Texas Classic Derby Trials on Friday, Nov. 14 at Lone Star Park

(Wednesday, November 12, 2008) - A total of 40 are entered for the Texas Classic Derby trials, scheduled for races 7-10 on Friday, which will be run at 440 yards with the top 10 qualifying times advancing to the Grade 1, $400,00 Texas Classic Derby on Saturday Nov. 29. Post time for the seventh race and first trial is scheduled for 8:59 p.m.

Among the entrants to watch are -- recent winner of the 6666 Handicap at Lone Star Park Coronas Leaving You, a winner of eight of 10 career starts for $176,332; Swinging Jess, the 2007 Retama Park and Manor Downs Futurity winner, who ran fourth in $1 million Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park last December, and most recently won the $200,000 Dash For Cash Derby here on October 25; Red Storm Cat, runner-up in the Texas Classic Futurity in 2007, and an impressive open-lengths winner of an optional claiming event here on October 30; Eyesa Jumpn, a winner of nine of 24 career starts for $460,270; and This Candys Okay, a filly with career earnings of $216,255, and a winner of eight of 13 career starts, including eight of her last 10.

Lone Star Park’s 31-day, 2008 Quarter Horse Fall Meeting of Champions will be held from September 26 to November 29. After the opening weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, racing will be held every Thursday through Saturday in October and each Wednesday through Saturday in November, except Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 26-27 when there will be no live racing due to the Thanksgiving holiday. First post time for all dates will be 6:35 p.m. For more information, visit the track’s Web site at www.lonestarpark.com.

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