For Immediate Release
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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, May 26, 2022) — In a competitive field that is brimming with multiple stakes winners, Sean McCarthy trained Shaaz garners the support of the morning-line odds maker who installs him as the 2/1 morning-line favorite for the $400,000-Guaranteed Steve Sexton Mile(G3) at Lone Star Park.
Shaaz at Lone Star Park
Coming off of a win in his last start in an one mile allowance-optional claiming event at Santa Anita in April, the four-year old colt Shaaz looks to keep his undefeated record intact as he faces nine rivals in the one-mile dirt stakes event.  Two starts back, the son of Uncle Mo finished second in his second career start but was awarded first-place after the winner was disqualified.  
The colt is a $1.1 million dollar 2020 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic  2-Year-Olds In-Training sales graduate that was previously trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.  Kentucky Derby winning jockey Florent Geroux has the riding assignment from post 8.
Multiple graded stakes winning Rated R Superstar comes into the Steve Sexton Mile(G3) as perhaps the most accomplished of all ten-runners going post ward in the $400,000-guaranteed event.  The nine-year old gelding has been successful with two-stakes victories in 2022 from four starts for owner Danny Caldwell and trainer Martin Villafranco.  Rated R Superstar has won three graded stakes in his career, and will be under the tutelage of jockey Reylu Gutierrez from post position one in the Memorial Day feature.
Other notable runners taking to the Grand Prairie, Texas race course for the 2022 Steve Sexton Mile(G3) include the 2021 Jeffery A. Hawk Memorial Stakes winner Popular Kid from the barn of trainer Shawn Davis, Delta Mile winner Flash of Mischief, 2020 Southwest Stakes(G3) winner Silver Prospector, 2022 Sunland Park Handicap winner Sheriff Brown, multiple-stakes winner Mine That Star, the stakes-placed Tesoro, and Saffie Joseph, Jr. trained Mish.

The field for the 2022 $400,000-Guaranteed Steve Sexton Mile (G3):
  1. RATED R SUPERSTAR – Reylu Gutierrez – Martin Villafranco - 10/1
  2. TESORO – Sonny Leon – O.J. Jauregui - 20/1
  3. MINE THAT STAR – Kelsi Purcell – H. Ray Ashford, Jr. - 20/1
  4. SHERIFF BROWN – Leandro D. Goncalves – Todd Fincher - 12/1
  5. ELECTOR – Victor Espinoza – John W. Sadler - 3/1
  6. MISH – Edwin Gonzalez – Saffie Joseph, Jr. - 7/2
  7. POPULAR KID – Jose L. Alvarez – Shawn Davis - 15/1
  8. SHAAZ – Florent Geroux – Sean McCarthy - 2/1
  9. FLASH OF MISCHIEF – Ry Eikleberry – Karl Broberg - 12/1
  10. SILVER PROSPECTOR – Stewart Elliot – Steve Asmussen - 12/1

The $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile(G3) is scheduled as the twelfth-race on the Memorial Day card with an approximate post time of 7:35 p.m. CST. The Lone Star Million Day card on Memorial Day at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas contains a total of six stakes events worth a combined purse of $1,200,000. The $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile(G3) headlines the card of stakes events that also includes the $300,000 Texas Derby for 3-year-olds going 8.5f on the dirt, and the $200,000 Quija Board Distaff for fillies and mares going one mile on the turf. The three-other stakes events on the card are the $100,000 Chamberlain Bridge Stakes, the $100,000 Memorial Day Sprint, and the $100,000 Speightstown Sprint. 

The first post-time of the twelve-race Memorial Day card at Lone Star Park is 1:40PM CST, with a vehicle giveaway of an all-new 2022 Ford Escape, as well as live music on the Courtyard of Champions stage from 1pm to 6pm, featuring Emerald City's Party Machine.

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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