Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will salute and recognize a foundation class of 14 inductees into the new Lone Star Park Hall of Fame on Saturday in conjunction with a yearlong celebration of its 10th anniversary of live horse racing.
The Lone Star Park Hall of Fame inductees are horses Anet, Kool Kue Baby, and Mocha Express; jockey Ronald Ardoin; trainers Steve Asmussen, Jack Brooks, and Bob Baffert; owner Tom Durant; dignitaries the Trammell Crow Family, Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England, Corey S. Johnsen, Jim and Marilyn Helzer, Robert L. Kaminski; and horseplayer J.S. "Ponti" Campagna.
A pre-race ceremony to unveil each honoree's name with enshrinement in the Lone Star Park Saddling Paddock will take place at 12:55 p.m. CT. Track announcer John Lies will emcee the brief ceremony (complete with a balloon release), with Drew Shubeck, Lone Star Park president and general manager, also scheduled to speak.
Between races throughout Saturday's 11-race program, each inductee will be saluted. Also, all customers with a paid general admission will receive a free commemorative Lone Star Park Hall of Fame t-shirt while supplies last.