GRADE 3 $200,000 STEVE SEXTON MILE SCHEDULED FOR FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY
For Immediate Release
Friday, January 05, 2018
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, January 5, 2018) – The Grade 3, $200,000 Steve Sexton Mile, for horses three years old and upward, is set to run on Sunday, May 6, 2018. This will mark the 22nd running of the race, previously run as the Texas Mile. The race name was changed in 2017 to honor the memory of Steve Sexton, Lone Star Park’s former Vice-President & General Manager and to raise awareness for the Steven P. Sexton Foundation.
“The Sexton Family is honored to recognize our amazing dad, husband and best friend with Texas’ greatest horse race,” said Taylor Sexton. “The Steve Sexton Mile was an incredible event in 2017, and we are confident that the Lone Star Park team will build off of that performance.”
A fan and player favorite, last year’s card on Sunday, May 7, headlined by the Sexton Mile, recorded the largest single-day off-track wagering handle during the meeting.
“The Sexton Family is excited to see another large crowd of screaming fans for this year’s race on the first Sunday in May,” added Taylor.
Advance wagering will be offered on Saturday, May 5 for the Sexton Mile and the entire Sunday, May 6 race card.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion, Ltd. 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.