Lone Star Submits Plan for Second Thoroughbred Meet in '04

Lone Star Park reached an agreement Tuesday to transfer its 2004 Quarter Horse dates to Sam Houston Park, which would allow Lone Star to conduct a fall Thoroughbred meet around the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Lone Star, which will be a first-time host of the Breeders' Cup in 2004, submitted to the Texas Racing Commission Tuesday a dates application for next year that reflects the change, general manager Jeff Greco told the Dallas Morning News. Lone Star has applied for two Thoroughbred meets next year -- a 61-day meet from April 15 to July 11 and a 19-day World Championship season that would run Oct. 1-31.

Additionally, Retama Park has asked to transfer its 2004 Quarter Horse dates to Sam Houston. The commission has until July 9 to approve the changes.

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