Updated on 09/17/2011 10:57AM

Korbyn Gold rallies to win

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Korbyn Gold rallied past a hot pace to win the $75,000 by two lengths over Afternoon Charlie at Lone Star Park on Sunday. It was another six and three-quarter lengths back in third to 4-5 favorite Beau's County.

The Middleground was one of two closing day stakes on the card. The $60,000 Bob Johnson Memorial was won by Pie N Burger.

Korbyn Gold($8.60) settled in fourth early behind Beau's County and Lorenzon, who dueled through an opening quarter of 22 seconds in the six-furlong race for 2-year-olds. Korbyn Gold advanced on the turn, overtook the leaders in the stretch, and went on to cover the distance in 1:09.56.

"It really accommodated his running style with the pace in front of us like that," said Jeremy Beasley, who rode Korbyn Gold for trainer Kari Craddock.

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable purchased Korbyn Gold privately after he won his debut at Lone Star on April 12. He earned $45,000 for the win in the Middleground, which improved his record to 2-for-2 and earnings of $61,200.

Pie N Burger wins Bob Johnson

Pie N Burger($3.20) was too much for the competition in the , drawing off to a five and a half length win over Agrivating General. It was another three and a half lengths back in third to pacesetter Compendium.

Pie N Burger let Compendium go to the lead after the start of the one-mile race, and raced behind him through fractions of 23.60 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.80 seconds for the half-mile mark. Pie N Burger took the lead at the top of the stretch, and went on to cover the distance in 1:35.67.

"When I called on him at the quarter pole, he was full of run," said Jamie Theriot, who rode Pie N Burger for trainer Cole Norman.

Pie N Burger was taking a meaningful class drop for the Bob Johnson. In his previous start, he won the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. Pie N Burger earned $36,000 for the win Sunday, which improved his record 9 wins and earnings of $547,933.

He went 3-for-3 this year at Lone Star for owners Kagele Brothers and James Bailey, and for his record was voted horse of the meet at Lone Star.