||Magnum Crowned Lone Star's Horse of the
Magnum, a sensational 1 ¼-length winner of
the Grade III, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on Memorial Day, was named
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's 2006 Horse of the Meeting and Champion
Older Male by a select group of media on Friday, July 21.
Other seasonal championship honors went to Grade III WinStar Distaff
champ Sweet Talker (Older Female); Grade III Walmac Lone Star Derby winner
Wanna Runner (3-Year-Old Male); Stonerside Stakes champ Brownie Points
(3-Year-Old Female); undefeated multiple stakes-winning juvenile Be a
Resident (2-Year-Old Male); three-time seasonal winner War Bridle (Sprinter);
Assault Stakes champ Dreamsandvisions (Texas-bred Male); dual stakes winner
Open Meadows (Texas-bred Female); and Sweepingly (Claiming Horse), the
upset winner of the Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint Handicap who'll attempt
to equal Saf Link's 2005 record for five wins in a Lone Star meeting in
Sunday's fourth race.
Honors for Champion 2-Year-Old Female and Champion Turf Horse will be
decided after Saturday's $65,000 Silver Spur Breeders' Cup Stakes and
$40,000 Bob Johnson Memorial Stakes, respectively.
Each champion, including the leading jockey, trainer and owner, will
be honored between races at Lone Star on Sunday, the final day of the
66-day meeting. In addition, the connections of the winners will be honored
by The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie. A charitable
day at the races and silent memorabilia auction, dubbed the "Parade
of Champions," will take place in the private setting of the Champions
banquet room on the second floor of the Grandstand.
Individual tickets are $50 and include admission, a delicious lunch buffet
prepared by Executive Chef Jake Duplantis and two drinks coupons. A cash
bar also will be available throughout the day, and the silent memorabilia
auction will close at the start of the eighth race. All proceeds will
benefit the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie - a
501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that has awarded more than $280,000
in grants to Grand Prairie non-profit organizations and charities since
2002. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Sharon McClung at