Coyote Legend
-photo courtesy Lone Star Park
Coyote Legend Holds on to Win Opening Night Premiere Stakes at LSP

Grand Prairie, Texas (Thursday, April 8, 2010) - Clarence Scharbauer Jr’s Coyote Legend, trained by Bret Calhoun, proved best in the 14th running of the one mile $50,000 Premiere Stakes on opening night at Lone Star Park. Huntersrunaway, a 24-1 long shot, closed fast to finish a half-length behind in second, and it was another half-length back to Poltergeist in third.

With Bobby Walker Jr. in the irons, the bay son of Gold Legend was anxious in the starting gate before breaking near the front of the field. After sitting just off of the early pacesetters behind fractions of :23.46, 47.17, and 1:11.82, Coyote Legend was asked for his best at he top of the stretch and prevailed in a long drive while stopping the teletimer in 1:37.83) for the one-mile journey over a fast main track.

"I’m not used to him having to work that hard, but this was his first start against older horses and his first start since February,” said winning rider Bobby Walker Jr. “This is a colt with a lot of upside and this really was a big effort from him."

With the win, Coyote Legend earned $30,000 to increase his lifetime winnings to $195,636. It was his fifth win from nine career starts.

Coyote Legend paid $3.60, $2.40, $2.20, runner-up Huntersrunaway returned $14.80, $7.60, and Poltergeist paid $3.00 for show. Lissa’s Star, Windy Lou, Ablaze With Spirit, Texas Tycoon, Ninian, Valid Stripes, and One Tough Buck completed the order of finish.

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