Steve Sexton Mile Headlines 2023 Stakes Schedule At Lone Star Park – Horse Racing News


After coming off of a successful Thoroughbred Racing Season in 2022, Lone Star Park is looking forward to 2023.

The Thoroughbred Racing Season will begin Thursday, April 13, 2023, with 44 live racing days and will conclude July 4. The calendar features live racing on Thursdays and Fridays at 6:35 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day at 1:35 p.m. and special twilight post times of 5:00 p.m. on July 3 and July 4.

The 2023 Thoroughbred Racing Season Stakes Schedule will have a total of 21 stakes worth a combined total of $2,925,000. The highlight of the schedule is Lone Star Million Day on Memorial Day, and the marquee race is the Grade 3, $400,000 guaranteed Steve Sexton Mile, for 3-yr-olds & up at one mile. The Summer Turf Festival will be returning on Saturday, June 24.

Other than the $75,000 Bluebonnet Stakes which kicks off the season on Opening Night all other stakes will be held on one of four dates. They are:

  • Lone Star Million Day, Monday, May 29 – six stakes worth a total of $1,200,000
  • Lone Star Showcase Day, Saturday, June 3 – five stakes worth a total of $375,000
  • Summer Turf Festival, Saturday, June 24 – four stakes worth a total of $750,000
  • Stars of Texas Day, Saturday, July 1 – five stakes worth a total of $525,000.

The 2023 Thoroughbred Racing Season Stakes Schedule can be found at:

Total purses will average an estimated $260,000 per day for the 44-day meet.

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