Lone Star Park Meet Concludes with Increase in Handle

Lone Star Park Meet Concludes with Increase in Handle

Lone Star Park concluded its 20th Spring Thoroughbred Racing Season, Sunday, July 17 with a 6 percent increase in off-track live wagering, raising the total amount wagered on the live racing product by 1.8 percent. “We’re happy with the increase in live product wagering, especially the off-track numbers,” said President and General Manager, Scott Wells. […]

Divine Intervention: Day after his death, Tom McCarthy’s Blame Angel wins for trainer’s sons

Divine Intervention: Day after his death, Tom McCarthy’s Blame Angel wins for trainer’s sons

“Divine intervention in the nightcap,” Ellis Park announcer Jimmy McNerney told the crowd after Blame Angel captured Friday’s eighth race by 2 3/4 lengths over Batten the Hatches. Blame Angel previously ran on Father’s Day at Churchill Downs, winning at 17-1 odds in what proved the last horse to run with Tom R. McCarthy as […]

Seven-year-old Gelding Named Ain’t In No Hurry Wins Career Debut at Ellis Park

Seven-year-old Gelding Named Ain’t In No Hurry Wins Career Debut at Ellis Park

Ain’t In No Hurry certainly proved appropriately named when it came to getting to the races. But the 7-year-old gelding wasted no time getting to the winner’s circle, leading most of the way in his first start ever to take Ellis Park’s second race Friday by three lengths over favored Red Blue and True in […]

Texas-bred Stymie added to Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga

Texas-bred Stymie added to Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga

The Saratoga 150 Committee today announced the two newest inductees to the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course: outstanding filly Los Angeles and Hall of Fame Thoroughbred Stymie. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hoofprints Walk of Fame was installed outside the clubhouse gates to Saratoga Race Course in 2013 in […]

Large Catalog on Tap for Equine Sales Company Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Large Catalog on Tap for Equine Sales Company Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Equine Sales Company today announced a catalog of 224 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held September 7 in Opelousas, Louisiana. This year’s offering represents a 19 percent increase from the 188 head consigned last year, and it will mark the first unified yearling sale in partnership with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders […]

Georgia VIP Day Set for September 8 at Kentucky Downs

Georgia VIP Day Set for September 8 at Kentucky Downs

Starting Gate Marketing in partnership with the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition, a group of leading business and civic leaders dedicated to bringing first-class horse racing to Georgia, is excited to announce Georgia VIP Day at Kentucky Downs on Thursday, September 8th. “Bringing horse racing fans together at a fantastic and intimate venue like Kentucky Downs […]

Cupid Shoots Down Competition in Record-Setting Indiana Derby

Cupid Shoots Down Competition in Record-Setting Indiana Derby

The good Cupid showed up for Indiana Grand’s $500,000 Indiana Derby on Saturday night, and the result was a hard-earned victory by three-quarters of length while fending off The Player’s late surge. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won Indiana’s biggest horse race for a record fourth time in absentia. He was at a nephew’s […]

Canterbury’s Extreme Race Day Features ‘Battle Of The Surfaces,’ plus Zebras, Ostriches and Camels

Canterbury’s Extreme Race Day Features ‘Battle Of The Surfaces,’ plus Zebras, Ostriches and Camels

Canterbury Park’s Extreme Race Day, now in its tenth year, will be held Saturday, July 16 at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. Exhibition races with camels, ostriches, and zebras are the main draw on Extreme Race Day, last year’s attendance exceeded 15,000, but the annual Battle of the Surfaces also has become a fan favorite. This […]

Indiana Derby Shaping Up with Lots of Talent, Including Cherry Wine, Cupid and The Player

Indiana Derby Shaping Up with Lots of Talent, Including Cherry Wine, Cupid and The Player

A capacity field of 12 3-year-olds were entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. But to trainer Bob Baffert, the Grade 2 race comes down to two horses. One is the Cupid that won a Santa Anita maiden race by 5 1/4 lengths in fast time in his first start around two […]

Tequila and Salt, Derby Express Win Indiana-bred Turf Stakes at Indiana Grand

Tequila and Salt, Derby Express Win Indiana-bred Turf Stakes at Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand on Wednesday held a pair of six-figure turf stakes for Indiana-breds as part of a big week of racing culminating with the Grade 2 Indiana Derby on Saturday. Tequila and Salt was able to shake things up in the eighth running of the $100,000 Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes. The 3-year-old filly by Limehouse […]