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.
|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:
Air Strike ran fourth.
Running time – 1:37.06
Our Top Three Picks were:
- Title Ready
- Mocito Rojo
- King Abner