Lone Star Park’s Thoroughbred Racing Season will begin Thursday, April 22, 2021 and have an increased 48 days of racing before concluding July 11, the track announced Tuesday. The calendar features live racing every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:35 p.m., select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. and select Mondays at 2:35 p.m. Special Triple Crown post times of 1:35 p.m. and a July 4 twilight post time of 5:00 p.m. will round out the schedule.
Lone Star’s 2021 stakes schedule will run a total of 20 stakes worth a combined total of $2,225,000. At the top of the schedule is the $400,000 GIII Steve Sexton Mile for 3-year-olds and up, the new $300,000 Texas Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles (plus up to $100,000 for Texas-breds) and the $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff on turf. Those stakes, plus several other six-figure events, are all to take place on Memorial Day, May 31 as the track revives Lone Star Million Day, which was last held in 2011.
Purse levels will average an estimated $252,000 per day with maiden races at an estimated $36,000. Find the entire stakes schedule on Lone Star’s website here.