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Lone Star Switching to 4-Day Week in 2007

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Wednesday was granted 99 live racing dates for 2007, including a 67-date spring Thoroughbred season that will cover 16 weeks from April 12 through July 29.

Lone Star to Hold Closing Day Charity Drive

The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie will salute the end-of-meet champions on closing day of Lone Star Park's spring/summer Thoroughbred season with a charitable day at the races and silent memorabilia auction.

Lone Star Kicks Off 66-Day Meet Thursday

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's 10th spring Thoroughbred season launches its 66-date run on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. when 11 older Texas-breds travel one mile in the traditional first race of the meeting, the $50,000 Premiere Stakes.

Wrona, Lone Star Can't Agree on Contract

Michael Wrona, widely considered one of the premier announcers in the country, won't be calling races at Lone Star Park this year. He and Lone Star were unable to agree on a contract.

Lone Star Notebook: Track Revises Meet Schedule

Lone Star Notebook: Track Revises Meet Schedule

by Bernard T. Moore -- Lone Star management, with an intent on strengthening their product as the Breeders' Cup draws nearer, have elected to delay such signature events as the Stars of Texas Day for state-breds, and the $250,000 Lone Star Derby (G3) for later in the meet.

Breeders' Cup at Lone Star is Sold Out

Breeders' Cup at Lone Star is Sold Out

The Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, is officially sold out, officials announced Sept. 22. All 51,034 reserved seats at the racetrack have been allocated, which makes for an advance-sales record for the event.

Lovato Returns to Winning Ways at Lone Star

Anthony Lovato, second in the 2001 and 2002 Lone Star Park jockey standings, is back to his old winning ways in Grand Prairie after a long stint in Southern California. The 34-year-old jockey returned to action in Texas on May 26 and has already tallied eight wins in 10 racing days.

No Signs of Disease at Lone Star

An examination of 1,450 horses stabled at Lone Star Park revealed no evidence of vesicular stomititis, a contagious disease that was discovered in three horses in southwest Texas.

No Sign of Vesicular Stomititis Found at Lone Star

Lone Star Park officials reported Wednesday that Texas Racing Commission veterinarians examined each of the 1,450 horses stabled in its barn area and none showed signs of vesicular stomititis (VS).

BC: No Speculation on Move From Lone Star

BC: No Speculation on Move From Lone Star

Breeders' Cup officials said it's far too early to discuss the probability of the World Thoroughbred Championships having to move from Lone Star Park this year because of an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis in western Texas.

Lone Star Records Top Wagering Day

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie had its single greatest on-track wagering day Saturday when 17,878 customers wagered a track record $3,412,562 on 12 live races and simulcasts across the country, including the 130th Kentucky Derby (gr. I) won by Smarty Jones.

Handicapper Chuck Badone Dies of Cancer

Chuck Badone, who was Lone Star Park's first morning line oddsdmaker and fan education manager until he retired in 2001, died Thursday in Phoenix of cancer.

Lone Star Raises $59,000 for Grand Prairie Charities

The 24th Mistletoe Ball - the annual holiday fundraiser and major social event put on by the Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie - raised more than $59,000 for Grand Prairie charities when it was staged Dec. 6 at The Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

With Handle Down, Lone Star Considers Purse Cut

With business lagging behind by about 7% compared with last year, officials at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie are contemplating a purse cut as the racetrack nears the midway point of its 70-date racing season.

Report: EPO Antibodies Found in Texas Horses

Two horses that raced at Lone Star Park April 13 tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies, which brings the total number of horses to test positive in Texas this year to eight.

Lone Star 'Cup' Expansion Project Ready to Begin

Lone Star Park began the first phase of its $7.8-million expansion plan Nov. 20 to accommodate horsemen from around the world and an anticipated crowd in excess of 50,000 for the 2004 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Texas Commission Approves Dates After Agreement Between Sam Houston, Retama

The Texas Racing Commission has approved the live racing calendar for all Texas racetracks in 2003. Prior to TRC approval of the calendar, Retama Park and Sam Houston Race Park agreed during a private discussion to hold concurrent dates for live racing on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 next year.

Magna Stops Buying Spree...For Now

Magna Stops Buying Spree...For Now

Magna Entertainment's buying spree is over for the time being. The Ontario-based racing conglomerate has shifted its focus toward making the 10 racetracks it owns and manages more efficient and profitable.

Lone Star Gets $2.9M to Upgrade for Championships

The city of Grand Prairie, Texas, signed an agreement with Lone Star Park June 28 to grant the racetrack $2.9 million for facility improvements to host a future Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Danthebluegrassman Won't Go in Lone Star Derby

Danthebluegrassman Won't Go in Lone Star Derby

Mike Pegram's Danthebluegrassman won't be making the trip to Texas for this Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III), trainer Bob Baffert said on Tuesday, because the condition that forced his being scratched from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) had not improved to the trainer's satisfaction.

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