$2,460,000 QUARTER HORSE SEASON STAKES SCHEDULE TOPPED BY $1 MILLION TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY

For Immediate Release
Friday, August 18, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, August 18, 2017) – Lone Star Park’s 2017 Quarter Horse Season begins Friday, September 15 and runs through Saturday, November 11. On the schedule are 18 stakes races worth a cool $2,460,000, including 10 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 15 will include trials to decide the field for the Grade 3, $175,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Derby to be run Saturday, September 30. The trial action continues on Saturday, September 16, for the Grade 2, $450,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Futurity also to be held on Saturday, September 30.

The stakes action kicks off on Saturday, September 23, with the $20,000 Guaranteed, Nevill Stakes for Texas-Bred, three-year-olds & up at 350 yards. 

The signature event of the tracks 20th 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 11. The Grade 1, $400,000 Estimated Texas Classic Derby and the $80,000 Estimated Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes are also a part of the closing night program. 

Trials for the Texas Classic Futurity will be held on Saturday, October 21, and for the Texas Classic Derby on Friday, October 20. The 10 fastest times from the trials will advance to the finals.

Friday, September 29, features the $25,000 Added Merial Distaff Challenge for fillies & mares, three-year-olds & up at 400 yards and the Grade 3, $20,000 Added AQHA Distance Challenge for three-year-olds & up at 870 yards.

The Grade 1, $75,000 Guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap for three-year-olds & up at 440 yards will take place on Saturday, October 7.

Friday, October 27, features a pair of divisional $15,000 Estimated Arabian Texas Lone Star Juvenile races.  

The Grade 1, $75,000 Estimated Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity will be held on Saturday, October 28. Trials for the futurity are Friday, October 13.

Make plans to be a part of one or all of the exciting live racing action we have scheduled during our 2017 Quarter Horse Season!

Lone Star Park’s 2017 Quarter Horse Season Stakes Schedule at a glance:

 

 

Date 

Race 

Conditions 

  

  

  

Sat., Sept. 23 

$20,000 Guaranteed Nevill Stakes 

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

Fri., Sept. 29 

$20,000 AddedAQHA Distance Challenge(G3) 

3-yr-olds & up, 870 yards 

Fri., Sept. 29 

$25,000 Added Merial Distaff Challenge 

f & m, 3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards 

Sat., Sept. 30 

$150,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Derby (G3) 

3-yr-olds, 440 yards 

  

Trial Date - Fri., Sept. 15 

  

Sat., Sept. 30 

$450,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Futurity (G2) 

2-yr-olds, 400 yards 

  

Trial Date - Sat., Sept. 16 

  

Sat., Sept. 30 

$45,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes 

2-yr-olds, 400 yards 

Sat., Oct. 7 

$75,000 Guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap (G1) 

3-yr-olds & up, 440 yards 

Fri., Oct. 27 

$15,000 Estimated Texas Lone Star Juvenile (Arabian) 

3-yr-olds, 6 furlongs 

Fri., Oct. 27 

$15,000 Estimated Texas Lone Star Juvenile Fillies (Arabian) 

fillies, 3-yr-old, 6 furlongs 

Sat., Oct. 28 

$75,000 Estimated Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & 

2-yr-olds, 400 yards 

  

Appaloosa Futurity (G1) 

  

  

Trial Date – Fri., Oct. 13 

  

Sat., Nov. 4 

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

Texas-Bred 3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards 

Thur., Nov. 9 

$20,000 Estimated Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3) 

3-yr-olds & up, one mile 

  

Colt & Gelding Division 

  

Thur., Nov. 9 

$20,000 Estimated Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3) 

f & m, 3-yr-olds & up, one mile 

  

Filly & Mare Division   

  

Sat., Nov. 11 

$400,000 Estimated Texas Classic Derby (G1) 

3-yr-olds, 440 yards 

  

Trial Date – Fri., Oct. 20 

  

Sat., Nov. 11 

$1,000,000 Estimated Texas Classic Futurity (G1) 

2-yr-olds, 400 yards 

  

Trial Date – Sat., Oct. 21 

  

Sat., Nov. 11 

$80,000 Estimated Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes 

2-yr-olds, 400 yards 

 Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 26-day 2017 Quarter Horse Season, which opens Friday, September 15 and concludes on Saturday, November 11. 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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