||15 Stakes Races Worth Over $2.4 Million Highlight Lone Star Park's 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Monday, September 15, 2014) - The 22nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million-estimated, Texas Classic Futurity, the richest horse race in Texas, will highlight Lone Star Park's 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses and Mixed Breeds.
A total of 15 stakes worth over $2.4 million, including five Grade 1 races, one Grade 2 and three Grade 3 races will be run during Lone Star Park's Fall Meeting of Champions.
The 26-day meeting will be conducted from Friday, September 19 through Saturday, November 15. After opening weekend, there will be live racing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m.
In addition to the Texas Classic Futurity, other Grade 1 stakes include, the $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap, Saturday, October 4, the $450,000-estimated Dash for Cash Futurity, Saturday, October 11 and the $400,000-estimated Texas Classic Derby, Saturday, November 15. The Grade 2, $150,000-estimated Dash for Cash Derby will be run the same night as the Dash for Cash Futurity, Saturday, October 11.
The $1,000,000 Estimated Texas Classic Futurity - the richest horse race in Texas for two-year-olds and the $400,000-estimated Texas Classic Derby, for three-year-olds, are each scheduled for closing night Saturday, November 19. Fields for the finals will be determined by the 10 fastest times from trials. Trials will be held Friday, October 24 for the Texas Classic Derby and Saturday, October 25, for the Texas Classic Futurity.
Saturday, October 11, Lone Star Park will host the $450,000-estimated Dash for Cash Futurity, the $150,000-estimated Dash for Cash Derby, as well as the $45,000-estimated Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes. Trials for the Dash for Cash Derby are set for Friday, September 26 while the Dash for Cash Futurity and Juvenile Stakes trials are scheduled to take place Saturday, September 27.
In addition to Quarter Horse races, there will be stakes events for Paints & Appaloosas and Arabians. The ninth running of the $50,000-added Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is scheduled for Saturday, November 8, with trials to be held on Saturday, October 18 and the $10,000-added Masterpiece Challenge Paint & Appaloosa Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, November 8.
On Saturday, October 18, Lone Star Park will host two divisions of the Grade 3 $20,000-Guaranteed Arabian Racing Cup Stallion Stakes - one for colts & geldings, the other for fillies & mares.