05/29/2011 6:01PM

Lone Star: Game On Dude, Wasted Tears head Million Day


Game On Dude, who won the Santa Anita Handicap in March, is in town for Monday's Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. The mile and a sixteenth race is the main event on a program that features six stakes worth $1 million. Known as Lone Star Million Day, the card makes for the richest day of Thoroughbred racing in Texas.

Other top players on the program include Wasted Tears, who will be making her first start in six months in the Grade 3, $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff. Awesome Gem, who won last year's Hollywood Gold Cup, is pointing for the Lone Star Handicap.

The $200,000 Lone Star Derby will be run on turf for the first time when it is renewed Monday, and it drew a competitive field that includes the Bob Baffert-trained Uncle Sam. The $150,000 Dallas Turf Cup features the useful older horses Dean's Kitten, Expansion and Schramsberg.

The stakes action starts in the fourth race Monday, with the running of the Ouija Board. The Lone Star Handicap goes as the ninth, with a scheduled post of 5:19 p.m. Central. First post Monday at 1:35 p.m. Central.