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ASMUSSEN TRAINED SILVER PROSPECTOR ROMPS IN THE STEVE SEXTON MILE (G3)
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Monday, May 30, 2022) — Following a one-two finish in the $300,000 Texas Derby earlier on the Memorial Day race card at Lone Star Park, Steve Asmussen trained Silver Prospector stuns the field of the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile(G3) with an impressive victory as the fourth-choice in the wagering.
Silver Prospector Finish
PHOTO CREDIT: DUSTIN ORONA PHOTOGRAPHY
Florida invader Mish led the field from start to mid-stretch, setting early opening quarter fractions at :24 and :46.99.  Jockey Stewart Elliot placed Silver Prospector within five lengths back off of the front-runner Mish down the backstretch of the one mile contest. Elliot would not make a run at the leader aboard the eventual-winner until the field turned for home into the stretch.  The son of Declaration Of War took command in mid-stretch and pulled away to a decisive one and one-half length victory at the wire in front of Saffie Joseph, Jr, trained Mish.
 
“We’ve got some unbelievably-nice horses in our barn and they really showed up on a day here in Texas that is very important to us,” said trainer Steve Asmussen. “Silver Prospector is such a talented runner for his owners Ed and Susie Orr, who have done a great job of campaigning him.  It’s very special to win this race because of how important the late-Steve Sexton was to Lone Star Park, and how much Lone Star Park means to me.  What a beautiful win, and it sure means a lot to us.”
 
At two-year-old, Silver Prospector had been victorious in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes(G2) before posting a decisive score in the Southwest Stakes(G3) of 2020.  Aside from an optional claiming win at Churchill in October 30, 2020, the now five-year-old colt went winless in nine-straight starts going into the Steve Sexton Mile(G3), with most of those starts coming in graded-stakes company.  
 
The win in the Steve Sexton Mile(G3) pushes the career bankroll of this $190,000 OBS Two-Year-Old In-Training sales graduate of 2019 to $1,248,533 from five wins in twenty-one career starts.  Silver Prospector earned $225,312 for the victory in the Steve Sexton Mile(G3).
  
Florida-shipper Mish settled for the runner-up spot to earn $75,104 for the second place effort, with the remaining order of finish being Shaaz, Popular Kid, Rated R Superstar, Sheriff Brown, Flash of Mischief, Mine That Star, and Tesoro.
 
Reported on-track handle for the twelve-race card on Memorial Day at Lone Star Park was $1,016,351, according to Equibase. The reported total handle from all sources was at $4,791,312.   Attendance for the the Lone Star Million Day of 2022 increased by 37% from last years attendance. Total 2022 attendance for Memorial Day was reported at 8,035.
 
Lone Star Park’s Thoroughbred Season of 2022 continues through Sunday July 24, 2022, with fourteen more stakes events slated for the remainder of the meet.  The inaugural running of the $300,000 Texas Turf Classic on July 16th highlights the upcoming summer Turf Festival, which offers three other turf stakes events at $150,000 each that is carded for that race day.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie; A major league sports entertainment attraction that features two exciting racing seasons annually. Over 700,000 guests visit our beautiful facility each year, which features a seven-level glass-enclosed Grandstand, highlighted by our 1,200-seat Silks Dining Room and our 48 luxurious Penthouse Suites, all overlooking the newest race track in Texas. Situated next to our Grandstand is the 36,000 square foot world-class Las Vegas-style Racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book, which features wagering on horse racing from around the world 7-days a week year-round.

2022 Thoroughbred Racing Season; The heart of our product offering, running 48-days from April 28 through July 24. The Thoroughbred Racing Season runs during Triple Crown season and features an action-packed promotional schedule with lively entertainment and fun for the entire family. The 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses, running 31-days from September 16 through December 17 features some of the very best in Quarter Horse racing.

Lone Star Park is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visit LoneStarPark.com for more information.
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