09/17/2014 12:12PM

Lone Star Quarter Horse meet topped by $1 million Futurity


Lone Star Park near Dallas will again host the richest race in Texas during its Quarter Horse meet that opens Friday night. The $1 million Texas Classic Futurity is one of 11 stakes for Quarter Horses to be packed into the 26-night meet that runs through Nov. 15.

The Texas Classic Futurity, which will be run over 400 yards, anchors the closing-night card that includes the $400,000 Texas Classic Derby at 440 yards. The races are among the meet’s four Grade 1 stakes for Quarter Horses, the others being the $450,000 Dash for Cash Futurity at 400 yards on Oct. 11 and the $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at 440 yards on Oct. 4.

An anticipated marathon card of Texas Classic Futurity trials will be held Oct. 25. The field for the Dash for Cash Futurity will be set following trials the night of Sept. 27. The Dash for Cash finale will share a card with the Grade 2, $150,000 Dash for Cash Derby.

Lone Star’s stakes schedule launches Friday night, with Grade 1 winner Charal Kid going after career win No. 19 in the $20,000 Nevill Document Solutions, a 350-yard race for 3-year-olds and up bred in Texas.

Charal Kid, 8, won the Refrigerator at Lone Star in 2012 and will be making his second start back since last year’s running of the race in late September. He leads the field of 10 in wins as well as earnings, with $511,619. One of Charal Kid’s chief rivals is Raising Kain, who was a Grade 2 winner at Los Alamitos in November.

Lone Star will race at night Thursdays through Saturdays, with first post at 6:35 Central.