06/25/2017 6:35AM

My Master Plan ends Zippit E's winning streak


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - My Master Plan won the fourth stakes race of her career Saturday night when she powered home by 3 1/4 lengths over favorite Zippit E in the off-the-turf Lane’s End – Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes at Lone Star Park.

The $50,000 race for fillies and mares bred in Texas was run on a muddy main track. The stakes complemented the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s annual awards banquet held ontrack Saturday. During the event, Texas Chrome was honored as the 2016 Texas-bred of the Year.

My Master Plan ($5.20) broke on top under Luis Quinonez on Saturday, and pushed Zippit E, who was seeking her sixth straight win, through fractions of 24.14 seconds for the opening quarter and 47.63 for the half-mile. My Master Plan then moved to the lead after six furlongs in 1:12.69 and increased her advantage through the stretch, covering the distance in 1:39.31. 

“She’s a nice mare, maturing,” winning trainer Danny Pish said. “She enjoys her job.

“She’s making us all look good.”

My Master Plan is a daughter of Oratory who races for Joyce D. McGough. She earned $30,000 for her win, which was her sixth from 14 starts. My Master Plan now has career earnings of $223,647. 

The race Saturday was renamed to include Danny Shifflett as a means of honoring the longtime farm manager at Lane’s End Texas.

During the ontrack banquet, Ken Carson of Valor Farm was named Member of the Year for 2016 and Jackie Rich was honored with a lifetime achievement award, according to Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

The banquet also honored divisional leaders from 2016. Ivan Fallunovalot was champion older horse; Chronologic’sghost, older filly or mare; Bling On the Music, 2-year-old filly; Raising Rumors, 2-year-old colt or gelding; More Than Most, 3-year-old filly; Texas Chrome, 3-year-old colt; and Slew’s Song, champion claimer.