Unequalled Horseracing Action in the Lone Star State!
Lone Star Park racecourse is a 315-acre horse racecourse located in Grand Prairie, Texas. The racecourse possesses a uniquely elegant south western architectural style, combining Indian building skills with Spanish baroque forms.
Lone Star Park racecourse hosts both thoroughbred racing and quarter horseracing meets. Racing at Lone Star Park racecourse is typically run between April and July each year.
Lone Star Park racecourse has a one-mile (1.6 km) dirt oval and a seven-furlong turf track. It can accommodate 1,600 horses across 32 barns.
Lone Star Park racecourse has a seven-storey, 280,000-square foot Grandstand that can accommodate about 8,000 spectators. Lone Star Park racecourse also has a 36,000-square foot pavilion for simulcasting. Other amenities are a Saddling Paddock, Jockey Quarters, Barn Area and Parking Area.
Lone Star Park racecourse's marquee event of the thoroughbred racing season is the Lone Star Million Day. It is held on Memorial Day and prizes of over $1 million are handed to winners of seven stakes races.
Among the more popular graded stakes events held at Lone Star Park racecourse are:
- Lone Star Park Handicap
- Texas Mile Stakes
- Lone Star Derby
- Ouija Board Handicap, formerly known as the Winstar Distaff Handicap
- Dallas Turf Cup
Lone Star Park racecourse hosted the 2004 edition of the prestigious Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Lone Star Park racecourse History:
In April 1997, Lone Star Park racecourse opened before a crowd of 21,754.
In November 2002, renovation was completed and Lone Star Park racecourse had two 50-stall barns (200' x 80'), a 96-stall multipurpose quarantine barn (130' x 260'), six stable area dormitory buildings and two recreation rooms.
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