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Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Captures Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-bred Chanel’s Legacy Captures Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn

Poindexter Thoroughbred LLC’s Chanel’s Legacy improved her 2017 record to a perfect two for two with her impressive 2 ½-length victory over My Sweet Stella in Saturday’s $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn. Despite her victory in the Jan. 21 Dixie Belle Stakes, the winner was dismissed at odds of 13-1 and returned $28.20, $11.60 […]

C’Mon Tiger to Stand in Texas at Seven S Farms

C’Mon Tiger to Stand in Texas at Seven S Farms

C’Mon Tiger, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, has been relocated to Texas for the 2017 breeding season and will stand at Seven S Farms in Mission. He will stand for a $800 fee as property of Marco Sandoval. After making one start in Ireland, C’Mon Tiger won three of his first four starts in […]

Grade 2 Winner I Spent It to Stand at Merrick Ranches in Oklahoma

Grade 2 Winner I Spent It to Stand at Merrick Ranches in Oklahoma

I Spent It, a Grade 2 winner by Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, has been relocated to Oklahoma for the 2017 breeding season and will stand at Merrick Ranches in Sayre. The 5-year-old stallion will stand for a fee of $2,500 as property of Joe Merrick. I Spent It emerged as one of the top […]

Multiple Stakes Winner Da Stoops to Stand at Rockin BB Ranch in Oklahoma

Multiple Stakes Winner Da Stoops to Stand at Rockin BB Ranch in Oklahoma

Da Stoops, a multiple stakes-winning son of Distorted Humor, will stand the 2017 breeding season at Rockin BB Ranch in Tecumseh outside of Oklahoma City. The 14-year-old stallion will stand for $1,000 as property of Danny Caldwell, a perennial leading owner at Oaklawn, Remington Park and Prairie Meadows. Da Stoops earned $640,906 with a career […]

Mathews, Howard Hit Equine Lottery with Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot

Mathews, Howard Hit Equine Lottery with Texas-bred Ivan Fallunovalot

Three horses, each for $25,000, were claimed out of the ninth race March 6, 2014, at Oaklawn. However, only one of those horses has developed into a multiple stakes winner. “Just glad he found us, you know what I mean?” trainer Tom Howard of Hot Springs said of Ivan Fallunovalot. And, Howard didn’t even have […]

New Starter Allowance Series Comes to Will Rogers Downs, Several Stakes Get New Names

New Starter Allowance Series Comes to Will Rogers Downs, Several Stakes Get New Names

Trainers are legging-up their horses for the 30-day Thoroughbred meet returning to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on March 13. In its 11th year of operation, track representatives look to a successful meet. The spring meet holds to the return of a more traditional calendar from last year, running through Preakness on Saturday, May 20. […]

The Barking Shark, a Fan Favorite with Ties to the Southwest, Dies at Age 24

The Barking Shark, a Fan Favorite with Ties to the Southwest, Dies at Age 24

The Barking Shark, a gallant gelding who competed with many of the best horses of his generation in the late 1990s and earned $572,366, recently lost a battle with colic. By the time of his death, The Barking Shark had enjoyed almost 14 years of retirement at Glen Ellen Vocational Academy (GEVA), Inc. in Glen […]

Rachel Alexandra Subject of New Book that Includes Her Texas Connections

Rachel Alexandra Subject of New Book that Includes Her Texas Connections

A new book for young readers chronicling the story of Rachel Alexandra is set to be released March 1. Written by Deb Aronson and published by the Chicago Review Press, the book is entitled Alexandra the Great: The Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack. The book includes numerous connections to Texas, as Rachel Alexandra received […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Features Articles on Centennial Race Track and More

The Winter 2017 issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about Colorado’s Centennial Race Track and the horses and horsemen who raced there, Thoroughbred stallions and their influence on American Quarter Horse racing, how a retired racehorse is excelling in […]

Turf Writer, Texas Racing Historian Bill Mooney Passes Away

Turf Writer, Texas Racing Historian Bill Mooney Passes Away

William P. (Bill) Mooney, the award-winning turf writer who ranked among Thoroughbred racing’s premier historians of any generation, died peacefully at his Lexington home Jan. 28 after a devastating two-year battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was 69. Bill was a friend and mentor to many, offering his wise counsel to both aspiring and veteran […]