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Lone Star Derby

Grade III race
Lone Star Derby
Location Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, Texas
Inaugurated 1997
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.lonestarpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight Assigned
Purse $400,000

The Lone Star Derby is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually since 1997 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Inaugurated in 1997 as a Listed race, it was elevated to Grade III status in 2002.

The race is open to three-year-olds and is run over a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs) on dirt. For the three years from 2001 through 2003, it was raced at 1⅛ miles.

In 2008 the Lone Star Derby will provide a purse of $400,000.


Speed record:

  • 1:40.88 - Anet (1997)

Largest margin of victory:

  • 4¾ lengths - Wanna Runner (2006)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • As of 2007, no owner has won this race more than once.


  • As of 2010, the purse was lowered to $200,000. It was set at $400,000 for 2008 & 2009.

Winners of the Lone Star Derby






2010 Game On Dude Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Lanni Family Trust/Mercedes Stable et al. 1:44.61
2009 Mythical Power Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Peachtree Stable 1:42.79
2008 El Gato Malo Rafael Bejarano Craig Dollase West Point Thoroughbreds 1:43.04
2007 Slew's Tizzy Robby Albarado Gregory Fox LaCombe Stable 1:45.49
2006 Wanna Runner Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Michael E. Pegram 1:43.71
2005 Southern Africa Jon Court Michael Puhich Al & Saundra Kirkwood 1:41.92
2004 Pollard's Vision John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Edgewood Farm 1:42.10
2003 Dynever Edgar Prado Christophe Clement C. Willis / P. Karches 1:50.43
2002 Wiseman's Ferry Jorge Chavez Niall O'Callaghan Morton Fink et al. 1:49.92
2001 Percy Hope Jon Court Anthony Reinstedler Waterfalls Stable 1:50.27
2000 Tahkodha Hills Eibar Coa Ralph Ziadie Centuar Farms Inc. 1:44.05
1999 TB Track Star Eddie Martin, Jr. Chris Candies Kevin Candies et all 1:42.92
1998 Smolderin Heart Tim Doocy Terry Brennan Jeff Rand 1:46.29
1997 Anet David Flores Bob Baffert Donald Dizney 1:40.88



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