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Lone Star’s Opening Night Handle Up 55 Percent Over 2017

Lone Star Park kicked off its 2018 Thoroughbred Season last week with notable increases in handle. Total handle on the opening night card was $1.5 million the highest single-day handle since Memorial Day 2011 and a 55% increase over opening day last year. The total handle for the 4-day combined opening weekend was the best […]

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Grade 1 Winner Girvin Returns In Lone Star’s Sexton Mile

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational last July, will return to racing in the Grade 3, $200k Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park on Sunday, May 6. “He is training great,” said owner Brad Grady who attended the races at Lone Star Park Thursday. “He had some great workouts at Keeneland. […]

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Gross Up 15 Percent At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale

Tuesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on the grounds of Lone Star Park concluded with a sizable increase in gross sales and a slight decrease in average compared to last year’s smaller catalogue. A total of 106 horses went through the ring at the sale operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star […]

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Munnings Colt, Bind Filly Lead Texas 2-Year-Old In Training Sale’s Under Tack Show

A colt by Munnings and a filly by Bind both clocked a co-fastest eighth-mile in :10.2 during Sunday’s under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park. The horses worked against a moderate headwind on a chilly day at the Dallas-Fort Worth area track in advance of the auction set […]

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Lone Star Park Latest Track To Form Racing Club For Low-Cost Horse Ownership

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is introducing its first ever racing club – a low risk, low cost way to experience Thoroughbred racehorse ownership. Club members will share in the ownership of a racehorse to be raced at Lone Star Park during the 2018 Thoroughbred Season which opens Thursday, April 19 and runs through […]

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Entries For 2018 Texas Two-Year-Old In Training Sale Up 20 Percent

A total of 126 head have been consigned for the Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 10 starting at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion at Lone Star Park. The under tack show is set for April 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the track located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. This catalogue […]

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‘Contrary To Ordinary’: From Lead Pony To Racehorse And Back Again

Everyone knows that some Thoroughbreds require a little “beyond the ordinary” treatment to get make it to the races. For trainer Dan Pish, it was the colt Contrarytoordinary at Lone Star Park in 2016. “I named him this because the first time I took him out of the round pen he bolted and bucked with […]

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Lone Star Announces 2018 Purse Increase Of Up To 25 Percent On Overnight Races

Lone Star Park has announced an increase in overnight race purses for the 2018 Thoroughbred season which opens April 19. All overnight races will see an increase of $2,000 each in purse money. Some overnight race categories will see as much as a 25% gain in their purses. No race throughout the 44-day season will have […]

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First Foal A Filly For Multiple Stakes Winner Texas Bling

The first foal by Texas Bling, the most successful son of Texas’ perennial leading sire Too Much Bling, was born Sunday morning, January 28. The filly is out of the stakes-winning mare I’m Workin On It. Texas Bling stands at ESMS on the Brazos in Weatherford, Texas, for $1,500 as the property of Hall’s Family Trust. He […]

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Texas Racing Commission Considering A Reduced Racing Calendar For 2018

In an effort to help deal with its budget crisis, the Texas Racing Commission is considering a reduced racing calendar for 2018, in addition to adopting a new licensing-fee schedule for the state’s racetracks. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the racing commission, which is scheduled to meet Nov. 8, will discuss a proposed […]

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