Lone Star Boosts Thoroughbred Stakes Schedule By $600,000 For 2022

Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas announced Tuesday a $600,000 increase to its 2022 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, including a total of 21 races worth $2,825,000.

The highlight of the schedule is Lone Star Million Day on Memorial Day, and the marquee race on the card is the Grade 3, $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile, for 3-year-olds and up at one mile.¬†New to this year’s Lone Star Million day card will be the $100,000 guaranteed¬†Speightstown¬†Sprint for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs on the dirt.

Lone Star Showcase Day will be held June 19 with five stakes worth a total of $375,000, while the Summer Turf Festival will be returning July 16 with four stakes worth a total of $750,000. Stars of Texas Day will be held July 17 with five stakes worth $425,000.

The 2022 Thoroughbred racing season will begin April 28 and conclude July 24, with total purses averaging an estimated $268,000 per day for the 48-day meet.

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