|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
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.