Anne M. Eberhardt

TVG to Air Lone Star Park Races

52-day meet at Texas track runs April 14 through July 10.

TVG and Lone Star Park have announced an agreement under which the racing television network will air the Dallas, Texas-area track’s 2011 spring Thoroughbred meet that begins April 14 and runs through July 10.

“We’re excited to have signed an agreement with TVG on a non-exclusive basis,“ said Lone Star Park president and general manager Drew Shubeck. “Our relationship with TVG will help us broaden our signal distribution and drive handle.”

Lone Star Park’s 52-day meet will run four days a week every Thursday and Friday at 6:35 p.m. (except Thursday, June 2 and Thursday, July 7 when there will be no live racing), and Saturday and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. starting on April 14.  The Lone Star Million Day program on Memorial Day will start at 1:35 p.m. and special twilight programs with post-race holiday fireworks on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration) will commence at 5 p.m.