2017 THOROUGHBRED SEASON STARTS THURSDAY

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

 

Weekend Line-Up Includes Stakes Races, Fan Giveaways and More! 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie celebrates its 20th anniversary as live Thoroughbred racing returns Thursday, April 20 and continues through July 30.

Opening weekend is packed with exciting Thoroughbred racing, live music, fan giveaways and more! You won’t want to miss the experience of feeling the thundering hooves of magnificent Thoroughbreds as they race down the stretch, and the sounds of fans cheering on their favorites. There’s nothing else like it!

Fans can pick up a free Lone Star Park Magnetic Schedule any day during opening weekend, Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23.

Opening Weekend Line-Up:     

Thursday, April 20, gates open early at 4:30 p.m. with opening ceremonies set to get underway at approximately 6:00 p.m. The live racing action kicks off at 6:35 p.m. with the $50,000 Premiere Stakes, the traditional first race of the season. The Premiere is for Texas-bred, 3-yr-olds & up at 6 ½ furlongs.

Friday, April 21, features nine live Thoroughbred races. “Party at the Park” returns featuring live music by TOP with $2 beer specials in our Courtyard of Champions from
7 to 10 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First race post time is 6:35 p.m.  

Saturday, April 22, gates open at 4 p.m. First race post time is 5 p.m. with nine live Thoroughbred races on the card. Fans can enjoy live music in the Courtyard of Champions by Cuvee from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, features nine live Thoroughbred races highlighted by the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. First race post time is 2:35 p.m. Sunday also marks the return of our Sunday Discounts. Valid every Sunday through July 30. 

Sunday Discounts  

Senior Citizens’ Discount--Seniors 62 years or older with a valid ID will receive One (1) Free General Admission every Sunday during the 2017 Thoroughbred Season
 

Military Discount--Present a valid military ID on Sundays during the 2017 Thoroughbred Season and receive One (1) Free General Admission. 

Pepsi Can Promotion--Bring any Pepsi Can on any Sunday during the 2017 Thoroughbred Season and receive One (1) Free General Admission and One (1) Free Large Pepsi.*
*Valid for live racing only in the Grandstand.

The 50-date Thoroughbred Season will run 15 weeks beginning Thursday, April 20 and continue through Sunday, July 30. Live racing will be held on Friday nights at 6:35 p.m.; Saturday nights at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:35 p.m. Live racing will also be held on select Thursdays, April 20, June 15 and July 27, at 6:35 p.m. All three Triple Crown dates—Saturday’s, May 5, 20 and June 10 will start at 1:35 p.m. Special Holiday programs scheduled are Memorial Day, May 29, at 2:35 p.m.; Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, will begin at 5:00 p.m. All times CDT.

 

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2017 Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 20 and concludes on Sunday, July 30.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 6, May 20 & June 10 which have a 1:35 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 20, June 15 & July 27). The racing program on Memorial Day, May 29, will start at 2:35 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5:00 p.m. both on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, 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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