It's opening day at Lone Star Park

The horses are ready to race at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.

They warmed up on the track Thursday morning in preparation for the start of the thoroughbred racing season.

This is the 23rd season at Lone Star Park. This year there are all kinds of experiences like extreme racing of camels and ostriches. There will also be a Kentucky Derby celebration, canine fun during Lone Star Bark and patriotic salute in July.

The park opens Thursday night with the Texas Bluebonnet Stakes.

“Winning a big race like that is always very emotional and fun for everyone but it also increases the value of the horse,” said General Manager Scott Wells.

Post time is 6:35 p.m.

The thoroughbred season runs through July.