For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Wednesday, April 24, 2013) – Legendary Hall of Fame Jockey, Julie Krone and Hall of Fame Trainer, Jack Van Berg will be appearing at Lone Star Park this Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. for the Inaugural Remember Me Rescue Celebrity Dinner and Fundraiser to support the aftercare of Thoroughbred race horses. The pair will also appear at a free autograph session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
All-time winningest female jockey, Julie Krone retired from racing for the first time at Lone Star Park on April 18, 1999 after winning three races here that day. With $81 million in career winnings, Krone was inducted into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in 2000. She was the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, the 1993 Belmont Stakes aboard Colonial Affair.
Julie Krone will host the event with keynote speaker, Maggi Moss.
Inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1985, Jack Van Berg was leading trainer by wins nine times and won the Eclipse Award in 1984. Among his best horses were Alysheba, who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 1987 and the Breeders’ Cup Classic the following year, and Gate Dancer, who won the Preakness Stakes in 1984.
Jack Van Berg will be Auctioneer for live auction items.
Autograph Session with Julie Krone and Jack Van Berg will be held beforehand from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. inside the East Grandstand entrance lobby. Van Berg will also sign copies of the book “Jack, from Grit to Glory” by Chris Kotulak, which will be available for purchase.
For more information on Remember Me Rescue or to purchase tickets to this event go to:
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC, offers a 50-day 2013 Spring Thoroughbred Season which opens Thursday, April 11 and concludes on Saturday, July 6. Live racing will be held four days a week, Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. (except Thursday, May 30 when there will be no live racing), and Saturday and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. (except Sunday, June 23 and Sunday, June 30.) The racing program on Memorial Day, May 27, will start at 1:35 p.m. Special twilight programs will be held at 5 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from Sept. 13 to Nov. 9. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.
Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.
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