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Hailstorm Slew Takes Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers

Hailstorm Slew Takes Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers

Odds-on favorite Hailstorm Slew rolled to a decisive victory in Tuesday’s $55,000 Great Lady M. Stakes at Will Rogers Downs for older Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares. Bred, owned and trained by C.R. Trout, the 4-year-old filly by Munnings sprinted six furlongs in 1:09.34 with Luis Quinonez aboard. Hailstorm Slew now has a record of 12-5-2-1 […]

Trainer Scott Young Sweeps Cinema Handicap Exacta at Will Rogers with JS Pearljam, Hey Baby

Trainer Scott Young Sweeps Cinema Handicap Exacta at Will Rogers with JS Pearljam, Hey Baby

The $55,000 Cinema Handicap for 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred fillies on Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs came down to a photo finish, but there was no doubt the winner was from the Scott Young barn as his two runners finished more than 10 lengths clear of the rest of the field. At the wire it was Shirley […]

Lady Fog Horn Honored as Indiana Horse of the Year for the Second Time

Lady Fog Horn Honored as Indiana Horse of the Year for the Second Time

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Sunday held its annual awards banquet at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, in conjunction with the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee. The evening’s special guest speaker was retired jockey Otto Thorwarth, who won more than 1,500 races and also played Ron Turcotte in the Disney movie […]

Zippit E Strikes Again in Wayne Hanks Memorial at Lone Star

Zippit E Strikes Again in Wayne Hanks Memorial at Lone Star

Favorite Zippit E, trained by Bret Calhoun, sped her way to her fifth straight victory in Sundays $50,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes for Texas-bred fillies and mares at Lone Star Park. The 4-year-old filly by Valor Farm stallion My Golden Song went straight to the lead on the outside, racing in the three path through […]

Supermason Repeats in Premiere Stakes to Open Lone Star Meet

Supermason Repeats in Premiere Stakes to Open Lone Star Meet

This year’s Lone Star Park meet started just as last year’s did, with a victory by Supermason in the $50,000 Premiere Stakes for Texas-breds. With Lindey Wade up for trainer Bret Calhoun, the 5-year-old gelding by Valor Farm stallion Grasshopper scored by three-quarters of a length over Bravura with another 8 ¼ lengths back to […]

Jockey C.J. McMahon Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park

Jockey C.J. McMahon Shifts Tack to Gulfstream Park

After setting a record for most victories by a jockey last spring and summer at Lone Star Park, C. J. McMahon has ventured to Gulfstream Park to seek success during the 2017 Spring and Summer Meets. “I think it might be a good opportunity to get to where I want to be in my career,” […]

Classic Empire Returns a Winner in Arkansas Derby

Classic Empire Returns a Winner in Arkansas Derby

John Oxley’s reigning 2-year-old champion Classic Empire secured his spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby with his victory in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby on closing day of the 2017 Oaklawn season. He returned $5.80, $4.40 and $3.80 as the 3-2 favorite in the field of 12. Trained by Mark Casse, Classic […]

Indiana Grand Set to Open on Tuesday

Indiana Grand Set to Open on Tuesday

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing will get underway Tuesday, April 18 with a nine-race program at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Eight Thoroughbred races will be followed by one Quarter Horse race on the opening day card that begins at 2:05 p.m. Highlighting the first day of racing will be a […]

Iowa-breds Rockin Rudy and Chanel’s Legacy Set for Graded Stakes at Oaklawn

Iowa-breds Rockin Rudy and Chanel’s Legacy Set for Graded Stakes at Oaklawn

The number of registered Thoroughbreds born in Iowa in 2014 was 253, or 1.1 percent of the entire North American crop. But two are in graded stakes during Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South: Rockin Rudy in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and Chanel’s Legacy in Friday’s $400,000 Fantasy (G3). Both were bred […]

Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog, Stakes Set for Derby Day Weekend at Evangeline

Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog, Stakes Set for Derby Day Weekend at Evangeline

Equine Sales Company has released a catalog of 67 head for its 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale set for May 9 in Opelousas, Louisiana. The breeze show is scheduled for May 7. It was also announced that the Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks will be held May 5-6 at […]