Lone Star Park Cashes in on Kentucky Derby

Derby draws highest attendance in years to Lone Star Park

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    Mario Gutierrez celebrates atop I'll Have Another after winning the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    Thousands of North Texans wanting to watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby drove Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie to its highest attendance in four years.

    The park reported that 17,352 people watched and wagered on the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby

    I'll Have Another became the first horse ever to win The Kentucky Derby from post 19. Jockey Mario Gutierrez chalked up his first Derby win.

    The total wagered at Lone Star Park; all on races from Churchill Downs, equaled $1,519,854 -- up from $1,439,606.

    Lone Star Park plans to also simulcast the 137th Preakness Stakes on May 19. It can also be seen on NBC 5.