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.

 

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    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 the 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.

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    Free Concert Series

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    See a variety of bands after the horse races. The concerts are free with the regular 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. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Lone Stars and Stripes / Fireworks Celebration

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    The 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.

     

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    Parking/Admission

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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.

     

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    Dining: Bar and Book

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    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 ​cheeseburger.

    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.

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    Senior Citizens Days / Military Discounts

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    Senior Citizens’/Military Discount Day returns for all seniors aged 62 or older with valid ID and all military personnel with a valid ID card will receive free General Admission continuing each Sunday through June 16. Check on information for free meals for vets here.

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    Bar & Book

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    Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year. Guests can bet on horses on tracks throughout the United States.