Promise Me Silver at the finish line
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Valor Farm Stakes winner's circle presentation.
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Promise Me Silver in the stretch.
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Supermason at the finish line
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Assault Stakes winner's circle presentation.
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Supermason in the stretch.
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Shaded and Boomer's Boy at the finish line
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Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Colt & Gelding Division winner's circle presentation.
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Bling On The Music at the finish line
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Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Fillies Division winner's circle presentation.
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Bling On The Music in the stretch.
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Stars of Texas Night Provides Four Exciting Stakes for Texas-Breds Saturday at Lone Star Park

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, July 9, 2016) - Myrna & Robert Luttrell's four-year-old Grade 3 winning filly Promise Me Silver notched her 10th career victory and eighth career stakes victory in the 19th edition of the Valor Farm Stakes for Texas-bred fillies & mares Saturday.

Conditioned by trainer Bret Calhoun, the four-year-old daughter of Silver City cruised to an easy lead, dictated the terms, and won easily under a hand ride, completing the six furlong contest in 1:10.28. Fractions posted were :23.01 and :46.07, and the track was listed fast.

"I felt they were going to have a little more early speed, but when she left the gate, she left so hard," said jockey C. J. McMahon. "She put me there, and I didn't want to take nothing away from her."

The Bret Calhoun trainee, with the addition of tonight's share of the purse, has earned a total of $486,015 from her 13 career starts.

Bob Luttrell said "It's a real pleasure after an eight and a half month layoff. It's great to have her back."

Mutuels on Promise Me Silver returned $2.40, $2.10, and $2.10. Seven lengths behind the winner for place was Valid Bride, who returned $2.60 and $2.10. It was another three-quarters of a length to Everything Bling for the show of $2.60. Also ran were Too Much Prada, Bling's Ace and Seven Violets, in that order. Prada's Bling was a late scratch.

Supermason Chalks Up Third Win at the Meeting with Victory in 19th Assault Stakes

Owner Brad Grady and Supermason had their third win photo together during the meet after winning the 19th edition of the Assault Stakes for Texas-breds three-year-olds and up at one mile on dirt.

Favored Supermason went to the front right away, drawing a sizeable advantage behind fractions of :23.79, :46.59 and 1:11.08. The four-year-old son of Grasshopper held on under strong urging, crossing the wire first by 1 1/4-length margin. Final time was 1:37.98.

For McMahon, it was his third win on the card and second stakes win of the night. He ended up with a total of four wins with a victory in the final race of the night.

Mutuels returned $3.60, $2.80 and $2.20 on the winner. Spider's Alibi raced at the rear then was urged along in the far turn, closed fast, but was only able to grab second, returning $8.60 and $3.80. Texas Air raced wide through both turns and when asked, finished willingly to get third. Show wagers returned $2.60. Texas Bling, back-to-back winner of the Assault Stakes in 2014-15, lacked the needed response today and finished fourth. Lonesome Wind, Special Praise and F J Uncle Vic completed the order of finish.

Supermason has earned $80,260 at Lone Star Park from three victories this season alone, boosting his career total to $231,615. He has seven career wins from 19 starts.

Bret Calhoun had a super night, racking up four wins on the Stars of Texas Night card. Even better, the Grand Prairie, Texas native achieved a milestone of 250 career stakes wins with Supermason's victory. Calhoun reached stakes victory number 248 when his charge Fish Trappe Road won the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park earlier in the day. Promise Me Silver's win in the Valor Farm Stakes put him just one away, and Supermason was the one. Congrats Bret!

Inquiry Followed by Disqualification in Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for Colts & Geldings

Boomer's Boy, with C. J. McMahon up, lost his footing at the start, disputed the pace between rivals, then came out under a left hand whip and bumped eventual fourth place finisher, Sir Papa John in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for colts & geldings. McMahon switched back to a right handed whip, and Boomer's Boy gamely prevailed while being strongly urged. Following an inquiry onto the stretch run, Boomer's Boy was disqualified and placed fifth.That gave the win to Clark O. Brewster's Shaded, a two-year-old colt by Too Much Bling.

The Steve Asmussen trainee fought throughout under strong urging that was increased by switching the whip from left to right and back again, gaining on the disqualified winner to just miss. However, by benefit of the disqualification, Shaded was declared the official winner. Fractions for the five furlongs on a fast track were :23.36 and :47.20 for a final time of :59.75.

Jockey Iram Diego said, "He broke a little flat-footed. We had to go to plan B. I guess it was a lucky day today to win like that (through disqualification). He decided to run very late."

Shaded is now a perfect two for two, and a stakes winner with a bankroll of $66,449.

Bling On The Music Impressive in Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for Fillies

Keene Thoroughbreds LLC's Bling On the Music proved much the best in winning the 24th running of the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity for fillies at Lone Star Park Saturday. The two-year-old daughter of Too Much Bling set the pace under persistent pressure from Pure Grey, which continued into and through the turn. Leveling into the stretch, she was asked while easily shaking off Pure Grey, and drew off to win the five furlong futurity by 8 1/2 lengths in :58.11 seconds. Fractional times were :22.69 and :46.13.

The victory was the fourth on the card for jockey Luis Quinonez. "She was relaxed around the turn, and when I asked her to go, she really moved forward," Quinonez said. "She's so smooth."

Winning trainer, J. R. Caldwell said, "She's done everything we''ve asked her to do. She galloped out strong. She's been good."

Bling On the Music went off as the betting favorite and returned $4.20, $2.60 and $2.20. Douglas Scharbauer's Gold Shock earned the place while no match for the winner, returning $4.20 and $3.00. Colonial Kendra, while tired, held on for show and paid $4.60. Pure Grey weakened to fourth. More Than Gone, Shez for You and Pretty Lil Flyer completed the order of finish.

This was the second career victory from as many attempts and first stakes victory for Bling On the Music. Her perfect 2-2 record has earned her $68,882.

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