SPECIAL NEEDS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT FROM WACO GETS HIS WISH FOR A NIGHT AT THE RACES GRANTED

For Immediate Release
Friday, June 10, 2016

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, June 10, 2016) – When Waco Midway High School junior Jacoby Burk heard his teacher Dave Laster’s talk about his visit to Lone Star Park to see the horse races he “went nuts” said Laster. “He was so excited listening about my trip, he was hooked and wanted to go!”
 
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Jacoby has cerebral palsy and going to the horse races wasn’t very likely for him until his teacher decided to see what he could do about it. Mr. Laster sent an email request to the Grand Prairie track. The email made its way to Lone Star Park’s Director of Racing, Bart Lang who arranged a night at the races for Jacoby, his family and his teacher.
 

And what a night it was for the teenager! He got a tour of the stable area before the races started Friday night. Lang had the fourth race named in his honor for the program. Following the race, the Lone Star Park jockey colony joined Jacoby in the winners circle for a group photo which they all autographed afterward. Words can’t describe his excitement! He was glowing. It will be a memory cherished.

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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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