Four stakes will be held on Texas Mile Day, the first major event of the meeting. The day's program also features the $75,000 Grand Prairie Turf Challenge for 3-year-olds going one mile on the turf, as well as the $125,000 divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 3-year-olds.Late in the meet, Stars of Texas Day on July 9 will feature 2-year-old divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes, two of six stakes events exclusively for Texas-breds.Lone Star Park's stable area will reopen for training March 28. Reserved seats for the 2005 live racing season will go on sale March 14.
Lone Star Park returns to a spring-only Thoroughbred meeting in 2005 with a 67-date season from April 14-July 17, featuring 37 stakes races totaling $4.075-million. The 15-week spring Thoroughbred season features seven multi-stakes days and is once again highlighted by four major events: Texas Mile (gr. III) April 30; Walmac Lone Star Derby (gr. III) May 14; Lone Star Million Day May 30; and Dallas Turf Cup June 18.Lone Star Million Day will feature six stakes with purses totaling more than $1 million. The $150,000 Stonerside Stakes for 3-year-old fillies has been added to the special Memorial Day program that already includes the Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) and the WinStar Distaff (gr. III).