Supreme Secret
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Golden Euro
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Mother Ruth
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Bonnie Blue Flag
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USA, Cinemine, Valid Expectations, Carter McGregor Jr Recaps from Lone Star Million Day at LSP

Grand Prairie, Texas (May 31, 2010) - Tom Durant’s Supreme Secret rallied in deep stretch to catch H & H Ranch’s Southern Vintage right on the wire resulting in a dead heat for the win in Monday’s 14th Running of the $50,000 Carter McGregor Jr Memorial Stakes for Texas breds three-year-olds and up, run at six furlongs over a fast main track at Lone Star Park on Monday.

Trained by Karl Broberg and ridden by Aaron Gryder, Southern Vintage contested the lead with Quite Again through early fractions of 22.51 and 45:57 before moving three wide on the turn to take the lead in the upper stretch. The 4-year-old, chestnut son of Cuvee held on gamely as the Tom Durant-trained Supreme Secret made a bold, late run under jockey Chris Landeros to get up for a share of the victory. The duo covered the six furlongs in 1:10.05.

Early leader Quiet Again held on for third, a length and a quarter behind the winners.

With the win, Southern Vintage improves his record to seven wins from 17 starts and increased his lifetime earnings to $162,653. Supreme Secret, the 4-year-old, bay son of Supreme Cat, earned his fourth career victory from 13 starts and upped his earnings to $118,411.

Supreme Secret paid $5.80, $5.00 and $2.40, Southern Vintage returned $3.00, $2.80 and $2.20, and Quite Again paid $2.20. Majestic Vintage and Windy Lou completed the order of finish.

Preakness Winning Duo of Baffert and Garcia Team Up to Win $75,000 Valid Expectations Stakes with Mother Ruth

The 2010 Preakness winning duo of trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia, who have also teamed up to win both the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile and Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Derby already this year at Lone Star Park, captured another stakes victory here with Mother Ruth in Monday’s 14th running of the $75,000 Valid Expectations stakes, for fillies and mares three-year-olds and up, run at six furlongs over a fast main track Monday at Lone Star Park.

Mother Ruth, a bay daughter of Speightstown, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Lone Star Park in 2004, made the winning move along the rail on the turn, and then drew away from the field for a 7-length victory. After sitting behind fractions of 21.99, 44.88 set by early leader Favorite Flavor, the 4-year-old filly took the lead coming out of the turn and was never threatened as she stopped the teletimer in 1:08.86 for six furlongs. Simplify was second and it was another 1 ½ lengths back to No Other Tone in third.

The victory improved Mother Ruth’s record to four wins, with three seconds and a third, in nine career starts, and the $45,000 winner’s share increased her lifetime earnings to $164,670.

Mother Ruth paid $3.80, $2.40 and $2.10, runner up Simplify returned $3.20, $2.60, and No Other Tone paid $2.80 to show. Favorite Flavor, Auntgrace, and Stormy Express completed the order of finish.

Golden Euro Goes Gate to Wire to Win $100,000 USA Stakes

Bacari Racing Stable LLC’s Golden Euro, trained by Joe Petalino, was a gate-to-wire winner in the 14th Running of the $100,000 USA Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf course on Memorial Day at Lone Star Park.

Ridden by Bryan McNeil, Golden Euro set the pace through fractions of 24.25, 49.37 and 1:12 and held on gamely to thwart the furious rush from the back of the pack by Shoot It’s War, who missed by a neck. B’wanagoldmine was third, another 1 ¼ lengths behind. The final time for the race was 1:42.35.

With the victory, the 3-year-old, bay son of Eurosilver recorded his third career win in his seventh start and increased his lifetime earnings to $88,950 with the $60,000 winner’s share.

Golden Euro paid $11.00, $5.60, and $4.80, runner up Shoot It’s War returned $6.40, $4.20, and B’wanagoldmine paid $7.80 to show. Looks Purrrfect, Perfect Lou, Coyote Legend, Nuggets Please and Nates Mineshaft completed the order of finish.

Baffert and Garcia Romp Again with Bonnie Blue Flag for Second Stakes Win of the Day in $100,000 Cinemine Stakes

The 2010 Preakness winning duo of trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia captured their second stake of the afternoon on Monday when Peachtree Stable’s Bonnie Blue Flag easily handled her 12 competitors to win the 9th Running of the 7-furlong, $100,000 Cinemine Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, which was run over a fast Lone Star Park main track.

Bonnie Blue Flag raced just off the pace behind fractions of 22.54 and 45.05 before moving four wide on the turn to take control of the race, which she completed in 1:22.35. The bay daughter of Mineshaft drew off to finish 6 ½ lengths ahead of runner up Shotgun Gulch. Joy’s Paradise was third, another 3 ¼ lengths back.

With her third win in seven tries and the $60,000 winner’s purse, Bonnie Blue Flag increased her career earnings to $134,020.

Bonnie Blue Flag paid $4.40, $3.60 and $3.20, Shotgun Gulch returned $6.40, $4.80, and runner up Joy’s Paradise paid $7.80 for show.

Completing the order of finish in the biggest field on Lone Star Million Day were: Cosmo Girl, Golden Striker, Tin Top Cat, Right to Rule, Offlee Classy, Kinsolving, Forty Nine Sox, and D’oro Deelites.

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