Lone Star Park

Tiznow Filly Tops Record-Setting TTA 2-Year-Old Sale

An Asmussen Horse Center-consigned daughter of Tiznow--Delta Weekend (A.P. Indy) realized a final bid of $240,000 to top Wednesday's Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale at Lone Star Park. The Virginia-bred filly was one of five six-figure transactions on an afternoon during which 89 horses changed hands for gross receipts of $2,910,000. The average was $32,697 and the median was $20,000, while the buyback rate was a low 14.4%. When compared to the last TTA sale--the 2020 renewal was canceled due to the coronavirus--the average price gained 40%, with the median...

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Bind Filly Fastest at Texas Under-Tack Show

A Louisiana-bred filly by Bind (hip 57) turned in the fastest furlong work during Monday's under-tack preview of the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park. Consigned by Pike Racing, agent, the filly is out of the Songandaprayer mare Anne Margaret and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Adrianne G (Indygo Shiner) and Victory Trip (Guilt Trip). She covered the furlong in :10 flat. A single horse worked a quarter-mile Monday, with hip 113, an Ohio-bred colt by Midshipman, clocking the distance in :24 4/5. The juvenile is consigned...

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122 Catalogued for TTA Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has catalogued 122 juveniles for its Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction will be held Apr. 7 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The under-tack show will be held Apr. 5. "After being forced to cancel last year's 2-year-old sale due to COVID-19, we are very pleased to get back on track this year, especially with the excitement from the increased overnight purses in Texas and the strong stakes schedule coming up at Lone Star Park," said TTA sales director Tim Boyce. To view...

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale Set for Aug. 30

The Texas Summer Yearling Sale will be held Monday, Aug. 30, at Lone Star Park, the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star announced Tuesday. Entries are now being accepted with a deadline of June 21. Despite the pandemic, last year's Texas Summer Yearling Sale resulted in an increase in gross sale receipts of more than 166% with approximately twice the number of horses consigned compared to the previous year. Even with the larger catalog, last year's sale posted an increase in average and median as buyers reacted positively to rising...

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Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be Held Apr. 7

The Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will hold the 2021 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021. The sale will take place at Lone Star, which will begin its 48-day 2021 Thoroughbred meet Apr. 22. A breeze show is scheduled for Monday, Apr. 5. "With daily purses at Lone Star expected to be around $250,000 and maiden races at $36,000, this sale will offer buyers the chance to get an almost immediate return on their investment," said TTA sales director Tim Boyce....

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Lone Star Announces 48-Day 2021 Schedule With 20 Stakes

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...

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Cricket Stadium to Open Adjacent to Lone Star Park

A 6,000-seat defunct minor league baseball park adjacent to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, is going to be retrofitted into what promoters are hoping will be the premier venue for the sport of cricket in the United States. "We're going to put Grand Prairie on the global map because hopefully when we get World Cups and international events, this is going to be one of the key stadiums we're playing matches in," USA Cricket chairman Paraag Marathe told ESPN. "The flagship where we're going to be first putting...

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Texas Winter Mixed Sale Attracts Better Than 125 Horses

The Texas Winter Mixed Sale, staged in partnership by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, has attracted more than 125 entries. The first standalone Texas Winter Mixed Sale since 2011 will take place Sunday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at the sales pavilion located on the Lone Star backstretch. "Because of increased purses and breeding incentives in Texas, and the overall strength of racing in the Southwest region, we saw the need to bring this sale back," said Tim Boyce, sales director. "Even though we...

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Broberg Says Remington Won't Give Him Stalls and He Can't Understand Why

Karl Broberg got off to a quick start at Remington Park, winning the opening night feature, the $75,000 Governor's Cup S., with Hunka Burning Love (Into Mischief). But Broberg is resigned to the fact that there won't be many more winners for his stable at the Oklahoma track. A mainstay at Remington throughout his career, Broberg was denied stalls at the meet which opened Friday, and he says he's yet to get a reasonable explanation as to why. "I really wish I knew the answer," Broberg said. "It was what...

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Record Handle for Lone Star's Meet

A record $2.1 million in average daily handle from off-track sources was recorded at Lone Star Park for its recently concluded Thoroughbred meet. The amount marked a 131% increase from 2019. The previous comparative high of $2 million a day was in 2002, but the Texas track did average a daily all-source handle of just over $2.2 million in 2004 when hosting the Breeders' Cup. "With the success of this season behind us, we are eager to keep the momentum going into next year and feel the future is bright...

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Lone Star Hires Patterson As Racing Secretary

Tony Patterson will join Lone Star Park as the new Racing Secretary for both the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets.Patterson will assume his new role Aug. 3, at the tail-end of the Thoroughbred meet which wraps up Aug. 12. Lone Star Park's Fall Quarter Horse meet begins Sept. 4. "I am excited to welcome Tony Patterson as the new Lone Star Park Racing Secretary," said Lone Star Park's Vice President of Operations, Kent Slabotsky. "His experience, knowledge and enthusiasm make him a perfect addition to our Management team." Patterson brings...

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Keith James Asmussen Gets First Career Win

Calling it "the greatest win we've ever had" a little more than 24 hours after saddling a Grade I winner at Saratoga, trainer Steve Asmussen watched as his son Keith James Asmussen earned his first career victory as a jockey, guiding Inis Gulaire (Bernardini) to a head success in the Sunday maiden special weight finale at Lone Star Park (video). The 22-year-old had ridden 16 races prior to Sunday, with four runner-up efforts--including in his first career ride June 15--and three thirds among them. "It's a dream come true," the...

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