GATES OPEN ON LONE STAR PARK’S 19th SPRING THOROUGHBRED SEASON THURSDAY, APRIL 9

For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 04, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas The Thoroughbreds are back and ready to run as live racing returns to Lone Star Park Thursday, April 9. The Grand Prairie track is celebrating its 19th season of Spring Thoroughbred racing with plenty of entertainment, exciting new promotions, and the highly successful Lone Star Music Series to delight every fan.

The 50-date meet will run 15 weeks through Sunday, July 19 with live Thoroughbred racing held three days a week on Fridays & Saturdays at 6:35 p.m. and Sundays at 1:35 p.m. The exceptions are the three Triple Crown dates of May 2 (Kentucky Derby) May 16 (Preakness Stakes) and June 6 (Belmont Stakes) with a special 1:35 p.m. first race post time. Memorial Day, Monday May 25 will also start at 1:35 p.m.

Additionally, we will have live racing on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 9 & 23; June 18; July 16). A special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

Opening Day, Thursday, April 9 begins with Lone Star Park’s traditional opening ceremonies, followed by the 19th running of the $50,000 Premiere Stakes, the traditional first race of the season.

Friday, April 10, the 2015 Lone Star Music Series kicks off with Universal South recording artists and ACM and CMT Award nominees, Eli Young Band performing after the last live race.

Saturday, April 11, will be the 19th running of the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes followed by Grammy-nominated Nashville star, Chris Young who takes the stage after the last live race.

Sunday, April 12, afternoon racing with a new and improved Sunday Brunch in the Silks Dining Terraces including a new Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar.  

Senior Citizens’/Military Discount Day returns for all seniors aged 62 or older with valid ID and all military personnel with a valid ID card will receive free General Admission continuing each Sunday through July 19.

Pepsi Can Day returns on Sundays and continues though July 19. Bring any Pepsi can and receive (1) free general admission and (1) free large Pepsi.

Introducing “Lone Star Bark” bring your dog to the races on Sunday, May 17. We will have contests and vendors on site, plus a chance to enter your dog in a race on the main track.

Lone Star Park’s $1 Million, 11-race stakes schedule features the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile for 3-year-olds and up on Friday, April 26 and the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day).

Other key race dates will be simulcasts of the Triple Crown races:

Kentucky Derby, simulcast from Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2, and of course, our Kentucky Derby Hat Contest with Grand Prize’s awarded for the “Most Creative” and “Most Stylish” of $500 each.

Preakness Stakes, simulcast from Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 16.

Belmont Stakes, simulcast from Belmont Park on Saturday, June 6.

Lone Stars and Stripes will be celebrated with live music in our Courtyard of Champions, a night of awesome fireworks and a vehicle giveaway on Friday, July 4. The family fun park will be open with pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall and other fun activities for kids.

Other notable promotional days include the return of Dollar Night, twice. We are offering Dollar Night on Saturday, April 25 and again on Saturday, June 27. Both dates will offer $1 admission, programs, soft drinks, hot dogs, popcorn and $2 beer.

Family Fun Day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 will include an extended Family Fun Park with many fun activities for the kids. There will be live music in the Courtyard of Champions, plus $2 beer, $1 hot dogs and $1 popcorn.

For more information please check out www.lonestarpark.com.

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2015 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 9 and concludes on Sunday, July 19.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 2, May 16 & June 6 which have a 1:35 p.m. start) and Sundays at 1:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 9 & 23; June 18; July 16) The racing program on Memorial Day, May 25, will start at 1:35 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). 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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