Last Thursday, I attended Opening Night and thought I would share with you the evening with images.
First frozen margarita.
First winner, Upstream (Open Forum), a 6-year-old Texas-bred chestnut gelding, winner of the 13th running of the Premiere Stakes, trained by Allen Milligan. Of note, Milligan was the leading trainer in the 2009 Oaklawn meet, sending out 24 winners. Perhaps a celebration should be in order over at the Men's Wearhouse where he can secure a stylish sports coat.
First win of the meet for Steve Asmussen. Copihue (Candy Ride) won the third race, immediately vaulting Asmussen to the top of the trainers' leaderboard, as he once again mounts his offensive to take home his 11th Lone Star Park Training Title and collect a myriad of family photos he can enclose in his Christmas cards.
Mark your calendars for next Saturday, for Lone Star Park's Cajun Crawfish Boil. That should make for an interesting photo essay.