Lipstick Memories Is Fastest of All in Dash For Cash Futurity Trials

(Saturday, October 5, 2002) - Lipstick Memories, third in the Grade 1 Remington Park Futurity in May, was the fastest of 122 two-year-olds who competed for 10 spots Saturday night in trials for the $410,895 Dash For Cash Futurity. The Texas-bred filly, owned by Caison Farms of Wellington, Texas, ran 400 yards in a swift :19.875 in the seventh of 13 trials at the Grand Prairie, Texas, racetrack.

“The filly ran awful good,” said winning rider Larry Payne, who rode Lipstick Memories for trainer Eddie Willis. “She’s had some trouble getting out of the starting gate in some of her earlier races, but tonight she was perfect. She handled herself really professionally tonight.”

This was Lipstick Memories’ first win in four career starts.
The 10 finalists will be vying for the $164,358 first prize in two weeks on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Here are the 10 fastest qualifiers: Lipstick Memories (:19.875, owned by Caison Farms, trained by Eddie Willis and ridden by Larry Payne); Snow Big Deal (:19.885, IV in Texas Racing, “Sleepy” Gilbreath, Roy Baldillez); Silvered Eyes (:19.901, Don Hill, Jack Brooks, Jacky Martin); Eye Opening Special (:19.923, Sandy Erwin, Jose Dominguez, Freddie Martinez); Apollos Ten Bears (:19.952, Michael & Barbara Bauman, Edward Ross Hardy, Tad Leggett); Manets Sixmoon Zoom (:19.957, Julie & Jorge Mendoza, Rodolfo Sanchez, Martin Rubalcava); Your Cash Treat (:19.976, Randy Read, Dewey Smith); The Key To The Bank (:19.911, Ann Garner, Brandon Parum, G.R. Carter Jr.); Moon Shake (:20.020, Atrain Moreno, Janie Hernandez, Rodrigo Vallejo); and Storybook Lover (:20.051, Jack Evans Jr., Gilbreath, Baldillez).

Both Manets Sixmoon Zoom and Your Cash Treat, the seventh and eighth fastest qualifiers, respectively, finished behind Lipstick Memories in the seventh race (the only race to produce multiple qualifiers).

Eye Opening Episode, the fifth fastest qualifier, was an eye-catching winner of the 10th race. The runner-up in the All American Futurity defeated Dads Sassy Sissy by three lengths as the odds-on favorite for his fifth win from seven starts.

“This was really something for (owner/breeder Sandy Irwin of Dallas),” trainer Jose Dominguez said. “She’s due. She’s one of those owners who breeds these horses year after year. It’s nice to have a horse that pays off. The breeders are the ones who put on the show. It all comes from the breeding business, not the trainers and not the jockeys.

“I was worried about racing against six maidens because you really have to push your horse to make a good time, but he took care of himself. He’s a really good horse.”

Lone Star Park handled more than $1 million on its live program for the second straight night. The on-track crowd of 6,898 wagered $321,426 on the Dash For Cash Futurity trials and another $700,137 was bet off-track for a total of $1,021,563.

Attendance was up 19.7% compared to the 5,762 on Dash For Cash Futurity Trials Night in 2001. Wagering increased 21.6% compared to $840,106.

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