||Lone Star Park Sets Stakes Schedule for 2017 Thoroughbred Meet
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Wednesday, January 11, 2017) - The 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will offer 11 stakes worth a combined $1 million in purses, headlined by the $200,000 Texas Mile (G3) on Sunday, May 4, and the $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) on Sunday, May 28. The 50-day meeting runs Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, July 30.
The Texas Mile and the Lone Star Park Handicap, both Grade 3 events, are for three-year-olds andup. The Lone Star Park Handicap will be contested at a mile and a sixteenth.
Four Texas-bred stakes make up the Stars of Texas Day card on Saturday, July 22 - the $100,000 divisional Texas Thoroughbred Futurities at five furlongs; the $50,000 Valor Farm for fillies and mares, three-year-olds and up at six furlongs; and the $50,000 Assault for three-year-olds and up at one mile.
A pair of $75,000 divisional Texas Stallion Stakes for three-year-olds and up will be run at one mile run Saturday, May 27.
Keeping with tradition, the $50,000 Premiere Stakes will open the meet and kick off the stakes action. The Premiere is for Texas-bred three-year-olds and up at six and a half furlongs. It is the scheduled first race on opening night, Thursday, April 20.
The remaining stakes on the schedule are the $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial for Texas-bred females, three-year-olds and up on Sunday, April 23, and the $50,000 Lane's End Stallion Scholarship Stakes for Texas-bred females, three-year-olds and up on the turf at seven and a half furlongs on Saturday, June 24.