$75,000 Assault Stakes and $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes Complement Two Divisions of Texas Stallion Stakes on Stars of Texas Day Saturday at LSP

(Grand Prairie, Texas - July 8, 2010) - Clarence Scharbauer Jr’s Coyote Legend, winner of the opening night $50,000 Premiere Stakes and $100,000 Texas Stallion Stakes on May 8 already during Lone Star Park’s 2010 Spring Thoroughbred Season, will be looking for his third stakes win of the meet in Saturday’s 13th Running of the $75,000 Assault Stakes, for Texas-breds, three years old and upward.

Coyote Legend, trained by Bret Calhoun, has been made the 6-5 favorite in the morning line by Lone Star Park odds maker Rick Lee for the 1 1/6-miles race over the main track.

With jockey Bobby Walker Jr in the irons, Coyote Legend will be looking to improve upon his lifetime record of six wins and two thirds from 11 starts while adding to his career earnings of $255,636. The 3-year-old, gelded son of Gold Legend has three wins and a third in his five previous starts over the Lone Star Park main track.

The toughest competition should come from Kindred Thoroughbreds LLC’s Poltergeist, who ran third, only a length behind Coyote Legend, in the Premiere Stakes. Since then, the 4-year-old son of Tapit has one win in three tries, two on Polytrack and one on turf, at Arlington Park outside Chicago.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Wasko (Ivan Arellano, 20-1); Red Hot Quest (Ivan Arellano, 20-1); April’s Picture (Junior Chacaltana, 10-1); Uncle Rose (Junior Chacaltana, 10-1); Fudge Truffle (Eddie Martin, Jr, 6-1); Coyote Legend (Bobby Walker, Jr, 6-5); Mile Marker (Richard Eramia, 8-1); Royal Hay Patch (Bryan McNeil, 15-1); and Poltergeist (Cliff Berry, 5-2). Wasko and Red Hot Quest, and April’s Picture and Uncle Rose will run as entries.

Scheduled as Race 5 on the 10-race program, the Assault Stakes is scheduled for 3:27 p.m.

No Other Tone After First Stakes Win in Valor Farm

Tom Durant’s No Other Tone, trained by Jack Bruner, has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite by track odds maker Rick Lee for the 13th running of the six-furlong, $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes, for Texas-bred fillies and mares, three years old and upward, over the main track at Lone Star Park on Saturday.

With current meet-leading jockey Chris Landeros named to ride, No Other Tone has five wins from 10 starts with four of those victories having been earned from seven starts around the Grand Prairie oval, including an impressive allowance score on June 13.

Others of note in the Valor Farm Stakes are the Danny Pish-trained Formal Flyer, a winner of four of 30 starts for $241,979, including the $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes at Lone Star Park on April 10, and a pair of Bret Calhoun-conditioned runners, Hollye Lynne, who finished second to the No Other Tone in her last out and Tin Top Cat, a multiple stakes winner at Lone Star Park, who has won five of nine career starts for $265,324.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Formal Flyer (Junior Chacaltana, 10-1); Hollye Lynne (Cliff Berry, 3-1); Blackie’s Crown (Alfredo Contreras, 20-1); No Other Tone (Chris Landeros, 7-5); Joy’s Paradise (Jeremy Collier, 10-1); Deer Lassie (Bryan McNeil, 20-1); Tin Top Cat (Bobby Walker, Jr., 6-1); She’s a Bond Girl (Eddie Martin, Jr., 15-1), Forty Nine Sox (Emerson Chavez, 30-1); and Dixie Dust (Roberto Villafan, 15-1).

The Valor Farm Stakes is the seventh race on the 10-race card scheduled for 4:23 p.m.

Despite Heavy Rains, Nearly 50,000 Fans Attended Lone Star Park During Week of Fourth of July

Highlighted by the 26,677 fans that attended the Lone Stars & Stripes fireworks on Sunday, July 4, a total of 49,205 people came through the turnstiles during the four nights of racing at Lone Star Park from Thursday, July 1 to Sunday, July 4. It was the seventh highest Lone Stars & Stripes attendance since the track began hosting the annual event in 1997 and second highest during the last eight years.
Heavy rains that caused a delay during racing on Saturday night didn’t deter the 12,401 who braved the weather for the first night of fireworks at the track. The stormy weather also held down the turnout for a post-race Robert Earl Keen concert when 6,272 attended on Friday evening.

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