Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Sunday hosts Texas Champions Day featuring seven stakes races celebrating Texas-bred horses, and for the first time this year the grandstand will be open for spectators and for wagering on every live racing day throughout the remainder of the 2020 Thoroughbred racing season. The season, which began on Friday, May 22, without spectators is set to continue, now with spectators, through Wednesday, August 11, pending race date approval by the Texas Racing Commission.
Admission will be free and guests will be able to enter through the East Gate (near the Grandstand Valet Circle) only. All guests will be temperature checked as they approach the gate and asked a brief CDC questionnaire. Face masks are available for guests and everyone is encouraged to wear them. Social distancing guidelines will be implemented.
On live race days, the areas within Lone Star Park’s grandstand will be limited to the 2nd Floor as well as the east apron, east paddock and east side of the 1st Floor. Occupancy is limited to 50% in each respective area. If demand exceeds the occupancy limits, then additional areas of the grandstand may be opened.
Additionally, the 2nd Floor of the grandstand will be made available every Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT for simulcasting to accommodate overflow from Lone Star Park’s simulcast facility, Bar & Book. The area will open at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, June 20, for Belmont Stakes Day.
Every day that the grandstand is open concessions and bars with limited offerings will be available as well as programs. Valet parking service has been suspended until further notice. General parking and preferred parking will be free.
Lone Star Park’s remaining Thoroughbred racing season continues through August 11 as follows:
–Every Monday through August 10: Gates Open at Noon/First Race at 1:35 p.m.
–Every Tuesday through August 11: Gates Open at Noon/First Race at 1:35 p.m.
–Every Wednesday through July 29: Gates Open at Noon/First Race at 1:35 p.m.
–Every Sunday* through August 9: Gates Open at 1:00 p.m.
–First Race at 3:05 p.m. Saturday, June 27: Gates Open at 1:00 p.m.: First Race at 3:05 p.m.
- No racing on June 21.