The largest field since 2006 will compete in the Grade 3 $200,000 Texas Mile on Friday night at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
Eleven horses are entered in the one-mile stakes race for 3-year-olds and up. The Texas Mile will be the eighth race on a nine-card program. Post time is approximately 9:51 p.m.
As the first leg of the Global Gaming Triple, the Texas Mile has a possible bonus of $20,000. The GGT links the Texas Mile and the Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap with the Governor’s Cup at Remington Park.
The bonus is awarded on a point system for those horses that participate in all three races: five points to the winner, three points to second place, two points for third, and one for fourth.
Sr. Quisqueyan, the morning-line favorite, has career earnings of $743,510. In his most recent race, Sr. Quisequeyan finished second in the Grade 3 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park in Florida. He gained major notice after winning the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic in January at Gulfstream Park. That race covered 1 1/8 miles.
His owner, Loooch Racing Stables, has an entry in next week’s Kentucky Derby, War Story.
Another notable entry is One King’s Man, who is owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey. The Ramseys also own Kentucky Derby contender International Star.
Here’s a look at the Texas Mile contenders in post-position order:
▪ 1. Real Appeal Deal: 5-year-old gelding has one third in five starts this year, all at Oaklawn Park. He has six wins in 29 career starts, earning $154,856. Jockey: Gerardo Mora
▪ 2. Evan’s Calling: 5-year-old gelding has won one of his only two starts this year. He has six wins in 22 career starts earning $221,100. Jockey: Jon Court
▪ 3. Hip Four Sixtynine: 5-year-old horse has one win and one third from three starts this year. He has five wins in 23 career starts, earning $215,827. Jockey: Don Simington
▪ 4. F J Uncle Vic: 4-year-old Texas-bred has one win from four starts this year. He has three wins in 22 career starts, earning $164,530. Jockey: Ernesto-Valdez Jimenez
▪ 5. Rise Up: 4-year-old colt is the only graded stakes winner going into the Texas Mile. He won the $1 million Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes in 2013. He has seven wins in 16 career starts, earning of $957,315. Jockey: Richard Eramia
▪ 6. Texas Air: 7-year-old Texas-bred gelding ran in both of Lone Star Park’s Grade 3 races last year, finishing eighth in the Texas Mile and sixth in the Lone Star Park Handicap. He has seven wins in 38 career starts, earning $231,774. Jockey: Quincy Hamilton
▪ 7. Bronce Bellator: 5-year-old gelding. He has won twice in 18 career starts, earning $46,830. Jockey: Alfredo Contreras
▪ 8. One King’s Man: 5-year-old gelding has nine wins in 24 career starts, earning $424,304. Jockey: Miguel Mena
▪ 9. Sr. Quisqueyano: 5-year-old has eight wins in 31 career starts earning $743,510. Jockey: E.J. Zayas
▪ 10. Holiday Mischief: 5-year-old gelding has six wins in 24 career starts earning $199,020. Jockey: Cliff Berry, Lone Star Park’s all-time leading jockey
▪ 11. Mal Guapo: 5-year-old gelding has seven wins in 29 career starts, earning $153,443. Jockey: Vargas Diego
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Gates open, 5:30 p.m. First live race, 6:35 p.m.
Texas Mile: 9:51 p.m.
Tickets: General admission: $5. General parking: Free