Lone Star Park Meet Recap

Attendance and handle increased during the track's fall Quarter Horse season, which ended November 11.

Edited press release

Lone Star Park registered increases in attendance and on-track live handle during its 2017 Quarter Horse meet, which ended November 11.

Lone Star Park registered increases in attendance and on-track live handle during its 26-day Quarter Horse meet, which ended November 11.

Attendance reached 101,022, an increase of 1.6 percent over the track's 26-day 2016 season, when total attendance was 99,446. This year's average daily attendance was 3,885, compared to 3,825 during the track's 2016 meet.

On-track live handle also increased, despite the fact that nine fewer races were run in 2017. On-track live handle reached $2,280,196, an increase of 0.7 percent over last year's $2,264,873.

Lone Star Park paid total purses of $3,522,179, an average of $135,468 per day. Stakes purses totaled $2,230,821. Mauro Luciano Villarreal's Thecartelofmiracle won the meet's richest race, the $873,616 Texas Classic Futurity (G1), on closing night. Manuel Gutierrez rode the gelded son of the Corona Cartel stallion Tough And Good for trainer Alonso Neri. 

Ricky Ramirez was Lone Star's leading jockey with 27 wins ffrom 84 mounts, marking the seventh time the rider was the meet's leading jockey. Trey Wood won his sixth Lone Star training title with 21 wins from 101 starters.

Paragon Farms LLC topped all Lone Star owners with seven wins from 18 starters.

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