06/12/2009 11:00PM

Mare has two winners on Lone Star card


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The broodmare Coyote Cafe had back-to-back winners at Lone Star Park on Saturday, when Gold Coyote rallied for a three-length win in the $50,000 Carter McGregor Jr. Memorial Stakes and his younger brother, Coyote Legend, accounted for a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds one race later. Both horses are by Gold Legend and were bred by their owner, Clarence Scharbauer Jr.

The Carter McGregor was marred by a one-horse spill in upper stretch, with Upstream falling and unseating his rider, Martin Escobar. Lone Star officials said Escobar was conscious after the spill, and was taken to Dallas Methodist Hospital for further examination after complaining of pain in his right shoulder. He also had a contusion over his right eye. Upstream was euthanized, according to the stewards at Lone Star.

Gold Coyote ($3.80) settled in third behind leaders Upstream and Cheese Factory, overtook them in the stretch, and went on to a three-length win over Deliverer, who put in a nice bid up the rail. Deliverer finished a length and a half clear of third-place finisher Cheese Factory. Gold Coyote covered the six furlongs for Texas-breds in 1:09.86. It was the second straight win at the meet for Gold Coyote, who was a stalk and pounce winner of the $50,000 Express.

"His last two races, he's come to run," said Bobby Walker Jr., who rode Gold Coyote for trainer Bret Calhoun.

Gold Coyote, who is 4, also won the Carter McGregor last year, and has now compiled a career record of 10 wins from 17 starts for earnings of $393,250.