05/31/2010 2:13PM

Lone Star: Million Day Conditions


There are two key scratches to report. The first is that Fifteen Love has been taken out of the $150,000 Dallas Turf Cup on this afternoon's Million Day card of seven stakes in favor of running later on the program in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. The other key scratch is Fortunia, who comes out of the $100,000 USA Stakes against colts and will run earlier on the card in the Grade 3, $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff.

It is partly cloudy and 86 degrees at Lone Star, where there is a breeze making for comfortable conditions right now. The track is listed as fast and the turf is firm. A large crowd is pouring into the grandstand for the richest card of racing in Texas. Bill Casner, who co-owns Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, is among those on hand for the races. He was signing free winner's circle photos of Super Saver's classic win, and will make the trophy presentation for the Lone Star. Casner is a resident of nearby Flower Mound, Texas.

Below are known scratches:

First Race: Scratch No. 5, Tru Iron

Second: No Changes

Third: No Scratches

Fourth: $50K Carter McGregor Jr. Memorial - Scratch No. 1, Little Talk and No. 3, High Lake

Fifth: Grade 3, $200K Ouija Board Distaff - No Changes

Sixth: $75K Valid Expectations - Scratch No. 2, Elle a Gent

Seventh: $100K USA - Scratch No. 8, Fortunia

Eighth: $100K Cinemine - Scratch No. 4, Lil Missknowitall, and No. 13, Dixieland Baby

Ninth: $150K Dallas Turf Cup - Scratch No. 10, Fifteen Love

Tenth: Grade 3, $300K Lone Star Park Handicap - No Scratches

Eleventh: Scratch No. 9, Forever Fire