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Lone Star Park

Horse Races, Dining, Music and More Fun in Grand Prairie


If you love horse racing, then you'll love Lone Star Park. It's the horse track in Grand Prairie where you can find both thoroughbred and quarter horse racing.

Because it's located in DFW, the Grandstand is air-conditioned with a seating capacity of approximately 8,000 seats. Additional seating is available throughout the park -- with outdoor seating available for those who want to be as close to the track as you can get without a horse.

Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue called Bar & Book. It's a 36,000 square foot venue that's open to the public 363 days a year.


The start of the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies, part of the Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on October 30, 2004 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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Lone Star Park is located on Belt Line Road just north of Interstate-30. Lone Star Park is located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. It's nearest neighbor is Verizon Theatre.

972-263-RACE (General Information)
972-263-PONY or 800-795-RACE (for Seating and Dining Reservations)

Lone Star Park's Post Time Pavilion is open seven days per week, year-round, offering exciting simulcast racing action from across the country. The Pavilion opens one hour before the first simulcast race each day.

Spring Thoroughbred Season Opens April 10, 2014

Angela Patterson

And they're off. Live racing returns to Lone Star Park Thursday, April 11, celebrating its 17th season of Spring Thoroughbred racing. Big changes, new additions and exciting renovations await fans this season with plenty of entertainment, promotions and the Lone Star Music Series concert schedule.

The 50-date Spring Thoroughbred Season will run 13 weeks through Saturday, July 6 with live racing on Thursday and Friday nights at 6:35 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1:35 p.m. CT. Special holiday programs are also scheduled for Monday, May 27 (1:35 p.m.), Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 (5:00 p.m.)

Opening Weekend 2013 Special Events

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Opening Day is Thursday, April 11: Celebrate at Lone Star Park’s traditional opening ceremonies, followed by the 17th running of the $50,000 Premiere Stakes, the traditional first race of the season.

Friday, April 12: the 2013 Lone Star Music Series kicks off with Texas-bred MCA Nashville recording artist Randy Rogers Band performing after the last live race.

Saturday, April 13: will be the 17th running of the $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes followed by multi-platinum selling MCA Nashville recording artist Gary Allan who takes the stage after the last live race.

Sunday, April 14: is Family Fun Day at the races with pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses and more in the Family Fun Park. Sunday also marks the return of Jazz Brunch in the newly renovated Silks Dining Terraces.

2014 Concert Schedule

April 11: Josh Abbott Band, a long-time Lone Star fan favorite, will be making his fourth appearance at Lone Star Park.
April 12: Gary Allan will return, marking his fifth appearance at the Grand Prairie track.
April 26: Chris Young
May 2: The Turnpike Troubadours
June 6: Randy Rogers Band
June 7: .38 Special
June 28: Easton Corbin
July 5: Justin Moore

The concerts are free with the regular $5 general admission charge before 9 p.m. on Friday nights and 5 p.m. on Saturday nights. Admission is $20 after 9 p.m. on Friday nights and 5 p.m. on Saturday nights. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights and the first live race is at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and first live race is at 1:35 p.m. Lone Star Park will continue to enforce an 18 years of age and older policy for all concerts. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Special VIP Live Racing/Concert packages will be available for Josh Abbott Band, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Randy Rogers Band, .38 Special, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore.

Priced at $62 or $72 with valet parking (plus tax and handling,) the packages include admission to the horse races, racing program, reserved seats with buffet and two beer tickets on the covered Veranda and admittance to the special VIP section in front of the stage for the concerts.

July 5-6: Lone Stars and Stripes / Fireworks Celebration

Photo courtesy Lone Star Park
The 17th annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration, hosted by Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie, will feature two nights of spectacular prizes, music and fireworks on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4. Kids will enjoy the Family Fun Park featuring pony rides, a petting zoo and bounce houses, games and more. Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D.

On Wednesday, July 3,

On Thursday, July 4, enjoy live music from Incognito on the Courtyard of Champions stage from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and make sure to enter the Lone Stars and Stripes Trip Give-a-Way* (Las Vegas). Following the last race there will be a spectacular, 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music courtesy of 99.5 The Wolf.

*No purchase necessary. Must be 21 years of age or older. Must be present to win the Chevrolet Truck Giveaway only. Entry deadline 7:30 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Full details and official rules coming soon.

Wednesday, July 3 & Thursday, July 4, 2013 Gates open – 3:00 p.m. First race – 5:00 p.m. Fireworks – Approximately 10:00 p.m. (following the last race)

Ticket Information

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Reservation lines are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 972-263-PONY.

During live racing, general admission is available at all admission gates. Advance tickets and reserved seating are available at designated admission sales gates and at the Reserved Seat counter located on the first floor of the Grandstand near the elevators.


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General Parking: Free. Enter through Gates 1, 2 or 3.
Preferred Parking: $5. Enter through Gate 4 off Lone Star Parkway.
Valet Parking (Live Race Day): $10. Enter through gate 5 for Grandstand, Gate 1 for Post Time Pavilion.
Valet Parking (Simulcast Race Day): $5. Enter through Gate 1.

General Admission: $5.00
Clubhouse Admission: $8.00
Children ages 4-12: $3.00
Box seats, finish line seats, etc. are also available.

Pepsi Can Day returns on Sundays and continues through June 16, 2013. Bring any Pepsi can and receive free general admission and a free Pepsi.

Dining at Lone Star Park: Silks

The culinary team at Lone Star Park has introduced an enhanced Silks menu featuring a selection of modern dishes which incorporate a fresh approach to dining. The new items reflect the demands of today's consumer with more fresh vegetables, grilled entrees and other healthier options. Some of the items premiering this season are:
  • Silks Hummus “Martini” served with warm smoked pita chips and assorted crisp vegetables
  • Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Steak served over crisp, Asian-inspired stir-fried vegetables
  • Fresh Filet of Salmon blackened or grilled and served on a bed of warm white bean spinach salad
  • Fiesta Veggie Burger with avocado, chipotle mayonnaise and mixed greens, served on a grilled bun
  • Silks Turkey Burger seasoned and served with a homemade pecan cranberry slaw on a grilled bun
  • Longtime Lone Star Park customers will not be disappointed as the popular signature items from Silks remain ever present on the menu. These house specialties include:

  • Pick Six Platter featuring gulf shrimp, chicken tenders, jalapeno poppers, southwest spring roll, seasoned fruit and assorted cheeses
  • Buttermilk Fried Catfish lightly marinated, served with tartar sauce, pecan cranberry coleslaw and seasoned fries
  • Chicken Fried Steak a tender cube steak, coated in seasoned flour and buttermilk, served with mashed potatoes and country gravy
  • Smoked Brisket tender brisket smoked and served with BBQ sauce, pecan cranberry slaw and onion rings
  • Jockey Club Sandwich with thinly sliced ham and turkey, smoked bacon and provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato, served on toasted honey wheat bread
  • Silks Burger pure USDA choice, grilled and topped with melted cheese, served on a grilled bun
  • The extensive Silks menu includes starters, burgers, classic steaks, seafood, sides and a delicious selection of house-made desserts all perfect for keeping horse lovers and casual diners satisfied.

  • Dining: Bar and Book

    Photo courtesy of The Buzzell Company
    Located adjacent to the Grandstand is a 36,000-square foot simulcast facility called the Bar & Book. It's open year-round and is highlighted by a Las Vegas-style racebook, a sports bar and a casual dining area, featuring live horse racing via simulcast from top tracks across the country. Place a bet and feast on a gourmet cheese burger.

    The food court also has some great food at reasonable prices. Last year my friends and I dined on some tasty nachos. They were ginormous, delicious and totally worth the money.

    Sunday Jazz Brunch

    The main 1,200 seat Silks Dining Terraces are undergoing a dramatic renovation including new chairs and a completely redesigned television presentation. Additionally, a new menu featuring many of the traditional favorites with an influx of exciting new flavors and a wide variety of offerings will be launched just in time for opening day.

    For Reservations call 972-263-RACE 7223.

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