|$1 Million Texas Classic Futurity Tops Closing Week Stakes Quintet at LSP
(November 26, 2006) - Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will
conclude its ninth Fall Meeting of Champions in style on Saturday
with a blockbuster Grade 1 doubleheader topped by one of the world’s
richest races for American Quarter Horses – the $1,053,912
million Texas Classic Futurity.
The 400-yard Futurity for 2-year-olds is the centerpiece of five
stakes events on closing weekend – two on Friday and three
on Saturday. In addition to the Texas Classic Futurity, Saturday’s
program will include the Grade 1, $318,593 Texas Classic Derby (3-year-olds
at 440 yards) and the $20,000 Burnett Handicap (3-year-olds and
up at 550 yards).
Friday’s stakes doubleheader is the $15,000 Hipodromo de
las Americas (2-year-old colts and geldings at 400 yards) and $15,000
Joe B. Turner Memorial Stakes (2-year-old fillies at 400 yards).
CLOSING NIGHT DOUBLES AS FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
All customers with paid admission for Saturday’s closing
night program at Lone Star Park will be given an entry form for
Fan Appreciation Night prize drawings between live races throughout
the evening. Grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the first of
12 live races is 6:35 p.m. All contest entry forms must be submitted
by 7 p.m. to be eligible for the prizes.
DOWN THE STRETCH –
The purse breakdown for the $1,053,912 Texas Classic Futurity:
1st, $468,991; 2nd, $231,861; 3rd, $115,930; 4th, $52,696; 5th,
$42,157; 6th, $31,617; 7th and 8th, $28,983; and 9th and 10th, $26,348
. . .
Because only 59 horses were entered in the Texas Classic Futurity
trials, there will be no Texas Classic Futurity Consolation this
year. All purse money is directed to the final.
The purse breakdown for the $318,593 Texas Classic Derby: 1st,
$141,774; 2nd, $70,090; 3rd, $35,045; 4th, $15,930; 5th, $12,744;
6th, $9,558; 7th and 8th, $8,761; and 9th and 10th, $7,965.