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Lone Star: Texas Mile Renamed In Honor Of The Late Steve Sexton

Lone Star Park has announced that it has renamed one of its top races, the Grade 3 Texas Mile, in honor of the late racing executive, Steve Sexton. Sexton worked at Lone Starwhen it opened in 1997; he later worked in management positions at Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields, Canterbury Park, and Thistledown. He became president of […]

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Redding Colliery Colt Posts Fastest Eighth At Rescheduled Texas 2-Year-Old Under Tack Show

Under sunny skies at Lone Star Park, the rescheduled under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale was held Monday morning with a Louisiana-bred colt by Redding Colliery, hip 31, posting the fastest eighth-mile time of :10.1. The under tack show was originally scheduled for Sunday but had to be pushed back due […]

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Texas 2-Year-Old In Training Under Tack Show Postponed Until Monday

The under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, originally scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at Lone Star Park, has been postponed due to weather and now will be held Monday starting at 9 a.m. The sale will still be held on Tuesday as scheduled but the start time has been pushed […]

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Lone Star: Texas Mile Among G3 Stakes Moved To Sundays

Lone Star Park has announced that it will move two of its biggest races to Sundays. The Daily Racing Form reports that the G3 Texas Mile and the G3 Lone Star Park Handicap will be moved. The Texas Mile, formerly run on a Friday night, will be carded for Sunday, May 7. The Lone Star Park Handicap, […]

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Sexton: ‘Rich In Humility And Wit’; ‘A Fine, Fine Fellow’

Horse racing lost a good man when Steve Sexton stepped down as executive vice president of Churchill Downs Inc. in October 2010. The world lost a great man when Sexton – just 57 years old – died in Dallas, Texas, on Monday, 43 days after being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive cancer that begins […]

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Texas Thoroughbred Association Announces 2-Year-Old In Training Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced that it will hold its second Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 4, 2017, at Lone Star Park. The under tack show will be April 2, also at Lone Star. Entries for the sale will close January 16. The TTA, in partnership with Lone Star Park, held its […]

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Lone Star Park Trainers Held Blameless In Methamphetamine Positives

Six horses were disqualified in races earlier this year at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, after testing positive for minute levels of methamphetamine, the Dallas Morning News reports. While purse money was redistributed, no action was taken against the trainers of the horses because of what Texas Racing Commission stewards said were “mitigating […]

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Too Much Bling Colt Tops Texas Summer Yearling Sale At Lone Star

A Texas-bred colt by Too Much Bling sold for $105,000 on August 29 to top the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale held at Lone Star Park. The auction, held by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star Park, marked the first Texas yearling sale since Fasig-Tipton held one at the same location […]

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Lone Star Park Lifts Quarantine On Horses From Ruidoso Downs

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will permit horses shipping to Texas from Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico to enter the stable area of this track effective immediately. With the Ruidoso Downs quarantine lifted, Lone Star Park has now rescinded its stable area ban on horses shipping in from the New Mexico track. All horsemen […]

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