Lone Star Horse Racing
The race track that became popular and considered as the leading horse racing venue in Texas is the Lone Star Park. It opened last 1997 of April and located in Grand Prairie, between Dallas and Forth Worth. This facility is offered to Thoroughbred racing and Quarter horse racing. Every Memorial Day, the Lone Star Million Day as their Thoroughbred premier event is worth over a million dollars that features 2 stakes races.
Lone Star Park have 1 mile dirt oval, seven-furlong turf track and it covers 315 acres. They can accommodate up to 1,600 horses and their 280,000 square foot Grandstand which is fully air – conditioned and glass-enclosed can welcome up to 8,000 people. But if there’s any big event to handle, they can expand the seating capacity of that area. Same as the Breeder’s Cup event last 2004, they made it possible to arranged 50,000 seats as they’ve known that a lot of people will visit the event.
Lone Star Park Handicap, Texas Mile Stakes, Lone Star Derby, Ouija Board Handicap and Dallas Turf Cup are grade 3 stakes and runs at Lone Star Park. There are also Restricted Stakes in this race track and all Texas-bred like, Stallion Stakes for 2 years old only, Texas Stallion Stakes specifically 2 years old standing in Texas, colts and gelding, Assault Stakes and Allen Bogan Memorial Stakes (mares and fillies) both for 3 years old and above, Harold V. Goodman Memorial Stakes for 3 years old only and Valor Farm Stakes for 3 year old fillies only. Their list for Ungraded Stakes have specific scheduled month to run usually every month of April, June and July.
Like other horse racing venue, they have this general admission fee worth based on your age. For ages 4 – 12 the admission fee costs $3, the adults’ costs $5 and free for all 3 years old below. The dining seats also costs $5, the race book carrel seats is for $3 but this rate is changing to $8 if it’s on Big Event, entering Post Time Pavilion during live racing costs $4 and if not live is $3 only.
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