RETIRING RACEHORSES ARE LOOKING FOR NEW HOMES COULD YOU USE ONE?
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (July 3, 2018) –Lone Star Park to host The Paddock Foundation’s 4th Annual Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair Saturday, July 7. The fair begins at 10 a.m. and will wrap at noon. Please mark your calendars to attend. The track will be dark for live racing that day. There is no charge for the event and parking is also free. Please enter through the east Grandstand entrance.
This event offers Thoroughbred racehorses ready to retire and be trained for a new career as show horses, trail horses or just as pets. The possibilities are endless for these versatile equines. The event is opened to the public and we encourage any and every one wanting to own a Thoroughbred to attend. Prospective new owners will be able to view and examine these retiring Thoroughbred horses and speak with the trainers who are offering them and privately negotiate a price. These horses will be in the saddling paddock.
There will be concessions and vendors offering items for sale as well, such as County Saddlery and Equine artist Joanna Zeller Quentin offering art from her Moose Pants Studio. Plus non-profits Blue Skies Therapeutic Riding Center and The Paddock Foundation will be here. The Paddock Foundation will be holding raffles for various items throughout the event.
Thoroughbreds are beautiful and intelligent animals and we want to help them find new homes where they can thrive in a second career after they retire from racing.
The Paddock Foundation is a non-profit organization created by the Texas Thoroughbred Association to support and advance aftercare for the Thoroughbred race horse. For more information please contact the Texas Thoroughbred Association at (512)458-6133 or visit facebook.com/thepaddockfoundation.
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.