LONE STAR PARK SELECTED TO HOST 2015 AQHA BANK OF AMERICA CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Grand Prairie, Texas (Saturday, October 11, 2014) – Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie has been chosen by the American Quarter Horse Association to be the host of the Bank of America Challenge Championships November 6-7, 2015. 

The Bank of America Challenge Championships are the finals in a series of Challenge races where horses qualify through win-and-you’re-in regional races held in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Qualifying races are held from early in the year through late fall. Winners of those races meet to compete in the year-end Challenge Championships.

There are a total of 12 stakes races including the six championship races that offer more than $1 million in purses and prizes. To be split over two exciting nights with the best of the world’s fastest athletes competing at Lone Star Park on November 6-7, 2015. The Bank of American Challenge Championships is a true meeting of champions.

This will be the fifth time the Challenge Championships have been held at the Grand Prairie track. Lone Star Park hosted the event in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2006. Only Los Alamitos Race Course in Los Alamitos, CA has played host more times (10).

Come watch, wager and win on this year’s Bank of America Challenge Championships. We will be simulcasting the event Saturday, October 18 live from Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona, Iowa. This is the second time Prairie Meadows Racetrack has hosted the event, and its the only track other than Los Alamitos and Lone Star Park to host more than once.

Other tracks that have hosted the event are Evangeline Downs, Fair Grounds, Retama Park, Sam Houston Race Park, Sunland Park, and Turf Paradise.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track’s 26-day, 2014 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from September 19 to November 15. 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, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP 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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