|Lone Star Park Cancels Last Three Races
Friday Due to Tote Malfunction
(Grand Prairie, Texas
- July 9, 2010) - Lone Star Park was forced to cancel the last three
races on Friday night due to a tote malfunction, which was caused when
the primary and backup phone lines went down prior to the sixth race.
After a 19-minute delay, the sixth race was run and payouts were calculated
manually. The source of the problem with the phone lines had not been
identified when the remaining races were cancelled.
The malfunction prevented the tote board and televisions from exhibiting
odds and payoffs, and disabled most of the mutuel terminals in the grandstand.
Terminals in the Post Time Pavilion and in limited areas of the grandstand,
which are on a different phone network, continued to operate after the
All single-race wagers for Races 7 through 9 were refunded. For multi-race
wagers (Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5), payoffs were made for all horses in
each of the last three races.
Racing resumes at Lone Star Park on Saturday, July 10 with a first post
time of 1:35 p.m.