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Lone Star Park

Lone Star Park is a horse-racing track in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States. It opened in 1997, at Lone Star Pkwy.

History of Lone Star Park

1987, Texans voted to return pari-mutuel horse racing to the State.

1997 – Lone Star Park opened to live racing on April 17.

1998 – Lone Star Park became the first racetrack in modern history to increase its attendance in its second year of operation.

2002 – Lone Star Park started the Phase I renovation on November 20, 2002.

2004 – Lone Star Park hosted the prestigious Breeders Cup Championship in October 2004.

2011 – Global Gaming Solutions purchased the racetrack.

Quick Facts

Lone Star Park was famous for the Lone Star Million, a day of stakes races that annually attracted the best runners from around the country. It was also the site of the 2004 Breeders’ Cup.  It is known for quality Quarter Horse racing and its Texas hospitality and elegance. It is one of the most successful racetrack openings in modern horse racing history and has been home to the MBNA American Challenge Championships numerous times.

Track Details and Other Facilities

Track Details

  • 🐎Main track
    • It is a one-mile oval track.
    • It has 7 furlongs and 1 and ¼ miles  chutes.
    • It is 90 feet wide.
    • It has six-degree banking on turns.
    • The distance from the final turn to the finish line is 930 feet.
    • The distance from a six-furlong-long start to the first turn is 1,690 feet.
    • The distance from turn to turn is 1,300 feet.
  • 🐎Turf track
    • It is a 7/8 mile oval track.
    • It has 1 and ⅛ miles  inside the chute.
    • It is 80 feet wide with six-degree banking on turns.
    • The distance from the final turn to the finish line is 900 feet.
    • The distance from turn to turn is 1,020 feet. 

Other Facilities

  • 🐎Grandstand
    • It is enclosed with glass and air-conditioned.
    • It is approximately 280,000 square feet.
    • It can accommodate 8,000 seats. 
    • It has concession areas, bars, racing information areas, a first aid facility, and a gift shop.
    • The audio/video system has over 1500 television monitors and a Daktronics display in the infield
  • 🐎Bar & Book
    • It is a simulcast facility located adjacent to the Grandstand.
    • It is a 36,000-square feet.
    • Sports Bar
      • Seating is free and on a first-come, first-served basis, except for Premium Days.
    • Lounge Seats
      • It has an overview of the race book area. 
      • Seating is free and on a first-come, first-served basis, except for Premium Days.
    • Carrel Seats 
      • It costs $3.00 per seat on normal racing days and $10 on Premium Days.
      • Each seat is equipped with a television.
  • 🐎Silks
    • It features a panoramic view of the racetrack.
    • It is open every live race day.
    • Tickets include
      • Access to a buffet
      • All-you-can-drink non-alcoholic beverages
      • Walk-around mutuel tellers that you can wager with from the convenience of your table
      • HD Television at the center of each table
  • 🐎Parking area 
    • The area can fit 6,000 vehicles available for automobiles and buses at the racetrack. 
  • 🐎Barn
    • It has 32 barns that can accommodate 1600 horses.
    • It includes a receiving barn, hold & test barn, stakes barn, maintenance barn, and administrative building.
  • 🐎Paddock
    • Behind the Grandstand is a landscaped European-style saddling paddock area.
    • It is where patrons can spectate the pre-race pageantry involved in saddling the horses.
    • It also includes dressing quarters for male and female jockeys.

Event Spaces

  • 🐎Penthouse Suites
    • It features an exclusive balcony, bar, self-serve wagering machine, flat-screen televisions, and a penthouse menu.
    • It can also accommodate space for meetings, break-outs, and small holiday events.
    • It can accommodate 90 guests.
  • 🐎Dash For Cash
    • It is a sports bar-style venue with flat-screen televisions, a private bar, and a pre-function area.
    • It provides outdoor access near the finish line for additional event activities. 
    • It also accommodates a dual-sided bar and provides direct access to the concourse, allowing for more extensive event setups during non-racing days.
    • It can accommodate 400 guests.
  • 🐎Alysheba
    • It is a 7,500 square feet private room.
    • It is located on level two.
    • It is a formal setting that offers an upscale bar, built-in AV, an oversized balcony, and private restrooms. 
    • It can accommodate 500 guests.

Event Spaces

  • 🐎Concourse
    • It is located on levels 1 & 2, the East and West Concourses.
    • It features 15,000 square feet of event space recommended for expositions, trade shows, and job fairs.
    • It can accommodate 5,000 guests
  • 🐎Courtyard Of Champions & Veranda
    • It is located on Level one of Lone Star Park.
    • It features a paved courtyard, covered veranda, restroom access, and plenty of green space for games, tents, vendors, and entertainment.
    • It can accommodate 10,000 guests.
  • 🐎Outdoor Festivals & Events
    • It measures 1,000,000 square feet of outdoor event grounds and a parking lot.
    • It can accommodate 20,000


  • 🐎1st Floor Concessions
    • Cilantros 
    • Peppers
    • Mustards
    • Basils
    • Dash for Cash Bar
    • Watering Hole
    • Paddock Bar
    • MVP Bar
  • 🐎2nd Floor Concessions
    • Feed Sack
    • Mustards 2
    • Oasis

Race Schedule and Major Events & Races

Lone Star Park Schedule

  • 🐎Live Racing Schedule

Graded Events

Thoroughbred Races

  • Grade III
      • 🐴Steve Sexton Mile Stakes

Quarter horse

  • Grade I
      • 🐴Texas Classic Futurity
      • 🐴Texas Classic Derby 
      • 🐴Refrigerator Handicap
  • Grade II
  • Grade III
      • 🐴Dash For Cash Derby
      • 🐴B. F. Phillips Jr. Stakes Restricted Texas-Bred

Paint and Appaloosa

  • Grade I
      • 🐴Speedhorse Lone Star Paint and Appaloosa Futurity

Other Events

      • 🐴Assault Stakes – Restricted Texas-Bred
      • 🐴Bluebonnet Stakes – Restricted Texas-Bred
      • 🐴Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes – Restricted Texas-Bred 
      • 🐴Texas Stallion Stakes (Got Koko Division)
      • 🐴Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division)
      • 🐴Nevill Stakes – Restricted Texas-Bred


      • 🐴Dubai International Arabian Races Texas Open Stakes
      • 🐴Shadwell Arabian Stallions Texas Distaff Stakes
      • 🐴DIAR Texas Lone Star Futurity

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • It is almost equidistant between Arlington and Dallas, with Forth Worth not much further along the I-30 (around 20 miles), 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.
  • It is 12 miles west of Dallas, 20 miles east of Fort Worth, and minutes south of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
  • It is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas.


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