$1 MILLION TEXAS CLASSIC FUTURITY ON SATURDAY, NOV. 9 TOPS $2.4 MILLION EST. FALL MEETING OF CHAMPIONS STAKES SCHEDULE

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

26-Day Meet Opens Fri., Sept. 13 and Runs Through Sat., Nov. 9

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013) – Come see the world’s fastest athletes compete as Lone Star Park’s 2013 Fall Meeting of Champions for American Quarter Horses begins Friday, September 13 and runs 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, three-year-olds & upward going 350 yards.  

The signature event of the track’s 17th fall season is the $1 million-estimated, Texas Classic Futurity (G1), the richest horse race run annually in the state, and will run Saturday, November 9. The $400,000-estimated, Texas Classic Derby (G1) and the $80,000-estimated, Texas Classic Juvenile Stakes 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 three-year-olds & up at 440 yards. On the under card are the 4th running of the $30,000 Merial Distaff Challenge for fillies & mares, three-year-olds & up at 400 yards and the 4th running of the $30,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge for three-year-olds & up at 870 yards.

In addition to the Grade 1, Texas Classic Futurity and Derby, and the Grade 1, Refrigerator Handicap, the other Graded stakes races for American Quarter Horses during the meet are the $450,000-estimated Dash for Cash Futurity (G1) and the $150,000-estimated 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 & Appaloosa horses as well as for Arabian horses. The $50,000 added, Lone Star Speedhorse Paint & Appaloosa Futurity (G1) will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, and the two divisions of the $20,000 guaranteed, Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3) will be held on Friday, Oct. 25. So make plans to join us, you won’t want to miss any of the exciting stakes action!

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

 

Date

Race

Conditions

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

Friday, Oct. 25

$20,000 Guaranteed Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3)

3-yr-olds & up, one mile

Colt & Gelding Division

Friday, Oct. 25

$20,000 Guaranteed Arabian Stallion Stakes (G3)

3-yr-olds & up, one mile

Filly & Mare Division  

Saturday, Oct. 26

$25,000 Guaranteed B.F. Phillips Stakes (RG3)

3-yr-olds & up, 400 yards

Saturday, Nov. 2

$50,000 Added Lone Star Speedhorse Paint &

2-yr-olds, 400 yards

Appaloosa Futurity (G1)

Trial Date – Saturday, Oct. 12

Saturday, Nov. 2

$15,000 Added Masterpiece Challenge Paint &

3-yr-olds, 400 yards

 

Appaloosa Stakes

 

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.

Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP. Global Gaming Solutions, LLC, is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.

 

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