Statement from Lone Star Park on Closure

Statement from Lone Star Park:

As a result of the Texas Racing Commission not receiving the required authorization from the Legislative Budget Board to expend administrative funds past August 31, 2015, the Commission must cease all operations, including the oversight of both live racing and simulcast wagering. Lone Star Park’s racing and simulcast operations will be closed until further notice. All previously scheduled banquet events will continue as planned. In addition, the Bar & Book and the Lone Star Park training facility will remain open. We hope this matter will be resolved quickly so we can resume hiring the 600-plus additional personnel needed for our fall season which is scheduled to begin on September 18.