Lone Star Park
   HOME
TheInfoList



picture info

Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park is a horse racing track and entertainment destination located mile north of Interstate 30 on Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie, Texas, Grand Prairie, Texas. Lone Star Park has two live racing seasons every year; the spring Thoroughbred season generally runs from early April through mid-July, and the Fall Meeting of Champions generally runs from early September through mid-November. History In 1992 Grand Prairie voters approved a half-cent sales tax to assist in financial bonds to build a racetrack. Shortly thereafter, the city created a sports authority (the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corp.), which would own the track and lease it to a track operator. Physical attributes Lone Star Park covers , and includes Bar & Book for simulcasting of racing worldwide. The track has a one-mile (1.6 km) dirt oval and a seven-furlong grass, turf track, and has accommodations for 1,600 horses across 32 barns. The climate-controlled grandstand has a seating c ...
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]



picture info

Grand Prairie, Texas
Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas County, Texas, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Texas, Tarrant County, and Ellis County, Texas, Ellis County, Texas, in the United States. It is part of the Mid-Cities region in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It has a population of 175,396 according to the 2010 United States Census, 2010 census, making it the List of cities in Texas by population, fifteenth most populous city in the state. History The city of Grand Prairie was first established as Dechman by Alexander McRae Dechman in 1863. He based the name of the town on Big Prairie, Ohio. Prior to then, he resided in Young County, Texas, Young County near Fort Belknap (Texas), Fort Belknap. The 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules shows an A McR Dechman as having 4 slaves, ages 50, 25, 37 and 10. Dechman learned that he could trade his oxen and wagons for land in Dallas County. In 1863, Dechman bought of land on the eastern side of the Trinity River (Texas), Trinity River and of timbe ...
[...More Info...]      
[...Related Items...]