06/25/2014 2:44PM

Australian cowboy Appleton a natural fit as paddock host


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – When the Lone Star Park meet closes next month, Dave Appleton will wrap up his 17th season as one of the track’s most recognizable figures. He’s the face beaming from the paddock, giving out his selections before each race and conducting interviews after stakes. It’s been a natural fit for the Dallas market, a world-class cowboy being the face of one of the premier tracks in Texas.