For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Brandon Leigh
Director of Marketing &
Player Development
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, June 17, 2022) — The Lone Star Showcase Day on Sunday June 19, 2022 shines the spotlight on Texas-breds in Grand Prairie, Texas with five state-bred stakes events.
The two-Texas Stallion stakes events for juveniles, the Pan Zareta and the Staunch Avenger division, saw a surge of entrants at the entry box for both of these $75,000 stakes.  The increase in numbers of juveniles vying for the winners share in these two stakes is undoubtably a direct effect of the benefits seen from legislation passed in Texas that created the Horse Industry Escrow Account.  The two-year-olds competing in both the $75,000 Staunch Avenger for colts and geldings, and the $75,000 Pan Zareta division for fillies are the first crop of runners from Texas-sires to reach the post since the legislations inception. 
Going as the ninth-race on the Lone Star Showcase Day will be the $75,000 Texas Stallion Staunch Avenger Division, headlined by the GFB Racing LLC home-bred son of Bradester, I’m A Cowboy.  Hailing from the barn of trainer Danny Pish,  the two-year old gelding debuted impressively on June 5th with a 3 and ¼ length victory at Lone Star in a Maiden Special Weight event with jockey Alfredo Contreras aboard.   The morning-line odds maker has made the Pish-trainee 7/5 on the morning-line.
Also in the Staunch Avenger-division is a pair of runners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, with $175,000 TTA Yearling Sale graduate Bling Bling Bling installed as the even-money favorite on the morning-line. The colt by Too Much Bling is coming into the stakes event after a third-place debut in open Maiden Special Weight company at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2022.
The field for the 2022 $75,000 Texas Stallion Staunch Avenger Division:
  1. STREETSTER (TX) – Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez – J. Dodwell - 20/1
  2. LET’S TIE ONE ON (TX) – Ry Eikelberry – JR Caldwell – 30/1
  3. LITTLE JONY (TX) – Iram Diego – R. Rangel - 30/1
  4. LETHAL EAGLE (TX)– Jose Alvarez – S. Asmussen - 10/1
  5. HARD GOLD (TX)– Lane Luzzi – JR Caldwell - 8/1
  6. I’M A COWBOY (TX) – Alfredo Contreras – D. Pish – 7/5
  7. MY BOY BLING (TX) – Weston Hamilton – A. Baldillez, Jr. - 30/1
  8. MORO MAFIA (TX) – Gerardo Mora – G. Bryant - 30/1
  9. BLING BLING BLING (TX)  – Stewart Elliot – S. Asmussen - 1/1
The $75,000 Pan Zareta Division appears on paper as a wide-open affair, with a field of twelve-maidens that includes five first-time-starters in the five-furlong contest.   The Pan Zareta Division will go off as the tenth-race on the eleven-race card. 
The field for the 2022 $75,000 Texas Stallion Pan Zareta Division:
  1. IZATIZ (TX) – Maria Baca – D. Gomez - 20/1
  2. TWISTED BRADE (TX) – Alfredo Contreras – D. Pish – 8/1
  3. GOLD MEMORIES (TX) – Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez – R. Cravens III - 30/1
  4. GRANTASTIC MARIA (TX) – Gerardo Mora – K. Scholl - 20/1
  5. LET FREEDOM BLING (TX) – Richard Eramia – JR Caldwell - 12/1
  6. SATIN HEART (TX)– Lane Luzzi – JR Caldwell – 8/1
  7. MUCH ALOHA (TX) – Jose Alvarez – WB Calhoun - 5/1
  8. KAYLEE’S SHADOW (TX) – Ry Eikelberry – JR Caldwell - 10/1
  9. WAVING BYE (TX)– Jansen Melancon – F. Bravo – 9/2
  10. SING IT BESSIE (TX) – Floyd Wethey Jr. – F. Bravo - 4/1
  11. COME TO THE PARTY (TX) – Stewart Elliot – S. Asmussen - 7/2
  12. VOODOO MISTRESS (TX) – Jorge Guzman – R. Ramirez - 30/1
A pair of stablemates from the barn of trainer J.R. Caldwell garner the favorites role, as well as the second-choice role in the $75,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial for Texas-bred 3-year-olds and up going 6.5 furlongs on the dirt.  
The even-money morning-line favorite, Algebra, is undefeated in two-starts already at the 2022 Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet in allowance company, while stablemate K C Tiz Moro is coming into the race with three-consective runner up finishes.
“These two are runners are doing great coming into the race,” said trainer J.R. Caldwell.  “I am hoping that both of them are placed well enough to give them both a chance to have a big kick turning for home.  We look to have good result in this spot from both of them.”
The field for the 2022 $75,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial:
  1. TEXAS TITAN (TX) – Gerardo Mora – J. Johnston - 20/1
  2. ALGEBRA (TX) – Lane Luzzi – JR Caldwell – 1/1
  3. MAC B QUICK (TX) – Stewart Elliot – M. Willis - 12/1
  4. SR. BI BI (TX) – Rodolfo Guerra – Domingo Chacaltana - 8/1
  5. K C TIZ MORO (TX) – Ry Eikelberry – JR Caldwell - 7/5
  6. QUARTERBACK DAK (TX)– Richard Eramia – M Villiafranco – 12/1
Six-year-old gelding Kenai Bob leads the field of Texas-bred turf runners going into the one and one sixteenth mile event in the $75,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.
Kenai Bob, the Francisco Bravo trained son of Shackleford, was victorious on the lawn at Lone Star Park in the 2021 Assault Stakes going one mile.  Coming off of a hard-fought runner-up finish in allowance company last time out, the Michael Grossman-owned gelding looks to increase his career-bankroll of $310,471 with a win here on Sunday in the Texas Hall Of Fame Stakes.
The field for the 2022 $75,000 Texas Hall of Fame Stakes:
  1. EASTER SNAP (TX) – Iram Diego – R. Cravens III - 20/1
  2. JOHN DOUGH (TX) – Stewart Elliot – S.Asmussen – 12/1
  3. BUBBA BLING (TX) – Gerado Mora – A. Dupuy - 2/1
  4. STANS HOOKIN BULL (TX) – Rodolfo Guerra – K. Jacks - 9/2
  5. MEN OF KYLE (TX) – Ry Eikelberry – P. Duhon - 8/1
  6. BIG ONE (TX) – Luis Quinonez – S. Asmussen – 15/1
  7. DUST EM (TX) – Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez  – S. Delany - 12/1
  8. KENAI BOB (TX) – Floyd Wethey Jr. – F. Bravo – 9/5
  9. WHISKEY OVER ICE (TX) – Maria Baca – K. Butler – 20/1
The likely rematch of two familiar foes in the filly and mare Texas-bred stakes division is set to unfold in the $75,000 Lane’s End Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes.   In her last race, Robertino Diodoro-trained Boerne faced and prevailed over five-of-the-ten other entrants in the 7.5 furlong turf event in a turf allowance event at Lone Star Park on May 21, 2022. In that allowance race,  Diodoro-trained Boerne made a sweeping stretch-run to roll past the field on the outside part of the racetrack to capture victory in front of Karl Broberg-trained Ima Discreet Lady, who was disqualified for interference and placed fifth.  Moving up in placing in that allowance event with Steve Asmussen-trained Miss Perfecta .  

All three older mares have been handed the top three spots on the morning line, with Boerne going off as the morning-line favorite at 5/2 with Floyd Wethey, Jr. aboard.
The field for the 2022 $75,000 Lane’s End Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes:
  1. KAUSE I’M DEVINE (TX) – Luis Quinonez – M. Saavedra - 30/1
  2. IMA DISCREET LADY (TX) – Ry Eikelberry – K. Broberg – 7/2
  3. DISCREET SMILE (TX) – Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez – J. Johnston - 12/1
  4. OPTIMISTIC COWGIRL (TX)  – Richard Eramia – E. Cruz – 30/1
  5. NO MAS TEQUILA (TX) – Leandro Goncalves – K. Jacks – 9/2
  6. IMA SKY TRAVELER (TX) – Jansen Melancon – R. Cravens III – 30/1
  7. ZARELDA (TX) – Maria Baca  – D. Gomez - 20/1
  8. IMALUCKYCHARM (TX) – Iram Diego – K. Jacks - 10/1
  9. BOERNE (TX) – Floyd Wethey, Jr. – R. Diodoro – 5/2
  10. TAHITIAN BREEZE (TX) – Gerardo Mora  – T. Hurley - 20/1
  11. MISS PERFECTA (TX) – Stewart Elliot – S. Asmussen - 3/1
The first post-time of the eleven-race Lone Star Showcase Day card at Lone Star Park is 1:35PM CT, with Lone Star Park conducting a Pepsi Can Promotion during Sunday’s (excluding July 3rd) that allows patrons to receive one (1) free admission and one(1) free large Pepsi at Lone Star Park when they bring any can of Pepsi to the racetrack at Grand Prairie, Texas. (Redeemable at the East or West entrance) 
Lone Star Park also offers seniors that are 62 years or older free (1) general admission every Sunday during the 2022 Thoroughbred racing season with a valid photo ID (Redeemable at the East or West entrance, excluding July 3rd).   Members of our military also will receive free (1) general admission on Sundays during the 2022 Thoroughbred Racing Season (Must Show Valid ID, and redeemable at East or West entrance into Lone Star Park)


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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