For Immediate Release
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, April 28, 2022) - Century Acres Farm, LLC’s homebred filly Heavenly Rhythm rallied along the outside to capture this years edition of the $85,697 Bluebonnet Stakes on Opening Night of Lone Star Park’s 2022 Thoroughbred Racing Season.

The victory in the 6.5 furlong stakes-event marks the first-career stakes win for the five-year old daughter of Congaree, pushing her career earnings to $145,869 from 14 starts. In 2021, Heavenly Rhythm competed in that years running of the Bluebonnet Stakes, but wound up a fourth-place finisher behind eventual winner Shes Our Fastest.

In this years edition of the Bluebonnet, under jockey Gerardo Mora, Heavenly Rhythm settled at the back of the field of nine-runners that endured such rapid early fractions of 22.17 for the opening quarter mile, and 45.05 for the half-mile. Coming out of the turn, Mora had angled Heavenly Rhythm out wide and through runners, and into clear running turning for home. In the final sixteenth-of-a-mile, the Tina Hurley-trainee kicked clear of the field to cross the wire in front by a cruising six-length triumph.

“Heavenly Rhythm is a really big filly, and I knew she was going to be coming from behind in the race,” said jockey Gerardo Mora. “Tina (Hurley) told me to just make sure to keep her clear of trouble and don’t get her stopped, and the trip we had was just perfect.”

The final time of the 6.5 furlong stakes event for 3-year old and up, Texas-Bred Fillies and Mares, was 1:18.08.

Longshot Zarelda, from the barn of trainer David Gomez, finished second in front of Robertino Diodoro-trained Boerne in third for the 2022 season opener in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Lone Star Park continues its opening weekend of racing with Friday’s card beginning with a first post-time of 6:35PM CST, with Saturday and Sunday’s race cards beginning with a post-time of 1:35PM CST.

About Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie; A major league sports entertainment attraction that features two exciting racing seasons annually. Over 700,000 guests visit our beautiful facility each year, which features a seven-level glass-enclosed Grandstand, highlighted by our 1,200-seat Silks Dining Room and our 48 luxurious Penthouse Suites, all overlooking the newest race track in Texas. Situated next to our Grandstand is the 36,000 square foot world-class Las Vegas-style Racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book, which features wagering on horse racing from around the world 7-days a week year-round.

2022 Thoroughbred Racing Season; The heart of our product offering, running 48-days from April 28 through July 24. The Thoroughbred Racing Season runs during Triple Crown season and features an action-packed promotional schedule with lively entertainment and fun for the entire family. The 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses, running 31-days from September 16 through December 17 features some of the very best in Quarter Horse racing.

Lone Star Park is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visit for more information.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie | 1000 Lone Star PKWY, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
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