Oklahoma Derby Day Stakes Taking Shape

Oklahoma Derby Day Stakes Taking Shape

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby leads a stakes-filled program of racing at Remington Park on Sunday, Sept. 25. The fields for the 10 stakes races are beginning to come together for the biggest Thoroughbred program in Oklahoma racing. The overall purses for the 12-race Oklahoma Derby Day card on Sept. 25 will exceed $1.4 […]

Robertson Wins Another Canterbury Training Title, Track Reports Increased Handle

Robertson Wins Another Canterbury Training Title, Track Reports Increased Handle

Canterbury Park’s 69-day race meet came to a close Saturday afternoon with the leading Thoroughbred trainer Mac Robertson winning the first four races on the 11-race program. Robertson concluded the season with 71 wins and a Canterbury record $1,571,658 in purse earnings, tallying his tenth training title at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack. It came down […]

Euro K Shotgun, Hyper Drive Win Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at Remington

Euro K Shotgun, Hyper Drive Win Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at Remington

Remington Park featured a pair of Oklahoma Stallion Stakes races on Friday night. Each division was worth $50,000, featuring 3-year-old progeny of eligible Oklahoma stallions. In the fillies division, Euro K Shotgun won her second career race in as many starts, holding on to win by a head over the rallying Another Bond Girl. Owned, […]

Texas Chrome, Cupid, Discreetness Among Oklahoma Derby Nominees

Texas Chrome, Cupid, Discreetness Among Oklahoma Derby Nominees

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby leads a stakes-filled program of racing at Remington Park on Sunday, Sept. 25. The nominations for the derby have closed with 39 eligible 3-year-olds on the list for the 1-1/8 miles race. Texas Chrome, winner of the Grade 3 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs, is expected to bid for […]

NCTA Member Update

NCTA Member Update

Following is an update for NCTA members that was not available at publication time for the September/October issue of American Racehorse. Dear Fellow NCTA Members: I cannot express how thrilled I am to be the President of this organization. From the moment I joined the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association (NCTA), I was eager to participate […]

Champions Crowned on Festival Day at Canterbury

Champions Crowned on Festival Day at Canterbury

By Jim Wells Photos by Coady Photography Sunny skies, cool breezes and a surprise or two provided the perfect conditions for the annual Minnesota Festival of Champions at Canterbury Park with a card designed exclusively for Minnesota-bred horses on August 21. The card included a bit of everything, including what might not have been a […]

Iowa Classic Day Celebrates Iowa-breds

Iowa Classic Day Celebrates Iowa-breds

By John Hernandez Photos by Coady Photography Prairie Meadows brought down the curtain on its Thoroughbred meet on August 13 with Iowa Classic Day featuring seven stakes for Iowa-breds. The first Iowa Classic race was a steal of a deal for co-owners Tom Allen, Dan Sears, Otto Farms Inc. (Norm Olson) and trainer Dick Clark, […]

Michigan Sires Stakes Recap at Hazel Park

Michigan Sires Stakes Recap at Hazel Park

The Michigan Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association congratulates all the winners of the Michigan Sire Stakes races run on September 3 at Hazel Park. Each race offered a $40,000-added purse. Following are the winners:                                           […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles about Ak-Sar-Ben, Barn Buddies and Much More

The September/October issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features a long-form article about the magic of Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack in Omaha, Nebraska, plus a look at the Indiana breeding program of Jim and Amy Elliott, the story of a 12-year-old boy […]

Sam Houston Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Sam Houston Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 24th live racing season on Friday, January 20. The 2017 live racing schedule was approved by the Texas Racing Commission last month and begins with the fan favorite 32-day Thoroughbred meet. The 2017 Thoroughbred Stake Schedule will offer nearly $2 million in purses, and begins with the […]