Open the gates! Lone Star Park allows spectators at the races

Open the gates! Lone Star Park allows spectators at the races
Photo: Mary Cage

Lone Star Park will open for spectators on Sunday, when the track will host Texas Champions Day, featuring seven stakes races for Texas-bred horses.

The  Grand Prairie, Texas, track's 2020 Thoroughbred Racing Season began on May 22 without spectators. Its grandstand will be open for spectators and for wagering for the remainder season, which is expected to run through Aug. 11, pending approval by the Texas Racing Commission.

Admission will be free and guests will be able to enter through the East Gate only, according to a news release from the track. 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, open areas in Lone Star Park's Grandstand will be limited to the second floor, the East Apron, East Paddock and East Side of the first Floor. Occupancy is limited to 50% in each area. If demand exceeds the occupancy limits, then additional areas of the Grandstand may be opened.
 
Also, the second floor of the Grandstand will be available every Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET (10 a.m. ET on June 20 for Belmont Stakes Day) for simulcasting to accommodate overflow from Lone Star Park's simulcast facility, Bar & Book.
 
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 Aug. 11 as follows:
  • Every Monday through Aug. 10: Gates open at noon; first race at 2:35 p.m. ET
  • Every Tuesday through Aug. 11: Gates open at noon; first race at 2:35 p.m. ET
  • Every Wednesday through July 29: Gates open at noon; first race at 2:35 p.m. ET
  • Every Sunday through Aug. 9: Gates open at 2 p.m. ET; first race at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, June 27: Gates open at 2 p.m. ET: first race at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • No racing on June 21.

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