05/18/2012 2:17PM

Lone Star: Uno Ducksy returns for turf allowance


Uno Ducksy has run some of his best races at Lone Star, and on Sunday he will return to the local turf course for the first time since last summer in the featured fifth race. The allowance will be run over five furlongs on the grass, and it is for 3-year-olds and up.

Uno Ducksy won a $15,000 optional claimer at Lone Star last June. He then popped a career-high Beyer Speed Figure, a 90, one start later, when he won an allowance at Lone Star. Later in the year, Uno Ducky went on to run a solid fourth in the Grade 3 Woodford at Keeneland.

Curtis Kimes is named on Uno Ducksy, who races for Sadie and Ronnie Moore and is trained by Veronica Griggs.

◗ A golf tournament benefiting the Racetrack Chaplaincy of Texas will be held at Mansfield National Golf Club on May 29. The course is about 25 minutes from Lone Star. The entry fee is $70 per player, with the sign-up deadline May 26. To play, or sponsor at hole at $100, contact Lone Star chaplain Sam Spence at (972) 237-4818.

◗ Jockey Glen Murphy, who in April was sidelined with a broken bone in his hand, won with his first mount back Thursday night at Lone Star.