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Five Bills Filed in Texas Legislature to Boost Horse Racing Industry

Five Bills Filed in Texas Legislature to Boost Horse Racing Industry

The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Texas Horsemen’s Partnership are excited to report that five bills have been filed with the Texas Legislature this week that could benefit the Texas racing industry. Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R) filed three bills in the Senate: SB #1971 (Co-authored by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R)) – Would create a purse matching […]

Trainer Bret Calhoun Sweeps Sam Houston Stakes with Kat’s Infatuation and More Than Most

Trainer Bret Calhoun Sweeps Sam Houston Stakes with Kat’s Infatuation and More Than Most

Sam Houston Race Park saluted accredited Texas-breds on the final weekend of the 2017 Thoroughbred racing season. Fillies and mares were in action Friday evening, in the first two of seven Texas Champions Weekend stakes. It was a memorable week for trainer Bret Calhoun, who tied the knot on Sunday, March 5 with Sara Escudero […]

Arapahoe Park-Based Horse is an Equine Version of Bo Jackson

Arapahoe Park-Based Horse is an Equine Version of Bo Jackson

Thoroughbred racehorse Geno’s Bambino has begun training for a new sport while in the middle of a relatively long racing career. Because of the one-dimensional focus on speed and the year-round nature of horse racing, it is rare for racehorses to attempt a second sport while they are racing, although many will go on to […]

New Look for Arapahoe Park Stakes Schedule in 2017

New Look for Arapahoe Park Stakes Schedule in 2017

The 2017 stakes schedule at Arapahoe Park in Colorado will culminate with the richest races the track hosts for Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses on the final day of the season, but the road to those races will look different than in past years. The 39-day racing season beginning on May 19 will conclude on […]

Grade 1 Performer Maimonides Relocated to J&M Equine Reproduction in Oklahoma

Grade 1 Performer Maimonides Relocated to J&M Equine Reproduction in Oklahoma

Maimonides, a $4.6 million Keeneland yearling with a brief but brilliant racing career, has been relocated to stand the 2017 breeding season at J&M Equine Reproduction Center in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. He will stand for a $1,500 fee as property of Matt Edwards. A son of the undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and Eclipse Champion […]

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets August 21 Date for Yearling Sale

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets August 21 Date for Yearling Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced that the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Monday, August 21, at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park. Last year’s auction marked the first to be operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star Park and recorded […]

Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair Returns to Sam Houston

Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair Returns to Sam Houston

On Saturday, March 4, horsemen are in for a real treat. The Paddock Foundation will be hosting an old fashioned horse fair in the saddling paddock area of Sam Houston Race Park from 10am – 1:00pm with horses available for viewing beginning at 11am. Admission is free and concessions will be available in the grandstand. […]

Slew’s Song Named Texas Claimer of the Year

Slew’s Song Named Texas Claimer of the Year

Slew’s Song has been named the 2016 Texas Champion Claimer after an online poll on the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s website. The mare will be honored along with the other previously announced Texas champions during the TTA’s annual awards banquet at Lone Star Park on June 24. The Texas Champion Claimer award was created by the […]

Alex Birzer Reaches 3,000 Win Milestone at Oaklawn

Alex Birzer Reaches 3,000 Win Milestone at Oaklawn

Jockey Alex Birzer became the 174th jockey in North America to win 3,000 races when he guided Numancia to victory in Sunday’s sixth race at Oaklawn. Birzer, 43, rode three winners on Saturday’s card to move within one win of the milestone, which came with fifth mount of the day. “I’m speechless,” Birzer said. “My […]

Texas Horse of the Year Texas Chrome Gets Back to Work, Could Run in Oaklawn Handicap

Texas Horse of the Year Texas Chrome Gets Back to Work, Could Run in Oaklawn Handicap

Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome is nearing a regular breeze schedule in preparation for his 4-year-old debut, which could come in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Friday afternoon. Caldwell said Texas Chrome returned to his barn around Feb. 7 after being freshened at owner Danny Keene’s nearby training […]