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Sam Houston Postpones Texas Champions Weekend Stakes Due to EHV-1 Outbreak in Louisiana

Sam Houston Postpones Texas Champions Weekend Stakes Due to EHV-1 Outbreak in Louisiana

Sam Houston Race Park has postponed and will reschedule at a date to be determined seven $50,000 Thoroughbred stakes races for Texas-breds scheduled for Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st as part of Texas Champions Weekend. SHRP will write and card extra overnight races to replace the postponed races, which were planned as part […]

Texas Chrome Aiming for 2017 Debut in Oaklawn Handicap

Texas Chrome Aiming for 2017 Debut in Oaklawn Handicap

Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome should arrive at Oaklawn in early February to begin preparing for his 4-year-old campaign, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Tuesday morning, adding he’s targeting the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15 for the Texas-bred’s comeback spot. “Don’t think we’ll get anything in before that,” Caldwell said. “We’ll just go there […]

Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Horsemen’s Association to Offer Purse Supplement During Oaklawn Meet

Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Horsemen’s Association to Offer Purse Supplement During Oaklawn Meet

The Arkansas Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Horsemen’s Association (A.T.B.H.A.) Board of Directors voted unanimously to pay an incentive purse supplement to the owners of Registered Arkansas-breds when their registered Arkansas-bred places first, second or third in an open company race at Oaklawn Park during the 2017 racing season, excluding all stakes and handicap races, as follows: […]

Longtime TTA Member and Keeneland Sales Team Member Dale Rouk Passes Away

Longtime TTA Member and Keeneland Sales Team Member Dale Rouk Passes Away

Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, a longtime Texas Thoroughbred Association member and a member of the Keeneland sales team for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2009, died Jan. 1, 2017, in Burleson, Texas. Rouk was a well-known fixture at Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse auctions across the U.S. during his career. While working […]

Canterbury Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Canterbury Park’s 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule will include 32 races and more than $2 million in purses, it was announced today by racing officials at the Shakopee, Minn. track. The richest race of the season, the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby, will be run Aug. 26. Long a fixture on the schedule, the Minnesota Festival of […]

Dates Announced for 2017 Racing Season at Indiana Grand

Dates Announced for 2017 Racing Season at Indiana Grand

Racing dates for the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were recently approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The 120-day meet begins Tuesday, April 18 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 28. Racing will be offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2:05 p.m. EST while Saturday night racing […]

Multiple Grade 2 Winner Silentio to Stand in Texas at Keen Farms

Multiple Grade 2 Winner Silentio to Stand in Texas at Keen Farms

Silentio, one of the nation’s top turf runners in 2013, has been retired from racing and will stand his first season at Dallas and Donna Keen’s Keen Farms in Burleson, Texas. Silentio is a son of multiple graded stakes winner Silent Name (Jpn), the leading sire by 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence standing […]

John Ortiz Excited About First Oaklawn Meet as Head Trainer

John Ortiz Excited About First Oaklawn Meet as Head Trainer

John Ortiz already has plenty to talk about in his training career, but he doesn’t mind discussing his private life, either. Both blossomed in 2016. Married last summer, Ortiz, a former assistant to Kellyn Gorder, struck out on his own Nov. 13, welcomed a son, Jayden Alexander, with wife Crystal two days later and had […]

Prairie Meadows Sets 2017 Racing Calendar

Prairie Meadows Sets 2017 Racing Calendar

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has approved Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack and Hotel’s 28th season of live horse racing at their one-mile oval track, located just outside of Des Moines. Prairie Meadows will continue to feature both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meets with a few adjustments on post-times and scheduling that will benefit the […]

Sam Houston Announces Entry Policy Regarding EHV-1

Sam Houston Announces Entry Policy Regarding EHV-1

Due to the additional outbreaks of the neurological strain of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) at Fair Grounds Race Course, the following entry policy will be implemented at Sam Houston Race Park, effective January 3, 2017 and until further notice: No horses (including pony horses) will be permitted to enter the grounds of Sam Houston Race Park […]