Singapore Flash

Tequila Kiss

Ring Seekery

No Mas Tequila

Dust Em
Texas Showcase Day at Lone Star Park

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, June 1, 2024) - Many of the best racehorses in Texas were at Lone Star Park on Saturday, June 1 to show off their skills on Lone Star Showcase Day. The start of the nine race card was delayed due to heavy rain, and the wet conditions forced all of the turf races to be moved to the main track. Five stakes were contested over a sloppy racetrack as part of Lone Star Showcase Day.

$75,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes

The day's stakes action began with the $75,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. The race was scheduled to be run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf course, but was moved to the main track after the morning's storms. Originally drawing a field of eight, only four runners were left after the surface change. Off at odds of 2-to-5, Singapore Flash took command early and left little doubt as they straightened out down the stretch, winning by a 2 1/2 length margin with Rene Diaz in the saddle. This was the third straight stakes win for eight-year-old gelding trained by JR Caldwell and owned by Triple V Racing, LLC.

$75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes Pan Zareta Division

The Pan Zareta division of the Texas Stallion Stakes featured a field of eight two-year-old fillies for the five furlong race. Tequila Kiss, who was a little tardy leaving the gate, was promptly hustled to the front by Rene Diaz and never faltered after briefly being tested by a pair of challengers in deep stretch. The JR Caldwell trained filly by Competitive Edge crossed the finish line in :59.85 at odds of 7-to-2 for the owners, Indigo Racing.

$75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes Staunch Avenger Division

Colts and geldings got their chance to run for big money in the Staunch Avenger Division of the Texas Stallion Stakes. Ring Seeker broke sharply and was determined to pick up the victory. Jockey Rodolfo Guerra had the colt by ahead by four lengths at the top of the stretch and then hit the afterburners, widening the gap between the rest of the pack and winning by 10 1/4 lengths. The colt, trained by Steve Asmussen and owned by W.S. Farish, stopped the clock in :59.69 in the six furlong race.

$75,000 Lane's End Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes

No Mas Tequila made it back-to-back stakes wins after winning the Lane's End Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes. The seven-year-old mare, ridden by Harry Hernandez, earned her tenth career victory after repelling a late bid by two rivals The race was scheduled to be run at 7/8 mile on the turf, but was moved to the main track and run at 1 mile after a heavy midday rainstorm. Trainer Karen Jacks said after the race, "I didn't honestly think she'd like the dirt, but I guess Harry [Hernandez] talked her into it." Owned by James Sills, No Mas Tequila returned $14.20 to the bettors holding a winning $2 win ticket.

$75,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes

The final race of the day saw a fierce battle in the final sixteenth of a mile, with Dust Em and Too Much Action duking it out all the way to the wire. In the end, it was Dust Em with a neck in front for the victory, covering the six and a half furlongs in 1:16.36. Jockey David Cabrera was in the irons for the six-year-old gelding's twelfth career win. Dust Em is owned by Carl R. Moore Management, LLC, and was the second stakes winner on the card for trainer Karen Jacks.

A total of $347,049 was wagered on the nine races, with 3,641 in attendance. Racing will resume Sunday, June 2 at 1:35 p.m.

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