R Girls Night Out Defends Title in Paint & Appaloosa 'Cap at Lone Star Park

(Friday, November 4, 2005) - Five-year-old Appaloosa mare R Girls Night Out successfully defended her title in Friday's $10,000 Olympia Joe Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Handicap with a neck triumph over 7-5 favorite You R My Sunshine at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Special Hero was third.

Dub Seely's R Girls Night Out, ridden by Adam Roughley, covered 400 yards in :20.02. It was her first victory since bagging last year's renewal at Sam Houston Race Park.

Overall, R Girls Night Out has won seven races and $60,966 in 26 starts. The Utah-bred paid $ to win.

DOWN THE STRETCH - Multiple stakes winner Sixy Thru Traffic prevailed by three-quarters of a length in Lone Star's 10th race, a 330-yard allowance...Jockey Alex Baldillez Jr. was examined and released from Lone Star's First Aid after he appeared to sustain a bruise below his left calf when his mount Gone to Hollywood reared and cast in the starting gate before Friday's ninth race. Later, he rode Powerhouse Hero to a sixth-place finish in the Olympia Joe Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Handicap. Gone to Hollywood was scratched...Five stakes - the JEH Stallion Station Stakes, two divisions of the 100-yard Gridiron Gallop and two seven-furlong divisions of the Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Stakes for Arabians - highlight Saturday's 13-race program at Lone Star. Also, Lone Star will simulcast the 13th MBNA America Challenge Championships - six championships events for American Quarter Horses, including five Grade 1 races and seven undercard stakes totaling $1.1 million - from Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. The first live race is 5 p.m. CT and the first of 13 simulcasts from Los Alamitos is 8:30 p.m. CT...California will import seven Lone Star Park races Saturday night (Races 7-13)...Michelle Morgan, the owner of Mandolynn Hill Farm in Aubrey, Texas, will be on hand to present the trophy to the winning connections of the colts and geldings division of the Mandolynn Hill Farm Stallion Station Stakes...Farm manager Andrew Gardiner will be the trophy presenter for the JEH Stallion Station Handicap...Lone Star Park's Vice President of Finance Paula Dowell and Quarter Horse Racing Secretary Jeanette Hughes will be at Los Alamitos for the MBNA America Challenge Championships. Lone Star Park will host the event for the fourth time next year...Santa Anita has changed their post time Saturday to 2:15 p.m. CT to make sure their 10-race program is completed by sunset. The feature race is the Grade II Las Palmas Handicap for fillies and mares at one mile on turf, featuring Grade I winners Star Parade and Mea Domina...On Sunday, closing day of the Oak Tree Meeting, they'll host California Cup XVI - 11 races exclusively for Cal-breds. There'll be a $1 million guaranteed Pick 6 pool that day on Races 6-11...Other Saturday simulcast highlights include a pair of handicaps at Aqueduct (the Grade II Long Island and Grade III Turnback the Alarm); an 11-race program at Churchill Downs entirely for 2-year-olds, including the Grade III Iroquois and Grade III Pocahontas; the Grade III Silky Sullivan Handicap at Golden Gate; and the $40,000 Buffalo Bayou Stakes at Sam Houston.

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