Horses Will Begin to Arrive at Lone Star Park on March 29

As many as 1,600 horses that are likely to compete during Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie’s eighth annual Spring Thoroughbred Season will begin to arrive at the Dallas-Fort Worth area racetrack on Monday, March 29. Live racing returns to Lone Star Park – home of the 21st Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on October 30 – for a 63-date run on Thursday, April 15. The 13-week season will continue through July 11.

Some horses will remain at Lone Star Park through the inaugural Fall Breeders’ Cup Meeting (October 1-31) because, for the first time, Lone Star Park is keeping its stable area and main track open for seven consecutive months.

Once the spring season is complete July 11, the stable area will offer training every Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Horsemen who rent stalls – $4 per day for under 20 stalls and $3.50 per day for over 20 stalls – will have a chance for rent reimbursement. For each horse that starts during the Fall Breeders’ Cup Meeting, one horse’s monthly rent will be returned to the owner and trainer. Horses not stabled at Lone Star Park will be able to train over the racetrack for $20 daily.

Lone Star Park’s main track has been open every Tuesday since February 10 for horsemen needing to record an official timed workout. Anywhere from 40 to 60 horses each week have taken advantage of the offering.

Last Thursday, March 11, two-year-olds catalogued to be sold during the March 23 Fasig-Tipton Texas Two-Year-Old In Training Sale began arriving. The youngsters will be able to train over the main track daily in advance of the sale’s under-tack preview on Sunday, March 21.

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