||Two Stakes Added to Breeders' Cup Meeting
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie has added a pair of $50,000 stakes
for 2-year-old Texas-breds to its 2004 stakes schedule. The $50,000 Mocha
Express for colts and geldings and $50,000 Honeysuckle Rose for fillies
will both be run at 6 ½ furlongs on Saturday, October 23, which
is billed as “Stars of Texas Day.”
That day’s program - held one week before the Breeders’ Cup
World Thoroughbred Championships - will exclusively showcase horses bred
in Texas. The featured races will be the $100,000 Assault Stakes, a 1
1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, and the $75,000 Allen Bogan Memorial
Stakes, a one-mile test for fillies and mares.
The addition of the two stakes means that Lone Star Park will run 44
stakes cumulatively worth $17,925,000 this year - a track and Texas record.
Both the Spring Thoroughbred Season (April 15-July 11) and the inaugural
Fall Breeders’ Cup Meeting (October 1-31) will feature 22 stakes races.
The latter includes the 21st running of the Breeders’ Cup World
Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, October 30.