LONE STAR PARK TAKES MEASURES TO ASSURE INTEGRITY OF THE SPORT FOR SEASON’S RICHEST RACE

For Immediate Release
Saturday, November 15, 2014

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Saturday, November 15, 2014) – In the days leading up to Lone Star Park’s richest race of the season, the Grade 1 $860,519 Texas Classic Futurity, officials of the Texas Racing Commission teamed with seven out-of-state investigators and veterinarians to provide a “super security” environment around the qualifying horses and horsemen for the track’s biggest race of the year.

“It’s a team that has been employed for the Breeders’ Cup races and the All American Futurity, so as soon as it was suggested by the Texas Racing Commission we were eager to collaborate with them,” explained Scott Wells, president and general manager of Lone Star Park.  “Thanks to the financial support of the American Quarter Horse Association and the good folks at Racing Free, we were able to bring these folks in for this special occasion.”

The team conducted searches of stables, vehicles and restricted areas, as well as placing the qualifying horses under close surveillance.

“It’s just another way of discouraging anyone from trying to cheat,” said Wells. “Horse racing is the most closely-regulated sport in the world.  We invented drug testing and video replays long before they were commonplace in other sports. But, as with any sport in which millions of dollars are at stake, some people will try to cheat the system. We have great testing and security in place for all our day-to-day races, but this added level of observation by such accomplished experts is intended to act as an additional deterrent.”

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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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