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Fonner Park Nebraska Fonner Park, located just off Interstate 80 in Grand Island, in the center of Nebraska, is Central Nebraska's entertainment destination. A year-around facility, Fonner Park is host to a number of events, shows, the Hall County Fair and much more. The heart of Fonner Park is the live thoroughbred race meet which runs from mid-February through mid-May. During the live meet, many events such as craft shows, family activities, recreational shows, and giveaways along with special races highlight the season. The "jewel" of the Fonner Park live thoroughbred meet is the $100,000 Bosselman/Gus Fonner Handicap held Saturday, April 24, 1999. Horses from across the country will descend upon Grand Island for Nebraska's richest horse race. Fonner Park offers group discounts for groups of 20 or more and special rates for bus and touring groups. Post times are in the afternoons - Friday through Sunday. General admission is only $1.50 with additional seating available in the Clubhouse, Skyline, Box, and Turf Club for a slight additional charge. Plenty of FREE hard-surfaced parking is available for patrons. Fonner Park's teleracing program is year-round and features the nation's best racing from Kentucky, New York, California, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and many more. Teleracing at Fonner Park runs 6-7 days a week generally starting around 12 noon every day. Many other shows and events scheduled throughout the year include horse shows, the Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Exposition, Hall County Fair, REACT Craft Shows, as well as Antique, Home and Ag Expos. Fonner Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the community and area. Fonner Keno Casino and Sports Lounge completes your entertainment needs by providing 7 full days of Keno, great food and drink! Keno hours are from 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon until 10:00 PM on Sunday. Keno specials are available and a friendly staff awaits all. The extensive menu includes sandwiches, steaks, daily luncheon and dinner specials, and the best burgers around! Full beverage service is waiting for you at the Dugout in the Fonner Keno Casino & Sports Lounge. Why not make a day of it in Grand Island? With such great attractions as the Stuhr Museum, the Heritage Zoo and the Island Oasis Water Park close to Fonner Park, we encourage you to visit all! For more information please call Fonner Park at (308) 382-4515.