Lone Star Park

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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 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]

In 1992 Grand Prairie voters approved a half-cent sales tax to assist in financial bonds to build a racetrack. Shortly thereafter, the city created a sports authority (the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corp.), which would own the track and lease it to a track operator

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.[1]

A panoramic photo of Lone Star Park.

Personalities[edit]

Production Staff[edit]

Racing[edit]

Due to the popularity of many different horse breeds in the state of Texas, half of the races are setup for more than just thoroughbreds.[2][3][4]

Thoroughbred Races:

Lone Star Park Handicap Gr.3 - $200,000 Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 1 1/16 Mile
Texas Mile Stakes Gr.3 - $200,000 Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 1 Mile
Assault Stakes - Restricted Texas-Bred - $50,000 Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 1 Mile
Premiere Stakes - Restricted Texas-Bred - $50,000 Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 6 1/2 Furlongs
Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes - Restricted Texas-Bred - $50,000 Guaranteed - Fillies & Mares, 3 YO & Up | 6 1/2 Furlongs
Texas Stallion Stakes (Got Koko Division) - $65,000 Guaranteed - Fillies, 3 YO | 1 Mile
Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division) - $65,000 Guaranteed - Colts & Geldings, 3 YO | 1 Mile

Exterior of Lone Star Park

Quarter Horse:

Texas Classic Futurity Gr.1 - $1,000,000 Estimated - 2 YO | 400 Yards
Texas Classic Derby Gr.1 - $400,000 Estimated - 3 YO | 440 Yards
Refrigerator Handicap Gr.1 - $75,000-Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 440 Yards
Dash For Cash Futurity Gr.2 - $450,000 Estimated - 2 YO | 400 Yards
Dash For Cash Derby Gr.3 - $175,000 Estimated - 3 YO | 440 Yards
B. F. Phillips Jr. Stakes Gr.3 Restricted Texas-Bred - $25,000-Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 400 Yards
Nevill Stakes - Restricted Texas-Bred - $20,000 Estimated - 3 YO & Up | 350 Yards

Paint and Appaloosa:

Speedhorse Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Futurity Gr.1 - $100,000 Estimated - 2 YO | 400 Yards
Masterpiece Challenge Paint and Appaloosa Stakes - Listed - $20,000 Estimated- 3 YO | 400 Yards

Arabians:

Dubai International Arabian Races Texas Open Stakes - $30,000 Guaranteed - 3 YO & Up | 1 & 1/16 mile
Shadwell Arabian Stallions Texas Distaff Stakes - $30,000 Guaranteed - Fillies & Mares, 3 YO & Up | 8 Furlongs
www.shadwellarabian.co.uk Texas Lone Star Futurity - $20,000 Guaranteed - Fillies, 3 YO | 6 Furlongs
DIAR Texas Lone Star Futurity - $20,000 Guaranteed - Colts & Geldings, 3 YO | 6 Furlongs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lone Star Park". Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "www.lonestarpark.com TB". Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "www.lonestarpark.com QH". Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "www.diaraces.com". Retrieved 1 June 2017.