INCLEMENT WEATHER CAUSES CANCELLATION OF RACES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE NIGHT AT LONE STAR PARK

For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 18, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – A line of severe thunderstorms that moved through the Metroplex for the second consecutive night led to the cancellation again of part of the race card at Lone Star Park. Races 4 through 9 were cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by the storm. This is the first time races have been cancelled on back-to-back nights at the Grand Prairie track since its opening in 1997.

Despite the threat of the storms, 6,069 patrons attended tonight. $78,409 was wagered on-track for the three races run. Another $314,836 was wagered at simulcast outlets across the country for a total of $393,246.

Live racing is scheduled to resume Sunday, April 19 with a nine race live program. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. First race post time is 1:35 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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