|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,
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