Lone Star Park weekend racing recap
Another exciting weekend of thoroughbred racing action wrapped up at Lone Star Park.
Two year old’s making their debut kicked off the weekend in Race 1 on Thursday going 4 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Magical Mark was an impressive winner, finishing 10 lengths ahead of Emily’s Bullet, who was two lengths better than Da Ringo. Magical Mark is a well-bred son of Good Magic out of an Indian Charlie mare. He is trained by Karl Broberg and was ridden by David Cabrera.
The allowance action continued in Race 5, as fillies and mares 3 years old and up battled over six furlongs on the dirt. Downtown Abby tracked the pace before making a move on the rail and pulling away in the stretch to win by three. Floyd Wethey was the winning rider, and Bret Calhoun added to his win total as trainer. Cadeau de Paix and Mariah’s Candy completed the trifecta.
Texas-accredited 3-year-old maidens went to the post in Race 6, scheduled to sprint 5 ½ furlongs. Fans witnessed a shock when longshot Smarty Ridge got up just in time to defeat Tiz Bodhi Boy by a long neck. Rudolfo Guerra timed his ride perfectly, and Ronald Sayre was the winning trainer. Malorie’s Big Boy finished third.
The last race on Thursday’s card was an allowance optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies and mares sprinting five furlongs on the turf. Stewart Elliot and Steve Asmussen took the win as rider and trainer respectively for Aisha R N. Fly Condor was second, finishing ahead of How Bout Me.
Friday continued the allowance action in Race 3, an allowance optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies and mares covering six furlongs on the dirt. Bonnieview pulled the moderate upset with Perilous Life and Wiki Lio also hitting the board. The Asmussen family celebrated this win as father Steve and son Kieth combined as jockey and trainer.
Race 4 was another allowance optional claimer, this time over 6 ½ furlongs for horses 3 years old and up. It Makes Sense picked up the win for jockey Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez and trainer Shawn Davis. Bootsie’s Galaxy was second, and Piknituplayitdown was third.
In the third consecutive allowance optional claiming race, 3-year-olds went to the turf to race one mile. The Asmussens picked up another win with Tres Soles, who finished almost two lengths ahead of Cosmic Soul and Mor Lana Spirit.
Texas-accredited fillies and mares took to the dirt track to sprint 5 ½ furlongs looking to break their maidens in Race 7. More Than Shakin was the one to graduate for jockey Anardis Rodriguez and trainer Danny Payne. Olivia’s Race Day was second best, and Golden Slew took third.
The Friday nightcap moved the action to the turf for a five-furlong maiden special weight sprint for 3-year-old fillies. Chojo was able to break on the lead and was just able to hold on for the win, pulling a major upset in the process. Gerardo Mora rode the winner for trainer Joe Offolter. Cinnamon Face had to settle for second, while Sugar Mamas Cakery was third.
Saturday’s second race continued the allowance action as Texas-accredited 3-year-olds took to the dirt track to contest six furlongs in an allowance optional claimer. Bling Bling Bling held off a late run by Ima Cowboy to win. The Asmussens struck again as Steve and Keith rode and trained. Guitar Boy was third.
The weekend’s allowance optional claiming theme continued in Race 3 as fillies and mares 3 years old and up battled over 7 ½ furlongs. Tipsy Gal was able to get to the lead early and hold off No Mas Tequila. She’sskysthelimit was third. David Cabrera rode the winner for trainer Karl Broberg.
Chief Brady proved the best in Race 4, another allowance optional claimer, this one for Texas-accredited horses 3 years old and up over six furlongs on the dirt. Sofia Barandela rode the winner, and Dallas Keen took the win as trainer. Darylslittlediablo was second, while Stan’s Home Run was third.
Race 6 was a maiden special weight for horses 3 years old and up over one mile on the turf. Gametime Gladiator was able to graduate, taking the win over It’ll Do, who was second, while Whiterose Jewel was third. Jose Alvarez was the winning jockey, with Bret Calhoun was the trainer.
Race 9 ended the Saturday card with an allowance five-furlong turf sprint. Will the Thrill turned in a strong performance, setting the early pace and fending off a challenge to keep clear of Village Way and Hello Hello Mister, who completed the trifecta.
Azunia started the Sunday card with a pacesetting win in an allowance optional claiming sprint over 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Iran Diego guided his charge to the front and held off all challenges to win for trainer Carlos Padilla. Mor Peanuts took second, while Waving Bye finished third.
Race 2 was an allowance affair for Texas-accredited fillies and mares over six furlongs on the dirt. Once again, the Asmussen family took down the win, this time with Eagle Express, who finished ahead of Diamonds N Aces and Candy Bee.
The fourth race of the afternoon was another allowance sprint, this time over five furlongs on the turf for Texas-accredited fillies and mares 3 years old and up. Let Freedom Bling led all the way as Sal N Lime was only able to finish second, with Head Over Boots in third. Rene Diaz rode the winner for JR Caldwell.
Race 5 continued the allowance action with horses 3 years old and up racing six furlongs on the dirt. Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez guided Mister K to a win for trainer Ronnie Cravens. First Avenue took second place, while Malibu SS was third.
Live racing action will resume this weekend with another four-day weekend beginning Thursday with first post at 6:35 p.m.