Mocito Rojo Wins the Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park

Inaugurated in 1997 as the Texas Mile Stakes, in 1999 it became the first graded Thoroughbred stakes race in Texas.

Beginning with the 2017 running, the race was renamed to honor Steve Sexton, a member of Lone Star Park’s original management team who had died the previous year. Sexton also oversaw Churchill Downs from 2002-2009 and was the 12th president in the track’s history. Sexton, an executive vice-president with Churchill Downs Inc., also served as president of Churchill Downs Entertainment Group following his time as track president.

Race 7. Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3). For three-year-old and up at one mile on the dirt. Purse $300,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Title Ready Richard Eramia Steve Asmussen 5/2
2 G’s Turn C.J. McMahon Mindy Willis 30/1
3 Phat Man Adam Beschizza Joe Sharp 10/1
4 King Abner Tyler Baze Philip D’Amato 3/1
5 Analyze This Jet Sasha Risenhoover Terry Eoff 30/1
6 Air Strike Joseph Talamo Philip D’Amato 10/1
7 Forevamo Iram Vargas Diego Steve Asmussen 20/1
8 Minister of Soul Lindey Wade Esteban Martinez 6/1
9 Mocito Rojo Filemon Rodriguez Shane Wilson 9/2
10 Shotgun Kowboy David Cabrera C. R. Trout 12/1

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Mocito Rojo 12.40 6.20 4.00
King Abner 4.60 2.40
Title Ready 2.60

Air Strike ran fourth.

Running time –  1:37.06

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Title Ready
  • Mocito Rojo
  • King Abner

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