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.