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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Sunday, July 17, 2022) — Francisco Bravo trained Kenai Bob, and Karen Jacks trained No Mas Tequila took home stakes victories on Sunday’s Lone Star Park card to become two-time stakes winners for the 2022 Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet.
Kenai Bob Finish
Photo Credit: Dustin Orona Photography
Six year-old Shackelford gelding, Kenai Bob, came into Sunday’s Highlander Training Center Assault Stakes off a head-bobbing victory in the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Lone Star Park last time out on the turf on June 19, 2022. In the stretch duel of the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, Kenai Bob went down the stretch dueling with Karen Jacks trained Stans Hookin’ Bull, who was also in the field of the Highlander Training Center Assault Stakes.

With jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr. in the irons, Kenai Bob broke alertly to lead the field from gate-to-wire to chalk up his eighth career victory in 34 starts for owner Michael Grossman. Cesar Govea trained Robo put in a valiant effort against the rest of the field, but was no match for the eventual winner who blitzed away the field in the stretch to a five-length victory.

“The horse is such a great runner,” said jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr. “With Kenai Bob, you really don’t have to do much as he puts himself in a great position to win most of his races. He’s such a talented horse that he just outclassed this field today. I am very thankful for the opportunity to ride such a nice horse.”
Fiesta Mile presented by Mr Speaker at Forks of the Paluxy
James Sills owned No Mas Tequila overpowers her younger sister, Imaluckycharm, in deep stretch to come home a winner in the $75,000 Fiesta Mile, presented by Mr Speaker at Forks of The Paluxy.
No Mas Tequila Finish
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Going down the backstretch, jockey Leandro Goncalves saved ground along the rail before swinging three-wide going into the stretch to finish in front of the one mile turf stakes in a time of 1:35.77. Steve Asmussen trained Rosie Jane rallied from behind to get up in the closing stride to finish second in front of Karen Jacks trained Imaluckycharm.

Earlier in the 2022 Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet, No Mas Tequila won her third stakes race of the year by being victorious in the Lane's End Danny Schifflett Scholarship Stakes.

The victory in the Fiesta Mile, presented by Mr Speaker at Forks of The Paluxy, was the fourth stakes victory in 2022 for the Texas bred. In February and in March, No Mas Tequila rattled off consecutive victories in the Miss Bluebonnet Turf, and the San Jacinto Turf Stakes. With the victory, No Mas Tequila’s career earnings moved to $299,752 from seven wins.
Valor Farm Stakes
Robert Diodoro trained Boerne fought hard in the stretch with Karl Broberg trained Ima Discreet Lady to post a wire-to-wire win in the $80,230 Valor Farm Stakes.
Boerne Finish
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Owned by De Luca and Sons Stable, the five year-old mare by Fed Biz was coming off a disappointing fifth-place finish last time out in the Lane’s End Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes. This Diodoro trained mare was making her seventh start of the year in the six furlong contest for Texas Bred fillies and mares on Sunday.

Jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr., who had two stakes victories on the Sunday card at Lone Star Park, guided Boerne through fast opening fractions of 22.27 and 45.45 before holding off a stout attempt to seize the lead from Ima Discreet Lady and jockey Ry Eikleberry. Boerne finished a half-length in front for the six furlong in a time of 1:11.74.

“Boerne is a great mare that has been doing so good lately,” said jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr. “That had her cross entered in both the Valor Farm and the Fiesta Mile, and I am so glad that they decided to go short with her. She’s a very aggressive runner, and like to be in the position she was in and she just fought that other horse to the wire.”

With the win in the Valor Farm Stakes, Boerne advanced her career earnings to $364,294 from nine victories.
Lone Star Park concludes the 2022 Thoroughbred meet with its final weekend of racing starting on Thursday July 21st through Sunday July 24th.

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.
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