Lone Star Park Releases $2.5-Million Stakes Schedule
The track's 26-day meet opens September 16.
August 21, 2016
Edited press release
Lone Star Park has released its stakes schedule for its 26-day Quarter Horse meet, which opens September 16.
Located in Grand Prairie, Texas, Lone Star Park will offer 19 stakes worth approximately $2.5 million in purses, topped by the the state's richest horse race for any breed, the 400-yard, $1-million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) on closing night, November 12. Other Quarter Horse stakes highlights include the 440-yard, $400,000-est. Texas Classic Derby (G1), which will also be run on closing night, and the 440-yard, $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap (G1) on Octoberr 1.
Two more lucrative stakes -- the 400-yard, $450,000-est. Dash For Cash Futurity (G2), and the 440-yard, $150,000-est. Dash For Cash Derby (G3) -- will be contested on October 8.
Lone Star will also host two regional Bank of America Racing Challenge Stakes -- the 400-yard, $25,000-added Merial Lone Star Distance Challenge, and the 870-yard, $20,000-added AQHA Lone Star Distance Challenge -- both of which will be run on October 1. The winners of these races will earn berths in the Bank of America Challenge Championships at Los Alamitos on October 29.
Click here for a complele stakes schedule.
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