THIRD CANCELLATION OF SPRING THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON TONIGHT AT LONE STAR PARK

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 24, 2015

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, April 24, 2015) – Cancellation of the races for the third time in a single race meet is unheard of, yet it has happened at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. Just three weeks into the 2015 Spring Thoroughbred Season at the Grand Prairie track, heavy rain and thunderstorms moved through the Metroplex causing the cancellation of races for the third time.

Only the first race on tonight’s card was able to get off and running before the major storms hit. Races 2 through 9 will be re-scheduled throughout the remainder of the meeting. The $200,000 Grade 3, Texas Mile, which was scheduled as the eighth race, has been rescheduled for next Friday, May 1.

The early $2 double paid out a consolation on 7-all of $4.00, and the .50¢ pick three paid out a consolation on 1-6-7-9/all/all of .80¢ All other wagers were fully refunded.

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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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