With business lagging behind by about 7% compared with last year, officials at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie are contemplating a purse cut as the racetrack nears the midway point of its 70-date racing season.
Conducting its first sale since the outbreak of war in Iraq, Fasig-Tipton saw decreases in almost every category at its Texas Two-Year-Olds In-Training Sale on Tuesday at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
Magna Entertainment Corp.'s $99 million acquisition of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie was approved Wednesday by the Texas Racing Commission at a meeting in Austin.
Point Gained, the 2-year-old half-sister to Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given, never threatened and finished seventh in a field of eight in the $100,000 Silver Spur Stakes on Sunday at Lone Star Park. It was the stakes debut for Point Gained, a Hennessy filly, after she broke her maiden in her career debut June 20 at Lone Star.
The 2-year-old half sister of Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given made a successful racing debut Wednesday night at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
A half sister to Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given is scheduled to make her first career start Wednesday at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.
Jim McIngvale's plan to have only women jockeys in the Texan Juvenile Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park didn't fly, and neither will the $550,000 purse that had been proposed for the event.
The Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale concluded Tuesday with a 5.7 percent increase in average sales price compared to last year.
A colt by Hennessy attracted a record bid of $150,000 from Tom Durant to highlight the opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling Sale Monday at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie near Dallas.
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