Stakes Schedule

LONE STAR PARK FINALIZES A REVISED STAKES SCHEDULE FOR 2020 THOROUGHBRED MEET

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, June 4, 2020) – The 2020 Thoroughbred Racing Season was to begin April 18 for a 44-day run, but due to the covid-19 pandemic, was delayed until May 22. The abbreviated 36-day meet, which is allowing no spectators at this time, will run through Sunday, August 2.

The revised 2020 Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule features a total of 18 stakes worth $1.4 million.

Texas Champions Day, which Sam Houston Race Park had scheduled on March 21, but cancelled due to a blown transformer, will now be hosted by Lone Star Park. All seven cancelled stakes that highlight Texas-bred horses, will be held Sunday, June 14Texas Champions Day will feature the $75k Bara Lass Stakes, the $75k Groovy Stakes, the $75k Richard King Turf Stakes, The $75k San Jacinto, the $75k Spirit of Texas, the $75k Star of Texas and the $75k Yellow Rose.
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Sunday, June 28 will feature three open stakes, the $75k Lone Star Park Turf Stakes, for fillies & mares, 3-yr-olds and up at one mile on the turf, the $75k Grand Prairie Stakes, for 3-yr-olds at one and one sixteenth miles,and the $75k Lone Star Mile, for 4-yr-olds and up at one mile.

The Stars of Texas Preview on Sunday, July 5 will feature the $75k Wayne Hanks Memorial, the $75k Lanes End Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes and the divisional Texas Stallion Stakes, filly division and colt & gelding division, at $75k apiece.

The final four stakes will go on Sunday, July 26 as part of Stars of Texas Day. They are the $75k Valor Farm, the $75k Highlander Training Center Assault Stakes and the Texas Thoroughbred Futurities, the filly division and the colt & gelding division. Each will run for an estimated purse of $100k.

“We have worked closely with the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership and the Texas Thoroughbred Association to put together a schedule that benefits everyone, especially our horsemen,” said Lone Star Park’s Vice-President of Operations, Kent Slabotsky.

The remainder of the 2020 season will run on a Monday through Wednesday schedule with a post time of 1:35 p.m. with the exception of the above Sunday Stakes dates and two Saturday’s; June 27 for the Lone Star Spring Betting Challenge Handicapping Tournament and August 1 will have a post time of 3:05 p.m.

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie; A major league sports entertainment attraction that features two exciting racing seasons annually. Over 700,000 guests visit our beautiful facility each year, which features a seven-level glass-enclosed Grandstand, highlighted by our 1,200-seat Silks Dining Room and our 48 luxurious Penthouse Suites, all overlooking the newest race track in Texas. Situated next to our Grandstand is the 36,000 square foot world-class Las Vegas-style Racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book, which features wagering on horse racing from around the world 7-days a week year-round.

2020 Thoroughbred Racing Season; The heart of our product offering, running 44-days from April 16 through July 19. The Thoroughbred Racing Season runs during Triple Crown season and features an action-packed promotional schedule with lively entertainment and fun for the entire family.

Lone Star Park is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visit LoneStarPark.com for more information.