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2013 Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3), Colts & Geldings


Held on to finish the mile in the mud over DC Royale Tigre

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, October 12, 2013) – What a night for Arabian Racing at Lone Star Park. It was a training double for trainer Scott Powell and a riding double for jockey Gregorio Rivera. The pair had the winners in each division of the Grade 3 Arabian Stallion Stakes, and they were impressive. Mark K. Powell’s SO BIG IS BETTER was better than the rest, scoring his 24th lifetime victory in the one mile $20,000 colt & gelding division at Lone Star Park.

With jockey Gregorio Rivera in the irons, the nine-year-old SO BIG IS BETTER was well placed just off the pace, taking the lead part-way through the far turn and held on down the stretch to finish two and three-quarter lengths in front of DC ROYALE TIGRE in second. It was another four and a half lengths back to third place finisher LUCKY SAND. Final time for the one mile over a muddy track was 1:48.69.

With the winners’ share of the purse, SO BIG IS BETTER increased his career earnings to $263,465. SO BIG IS BETTER is sired by Burning Sand, and out of the mare WW Mirror Image by ZT Ali Baba. He was foaled in Virginia, bred by James and Dianne Morris.

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, is a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC. The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses is currently being held and runs through Nov. 9. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.

Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.

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