Buoyed by post-race concerts by the Randy Rogers Band and Ted “The Whackmaster” Nugent, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie attracted its biggest opening-weekend crowd since 2004. In the big throng yesterday were H.L. Hunt scions Caroline Rose Hunt and Herbert Hunt, both there to support an annual fundraiser for the Retina Foundation of the Southwest.
While Herbert’s brother Bunker Hunt is famous for his involvement in the Thoroughbred racing game, Herbert said he’s never been that interested in the sport, even though the seventh race Sunday was dubbed the Nancy and Herbert Hunt Maiden Turf Mile in the couple’s honor. Bunker “offered to let me in on it at the beginning,” said Herbert (pictured), surveying the track with his wife from a clubhouse box. “But I said I didn’t want to invest in anything that ate while I slept.”