Lone Star Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park horse race.jpg
Horses starting out of the gate at Lone Star Park
Location Grand Prairie, Texas
Owned by Global Gaming Solutions, LLC
Date opened 1997
Race type Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse
Official website

Lone Star Park is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Lone Star Park is a horse racing track and entertainment destination located 1/2 mile North of Interstate 30 on Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie, Texas. Lone Star Park has two live racing seasons every year, The Spring Thoroughbred Season generally runs from early April through mid-July and the Fall Meeting of Champions generally runs from early September through mid-November.

History[edit]

Lone Star Park opened for its first live race meet in 1997. Historically separate meets have been run for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse. In 2004, Lone Star Park was the host site for the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Lone Star Park was acquired by Global Gaming Solutions, a division of the Chickasaw Nation in May 2011.

Physical attributes[edit]

Lone Star Park covers 315 acres (1.27 km2), and includes Bar & Book for simulcasting of racing worldwide. The track has a one-mile (1.6 km) dirt oval and a seven-furlong turf track, and has accommodations for 1,600 horses across 32 barns. The climate-controlled grandstand has a seating capacity of roughly 8,000 people.

A panoramic photo of Lone Star Park.

Personalites[edit]

Racing[edit]

The following stakes races are to be run at Lone Star Park in 2014:

Graded Thoroughbred Stakes Races

$200,000 purse, 1 mile, Three Year Olds and Up

$200,000 purse, 1 1/16 miles, Three Year Olds and Up

Ungraded Thoroughbred Stakes Races:

  • Premier Stakes, Thursday, April 10, 2014

$50,000 purse, 6 1/2 furlong,Texas-bred Three Year Olds and Up

  • Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes, Saturday, April 12, 2014

$50,000 purse, 6 1/2 furlong, Texas-bred Fillies and Mares Three Year Old and Up

  • Texas Stallion Stakes, Saturday, May 10, 2014

$75,000 purse, 1 mile, Fillies, Three Years Old

  • Texas Stallion Stakes, Saturday, May 10, 2014

$75,000 purse, 1 mile, Colts and Geldings, Three Years Old

  • Lane's End Stallion Scholarship Stakes, Saturday, June 14, 2014

$50,000 purse, 7 1/2 furlong Turf, Texas-bred Fillies and Mares, Three Year Old and Up

  • TTA Sales Futurity, Saturday, July 12, 2014

$100,000 purse, 5 furlong, Fillies, Two Year Old

  • TTA Sales Futurity, Saturday, July 12, 2014

$100,000 purse, 5 furlong, Colts and Geldings, Two Year Old

  • Assault Stakes, Saturday, July 12, 2014

$50,000 purse, 1 mile, Texas-bred, Three Year Old and Up

  • Valor Farm Stakes, Saturday, July 12, 2014

$50,000 purse, 6 furlong, Texas-bred Fillies and Mares, Three Year Old and Up

References[edit]