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Lone Star Park Ends Fall Meet With a Stakes Tripleheader
The Grand Legend has been made the morning-line favorite in Saturday's 870-yard, $50,000 Let 'Er Rip Lip Chip Stakes at Lone Star Park.

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Lone Star Park Ends Fall Meet With a Stakes Tripleheader

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX–NOVEMBER 21, 2023–Lone Star Park will conclude its autumn Quarter Horse meet with a stakes tripleheader on Saturday.

Post time for the first of a dozen live races is set for 6:05 p.m. (CST).

The Grand Legend is the early favorite for Saturday's 870-yard, $50,000 Let 'Er Rip Lip Chip Stakes. A 7-year-old son of FDD Going Grand trained by Adan Guzman for owner James C. Whitener LLC, The Grand Legend is coming off of a five-length victory in the 870-yard, $104,000 Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park on October 21.

The Grand Legend has won six of his nine starts at the 870-yard distance. The gelding drew post 4 and will be ridden by Noe Villatoro.

Other contenders include Kelly Yother Equine's O Donovan Rossa, a homebred 5-year-old son of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Dee Keener. O Donovan Rossa is coming off of a second-place finish in the Cox Ranch Distance Challenge Championship, but earlier this year the gelding scored a half-length victory in the 870-yard, $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes (G2) at Remington Park in May.

O Donovan Rossa drew post 2 and will be ridden by Bryan Candanosa.

Carlos Ponce's Solaia, a bay daughter of EC Jet One, drew the rail post for Saturday's 350-yard, $50,000 Turkey Time Stakes (R) for Texas-bred 2-year-olds.

Campaigned in Texas and Louisiana, Solaia has earned $93,510 from seven races, and her three wins include a neck victory in the inaugural 350-yard, $150,000 Big Easy Futurity at Delta Downs on September 1. The filly will be ridden by Jose Herbert for trainer Juan Diaz Jr.

Victor Diaz's Vytaliti is one of nine state-bred fillies and mares entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $50,000 Yellow Rose of Texas Stakes (R).

A $47,000 purchase by Diaz at the 2020 TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio, Vytaliti has won two stakes during the current Lone Star meet, including the 400-yard, $106,000 Q-Racing Video Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) on October 21.The 4-year-old daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry is trained by James Gonzales III.

Vytaliti drew post 6 and will be ridden by Francisco Calderon.

All Lone Star Park races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.