Gold Coyote
-photo courtesy Lone Star Park

Gold Coyote
-photo courtesy Lone Star Park

Express Stakes Goes to Gold Coyote at LSP

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, May 16, 2009) - Clarence Scharbauer Jr’s Gold Coyote, trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Bobby Walker Jr., outran his six opponents to win the 12th running of the $50,000 Express Stakes over a sloppy track at Lone Star Park on Saturday. Post time favorite Wind Water (9-5), who won the Express in 2008, finished 1-¼ lengths back in second, and it was another ½-length back to Por Que in third.

A bay son of Gold Legend, Gold Coyote sat a picture-perfect trip behind dueling leaders through opening fractions of :22.05, :44.90. He moved in on the frontrunners approaching the top of the stretch, and willingly took over the lead before splashing through the lane to stop the timer in 1:09.73 for the six-furlong journey.

"He came to race today,” said winning rider Bobby Walker Jr. “At the three-eighths pole, I asked him to run just a little bit, and when we hit the quarter-pole, I knew I had the ones in front of me and that someone was really going to have to run to come get him."

For the win, Gold Coyote earned $30,000 and increased his lifetime earnings to $363,250. It was his ninth win from 16 starts. He is six for nine with two seconds and a third at Lone Star Park.

Gold Coyote paid $10.40, $5.00, $3.40, runner-up Wind Water returned $3.80, $2.80, and Por Que paid $2.80 for show. Independence War, Prospective Kiss, Turnleftatthelight, and Orphan Brigade completed the order of finish.

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