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|Adore Holds on to Win the Inaugural $100,000 Lone Star Park Turf Stakes Over Favorite Sensitive
Grand Prairie, Texas (Monday, May 27, 2019) - Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC's Adore held on for the win over fast closing favorite Sensitive in Monday's inaugural $100,000 Lone Star Park Turf Stakes.
Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen and ridden by Richard Eramia, Adore was away fast from the start, going straight to the lead and without looking back was able to hold off the competition to cross the finish first. Post-time favorite Sensitive, trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, raced off the pace, settling about four to five lengths off the leader and making her move midway through the far turn, passing rivals to get second place by a neck. Terra's Angel, guided by Sasha Risenhoover, anchored her position in third place the entire race and held it to the finish for the show. Final time for the one mile race over a firm turf course was 1:34.65. Fractions were :23.34, :47.07, 1:10.71 and 1:22.73.
Mutuels for Adore returned $9.40, $3.20 and $2.20. Sensitive returned $2.20 and $2.10, and Terra's Angel returned $4.20. Completing the Superfecta was Santino, followed by Roussalka, Texas Belle, Blessed Again and Hay Flo.
Adore, a six-year-old mare by Big Brown out of Cozshesaidso, by Empire Maker, upped her career earnings to over the half-million mark with Monday's win to $500,924. This was her 11th win from 23 career starts.
A crowd of 11,616 was on hand for Monday's racing program. It was the largest attended Memorial Day race card since 2011.