12/28/2006 1:00AM

Million Day gets a third graded stakes


The addition of the Grade 3, $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup to the Lone Star Million Day lineup and the creation of a prep day for that program were among the major changes to the track's 32-race, $3.4 million stakes schedule for 2007.

Lone Star has also renamed the Grade 3, $200,000 WinStar Distaff the Ouija Board Handicap in honor of the champion mare who won the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf this year at Churchill Downs and in 2004 at Lone Star.

The Ouija Board, for fillies and mares at one mile on turf, is one of three graded races to be run on Lone Star Million Day on May 28. The card also includes the Dallas Turf Cup and the richest race of the meet, the Grade 3, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap.

Preps for some of the races on Lone Star Million Day will be held April 28, when four stakes will be run, led by the Grade 3, $300,000 Texas Mile. Other races scheduled for that day include the $60,000 Irving Distaff for fillies and mares on turf, which is a prep for the Ouija Board.

The Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Derby at 1 1/16 miles will again be run one week after the Kentucky Derby, on May 12.

Lone Star will begin a 67-date meet April 12. The season will run through July 29.