|Nates Mineshaft Shipping from Louisville for $300,000 Grade III Lone Star Park Handicap at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Saturday, May 26, 2012) - High weights have been assigned to Nates Mineshaft (121) and Marilyn's Guy (120), for Monday's 16th running of the $300,000 Grade III Lone Star Park Handicap The featured ninth race on our Memorial Day program for three-year-olds and upward, has attracted a total of eight contenders, all set to compete at a mile and a sixteenth over the main track.
Windy Hill Farms' multiple graded stakes winner, Nates Mineshaft was on a four-race winning streak, (three of them graded) but that came to an end in his last start at Churchill Downs with a sixth place finish in the Grade II Alysheba. His trainer, Austin Smith, blamed himself for the loss. "There was a horse in there we knew was going to go to the front," said Smith. "I didn't want to get in a speed duel with a horse that was going to be 80-1. We tried to rate him and he had a few, ah, he'll run good."
Nates Mineshaft is scheduled to arrive here by van Saturday morning around 3:30 a.m. He will be walked on the track later in the day, and jogged on Sunday in prep for Monday's Handicap.
The Lone Star Park Handicap is scheduled as race nine on the 10-race Memorial Day program with an approximate post time of 5:19 CDT. The field from the rail out, with jockeys and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, is: Apart (Glen Murphy, 8-1); Get in da House (Donald Simington, 8-1); Night Party (Victor Lebron, 15-1); Marilyn's Guy, (Cliff Berry, 2-1); Fog Alert (Ken Tohill, 15-1); Nates Mineshaft (Jesse Campbell, 8-5); Golden Yank (Jamie Theriot, 15-1); Imco Spirit (Alejandro Medellin, 10-1).
Memorial Day Activities at Lone Star Park
Monday May 28 Enjoy a day of live Thoroughbred racing, fabulous prizes, delicious food, live music and family fun! Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D.
Food Truck Festival
Bring your appetite and join us in the Courtyard of Champions for the Lone Star Park Food Truck Festival featuring the top food trucks in the Metroplex including The Butcher’s Son, Coolhaus, Crazy Fish, Easy Slider, Gandolfo's NY Deli, Jack’s Chow Hound, Nammi, Ruthie's Rolling Café, So-Cal Tacos, Trailercakes Cup Cakes and more! Rock out to live music from Icognito on the Courtyard stage while you savor your mobile munchies.
WinStar Win A Million
Memorial Day Monday is WinStar "Win a Million" at Lone Star Park sponsored by WinStar World Casino! Two people will get an opportunity to play for $1 million in the “Win a Million” Promotion. Complete an official entry form and drop it in the contest bins by the 2 p.m. entry deadline. Eight finalists will be chosen to participate in two "Win a Million" games. During a game, there will be four contestants that will each represent a different prize level, $1 million, $50,000, $10,000 or $5,000. There will be 40 envelopes on the game board, each containing the amount of one prize level. The contestants will take turns picking envelopes and the first prize level that is selected five times, is the prize amount that will be awarded. The contestant representing the winning amount will take home the money!
WHEN: Monday, May 28
Gates open – 11:30 a.m.
Food Truck Festival and live music by Incognito – Noon to 4:00 p.m.
First race – 1:35 p.m.
WHERE: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie,
1000 Lone Star Parkway Grand Prairie, TX 75050.