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WestWin Farms in Oklahoma is Newest Acquisition for Owner Bryan Hawk, To Stand Code West and Pass the Buck

WestWin Farms in Oklahoma is Newest Acquisition for Owner Bryan Hawk, To Stand Code West and Pass the Buck

Horse owner Bryan L. Hawk, who several years ago campaigned Grade 3 stakes winner, Code West, has recently acquired a breeding farm in Purcell, Oklahoma, and is now doing business as WestWin Farms. The farm was owned at one time by AQHA Hall of Famer Frank Merrill and bred a long list of champions at […]

By November 18, 2019 Read More →
New WTIU Documentary Explores the Story of Horses in Indiana

New WTIU Documentary Explores the Story of Horses in Indiana

Which state is home to some of the most famous racing horses in history and has an equine industry that contributes over $2 billion to the gross domestic product of that state? You may be surprised to learn that it’s not Kentucky, but its neighbor to the north—Indiana. A new documentary from WTIU Public Television […]

By November 14, 2019 Read More →
European horses fail to fire as US dominate Breeders’ Cup

European horses fail to fire as US dominate Breeders’ Cup

It really was a year to forget for European horses at the Breeders’ Cup, as many failed to fire over the meeting. In the end there was just one winner from overseas as Iridessa ran out a game winner of the Filly and Mare turf for trainer Joseph O’Brien. This meant he became the youngest […]

By November 13, 2019 Read More →
Divine Anticipation – How the Racing Industry Can Move Forward

Divine Anticipation – How the Racing Industry Can Move Forward

Whoa, Nellie! A chapel at a racetrack? “Whoa, Nellie,” a common phrase to slow down a fast-running horse, became well known in the sports world as it was coined by the famous college football broadcaster Keith Jackson, who would finish his description of a special athletic moment with the trademark phrase. This phrase should make […]

By November 7, 2019 Read More →
Battleship – the “American Pony” who triumphed at Aintree

Battleship – the “American Pony” who triumphed at Aintree

Throughout the history of the iconic American and British Grand Nationals there have been some truly memorable horses who have made their mark on racing history. Red Rum, Aldaniti, McDynamo…they are all worthy entries in the record books, but none of these great horses have been able to top what a 15.2hh OAP managed way […]

By November 7, 2019 Read More →
Texas Horsemen Applaud Improvements at Lone Star Park

Texas Horsemen Applaud Improvements at Lone Star Park

The Texas Thoroughbred Association, on behalf of the owners and breeders it represents in the state, commends Lone Star Park for a number of significant improvements recently announced at the track in Grand Prairie. On November 4, Lone Star Park management and the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities and Development Corporation reached an initial agreement to […]

By November 6, 2019 Read More →
What US Fans Can Expect When Attending a Horse Racing Festival in Europe

What US Fans Can Expect When Attending a Horse Racing Festival in Europe

The differences between horse racing in the US and Europe become even more apparent once you’ve attended an event in both regions. So, if you are planning a trip to watch a major horse racing event in Europe such as the Aintree Festival in Liverpool, the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire or Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite, Royal […]

By November 6, 2019 Read More →
Sam Houston Race Park Announces Major Purse Increase

Sam Houston Race Park Announces Major Purse Increase

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2020 live racing season on Friday, January 10 with an expanded 39-day Thoroughbred meet continuing through Saturday, March 28. Several exciting changes are in store for the upcoming live season with a substantial boost in purses thanks to legislative action earlier this year. House Bill 2463 was […]

By October 29, 2019 Read More →
Multiple Stakes Winner Atreides to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Multiple Stakes Winner Atreides to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Atreides, a son of Medaglia d’Oro who won four of his five lifetime starts by daylight, has been relocated for the 2020 breeding season to Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The 8-year-old stallion will stand for a fee of $2,000 as property of Mike Grossman. Atreides broke his maiden at […]

By October 25, 2019 Read More →
Supplements Bring Sunday’s Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale Offering to Nearly 150 Head

Supplements Bring Sunday’s Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale Offering to Nearly 150 Head

A robust list of supplements to Equine Sales Company’s Open Yearling and Mixed Sale has boosted the catalog to nearly 150 horses for the auction set for Sunday, October 27. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. in the sale pavilion in Opelousas, Louisiana. The sale will kick-off with more than 50 yearlings on offer, […]

By October 24, 2019 Read More →
Aikenite, Leadem in Ken to stand in Texas for 2020 breeding season

Aikenite, Leadem in Ken to stand in Texas for 2020 breeding season

Tyree Wolesensky’s Leadem Farm in Gainesville, Texas, welcomes two new stallions for the 2020 breeding season with Aikenite and Leadem in Ken. Aikenite will stand for a fee of $3,000 and Leadem in Ken $2,000 as property of Tyree Wolesensky. Aikenite, who stood last season at the famed Calumet Farm in Kentucky, brings in a […]

By October 24, 2019 Read More →
Heritage Place Fall Winter Mixed Sale Catalog Online

Heritage Place Fall Winter Mixed Sale Catalog Online

The 42nd annual Fall Mixed Sale, scheduled for November 1 & 2 at the Heritage Place Sales pavilion in Oklahoma City, will offer 655 head. Among them is nearly 50 Thoroughbred yearlings and broodmares, and there is a separate Thoroughbred index to help those interested only in that breed. The Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale […]

By October 16, 2019 Read More →
Atreides to stand at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma

Atreides to stand at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma

Atreides (Medaglia d’Oro – Dream Rush), a horse of brilliant speed and now a young stakes sire, has been sold to continue his career at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. Atreides won four of five starts over 6 furlongs to a mile for Stonestreet Stables […]

By October 16, 2019 Read More →
Shakin It Up to Stand at Caines Stallion Station in Oklahoma

Shakin It Up to Stand at Caines Stallion Station in Oklahoma

Shakin It Up (Midnight Lute – Silver Bullet Moon), the first horse in 40 years to pull off the Grade 1 Malibu and Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes double, has been sold to continue his career at Caines Stallion Station in Okalahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. In two crops […]

By October 16, 2019 Read More →
Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Set for March 31

Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Set for March 31

The 2020 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at Lone Star Park. The breeze show will be held at the Dallas-area track on Sunday, March 29. The auction is a joint venture by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. “Our yearling and mixed sale at Lone Star […]

By October 15, 2019 Read More →
Reasons Why Horse Racing is a Great Sporting Event

Reasons Why Horse Racing is a Great Sporting Event

Horse racing is one of the many sporting events that are popular in today’s time. Its history can be traced back to the early times when people use them as a means of transportation, a helping hand for business, and a source for entertainment. Chariot races are prevalent back then, even during the war era. […]

By October 11, 2019 Read More →
Super effort by Super Jen in Indiana Stallion Stakes

Super effort by Super Jen in Indiana Stallion Stakes

Super Jen and Marcelino Pedroza Jr. turned in a super effort to take the top spot in the 22nd running of the $100,000 Indiana Stallion Stakes for two-year-old fillies Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Indiana Grand. The duo topped a field of 10 in a time of 1:13.19 for the six-furlong event. Sandy’s Newsgirl ridden by Fernando […]

By October 8, 2019 Read More →
Breeders’ Cup 2019: Key Contenders for the Juvenile Fillies Turf

Breeders’ Cup 2019: Key Contenders for the Juvenile Fillies Turf

The annual Breeders’ Cup is taking place between November 1st and 2nd at Santa Anita racecourse. This continues to be one of the key events in the global racing calendar, with connections targeting the races due to the record breaking prize money on offer. Races will be taking place on both the dirt and turf […]

By October 8, 2019 Read More →
Previewing the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Previewing the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Even though it doesn’t have the largest purse in the world, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic to be held November 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, is arguably the biggest race in the world. It’s also among the biggest betting races in the world, as punters from all over the globe will […]

By September 29, 2019 Read More →
First Runhappy Foals in Indiana Bring Sire Full Circle

First Runhappy Foals in Indiana Bring Sire Full Circle

Eclipse Award winning stallion Runhappy (Super Saver – Bella Jolie) has created many fans across the country, including Indiana. His name has been synonymous with horse racing in Kentucky and New York, and soon it’ll start to be in Indiana. Two foals from his 2019 crop were born in Indiana and registered with the Indiana […]

By September 26, 2019 Read More →