Bar & Book Closing Statement (UPDATED March 31, 2020):
Bar & Book will remain closed until further notice. We will update this page as more information becomes available.
Lone Star Park temporarily postpones acceptance of horses for 2020 Thoroughbred Season (March 20, 2020)
We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy racing environment and entertainment experience for our horsemen, patrons and employees.
While there have been no known cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Lone Star Park, we have remained in close consultation with local and state health officials throughout the current public health challenge.
In compliance with Governor Greg Abbott’s order to limit gatherings of more than 10 people to slow the spread of the virus and in consultation with the Texas Racing Commission, Lone Star Park will not allow horses to enter the stables area in preparation for the 2020 Thoroughbred Season which is currently slated to begin April 16, 2020. We believe the process of accepting horses at the track may make it more difficult for trainers, jockeys and other staff to practice social distancing compared to their daily routines to prepare for each race day.
The temporary postponement takes effect Friday, March 20, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. through May 3, 2020. At that time, we will reevaluate the situation based on available information, consultation with health officials and additional direction from Governor Abbott.
We believe the action we take today in coordination with Governor Abbott’s office and consultation with the Texas Racing Commission is in the best interest of the public health while also protecting the Texas horse industry and community.
Bar & Book Closing Statement (March 16, 2020):
The health and safety of our patrons and employees is of paramount importance. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Lone Star Park, we will close Bar & Book at Lone Star Park in accordance with Dallas County and health official directives that bans all restaurants, bars and gyms to slow the transmission of this virus. This closure will begin tonight, Monday, March 16 at midnight until March 31.
We will post updates to our website based upon the best available information and through social media as they occur.
Thank you very much for your loyalty and your understanding as we navigate this difficult time.
Bar & Book Reservations through March 31:
All Carrel Seat reservations will be refunded through March 31, 2020.
Bar & Book Reservations for May 1 and May 2:
Churchill Downs announced that the 2020 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby will now be scheduled for September 4 and September 5, 2020. All reservations inside the Bar & Book for May 1 have been adjusted to September 4, 2020 and Bar & Book reservations for May 2 have been adjusted to September 5, 2020. There is no need to call to adjust your reservation unless you want to cancel your reservation completely.
How to Cash Tickets/Vouchers:
Tickets may be cashed by mail. Please print clearly and send your ticket with name and address to:
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Attn: Mutuels Department
1000 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050.
Please send the ticket certified or registered mail, return receipt requested and retain a copy of the ticket for your records.
A Note to Our Guests and Patrons (March, 13, 2020):
In light of the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to update you on the steps we are taking to ensure a safe and healthy work/play environment for our team members and you, our guests and patrons.
First, we continue to closely monitor the situation and receive daily reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the latest developments. Our staff is trained to strictly follow the CDC standards and guidelines with regard to communicable diseases.
Second, we have significantly enhanced our cleaning and disinfecting, particularly in the heavy traffic areas of our property. Additionally, our facilities undergo thorough cleaning daily to protect against transmission of communicable disease, including the coronavirus.
Third, we are strongly encouraging team members, guests and patrons to adhere to CDC and WHO guidelines. These recommendations include everything from thorough and frequent hand washing, to avoiding touching the face, eyes, nose and mouth. According to the guidelines, we are also advising team members, guests and patrons to stay home if they are sick or have had any contact with persons potentially exposed to the virus or other illnesses.
Fourth, we are posting updates on our social channels and website. We will do our best to keep you informed of changes in events and policies as new developments emerge.
We hope these measures give you confidence that we are taking the necessary precautions to maintain the safest, cleanest and healthiest environment possible. We remain committed to providing you with a fun, entertaining and quality experience.
On behalf of everyone at Lone Star Park, we extend our deepest appreciation to you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this together.