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Just Wishn Upsets The Field In The $35,000 Karen Utecht Memorial Stakes
Just Wishn, under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., winning the $35,000 Karen Utecht Memorial Stakes Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

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Just Wishn Upsets The Field In The $35,000 Karen Utecht Memorial Stakes

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—SEPTEMBER 24, 2022—Also on the Saturday night card at Lone Star Park was the $35,000 Karen Utecht Memorial Stakes for Paint & Appaloosas.

Just Wishn scored the 16-1 upset in the 350 yard event over odds-on favorite Js Runnin Wire, returning $35.20 on a $2 win wager.

Francisco Raul Ramirez, Jr. rode the four-year-old  Boknaai gelding to victory in :17.600 on a fast track with a 5 mph tailwind. Just Wishn is owned by Sarah Huskey of Dallas, Texas and trained by Esteban Rubio.

The winning connections of Just Wishn accept the Karen Utecht Memorial trophy at Lone Star Park.
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This was Just Wishn's sixth lifetime win from thirteen starts. and his third at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. Sandra Garnett Tatom bred Just Wishn from the Awesome Chrome mare Just Splashin.

Js Running Wave finished second for trainer Dee Keener and owner Shirley Wheeler. Secret Livewire was third for owner 2LD Farm, LLC and trainer Gary Jacobs.

There were 4,462 in attendance for the Saturday night card. Total handle for the twelve races was $597,540.

Live racing resumes Friday, September 30. Gates open at 5 p.m. First race post time is 6:05 p.m.

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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.

Lone Star Park is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visit LoneStarPark.com for more information.