Lone Star Derby

The Lone Star Derby is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds held annually at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is currently an Ungraded stakes race run over a distance of 8.5 furlongs on turf.

Lone Star Derby
Ungraded stakes race
LocationLone Star Park
Grand Prairie, Texas
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)

Inaugurated in 1997 as an ungraded stakes race, it was elevated to Grade III status in 2002. The race was downgraded by the American Graded Stakes Committee (AGSC) and lost its graded status in 2011.[1] Lone Star Park officials moved the race from dirt to turf for the first time after the AGSC decision and moved it to Lone Star Park's special Memorial Day program dubbed Lone Star Million Day.[2]

For the three years from 2001 through 2003, it was raced at ​1 18 miles.


Speed record:

  • 1:40.88 - Anet (1997)

Largest margin of victory:

Most wins by a jockey (tie):

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 DerbyEdit

2011 Thirtyfirststreet Chris Landeros Doug O'Neill Gorman/Haymes/Bogart 1:42.55
2010 Game On Dude Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Lanni Family Trust/Mercedes Stable 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