LONE STAR PARK ANNOUNCES 2018 THOROUGHBRED SEASON STAKES SCHEDULE
For Immediate Release
Thursday, February 08, 2018
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, February 8, 2018) – Lone Star Park’s 2018 Thoroughbred Season stakes schedule will offer 11 stakes totaling an estimated $1 million in total purse money.
Opening night on April 19 will feature the newly renamed $50,000 Bluebonnet Stakes, formerly run as the Premiere, for accredited Texas-bred horses.
Sunday, April 22 features the 22nd running of the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes for accredited Texas-bred fillies & mares.
The Grade 3, $200,000 Steve Sexton Mile headlines the card on Sunday, May 6 and for the first time Lone Star Park will offer advance wagering on the Steve Sexton Mile and the entire Sunday card on Saturday, May 5 (Kentucky Derby Day).
The divisional Texas Stallion Stakes are to be showcased on Sunday, May 20. The Got Koko Division for fillies and the Stymie Division for colts & geldings each have $65,000 guaranteed in prize money.
Sunday, May 27 features the 22nd running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap.
For the month of June, it’s the 7th edition of the $50,000 Lane’s End Danny Shifflet Scholarship Stakes for accredited Texas-bred fillies & mares. It will be contested on Saturday, June 23.
Stars of Texas Day, the encore stakes event of the season, celebrates Texas-bred Thoroughbreds with four stakes featured on Sunday, July 15. The Texas Thoroughbred Futurities including the 26th edition of the filly division and the 29th edition of the colt & gelding division, each have an estimated $100,000 purse attached. Also on the Stars of Texas Day card are the 21st running of the $50,000 Assault Stakes, and the 21st running of the $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes for fillies & mares.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and Global Gaming LSP. The track offers a 44-day 2018 Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 19 and concludes on Sunday, July 22. Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 2:35 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 5, May 19 & June 9 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 19, May 24, June 21 & July 19). A special twilight program will be held at 5:00 p.m. both on Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, 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.