Lone Star Park Granted 2006 Race Dates

(from Lone Star Park report)
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie had its request for 98 live racing dates in 2006 approved at Wednesday's Texas Racing Commission meeting in Austin, Texas. The schedule includes a 66-date spring Thoroughbred season over 15 weeks from April 13 to July 23.

Commissioners also approved a 32-date fall meeting for Quarter Horses over nine weeks from Oct. 6 to Dec. 2, 2006.

During the spring Thoroughbred season, Lone Star will race Wednesday to Sunday for the first six weeks of the season. They switch to four days a week, Thursday to Sunday, starting May 25 for the remainder of the meeting.

There will be special holiday programs on May 29, July 3 and July 4 and no racing on June 1 and July 6.