02/25/2004 12:00AM

Lone Star: Two Texas-bred stakes added


Lone Star Park has added two Texas-bred stakes for 2-year-olds to its fall meeting, which is highlighted by the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 30.

The $50,000 Mocha Express for colts and geldings and the $50,000 Honeysuckle Rose for fillies will be run Oct. 23. The races will be run over 6 1/2 furlongs and are part of the annual Stars of Texas Day program at Lone Star. Other stakes for Texas-breds on that program include the $100,000 Assault and the $75,000 Allen Bogan Memorial.

Lone Star's fall season will run from Oct. 1-31.

* Desert Darby, who won the $40,000 Jersey Village Stakes for Texas-breds last Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park, will make his next start at Lone Star in the $50,000 Premiere Stakes, said trainer Steve Asmussen.

The Premiere, a 1 1/16-mile race for Texas-breds, will be run April 15. Earlier in the meet at Sam Houston, Desert Darby won the $100,000 Star of Texas for statebreds in a dead heat with Record Assembly. Record Assembly, who finished a nose back in second in the Jersey Village, is getting some time off and will return to competition at either Lone Star or Louisiana Downs, said his trainer, Charles Hukill.

* Lone Star's main track is open for official workouts on Tuesdays. The cost is $20 per horse.

* The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie has distributed $102,000 to 19 different charities based in Grand Prairie. Funds are raised through events such as the annual Mistletoe Ball.