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Lone Star Derby purse gets boost to $400,000

Updated: December 21, 2007, 4:13 PM ET
By Mary Rampellini | Daily Racing Form

The purse for the Grade 3 Lone Star Derby at Lone Star Park on May 10 has been increased from $300,000 to $400,000 in the most significant change to the track's 32-race, $3.5 million stakes schedule that was released Thursday. Lone Star will open April 10 for a 65-date meet that runs through July 27.

The purse increase puts the 1 1/16-mile Lone Star Derby on par with the Grade 3, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap as the richest races of the meet. The Lone Star Derby will share a card with ...

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