20,054 ON HAND FOR LIVE RACING AND 19th LONE STARS & STRIPES HOLIDAY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

For Immediate Release
Sunday, July 05, 2015

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas  – The largest crowd of the season, 20,054 fans, converged at Lone Star Park on Saturday for the 19th annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration. More than $1.1 million was wagered on-track, including $430,351 on the special 10-race live twilight program that began at 5:00 p.m.

The live racing program was accompanied by plenty of activities for the entire family, including live music by the Vegas Stars between races, pony rides, a petting zoo, carnival games, bounce houses, tattoo artist, clowns and more.

Following the final race of the night, 10 finalists were selected for a chance to win the 2015 Ford Mustang Giveaway. Each drew an envelope containing a remote entry key fob to try and open the door. It was Richie Delatorre of Fort Worth, Texas who drew the working remote and won the brand new flashy red Mustang. “I’ve never won anything, ever,” said Delatorre. “Thank you so much! This is the best night ever!”

Following the giveaway, one of the largest and most spectacular fireworks shows in North Texas got underway at 10:25 p.m. The 20-minute pyrotechnics show was choreographed to a rousing patriotic soundtrack provided by popular local radio station 99.5 The Wolf.

The crowd often broke into applause during the show and rose to their feet and cheered during the powerful finale. 

Only seven racing days remain at Lone Star’s Spring Thoroughbred Season, but other big events remain on the schedule. Saturday, July 11 is the 15th annual Stars of Texas program– a showcase of races for Texas-breds, including four stakes events, totaling more than $300,000 in purses. Then on Friday, July 17, Chase Rice will perform in concert, and on Saturday, July 18, Pat Green will perform the final concert of the 2015 Lone Star Music Series. That day also will double as Fan Appreciation Day, with plenty of prize drawings between races. 

The final day of the Spring Thoroughbred Season is Sunday, July 19.

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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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