Lone Star Park

Lone Star Park

Anne M. Eberhardt

Lone Star to Cut Purses in ADW Dispute

Cuts made in response to horsemen's decision to withhold track's simulcast signal.

(from Lone Star Park release)

Lone Star Park announced April 29 that it will cut overnight purses by 10%, effective May 8.
The purse cut is in response to the recent decision of the Texas Horsemen's Partnership, in conjunction with the recently formed Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group, to withhold the Lone Star Park signal to all Account Deposit Wagering (ADW) companies in an ongoing dispute regarding the percentage of simulcast wagering that goes to the horsemen.

"Obviously we are extremely disappointed to announce a 10% purse cut three weeks into our season, especially when we have gotten off to such a great start this year, " said Lone Star Park president and general manager Drew Shubeck. "When the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group and the Texas Horsemen's Partnership chose this direction, unfortunately, Lone Star Park was left with no alternative.

"The current situation has no winners. We remain hopeful of a quick resolution that will allow us to provide the quality horse racing our fans and horsemen are accustomed to and deserve."

Lone Star Park, located in Grand Prairie, is running a 65-day spring Thoroughbred season through July 27.