Keyword: Lone Star Park

  • Willie Nelson to Perform at Lone Star

    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

    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

    Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred industry...

  • 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.

  • Magna Corp. Promotes Johnsen, Greco

    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.

  • Remington Park G.M Resigns

    Remington Park's general manager Frank Deal has resigned as head of the state's largest racetrack, <i>The Oklahoman</i> reported Monday.

  • Lone Star Park Lease Agreement Transfer Approved

    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

    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.

  • Lone Star Park Numbers Rise; Asmussen Saddles Record 7 Winners

    Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (Texas) concluded its sixth Thoroughbred season Sunday with significant across the board gains in every average daily attendance and handle category. On closing day, trainer Steve Asmussen set a track record with seven wins.

  • 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 Park Gets $2.9 Million for BC Capital Improvements

    Grand Prairie (Texas) mayor Charles England signed an agreement on June 28 with Lone Star Park to grant the North Texas racetrack $2.9 million for facility improvements in order to host a future 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.

  • Confide Represented by First Winner

    First crop sire Confide was represented by his first winner Friday when Texas-bred Confiding Winner went wire-to-wire to win a maiden race at Lone Star Park.

  • 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.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr. heads jockey competition invitees.

    Pincay Tops Invitees to Jockey Championship

    An elite cast of the nation's best jockeys, led by horse racing's all-time win leader Laffit Pincay Jr., will meet again next month in North Texas for the popular NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

  • Wiseman's Ferry Wires Lone Star Derby Field

    Wiseman's Ferry set a fast pace, then safely held off the late charge of California Derby winner Tracemark to win the $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday at Lone Star Park.

  • Danthebluegrassman, still suffering from muscle soreness.

    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.

  • Sir Bear Works Toward Lone Star Park Handicap

    Barbara Smollin's Sir Bear worked five furlongs at Calder Monday morning and is likely to contest the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) on May 27. The 9-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02 2/5.

  • Hal's Hope Cookbook to be Released This Summer

    Just as Chairman Kaga's dream became reality -- well, television reality anyway -- when the Iron Chefs came together in Kitchen Stadium, so too will the dream of Hal's Hope's co-owner Elise Rose when her cookbook "The Road to Hal's Hope" is released this summer.

  • Alex Trebek's Reba's Gold to Try Texas Mile

    Stakes races for $300,000, please. The answer is: Eddie Delahoussaye is travelling to Texas to ride this 5-year-old horse owned by "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek in the Texas Mile? The question: Who is Reba's Gold.

  • Valhol Possible for Texas Mile

    Valhol is being prepared for a start in the April 27 Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park. Since finishing a disappointing eighth in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), the 6-year-old gelded son of Diazo has been sidelined with a foot ailment.

  • Grand Prairie Turf Shapes Up As a Challenge

    A field of 12 has been drawn for the $100,000 Grand Prairie Turf Challenge April 6 at Lone Star Park. The race for 3-year-olds will be held at one mile on the turf.

  • Lone Star Ready to Kick Off 70-Day Session

    Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, opens April 4 with an appearance by Texas native Jerry Bailey, who will ride in the $50,000 Premiere Stakes that evening. Lone Star just wrapped up its March simulcasting operation with a record handle.

  • Lone Star, CIE Extend Strategic Partnership

    Lone Star Park and the Mexico City-based Corporación Interamericana de Entretenmiento S.A. de C.V. (CIE) recently reached an agreement to extend their strategic partnership through 2003.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Catalogues 378 for March Sale

    Fasig-Tipton Texas has catalogued 378 horses for its 2-year-olds in training sale at March 26 Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The single-session sale will begin at 10 a.m. Central time.

  • First Joint Model Rules Meeting a Success

    The North American Pari-Mutuel Regulators Association (NAPRA) and the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) held the first joint Pari-Mutuel Model Rules committee meeting Feb. 1-2 at Lone Star Park.