The Kentucky Derby is a Southern ritual, especially if you're rich. In Kentucky proper, thousands of people will put on their Sunday finest and excessive headware to watch horses run around the track for exactly one and a quarter mile. Seems boring, but I'm pretty much down for any occasion to drink ... More >>
Horse racing may be dying, but the horse track remains a uniquely fascinating place, with its mix of blue bloods and lowlifes united by a pursuit that cuts across all class lines: gambling. Even Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, a venue that from the outside seems relatively staid, is party to its sh ... More >>
The crack of the bat. Allergies. Longer days. Bluebonnets. And, ah yes, the trumpet. Spring has definitely sprung. Tonight in Grand Prairie Lone Star Park kicks off another horse racing season with its $50,000 Premiere Stakes. The 6:30 post time will officially begin the track's 65-date seas ... More >>
Lone Star Park kicks off another season
Putting down galliant fillies like Eight Belles is only one of horse racing's serious problems Tomorrow, Lone Star Park holds one of its biggest days of the year, and after a disastrous and embarrassing Kentucky Derby, horse racing could use some good news. Maybe that’s why Lone Star Park is t ... More >>
Why was Big Brown so happy after winning the Kentucky Derby?
Hate to be the continual bearer of bad news regarding horse racing, a sport I truly do love and grew up around, so consider this a public service announcement to all you degenerate gamblers out there: Jockey Roman Chapa, who has been one of the top 10 riders at Lone Star Park since 2000, has been su ... More >>
After a decade off, the Meat Puppets return
Is Steve Asmussen the greatest racehorse trainer in America, or is he a cheater?
Cue the twinkling piano, usher in Jim Nantz's hushed, reverent tones and get PETA on speed dial, because I'm about to beat a dead horse. While Sammy Sosa and Mike Singletary are coming to town, Barbaro is gone. The tributes, of course, are pouring in. During the eight months the Kentucky Derby winne ... More >>
This Saturday Lone Star Park's all-time top trainer Steve Asmussen will run two horses in the Kentucky Derby—Private Vow and Storm Treasure—and hope to erase a pretty dreadful record in classic competition. Asmussen, who's based in Texas, topped the U.S. trainer standings last year in wi ... More >>
Lone Star Park opened its 10th season of racing last night, but judging by the horse racing coverage in The Dallas Morning News, a rat peed on cotton somewhere in Grand Prairie. Ten years, folks—at a time when horse racing is struggling to survive as a spectator sport in various parts of the c ... More >>
Plus: D-Day at the DMN; Dirty Deed
Six Perfections gallops into Lone Star Park
Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
A Frisco RoughRiders game
Or just enjoy a traditional Japanese Otsukimi
The unlikely story of the greatest Texas athlete you've never heard of
Orange you glad this is Texas?
Satellite Wagering at Lone Star Park
Marlon St. Julien regains his winning form at Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park shows off a horse of a different color
Bryan Higgins, test technician, Lone Star Park
Deirdre Panas pushes long odds to become Lone Star Park's first successful female jockey
Pulitzer-prize winning author gets out of the stable
Snap, crackle, pop! It's the 4th.
Scandal taints the career of another Dallas athlete -- this time it's a horse, not a Cowboy
Top female jockey Julie Krone led the pack, but don't bet on many women to follow
Chuck Badone sets the morning line at Lone Star Park, but don't take his word for it
Michelle Mullins trains winning horses. Oh, yeah--and she's a woman.
Grand Prairie's horseless Lone Star Park offers the seedy side of the sport of kings
Trinity Meadows may show whether Texas racing industry can get past the gate