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Lone Star Park To Delay Start Of Racing Season; Stable Area Closed Until May 3

Due to the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Lone Star Park has announced that it will not be able to kick off its 2020 race season as scheduled on April 16. “The provisions of Executive Order No. GA 14, issued on March 31, 2020 by [Texas] Governor [Greg] Abbott do not include horse racing as an […]

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Lone Star Park Plans 70 Live Race Dates In 2020

Lone Star Park was granted 70 live racing dates during 2020 by the Texas Racing Commission including a 44-date Thoroughbred Racing Season that will be held from April 16 through July 19 and a 26-night Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses that will run from September 11 through November 28, 2020. The 44 […]

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Lone Star Park Plans Richest Stakes Schedule In A Decade

With the addition of the new $300,000 guaranteed Texas Derby, which also offers an additional incentive of up to $100,000 for Texas-bred entrants, plus an increase to all minor stakes races, Lone Star Park’s 2020 Thoroughbred Racing Season Stakes Schedule will offer 12 stakes worth a combined total of $1,425,000, up over $300,000 from a […]

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Belmont, Lone Star Partner For Monday Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Monday, May 27, featuring racing action from Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park as well as from Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. A full field of 14 New York-bred fillies and mares, plus two also eligible […]

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Title Ready, D’Amato Pair Ship In For Sunday’s Steve Sexton Mile

Write this date down: Sunday, April 28. It’s the day of the $300,000 Grade 3, Steve Sexton Mile for 3-yr-olds & up at Lone Star Park. Gates open early at noon. First race post time is 1:35 p.m. The Sexton Mile is the seventh race on the 10 race card and is scheduled to go […]

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Four Fillies Share Fastest Eighth Time At Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Breeze Show

Four fillies clocked an eighth-mile in :10 2/5 on Sunday at Lone Star Park during the under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held this Wednesday at noon. The sale is sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. “We saw some […]

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Lone Star Adds $100,000 Filly & Mare Turf Mile To 2019 Stakes Schedule

Lone Star Park opens its 2019 Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thursday, April 18 for a 44-day run and has 13 stakes races on the schedule worth a combined total of over $1.1 million dollars. The stakes action will kick-off with the featured $50,000 Bluebonnet Stakes on opening night. The six and one half furlong contest […]

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Songandaprayer Filly Tops Texas Summer Yearling And Mixed Sale

A Louisiana-bred filly by Songandaprayer topped the yearling session of Monday’s Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at Lone Star Park. Held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and the track, the auction reported 44 of 82 yearlings sold for a total of $414,300. The median jumped 72.2 percent from last year’s mark of $4,500, […]

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Lone Star Park Announces 14 Percent Handle Increase In 2018

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie concluded its 22nd Thoroughbred Season Thursday with a record increase of 14.7% in average daily handle over 2017. That increase tops last year’s increase over 2016 of 11.7%, which set a track record a year ago. Daily average on-track handle on Lone Star increased 5.7% from 2017 and daily average export Handle […]

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