A MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION FOR EVERYONE MONDAY

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 26, 2016

 

  Jockeys & Java, Family Fun Park, Discounted Prices & More 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, May 26, 2016) – Join us Monday, May 30 for a special Memorial Day Celebration at Lone Star Park. It’s a day for everyone to remember those who served our country. They are all heroes!

Gates open at noon First live race is at 2:05 p.m.

MEMORIAL DAY FESTIVITIES INCLUDE: 

JOCKEYS AND JAVA 

The fun begins early on Monday with Jockeys & Java. Come enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and watch the horses work out on the track during their morning training. Track Announcer Jim Byers will interview leading jockey C. J. McMahon followed with a short Q & A period. Afterward fans can take an in-depth tour of the stable area. For those interested, please enter through the Courtyard of Champion gates located on the West side of the Grandstand. Gates for this special event open at 8:30 a.m. Interviews will start at approximately 9:00 a.m. Covered seating is available. Bus tours of the stable area will begin shortly after the track closes for morning training at 10:00 a.m.

OPENING CEREMONIES 

Opening Ceremonies lead by the 301st Fighter Wing Honor Guard, stationed at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. The ceremonies will begin at approximately 1:35 p.m.  

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING 

10 live races are scheduled featuring the 20th running of the $200,000 guaranteed Lone Star Park Handicap, Grade 3. The race is for three-year-olds and upward going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track.   

MEET AND GREET JOCKEY AUTOGRAPH SESSION 

Come meet and talk with your favorite Lone Star Park jockey! They will be signing autographs and visiting with race fans from noon to 1:00 p.m. inside the East Grandstand Entrance. A $5 donation is optional, but welcomed. All proceeds benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).  

FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY PERSONEL 

All military personnel will receive (1) FREE General Admission at our Admission Gates. Just present your present your Military ID at the designated areas at our entrances to receive your coupon.  

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy live music by Professor D on our Courtyard of Champions Stage from noon to 5:00 p.m.

DISCOUNTED PRICES 

The whole family can take advantage of our discounted prices. Soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn will be just $1 each, all day long. Plus, grab an ice-cold beer for just $2 each!  

FAMILY FUN PARK 

Kids of all ages can enjoy our expanded Family Fun Park from noon to 4:00 p.m. with pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, obstacle course, zip line, face painters, tattoo artists, games and so much more!

Make your plans now and join us for a great day of fun and exciting racing! For additional information and seating options please call 972-263-7223.

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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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