NORTH AMERICA’S WINNINGEST JOCKEY IN HORSE RACING HISTORY RUSSELL BAZE TO RIDE OPENING NIGHT

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – US Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze will ride in the first two races on the card at Lone Star Park opening night Thursday, April 9 for owner/trainer Henry Dominguez of El Paso, Texas.

Baze holds the record for the most wins in North American Horse Racing History. Through today, April 8, he has recorded an incredible 12,524 career wins from 52,374 starts.

His mounts are He’s a Bling in the $50,000 Premiere Stakes, Lone Star Park’s traditional first race of the season, and Popalicious in race 2, an optional claiming allowance for fillies & mares. Post time for the Premiere is 6:35 p.m. (CT). Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

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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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