WinStar Win [Up to] a Million Day featuring the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. 3), Food Truck Festival, and WinStar Million Man!
Okay, I didn't see the creepy WinStar Million Weirdo but I was privileged to watch Nates Mineshaft easily win the Lone Star Park Handicap by over 7 lengths.
After his last race - a disastrous 20-length trouncing in the Grade 2 Alysheba at Churchill Downs - Nates Mineshaft returned to his winning tactic: being on the lead. Jockey Jesse Campbell sent him to the lead early, setting fractions of :25.11 for the opening quarter-mile, :49.20 at the half-mile, 1:11.97 for six furlongs; winning in hand in 1:42.91.
|Nates Mineshaft in the paddock prior to Lone Star Handicap|
|Nates Mineshaft and jockey Jesse Campbell win Lone Star Park Handicap|
Now I know what many of you are thinking: "Wow! Impressive! I have no idea what the heck those numbers mean! But what about the Food Truck Festival?!?"
Food Truck Festival indeed! The top food trucks in DFW were featured in this foodie extravaganza. Who knew that food trucks were so popular? It was like walking through some kind of reality show on the Food Network.
For years Memorial Day was billed as the richest day in Texas racing, Lone Star Million Day, with $1 million in stakes races. The once spectacular race card is gone this year. But on the bright side, I heard that the sliders from Easy Slider were pretty tasty.