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Lone Star Raises $59,000 for Grand Prairie Charities

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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.

Year Book

By Ray Paulick -- Let's hope other track operators have learned something from the NYRA investigation. Meanwhile, a review of other top events of '03 shows optimism for the New Year within racing, breeding, and auction sectors of the industry.

CDSN Simulcast Signals Back at Lone Star Park

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The simulcasting of Churchill Downs Simulcast Network signals from Calder Race Course, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park and Hoosier Park has resumed at Lone Star Park after a five-day hiatus. A verbal agreement was reached between Lone Star Park and CDSN Wednesday morning, shortly after Lone Star withdrew from the Southern Racing Cooperative.

Lone Star Park Sponsors Race in England

Lone Star Park officials are heading to Europe to publicize the track in advance of the 2004 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. To help with publicity, Lone Star Park is sponsoring a race on the first day of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting on Oct. 2.

Lone Star Park Attendance, Wagering Decline

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In what officials say is a reflection of the stagnant U.S. economy, attendance fell 4.4% and wagering declined during the 70-day Thoroughbred meet at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Lone Star Breeders' Cup Dates Approved

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's formal request to host a second Thoroughbred meeting in 2004 – in order to accommodate the 21st running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships – was unanimously approved July 9 by the Texas Racing Commission at its annual date hearing in Austin, Texas.

Lone Star Reports Two-Day Attendance Mark

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, which expanded its annual holiday post-race fireworks extravaganza this year from one night to two, set a two-day attendance record for the six-year-old facility.

Russell Baze Favored in All-Star Jockey Event

Russell Baze, who is on pace to surpass Laffit Pincay Jr. as horse racing's all-time leading jockey, was installed as the 4-1 morning line favorite for Friday night's seventh annual NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Magna to Introduce Patron-Friendly Betting Machines

Magna Entertainment Corp. has plans for new pari-mutuel wagering machines designed to make betting easier for first-timers, officials said May 1 during a press conference after the company's annual meeting.

Magna Income Decreases in First Quarter of 2003

Magna Entertainment Corp. reported a $6-million decrease in net income for the first quarter of 2003 compared with the same period in 2002, according to a financial statement released April 30.

Willie Nelson to Perform at Lone Star

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Country music legend Willie Nelson will perform at Lone Star Park April 4, following the night's racing program. Post time is 6:35 p.m., with the concert beginning immediately after the final race. The concert will be free with $3 general admission to the track and $10 after 9 p.m.

Here and There

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Chi-Town Challenge renewed...Kentucky Horse Park moves to summer hours...Seating for Lone Star Park's season available...NARHA elects new president...Maker's Mark sponsors Lane's End Stakes VIP tent.

Here and There

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Magna Corp. Promotes Johnsen, Greco

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Magna Entertainment Corp. officially announced the appointment of Lone Star Park president Corey Johnsen to the position of group vice president for Texas, Oklahoma and Florida.

Lone Star Park Lease Agreement Transfer Approved

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An agreement transferring the master lease on Lone Star Park from the city of Grand Prairie, Texas to Magna Entertainment (MEC) was unanimously approved by the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation (GPSFD), the seven-member board appointed by the city of Grand Prairie to serve as landlord of the track. The transfer is pending approval by the Texas Racing Commission.

Magna Awaits Approval to Purchase Lone Star Park

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Magna Entertainment Corp. is still waiting for the green light from the Texas Racing Commission to acquire ownership of Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. A background check by the Texas Department of Public Safety is under way.

Asmussen to Assist Lone Star Park in Cup Effort

Lone Star Park has enlisted the services of former French riding champion Cash Asmussen to assist the Grand Prairie, Texas, track in its efforts to host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Asmussen to Assist Lone Star Park in Cup Effort

Lone Star Park has enlisted the services of former French riding champion Cash Asmussen to assist the Grand Prairie, Texas, track in its efforts to host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Asmussen to Assist Lone Star Park in Cup Effort

Lone Star Park has enlisted the services of former French riding champion Cash Asmussen to assist the Grand Prairie, Texas, track in its efforts to host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

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.

Lone Star Park Race Report: Texas Workout

Refusing an opportunity to predict or boast, trainer Darrell Vienna coyly and simply said he would let Suances do the talking. A few days later, on June 15 at Lone Star Park, Suances rushed to the podium and delivered an eloquent speech in the $250,000 Dallas Turf Cup Handicap.

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