia, 10-1) and Laus Deo (Kenny Muntz, 15-1).
Scheduled as race eight with an approximate post time of 10:09 p.m. (CDT).
Breeders' Cup, Saturday, November 3, Schedule - All times CDT.
Drive-thru wagering available @ 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Grandstand Gates open @ 10:30 a.m.
First Santa Anita race: @ 12:05 p.m.
First Breeders' Cup race @ 1:50 p.m.
National Anthem (live racing) @ 6:15 p.m.
First Live race @ 6:55 p.m.
Breeders' Cup Classic post time @ 7:35 p.m.
On The Track: Live racing wraps up for the 2012 Fall Meeting of Champions week. Final three days are next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 8, 9 and 10. Featured are the Texas Classic Juvenile, Derby (Grade 1) and Futurity (Grade 1) on closing day, November 10, 2012.
Thursday night is the last Senior Citizens and Military Discount Night of the 2012 Fall Meeting of Champions season. 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 Thursday, November 8. 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, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Bar & Book for a free handicapping seminar hosted by Track Announcer, John Lies! John will preview Hollywood Park's season and provide expert analysis into the day's race card. Don't miss it!
November's Seminar Series will continue on Saturday, November 17 with Award-Winning Turf Writer, Gary West and on Saturday, November 24 with Track Handicapper, Rick Lee.
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, 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
*Must show dated receipt to attendant before boarding.