Master Rick in action
-photo by Reed Palmer Photography

Master Rick at the finish line
-photo by Reed Palmer Photography

Master Rick in the winner's circle
-photo by Reed Palmer Photography
Master Rick Prevails in Today's $200,000 Grade III Texas Mile at Lone Star Park

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, April 27,2013) - Richard L. Davis' Master Rick, trained by Steve Asmussen was on his game today, winning the 17th running of the Grade III, $200,000 Texas Mile for three-year-olds and upward over a fast main track at Lone Star Park on Saturday before a crown of 11,058 fans.

Ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr., leading rider at Oaklawn Park's recent meeting, the four-year-old colt by Master Command settled into ideal tracking position on the inside behind fractions of :23.96, :47.27 and 1:11.36. With pacesetter Good Lord in his sights at the top of the stretch, Master Rick was put to a drive taking the lead just before the sixteenth-pole and moving clear for the win by one and one quarter lengths over Prayer for Relief. It was another two lengths back to Good Lord who ran third. The final time for the mile was 1:36.01.

"When I let him go, he ran perfect," said jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. "At the three-eights, I moved him a little bit, I knew I had a lot of horse and when I moved my horse in the stretch, I won the race."

Of the win, owner Richard L. Davis said "Absolutely the best! Obviously a mile is his distance and that’s where he's the strongest and we're gonna keep him there."

With the win, Master Rick improved his race record to four wins from 15 starts. And the $122,000 share of the purse increased his earnings to $351,363.

Master Rick paid $7.60, $3.80, $2.80, runner-up Prayer for Relief returned $3.40, $2.80 and Good Lord paid $3.20 for show. Get in Da House, Majestic Harbor and Donoharm completed the order of finish.

Presenting the trophy for today's Texas Mile was Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs who represents District 1, Oak Cliff. Mr. Griggs will be seeking a second term in the upcoming race May 11.

Over $350,000 Raised for Star-Studed American Diabetes Fundraiser at Lone Star Park on Thursday Night, Global Gaming Solutions Donates $25,000 to Fight Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association held their 16th annual "Stars of Texas Racing Against the Odds" Fundraiser Thursday night at Lone Star Park, raising over $350,000 for the cause.

John Elliott, C.E.O. of Global Gaming Solutions, made a generous $25,000 donation on their behalf to event co-chairman Randy Galloway, Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist, and ESPN radio host.

Over 850 guests attended the event held in Lone Star Park's newly renovated and improved Silks Dining Terraces. Celebrities on hand for the event included country singers, Charley Pride and Sonny Burgess and former Dallas Cowboys fullbacks, Daryl Johnston and Walt Garrison. Former player and longtime Texas Rangers emeritus, Joe Macko was also on hand along with Texas Rangers front office VIP Breon Dennis. Former Mayor of Fort Worth, Mike Moncrief was in attendance as well as John David Moritz, owner of Moritz BMW/Cadillac/Mini Cooper of Arlington.

Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation Raises $45,000, Global Gaming Solutions Donates $15,000 to Worthy Cause

Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation's annual "Welcome Back" Fundraiser, held April 17, raised approximately $45,000 at the event. The Foundation provides grants to other charities and non-profit groups in Grand Prairie so they can continue their own important work providing valuable assistance to organizations that support the Grand Prairie community.

John Elliott, C.E.O. of Global Gaming Solutions, presented the $15,000 check to Foundation President Drew Shubeck, President and General Manager of Lone Star Park.

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