$1 MILLION TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY TOPS $2.49 MILLION FALL MEETING OF CHAMPIONS STAKES SCHEDULE

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 22, 2016

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Monday, August 22, 2016) – Mark your calendars! It’s almost time to witness the world’s fastest athletes compete at Lone Star Park. The 2016 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses begins Friday, September 16 and runs through Saturday, November 12.  

On the schedule are 19 stakes races worth a cool $2.49 Million, including nine with graded status to be run during the 26-day meeting. Live racing will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night after the opening weekend. Gates open each scheduled race night at 5:30 p.m. with a first race post time of 6:35 p.m.

Opening night, Friday, September 16, the stakes action kicks off with the $20,000 guaranteed, Nevill Stakes for Texas-Breds, three-year-olds & up at 350 yards. 

The signature event of the tracks 19th fall season is the Grade 1, $1 Million estimated Texas Classic Futurity, the richest horse race run annually in the state. It will be held on the final night of the meeting, Saturday, November 12. The Grade 1, $400,000 estimated Texas Classic Derby is also a part of the closing night program.

Trials for the Texas Classic Futurity will be held on Saturday, October 22, and for the Texas Classic Derby on Friday, October 21. The 10 fastest times from the trials will advance to the finals.

Saturday, October 1 features three stakes races on the card headlined by the Grade 1, $75,000 guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap for three-year-olds & up at 440 yards. On the under card are the $25,000 Merial Distaff Challenge for fillies & mares, three-year-olds & up at 400 yards and the $20,000 AQHA Distance Challenge for three-year-olds & up at 870 yards.

In addition to the Grade 1 Texas Classic Futurity and Derby, and the Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap, the other Graded stakes races for American Quarter Horses during the meet are the Grade 2, $450,000 estimated Dash for Cash Futurity and the Grade 3, $150,000 estimated Dash for Cash Derby. Both are scheduled for Saturday,
October 8. 

Trials for the Dash for Cash Futurity will be held Saturday, September 24 and for the Dash for Cash Derby on Friday, September 23. The top 10 fastest times from those trials will advance to the finals.

Graded stakes for Paint & Appaloosa horses as well as Arabians are scheduled during the Fall Meeting of Champions. The Grade 1, $50,000 added Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity is Saturday, October 29. Trials are Friday, Oct. 14.

A pair of divisional Grade 3, $20,000 Arabian Stallion Stakes races will take place on Thursday, October 13.

These are just part of the action-packed stakes races scheduled during the approaching season. Make plans to be a part of one or all of the exciting live racing action we have scheduled during our 19th Fall Meeting of Champions!

 

Lone Star Park’s 2016 Fall Meeting of Champions Stakes Schedule at a glance: 

 

Date   

 

Race

Conditions

Friday, Sept. 16

$20,000 Guaranteed Nevill Stakes

Texas-Bred, 3-yr-olds & up, 350 yards

Saturday, Oct. 1

$20,000 Added AQHA Distance Challenge

3-yr-olds & up, 870 yards

Saturday, Oct. 1

$25,000 Added Merial Distaff Challenge

f & m, 3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards

 Saturday, Oct. 1

$75,000 Guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap (G1)

3-yr-olds & up, 440 yards

 Saturday, Oct. 8

$150,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Derby (G3)  Trial Date - Friday, Sept. 23

3-yr-olds, 440 yards

 Saturday, Oct. 8

$450,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Futurity (G2)  Trial Date - Saturday, Sept. 24

2-yr-olds, 400 yards

Saturday, Oct. 8

$45,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes

2-yr-olds, 400 yards

 Thursday, Oct. 13

 $20,000 Guaranteed Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3)

 c & g, 3-yr-olds & up, one mile

 Thursday, Oct. 13

 $20,000 Guaranteed Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3)

 f & m, 3-yr-olds & up, one mile

 Saturday, Oct. 29

 $50,000 Added Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (G1)  Trial Date - Friday, Oct. 14

2-yr-olds, 400 yards

Saturday, Oct. 29

$10,000 Added Masterpiece Challenge Paint & Appaloosa Stakes

3-yr-olds, 400 yards

Friday, Nov. 4

$20,000 Added DIAR Texas Lone Star Futurity

c & g, 3-yr-olds & up, 6 furlongs

Friday, Nov. 4

$20,000 Added www.shadwellarabian.co.uk Texas Lone Star Futurity

fillies, 3-yr-old, 6 furlongs

Friday, Nov. 4

$30,000 Guaranteed Dubai International Arabian Races Texas Open Stakes

3-yr-olds & up 1 1/16 miles

Friday, Nov. 4

$30,000 Guaranteed Shadwell Arabian Stallion Texas Distaff Stakes

f & m, 3-yr-olds & up, 1 mile

 Saturday, Nov. 5

$25,000 Guaranteed B.F. Phillips Stakes (RG3)

Texas-Bred 3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards

 Saturday, Nov. 12

$400,000 Estimated Texas Classic Derby (G1)  Trial Date - Friday, Oct. 21

3-yr-olds, 440 yards

 Saturday, Nov. 12

$1,000,000 Estimated Texas Classic Futurity (G1)  Trial Date - Saturday, Oct. 22

2-yr-olds, 400 yards

Saturday, Nov. 12

$80,000 Estimated Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes

2-yr-olds, 400 yards

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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 26-day 2016 Fall Meeting of Champions Season, which opens Friday, September 16 and concludes on Saturday, November 12. Live racing will be held three days a week, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 6:35 p.m. 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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