If gambling hasn't violently torn your family apart, then a day at the races could be a great way to entertain Dad on the day in which we gladly ignore the living room screaming matches of our adolescence and his ambivalence towards our allegedly frivolous dreams of simply wanting to explore the world for a while after high school without worrying about rushing into college. Um. Not that I'm talking personally here or anything. Just spitballing. Anyhoosie, Lone Star Park seems to know there are enough Dads out there who still have kids who will want to spend the day with them, as it turns out. On Sunday, the horses will be running while prizes are being thrown around. Get Dad away from Meet the Press early enough and be one of the first 200 people in the gates, and he might win a propane grill. The Fish for a Grill contest begins at 11:30 a.m. Visit lonestarpark.com for details.
Sun., June 17, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 2012