Lone Star Opens September 13

Texas track opens for 26-day meet.

Press Release
September 12, 2013

Lone Star Park

The world’s fastest athletes compete at Lone Star Park’s 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses beginning Friday, September 13, through Saturday, November 9.

A total of 15 stakes races worth an estimated $2.4 million, including five Grade 1 races, one Grade 2 and three Grade 3 races, will be run during the 26-day meet. Live racing will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night after the opening weekend. Gates open each scheduled race night at 5:30 p.m. with a first race post time of 6:35 p.m.

Opening night, Friday, September 13, the stakes action kicks off with the $20,000-guaranteed, Nevill Document Solutions Stakes for Texas-Breds, 3-year-olds & upward going 350 yards.

The signature event of the track’s 17th fall season is the $1 million-est. Texas Classic Futurity (G1), the richest horse race run annually in the state, and will run Saturday, November 9. The $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby (G1) and the $80,000-est. Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes (R) are also a part of the 11-race closing night program.

Trials for the Texas Classic Futurity will be held on Saturday, October 19, and for the Texas Classic Derby on Friday, October 18. The final fields will be determined by the 10 fastest times of these trials.

Three stakes have been carded for Saturday, September 28. The main feature is the $75,000-guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap (G1) for 3-year-olds & up at 440 yards. On the undercard are the fourth running of the $30,000 Merial Distaff Challenge for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds & up at 400 yards and the fourth running of the $30,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge for 3-year-olds & up at 870 yards.

In addition to the Texas Classic Futurity and Derby, and the Refrigerator Handicap, the other graded stakes races for American Quarter Horses during the meet are the $450,000-est. Dash for Cash Futurity (G1) and the $150,000-est. Dash for Cash Derby (G2) Both are scheduled for Saturday, October 5.

Trials for the Dash for Cash Futurity will be held Saturday, September 21 and trials for the Dash for Cash Derby will be Friday, September 20. The fields will also be determined by the 10 fastest times.

In addition to the Quarter Horse stakes events, there are stakes races scheduled for Paint and Appaloosa horses as well as for Arabian horses.

Lone Star Park’s 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions Stakes Schedule is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 13
$20,000 Guaranteed Nevill Document Solutions Stakes
Texas-Bred, 3-yr-olds & up, 350 yards

Saturday, Sept. 28
$30,000 Added Red Cell Distance Challenge
3-yr-olds & up, 870 yards

Saturday, Sept. 28
$30,000 Added Merial Distaff Challenge
f & m, 3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards

Saturday, Sept. 28
$75,000 Guaranteed Refrigerator Handicap (G1)
3-yr-olds & up, 440 yards

Saturday, Oct. 5
$150,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Derby (G2)
3-yr-olds, 440 yards
Trial Date - Friday, Sept. 20

Saturday, Oct. 5
$450,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Futurity (G1)
2-yr-olds, 400 yards
Trial Date - Saturday, Sept. 21

Saturday, Oct. 5
$45,000 Estimated Dash for Cash Juvenile Stakes
2-yr-olds, 400 yards
Trial Date - Saturday, Sept. 21

Saturday, Oct. 26
$25,000 Guaranteed B.F. Phillips Stakes (RG3)
3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards—Texas-Bred

Saturday, Nov. 9
$400,000 Estimated Texas Classic Derby (G1)
3-yr-olds, 440 yards

Trial Date – Friday, Oct. 18

Saturday, Nov. 9
$1,000,000 Estimated Texas Classic Futurity (G1)
2-yr-olds, 400 yards
Trial Date – Saturday, Oct. 19

Saturday, Nov. 9
$80,000 Estimated Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes
2-yr-olds, 400 yards
Trial Date – Saturday, Oct. 19

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Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, is a Class I racetrack operated by Global Gaming Solutions LLC. The track’s 26-day, 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses will be held from Sept. 13 to Nov. 9. For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.