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Lone Star Park gets fresh start

New owner with deep pockets raises hopes as spring meet commences

Updated: April 11, 2012, 3:31 PM ET
By Randy Jennings | Special contributor to ESPNDallas.com

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- The feel of a fresh start that comes with every Lone Star Park spring meet is enhanced this year.

The 53-date, 13-week spring meeting that commences Thursday will be the track's first opening day for thoroughbreds since Global Gaming Solutions LLC took ownership of the license to operate Lone Star Park.

What it means for North Texas horse racing fans is Lone Star Park, which turns 16 this year and has been on a downward financial spiral since hosting the 2004 ...

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