THE PADDOCK FOUNDATION TO HOST ROSES TO RIBBONS HORSE FAIR SUPPORTING THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE SATURDAY, JULY 11

For Immediate Release
Friday, July 03, 2015

Retiring Thoroughbred Race Horses Will Be Available For Sale

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – The Paddock Foundation is hosting the Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair event at Lone Star Park to help find a new home for Thoroughbred race horses nearing the end of their racing career. 

The Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair will be held at Lone Star Park on Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. and is open to the public.

There will be horses available for sale and a chance to meet with racehorse trainers and tell them what kind of horse you are looking for. Private sales will be negotiated between buyers and sellers. Horses will be presented walking in hand in the paddock where prospective buyers can view all available horses. The Roses to Ribbons Old Time Horse Fair is an opportunity to showcase these special Thoroughbreds.

This is not an auction! Racehorse re-homing organizations will be there, as well as a tack swap and sell. Concessions will be available.

  •    WHAT: Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair is an event designed to promote Thoroughbred horses moving to new careers after racing.
    •    WHEN: Saturday, July 11 (rain or shine)
    •    WHERE: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

                               1000 Lone Star Pkwy.

                               Grand Prairie, TX 75050

     

    The Paddock Foundation is a non-profit organization launched by the Texas Thoroughbred Association to support and advance aftercare for the Thoroughbred race horse.

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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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