Magnum Crowned Lone Star's Horse of the Meeting

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 (972) 237-1188.

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