05/20/2003 12:00AM

Lone Star to lower takeout for holiday


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Lone Star Park plans to lower the takeout on pick four wagers from 25 percent to 15 for the Memorial Day card, which will feature seven stakes led by the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap.

The special one-day takeout rate is subject to final approval from the Texas Racing Commission.

The first pick four will begin with the third race, and continue with the fourth, which will be the $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes; the fifth, which is the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint; and the sixth, which will be the $50,000 Carter McGregor.

The second pick four will be made up of the seventh race, the $200,000 USA Stakes; the eighth, the Lone Star Park Handicap; the ninth, the $100,000 Valid Expectations; and the 10th, the $200,000 WinStar Distaff.

The wager has a $1 minimum.