For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Brandon Leigh
Director of Marketing &
Player Development
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Wednesday, March 2, 2022) - Officials at Lone Star Park today announced that hair testing will be introduced as a condition of entry for all Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa breeds, for the 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses beginning September 16, 2022.

For the 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions, a negative hair test free from prohibited substances as set out in the Texas Racing Act and the Texas Rules of Racing will be required before any horse can enter any race at Lone Star Park.

“We are implementing these new measures at Lone Star Park to mirror the project we began at Remington Park in 2018,” said Matt Vance, Lone Star Park Executive Vice President of Racing. “The overall awareness garnered from our Remington program has proven to be very successful. Our goal with this testing is to ensure a level playing field for all, and we hope our participants understand how this change helps us achieve that goal and is a benefit to racing at Lone Star Park.”

Lone Star Park’s hair testing program is being introduced with the support of the Texas Racing Commissioners and Executive Director, Amy F. Cook. "The best way to protect the animals and participants engaged in the sport of horse racing is through strong partnerships, which in this case, has resulted in a great solution that demonstrates the shared responsibility we all have in this industry."

The announcement was made today to provide time for all Lone Star Park racing participants the opportunity to prepare for the new condition. Lone Star Park’s 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses begins on September 16 and runs through December 17.

About Lone Star Park
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie; A major league sports entertainment attraction that features two exciting racing seasons annually. Over 700,000 guests visit our beautiful facility each year, which features a seven-level glass-enclosed Grandstand, highlighted by our 1,200-seat Silks Dining Room and our 48 luxurious Penthouse Suites, all overlooking the newest race track in Texas. Situated next to our Grandstand is the 36,000 square foot world-class Las Vegas-style Racebook and simulcast facility, Bar & Book, which features wagering on horse racing from around the world 7-days a week year-round.

2022 Thoroughbred Racing Season; The heart of our product offering, running 48-days from April 28 through July 24. The Thoroughbred Racing Season runs during Triple Crown season and features an action-packed promotional schedule with lively entertainment and fun for the entire family. The 2022 Fall Meeting of Champions featuring American Quarter Horses, running 31-days from September 16 through December 17 features some of the very best in Quarter Horse racing.

Lone Star Park is located on Beltline Road, just ½ mile north of I-30 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visit for more information.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie | 1000 Lone Star PKWY, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(972) 263-RACE (7223) |