Track officials announced a nearly 43% increase for the Thoroughbred meet.
Lone Star Park officials on Feb. 5 announced an increase of nearly 43% to overnight purses for the upcoming Thoroughbred racing season. Overnight race purses this year average $200,000 a day—the richest in a decade—compared to $140,000 in 2019.
“This boost in overnight purses has energized Lone Star Park in a way that we haven’t experienced in a lot of years,” director of racing Bart Lang said. “This is a very exciting time for the Grand Prairie, Texas, racetrack.”
The increase is possible because of funds collected and distributed to the track by the passage of House Bill 2463 last year. The new law, which went into effect Sept. 1, enhances purses at the state’s racetracks.