For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Grand Prairie, Texas, (Wednesday, October 9, 2013) – Lone Star Park announced an increase of over 10 percent to Quarter Horse purses effective Thursday, October 10. The increase is to overnight races and will range from $300 to $800.
Track officials cited gains in attendance and handle as the source of the added funds.
“This increase in purses comes as a result of the great attendance and handle numbers we’re experiencing this fall,” said Lone Star Park President and General Manager, Scott Wells. “These are the world’s fastest athletes and this is a great place to have fun watching them compete on a fair, even playing field.”
Lone Star Park is currently running its Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses each Thursday through Saturday. Gates open each live race day at 5:30 p.m. with a first race post time at 6:35 p.m. The meet concludes Saturday, November 9.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, is a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC. The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses is currently being held and runs through 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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