Rumpole at the finish line
-photo by Dustin Orona Photography

Gold Shock at the finish line
-photo by Dustin Orona Photography

Rumpole and Gold Shock Take Divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, May 27, 2017) - Under the guidance of jockey Richard Eramia, post-time favorite Rumpole lead from gate to wire to win the Texas Stallion Stakes, Stymie Division for colts and geldings, for owner Fletcher Properties Inc. This was the first Texas Stallion Stakes win for winning trainer Robert Young. Final time for the mile stakes was 1:39.62. The track was listed as fast.

The margin of victory was 1 1/2 lengths over second place Shaded. It was another 2 1/2 lengths to Fast Talkin Man in third. Mosta Flyin, Too Much Gone, Imma Wild Bling, Checker Czech, and Medieval Medicine completed the order.

The three-year-old gelded son of Too Much Bling out of Dehere's Dream by Dehere returned $4.20, $3.00 and $2.20. Shaded paid $4.20 and $2.60 for place, and mutuels on Fast Talkin Man returned $2.80.

With the winner's share of the purse, Rumpole increased his earnings to $121,470. This was his fourth win from six starts.

Gold Shock Just Gets Up for Victory in Got Koko Division for Fillies

Douglas Scharbauer's Gold Shock just got up to win the Got Koko Division of the Texas Stallion Stakes for fillies by a head under strong urging by jockey Ivan Arellano. The win was a record sixth in this division for trainer Bret Calhoun. He trained the winners in 2007, 2010-11, 2013, and 2016. Final time for the one mile race on a fast main track was 1:40.75.

As luck would have it, Arellano picked up the mount after jockey Eddie Martin, Jr. took off his races due to illness. Gold Shock raced between rivals under a strong hold, Arellano gave the filly her head coming out of the final turn. They swung to the outside, and under strong urging, Gold Shock got to the wire first a head in front of Celebrity's Gift. It was another half back to Mighty Ferrari in third.

Mutuels returned $12.80, $5.80 and $4.20 for the winner. Place returned $7.80 and $4.80. Show wagers returned $8.80. Pure Grey, favored Kat's Infatuation, Better Belle, and Country Candy completed the order of finish.

Gold Shock is a three-year-old filly by My Golden Song out of Shocktime by Langfuhr. The win upped her earnings to $121,921. It was her first stakes win and third overall from nine career starts

Around the Track

Iram Diego and Steve Asmussen dominate the standings through the 18th day of the season. Diego has 39 wins, a sizeable lead in the jockey's standings over Sasha Risenhoover, who is holding second with 19 wins. Richard Eramia has ridden18 wins. Trainer Steve Asmussen has 36 wins, compared to Karl Broberg's 24 wins. Asmussen also dominates the owner standings with a total of 16 victories over Danny Keene's nine.

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