Lasting Bubbles at the finish line
-photo by Dustin Orona Photography

Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes winner's circle presentation.
-photo by Dustin Orona Photography
Three-Peak for Lasting Bubbles as She Win's Lone Star Park's Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes for Third Straight Year

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, April 11, 2015) - Lasting Bubbles, the flashy gray mare owned by Judy Peek of Avery, Texas did not disappoint tonight. She posted her third consecutive victory in the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes at Lone Star Park, the first horse ever to score three victories in the race.

Trained by Kevin Peek and ridden by Iram Vargas Diego, the seven-year-old mare by Pulling Punches, tracked the pace early to the outside, made a bid in the turn then took the lead at the three-sixteenths pole to edge clear in upper stretch.

"Prior to this race, in her last couple of performances she was little dull, just not really comfortable looking to me," said trainer Kevin Peek. "I've been waiting for her to come back, and when she got here, it was like a breath of fresh air. She loves it here, she started here, she's more comfortable here and she comes off of this track great. The last couple of days. there's been a light in her eyes, and I started feeling a lot better about our shot here tonight."

Tonight's win was her sixth from 10 starts at the Grand Prairie track and 11th win from 30 career starts. Final time for the six and one half furlong contest was 1:16.90 over a fast track. Fractions were :22.76 and :45.58.

Lasting Bubbles added another $30,000 to her career earnings boosting the total to $403,418. Mutuels returned $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. Early Fantasy was second, returning $4.80 and $3.00. Third went to Platinum Song, who returned $3.40. Infectious, Afoolsbrokenheart and Scooter's Choice completed the order of finish.

Live racing continues on Sunday, April 12. Nine live races are carded. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. First live race is 1:35 p.m.

Enjoy the track's new all-day Sunday Brunch Buffet in Silks. It has added a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar, plus a delicious offering of the following:

  • Chef attended Omelette Station
  • Smoked Bacon, Breakfast Sausage
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Home-Fried Potatoes
  • Pancakes or Waffles or Blintzes or French Toast
  • Salad Bar with a wide variety of savory and sweet offerings
  • Chef's live cooking station with a different feature each week
  • Chef's selected entrees, including a variety of meats, seafood and poultry items
  • Accompaniments including potatoes, pastas, whole grains
  • Vegetables of the season
  • Assorted Sweets and Pastries

Sunday promotions:

Senior Citizens'/Military Discount Day returns. All seniors aged 62 or older with valid ID and all military personnel with a valid ID card will receive free general admission continuing each Sunday through July 19.

Pepsi Can Day returns on Sundays and continues though July 19. Bring any Pepsi can and receive (1) free general admission and (1) free large Pepsi.

Additional Notes: Jockey C. J. McMahon won the first three races on the card tonight. It's a family affair for the 20-year-old McMahon. His father, Charles McMahon, rode Quarter Horses here from 1997 through 2001.

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