News and Notes for May 18, 2018

Sunday’s card at Lone Star Park features the colt/gelding division of the $65,000 Clarence Scharbauer Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes, which has a field of six.

The 1/1 favorite is the W. S. Farish homebred Direct Dial (Too Much Bling – Fast Find), trained by Steve Asmussen. The multiple stakes winner is looking to sweep the Stallion Stakes after winning the My Dandy Division as a 2-year-old on November 4th at Retama and the Jim’s Orbit Division at Houston on March 17th. He is coming off a 3rd place finish in Lone Star’s Bluebonnet Stakes on opening day.

Bret Calhoun will send out two for the race: 7/5 Galactica (Uncle Abbie – Castelli’s Ace) and 8/1 Swift Shock (My Golden Song – Shocktime).

Stakes winner Galactica was bred by Larry S. Huntsinger and is owned by Carl R. Moore Management LLC and Brad Grady, who purchased him from the 2017 Texas 2-Year-Old Sale for $52,000. Galactica was third in the Jim’s Orbit and is coming off an allowance win on April 22nd.

Stakes winner Swift Shock was bred by Clarence Scharbauer III and runs for Douglas Scharbauer. He won the Groovy Stakes at Houston on January 28th.

Completing the field are 15/1 Silis (Early Flyer – Royal Soup); 15-1 Final Arrow (Crossbow – Final Trick); and 20/1 Silver Luke Silver (Too Much Bling – My Lost Silver).

The filly division of the race did not fill on first offering and may be carded at a later date.

NOTES: Lone Star Park announced new training hours that began Monday whereby training hours will change to 6:00 am to 10:00 am with a break at 8:00 am till 8:45 am. Gate schooling will change to 7:00 am to 9:45 am and still will be on Wednesdays thru Sundays.  Also paddock schooling will change to 10:00 am to noon, and still be on Mondays thru Fridays…Check out the FAQ’s about Digital Jockey Club Certificates at…The next Roses to Ribbons event will be at Lone Star Park on Saturday, July 7th…Congrats to Ramona Seeligson Bass of Fort Worth, who is TOBA’s Member of the Month for May…The TRC Rules Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 22 in Austin.