07/20/2006 11:00PM

Calhoun has yet more juvenile power

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Jockey Jamie Theriot was named the winner of a male beauty pageant at a fund-raiser for the Don MacBeth Fund on Wednesday. The first runner-up was Quincy Hamilton.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Bret Calhoun has won a meet-best 13 races for 2-year-olds at Lone Star Park, and on Sunday he could add to his total when he starts Devils Warrior in a competitive running of the $65,000 Middleground Breeders' Cup.

The six-furlong race will close out the meet. Among the nine colts and geldings in the field are Real Quiet Man, a sharp maiden winner for trainer Cole Norman; Mary's Gray Boy, who is stakes-placed; and Eldon's Effort, an impressive debut winner here July 9.

Devils Warrior won his maiden in his debut here May 26, cruising to a 7 1/4-length victory in a trial race for the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity. He returned in the stakes, set the pace, and finished eighth, beaten four lengths by entrymate Be a Resident.

"He's only run twice, and the first time he was very sharp and took control of the race early and drew off," said Calhoun. "In the final, he ran a game race until the eighth pole. He was inside and took all the pressure in a speed duel.

"I'm sure he'll be forwardly placed. He'll be up in the race."

Cliff Berry has the mount on Devils Warrior, who will add blinkers Sunday. He races for Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch.

Real Quiet Man was second to Great Hunter in a maiden race here June 8, and following that race Great Hunter ran second in the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile Championship. Real Quiet Man went on to win his maiden by 3 1/4 lengths one start later, at Louisiana Downs on July 2.

"I liked the way he laid right off the pace, and did exactly what we wanted him to do, just stalking," said Norman, who has given the mount to Jamie Theriot.

Be a Resident pointed for Remington stakes

Be a Resident, the undefeated 2-year-old who won two stakes this meet at Lone Star, is being pointed for the $50,000 Clever Trevor at Remington Park, Calhoun said. The six furlong race is to be run Sept. 4. Calhoun said the long-term goal for Be a Resident is a $125,000 division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park on Oct. 14.

Be a Resident won the Lone Star division of the Texas Stallion Stakes on July 8, and before that captured the $100,000 colts and geldings division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity. Friday, he was voted 2-year-old colt or gelding of the meet at Lone Star. He also races for Sanders and Hirsch.

Similar meet proposed for 2007

Lone Star is expected to request a racing calendar similar to this year's Thoroughbred meet for 2007. Date requests to the Texas Racing Commission are due Aug. 1.

Lone Star plans to ask for a 66-date meet that would extend from early April into July, said Drew Shubeck, vice-president and general manager of the track. The exact dates of the meet have not yet been decided, said Shubeck.

Lone Star raced 66 days for Thoroughbreds this year, opening on April 13. The track raced four days a week for a portion of the meet, and it will request a four-day-a-week schedule for the entire season in 2007, said Shubeck. The track will ask to race Thursday-Sunday.

Magnum gets top honor

* Magnum, winner of the Grade 3, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, was voted horse of the meet for Lone Star. The meet champions will be honored between races and at a fund-raiser for the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie on the second floor of the grandstand on Sunday.

* Sweepingly, who parlayed a victory in an $18,000 claiming race to a 22-1 upset in the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint, has a chance to tie a record for meet wins by a horse in the fourth race. Saf Link set the record of five in a season in 2005.