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Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town

Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town

Track superintendents and their staffs from around North America are set to meet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on June 23-25 for a full schedule of educational panels as part of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. A complete agenda for the event has been announced, with award-winning speaker, author and farmer Jolene Brown set […]

Copies of Issue Featuring Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs Available for Purchase

Copies of Issue Featuring Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs Available for Purchase

A limited number of copies of the Spring 2019 issue of American Racehorse, featuring articles on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs, are available for $10, shipping included (US only). Additional copies are $5 each. To order, use the PayPal button below. Choose Quantity 1 copy $10.00 USD2 copies $15.00 USD3 copies $20.00 USD

Dine with an Equine at Belmont Park

Dine with an Equine at Belmont Park

By Michael Fenrich NYRA has announced the return of its “Breakfast at Belmont” program. Price: Free Parking Free Admission (prices below for breakfast) $15 Adults $7.50 Kids 6 and under Cuisine: Hotel Style Buffet. Cereal, juice and coffee. “The Breakfast at Belmont program is a great way for people to come see the horses train […]

What are the Chances of a Triple Crown Winner this Year?

What are the Chances of a Triple Crown Winner this Year?

If you’ve only followed the sport of horse racing for the last few years, you might thing that Triple Crown winners are fairly common. After all, we’ve seen two very recently with American Pharoah winning it in 2015 and then the undefeated Justify doing it again in 2018. Both horses swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness […]

Horse Derby Betting: Profiting Insights

Horse Derby Betting: Profiting Insights

Since the first horse race ages ago, betting on horse races has been around. In the past, betting on horses was not faced with the same stigma as gambling. It used to be considered a social event to go to the race tracks and bet on horses. It can be fun and profitable to bet […]

Full Circle For Vekoma

Full Circle For Vekoma

By Michael Fenrich In 2017 Vekoma was sold at the September Keeneland sale for $135,000. R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable brought Vekoma. They named Vekoma after the Dutch manufacturer Vekoma who makes roller coasters for amusement parks. Horse racing is like a roller coaster with ups and downs, ebs and flows each day. George […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Online with Features on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Online with Features on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs

The Spring 2019 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes long-form articles the real story of Ruffian and the ups and downs of Santa Fe Downs.  The issue also includes racing and breeding news from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and around the region. The […]

By April 29, 2019 Read More →
Starting Gate Success

Starting Gate Success

By Michael Fenrich The starting gate crew at racetracks are very important to the success of the Thoroughbred, especially at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby Day. Whether it is a maiden race during a weekday or the run for the roses, the crew helps the majestic horses. “They are the unsung heroes; they are so […]

By April 28, 2019 Read More →
Oklahoma’s Horse and Hound, Kentucky’s New Vocations Awarded Toro and Exmark Mower Usage for 2019

Oklahoma’s Horse and Hound, Kentucky’s New Vocations Awarded Toro and Exmark Mower Usage for 2019

Equine Equipment, together with its industry partners Toro and Exmark, is pleased to announce two donations of mowers for the 2019 season as part of its “For the Good Program” to help Thoroughbred aftercare facilities. Equine Equipment is planning several more similar donations to show its appreciation for the industry’s support and to give back […]

By April 16, 2019 Read More →
Registration for Sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference Now Open

Registration for Sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference Now Open

OwnerView announced today that registration is now open for the sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., from Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The conference will once again coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled to be held November 1-2 at […]

The Best Horse Breeds in the State of Louisiana

The Best Horse Breeds in the State of Louisiana

North America is home to many breeds of horses, today there are approximately 9.2 million horses in the country. Horses are certainly well-loved animals in the US; they are used for working in different ways, kept as pets and take part in sports. Besides the domestic variety, there are still wild horses in some parts. […]

Groom Elite, Trainers’ Exam Classes Set for Kentucky and Texas in April

Groom Elite, Trainers’ Exam Classes Set for Kentucky and Texas in April

The Elite Program Inc., through its Groom Elite Education programs, has opened registration for two April classes open to the public. A critical current topic in racing is the lack of qualified help to fill open positions in the racing industry. For the third year in a row, The Jockey Club, Magdalena Farm, National HBPA […]

Graded Stakes Winner One Liner Retired to Whispering Oaks Farm

Graded Stakes Winner One Liner Retired to Whispering Oaks Farm

One Liner, a graded stakes-winning son of top sire Into Mischief, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2019 breeding season at Carrol Castille’s Whispering Oaks Farm in Louisiana. The 5-year-old will stand for a fee of $3,500. One Liner began his racing career in brilliant fashion for trainer Todd Pletcher with three […]

By March 29, 2019 Read More →
Red Rum’s three Grand National wins

Red Rum’s three Grand National wins

One of the greatest horses to have ever raced in the Grand National, Red Rum was simply dominant on the Aintree course, brushing aside the competition to claim three Grand National titles in the 1970s. Such was his legend that when Red Rum sadly passed away in October 1995, not only did the national newspapers […]

By March 29, 2019 Read More →
American Racehorse to Suspend Print Publication After Spring Issue

American Racehorse to Suspend Print Publication After Spring Issue

American Racehorse magazine will suspend its print publication following the upcoming spring issue in April. The magazine, which originally launched in 2012 as Southern Racehorse, covers Thoroughbred racing and breeding in the Southwest, Midwest and Midsouth regions of the country. “I have truly enjoyed publishing the magazine for the past 6 ½ years, but as […]

By March 27, 2019 Read More →
Mr Money Bags, Direct Dial Top Impressive List of Texas Champions Day Winners

Mr Money Bags, Direct Dial Top Impressive List of Texas Champions Day Winners

Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds Saturday night with six Texas Champions stakes. An enthusiastic crowd was on hand to see plenty of talent in the $50,000 Yellow Rose, $50,000 San Jacinto Stakes, $50,000 Spirit of Texas Stakes, $50,000 Bara Lass, $50,000 Groovy and $50,000 Richard King Stakes. Mr Money Bags Captures Second Stakes […]

By March 25, 2019 Read More →
UK National Hunt Season to Climax with Intriguing Grand National

UK National Hunt Season to Climax with Intriguing Grand National

It has been an eventful few months for horse racing in the British Isles. Similar to the United States and what has occurred in Santa Anita, there is a growing clamour to address the issue of equine deaths in the sport. Three horses died at the Cheltenham Festival, despite new rules to ensure horse welfare […]

By March 25, 2019 Read More →
Texas Stallion Expect a Lot Scores a Winner with First Starter

Texas Stallion Expect a Lot Scores a Winner with First Starter

Texas stallion Expect a Lot got his stallion career off to a nice start on March 8 as his first starter, Awesome Sunset, scored a 1 ¼-length victory in his career debut in a maiden special weight race at Sam Houston Race Park. The 3-year-old filly was bred by Eureka Thoroughbred Farm and runs for […]

By March 14, 2019 Read More →
Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Moved to April 10

Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Moved to April 10

The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, originally scheduled for April 9, has been moved to Wednesday, April 10, at 12 noon. The undertack show will be held on the originally scheduled date of Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m. Both the auction and undertack show will be held at Lone Star Park, which co-sponsors the […]

By March 14, 2019 Read More →
Double Your Flavor, Queen of Sam Houston in the 1990s, Passes at Age 28

Double Your Flavor, Queen of Sam Houston in the 1990s, Passes at Age 28

Texas-bred Double Your Flavor, a fixture at Sam Houston Race Park in the 1990s who won 17 races there, was euthanized today at the age of 28, according to owner Dr. Jeffrey Kass. A daughter of Amerrico Double bred by B.R. Baker, Double Your Flavor broke her maiden at first asking at Trinity Meadows in […]