06/09/2002 11:00PM

Weekend's two winners will stay in town


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Last year, owner Ken Murphy and trainer Bob Young came up with a top regional 2-year-old filly in Miss Ritz. This year, they are back with a colt, Leo's Last Hurrahy, who remained undefeated in three career starts with his win in the $150,580 colts and geldings division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity at Lone Star Park last Saturday.

"He's a real talent," said Young.

Leo's Last Hurrahy will make his next start in one of two stakes at Lone Star: the $122,050 colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes series on June 29, or the $100,000 Middleground Breeders' Cup on July 13.

Vindication for owners, trainer

Jazz Lady's win in the $142,050 filly division of the TTA Sales Futurity was vindication for owners Wesley Cooper and Carl Moore and trainer Bret Calhoun. Last year, the men were beat on the wire in the colts and geldings division of the race with Three Glitter Men, who was also co-owned by Bobby Beck.

"We thought we had it won, but it was pulled out of our hand the last jump," said Calhoun.

Jazz Lady made up for the close loss by storming to a six-length win. She could get a few months off to regroup from her big effort, but no formal decision has been made yet, said Calhoun. If she runs back at the meet, it would be in the $100,000 Silver Spur Breeders' Cup on July 14.

Family affair at the races

Owner Barnett Stables and trainer Larry Robideaux will send out half-siblings in the third and eighth races Wednesday night. Cozy Susie, second in the Grade 3 Honeybee at Oaklawn in March, starts in the eighth, a conditioned allowance for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf. The race will serve as her springboard to the $125,000 Walmac Lone Star Oaks on July 4.

In the third, Cozy Susie's half-brother Frosty Prospect makes his career debut in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race for 2-year-olds. The horses have different sires, but are from the same dam, Frosty Bar U.

Cozy Susie is by Cozzene, while Frosty Prospect is from the first crop of Capote's Prospect, a stallion who will be represented by two other starters on the card: Red Hot Prospect and Megan's Prospect, who both debut in the fifth, another maiden for 2-year-olds. The colts will start as an entry for Barnett Stables and Robideaux.

"They all have been training well, and all look like they have a little talent," Robideaux said of the 2-year-old brood. Capote's Prospect won the Texas Turf Challenge at Lone Star in 1997.

Both of the 2-year-old maiden races Wednesday gave preference to horses nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes series, the first leg of which will be held June 29. That leg will be run in two divisions, each worth $122,050, with starting preference given to the top 12 earners. There is also a consolation for both divisions, each worth $52,500.

Three sevens for Norman

The number seven was lucky for trainer Cole Norman last Saturday. He won three consecutive races with horses wearing that saddlecloth number. Norman sent out Chicken George ($5.40) to win the fifth; Mountain Eagle ($18.60) to win the sixth; and Grey Velvet ($9.40) to win the seventh.

In the nightcap, Norman second out second-place finisher Little Bit Fun . . . who was the 7.

Lone Star uses color-coordinated saddletowels, and for number 7 the towels are always orange, which is Norman's stable color. He has won 46 races in 45 days of racing at the meet to top the standings at Lone Star.

- Track officials said Suances, who has won seven of his last eight races, including the Grade 2 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Handicap, is scheduled to arrive Thursday for the $250,000 Dallas Turf Cup on Saturday.

- A record 1,395 cars passed through the four drive-through betting lanes at Lone Star on Saturday.