Fonner Park


700 E. Stolley Park Rd.
P.O. Box 490
Grand Island, NE 68802
Phone: (308) 382-4515

Racing Season: Feb 20 – May 2
Friday: post time 3:00 CT
Saturday and Sunday: post time 1:30 CT

Notable Fonner Park Racing Events

  • $75,000 Bosselman Pump & Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes
  • $25,000 Fonner Park Special Stakes
  • $25,000 Ogataul Stakes
  • $25,000 Orphan Kist Stakes
  • $25,000 Budweiser – Tondi Stakes
  • $25,000 Dowd Mile Stakes
  • $25,000 Al Swihart Memorial Stakes

History of Fonner Park Racing

Fonner Park has been home to Thoroughbred Racing in Nebraska since 1954. Though the Thoroughbred racing scene took a large hit after the closing of Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha in 1995, tracks such as Fonner Park have helped keep horse racing alive in Nebraska.  Centrally located in Grand Island, Fonner Park hosts the state’s richest horse race, the $75,000 Bosselman Pump & Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes, and the facility hosts multiple events for the community during the racing season.