LONE STAR PARK UPDATES POLICY REGARDING (EVH-1) EQUINE HERPESVIRUS

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Tuesday, March 22, 2016) – Lone Star Park has updated its policy regarding Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1).  This policy update applies to horses shipping into the receiving barn only. There is no change to the current policy as it pertains to horses shipping into permanent barns.

Horses now coming to the receiving barn to either ‘Work & Go’ or ‘Race & Go’ will be required to have a health certificate issued within the past 7 days.  Beginning next Monday, March 28 the health certificate requirement will expand to 14 days and then beginning on Monday, April 4 the health certificate requirement will expand to 30 days.  These time frames for health certificates apply ONLY to horses using the receiving barn at this point. The vaccination requirement and the statements that are to be noted on the health certificates are still mandatory regardless of the time frame change.

“We are loosening some of our restrictions put in place during the recent EHV-1 outbreak,” said Bart Lang, Lone Star Park’s Director of Racing. “As we continually monitor the national quarantine updates and consult with the Texas Animal Health Commission for guidance. We still stress the importance of everyday biosecurity methods for all horsemen to continue to follow in order to avoid another outbreak.”

The Texas Animal Health Commission previously released the premises quarantine for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) in El Paso County. There have been no other EVH-1 cases reported in the state.

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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 2016 Spring Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 7 and concludes on Sunday, July 17.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday & Saturday at 7:05 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 7, May 21 & June 11 which have a 2:05 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:05 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 7:05 p.m. (April 7 & 21; May 19; June 16; July 14). The racing program on Memorial Day, May 30, will start at 2:05 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5 p.m. both on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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