LONE STAR PARK SET TO OPEN 2023 THOROUGHBRED RACING SEASON
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Thursday, April 6, 2023) – Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie is set to open for its 27th Thoroughbred Racing Season on Thursday, April 13. The 44-day meet will run through Tuesday, July 4th on select Thursday evenings, most Friday evenings, every Saturday and Sunday, Memorial Day and July 3 and July 4. First race Post Times are 6:35 p.m. each Thursday and Friday, 1:35 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day and 5:00 p.m. on July 3 and July 4.
Marquee stakes days include Lone Star Million Day on Memorial Day, Lone Star Showcase Day on June 3, Summer Turf Festival on June 24 and Stars of Texas Day on July 1. Memorial Day features a blockbuster card, with six stakes forming Lone Star Million Day, headed by the $400,000, Grade 3 Steve Sexton Mile and the $300,000 Texas Derby. The meet’s 21 stakes will total more than $2.6 million.
Lone Star Park will feature a lively promotional schedule throughout the season that includes dates with live music, family fun activities, promotional giveaways, fireworks and more. On Opening Night, the season will kick off with the $75,000 Bluebonnet Stakes with a field of eight entered. Between the races, world-renowned Elvis tribute artist, Kraig Parker will be performing on the Courtyard of Champions stage. Sunday will feature a Crawfish Boil in the Courtyard of Champions with Zydeco music between the races by Jay-B and The Zydeco Posse. Full list of events and promotions can be found at www.LoneStarPark.com/Events.
Total purses will average an estimated $260,000 per day for the 44-day meet.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie; A major league sports entertainment attraction that features two exciting racing seasons annually. Over 700,000 guests visit our beautiful facility each year, which features a seven-level glass-enclosed Grandstand, highlighted by our 1,200-seat Silks Dining Room and our 48 luxurious Penthouse Suites, all overlooking the newest race track in Texas. Situated next to our Grandstand is the 36,000 square foot world-class Las Vegas-style Racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book, which features wagering on horse racing from around the world 7-days a week year-round.
2023 Thoroughbred Racing Season; The heart of our product offering, running 44-days from April 13 through July 4. The Thoroughbred Racing Season runs during Triple Crown season and features an action-packed promotional schedule with lively entertainment and fun for the entire family.
Lone Star Park is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visit LoneStarPark.com for more information.