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Witt Six Romps in Star of Texas Stakes on Final Day of Sam Houston Meet

Witt Six Romps in Star of Texas Stakes on Final Day of Sam Houston Meet

Texas Champions Weekend at Sam Houston Race Park concluded on Tuesday, March 14, with the final of seven features for accredited Texas-breds, the $50,000 Star of Texas Stakes. Witt Six, owned and bred by Henry S. Witt Jr., was a game winner, drawing off by six lengths under Sasha Risenhoover. It was the first stakes […]

Rumpole Takes Groovy Stakes, Bravura Celebrates His Birthday with Spirit of Texas Win at Sam Houston

Rumpole Takes Groovy Stakes, Bravura Celebrates His Birthday with Spirit of Texas Win at Sam Houston

Texas Champions Weekend continued Monday afternoon at Sam Houston Race Park with sunny skies and convincing victories by Rumpole and Bravura in the two Texas Champions Stakes held. Both races featured  accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Rumpole Scores in the $50,000 Groovy Stakes The first stakes on the Monday […]

Oaklawn Increases Purses for Final Month of Meet

Oaklawn Increases Purses for Final Month of Meet

One of the richest racing seasons in the country just got richer. Oaklawn, which already has the highest purses in the country for this time of year, is increasing purses as much as $8,000 per race effective Saturday, March 18, thanks to strong business across the board and good weather. Purses for Maiden Special Weights […]

Zippit E, Can’t Be Wrong Prevail in Texas Champions Stakes at Sam Houston

Zippit E, Can’t Be Wrong Prevail in Texas Champions Stakes at Sam Houston

Another rainy evening did not dampen the spirits of Zippit E and Can’t Be Wrong, winners of the two Texas Champions Stakes held at Sam Houston Race Park. Both races featured accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Zippit E Becomes a Stakes Winner in the $50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes […]

Five Bills Filed in Texas Legislature to Boost Horse Racing Industry

Five Bills Filed in Texas Legislature to Boost Horse Racing Industry

The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Texas Horsemen’s Partnership are excited to report that five bills have been filed with the Texas Legislature this week that could benefit the Texas racing industry. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R) filed three bills in the Senate: SB #1971 (Co-authored by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R)) – Would create a purse matching […]

Trainer Bret Calhoun Sweeps Sam Houston Stakes with Kat’s Infatuation and More Than Most

Trainer Bret Calhoun Sweeps Sam Houston Stakes with Kat’s Infatuation and More Than Most

Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Fillies and mares were in action Friday evening, in the first two of seven Texas Champions Weekend stakes. It was a memorable week for trainer Bret Calhoun, who tied the knot on Sunday, March 5 with Sara Escudero […]

Arapahoe Park-Based Horse is an Equine Version of Bo Jackson

Arapahoe Park-Based Horse is an Equine Version of Bo Jackson

Thoroughbred racehorse Geno’s Bambino has begun training for a new sport while in the middle of a relatively long racing career. Because of the one-dimensional focus on speed and the year-round nature of horse racing, it is rare for racehorses to attempt a second sport while they are racing, although many will go on to […]

New Look for Arapahoe Park Stakes Schedule in 2017

New Look for Arapahoe Park Stakes Schedule in 2017

The 2017 stakes schedule at Arapahoe Park in Colorado will culminate with the richest races the track hosts for Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses on the final day of the season, but the road to those races will look different than in past years. The 39-day racing season beginning on May 19 will conclude on […]

Grade 1 Performer Maimonides Relocated to J&M Equine Reproduction in Oklahoma

Grade 1 Performer Maimonides Relocated to J&M Equine Reproduction in Oklahoma

Maimonides, a $4.6 million Keeneland yearling with a brief but brilliant racing career, has been relocated to stand the 2017 breeding season at J&M Equine Reproduction Center in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He will stand for a $1,500 fee as property of Matt Edwards. A son of the undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and Eclipse Champion […]

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets August 21 Date for Yearling Sale

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets August 21 Date for Yearling Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced that the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Monday, August 21, at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park. Last year’s auction marked the first to be operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star Park and recorded […]