Lone Star Park weekend racing recap
Another exciting weekend of racing action has come and gone at Lone Star Park, let’s recap the action.
Friday’s card featured six claiming races and two allowance events that carried purses of at least $33,000.
The allowance action began in race four, a five and a half furlong sprint on the turf for Texas accredited fillies and mares at least three years old. Cold Night Air took command early and held off all challengers to take the victory for trainer Karl Broberg and jockey Luis Fuentes. Run Witt Run was good enough for second and Texas Twinkies completed the trifecta.
The other allowance level race with a large purse came in the eighth, this five furlong sprint for fillies and mares three years old and up was also on the turf. Charlie T tracked the pace and swing wide in the stretch to edge Medalia Match by a head. Floyd Whethey was the winning rider and Lee Thomas was the winning trainer. Neon Summer finished third.
Moving to Saturday’s action we pick up with race two, a maiden special weight for fillies and mares three years old and up going six furlongs on the dirt. Dare to Wish made a statement here, taking command near the half mile pole and pulling away from the others. This Steve Asmussen trainee should be one to watch in the future, and Gerardo Mora will want to keep this mount. I Am Up was best of the rest, finishing second, while Gather the Facts will gather money as the third place horse.
Floyd Whethey got another win aboard Waving Bye in the fifth race, an allowance optional claimer for Texas accredited three year old fillies over six and a half furlongs on the dirt. Francisco Bravo was the winning trainer. My Patriotic Girl and Fast Track completed the trifecta.
Race seven moved back to the turf course as Texas accredited three year olds battled over seven and a half furlongs under allowance conditions. Tapit’s Kash broke sharply and battled for the lead early before pulling away for the win. Matt Hebert took home the win as the trainer with Iran Diego aboard. Cinco Richie was second, and Cowboy Ridge third.
Three year old fillies sprinted five and half furlongs in the eighth race, a maiden special weight on the dirt. Almost Dialed Out pulled a minor upset for trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Jose Alvarez. Accelerate Judy got up for second and Our Pastor finished third.
Sunday kicked off the racing action with a pair of allowance optional claiming races with large purses.
In race one Appropriated Funds was best in a seven horse field of three year old fillies going six and a half furlongs on the dirt course. It Takes Heart was second, with Foolish Delight finishing third. Jaylan Clary was the winning trainer and Iran Diego picked up another win in the irons.
The second race was written for fillies and mares three years old and up over six furlongs on the dirt under allowance optional claiming conditions. Stacie’s Red Dress was an upset winner for trainer Greg Green and jockey Luis Fuentes. Fashion Rage and Bendelen finished in order behind the winner.
The upsets continued in race four as Red Summerbird tracked the pace and got up in the stretch to defeat Tapiture Jones by a neck. Alfredo Triana was the winning rider and Mindy Willis took home the trainer’s share of the winner’s purse. I’m a Cowboy was good enough for third.
In the sixth race, a maiden special weight for Texas accredited three year olds over a mile on the dirt, Hard Gold graduated with the victory over Moro Trendsetter and Oh Sean. Rene Diaz was the winning rider and JR Caldwell the winning conditioner
The last race of the weekend was an allowance optional claimer for horses three years old and up sprinting five furlongs on the turf. Rebel Posse caught My Pal Mattie at the wire to win by a nose. Matt Hebert got another win as the trainer and Leandro Goncalves was the winning jockey. Excess Magic took third.
Lone Star Park will host four days of live racing action this week, with Thursday and Friday’s action kicking off at 6:35 pm and first post on Saturday and Sunday at 1:35.