Trainer Francisco Bravo Sweeps Canterbury Stakes with Texas- and Oklahoma-breds

Trainer Francisco Bravo Sweeps Canterbury Stakes with Texas- and Oklahoma-breds

Trainer Francisco Bravo had a big day at Canterbury Park on Sunday as he captured both overnight stakes on the card. In the $41,000 L’Etoile du Nord Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Bravo saddled Oklahoma-bred River Jewel to a one-length victory as the 4-5 favorite. Owned by Scattered Acres LLC and ridden by Dean Butler, the […]

Exaggerator, with Strong Ties to Texas and Louisiana, Defeats Nyquist in Preakness Stakes

Exaggerator, with Strong Ties to Texas and Louisiana, Defeats Nyquist in Preakness Stakes

Exaggerator turned the tables on previously undefeated Nyquist Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, providing a thrilling homecoming for brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux with a commanding 3 ½-length triumph in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). Exaggerator is owned by Big Chief Racing LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Rocker O Ranch LLC et al. Big […]

It’s the Swede, Ooey Gooey Win Iowa-bred Stakes at Prairie Meadows

It’s the Swede, Ooey Gooey Win Iowa-bred Stakes at Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows held a pair of Iowa-bred stakes this past weekend with It’s the Swede taking the $60,000 Mamie Eisenhower Stakes on Friday and Ooey Gooey winning the $60,000 John Wayne Stakes on Saturday. In the Eisenhower for fillies and mares, William Hobbs’ homebred It’s the Swede scored her first stakes win with a two-length […]

Shotgun Kowboy Named Oklahoma Horse of the Year

Shotgun Kowboy Named Oklahoma Horse of the Year

The TRAO and Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission honored the Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbred champions of 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa on May 20. Longtime racing broadcaster Chris Lincoln served as emcee of the event. Horse of the Year honors, as well as the title of Champion Thoroughbred Racing Stock and 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred […]

Indiana-bred Mister Pollard, by Oklahoma stallion Pollard’s Vision, Goes Over $500,000 Earnings Mark

Indiana-bred Mister Pollard, by Oklahoma stallion Pollard’s Vision, Goes Over $500,000 Earnings Mark

It came down to the final strides of the $47,000 allowance event at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in race seven on Saturday. Mister Pollard and Jon Court rallied hard in the stretch to get the third and final lead of the race for the win, which pushed Indiana-bred Mister Pollard over the $500,000 career […]

Minnesota-bred Sky and Sea, by Oklahoma stallion Latent Heat, Completes Canterbury Sweep for Connections

Minnesota-bred Sky and Sea, by Oklahoma stallion Latent Heat, Completes Canterbury Sweep for Connections

Owners Scott and Angie Rake completed a weekend sweep of Minnesota-bred stakes races when their homebred Sky and Sea won the $60,000 Lady Slipper Stakes Saturday at Canterbury Park, one day after their Bourbon County won the 10,000 Lakes Stakes. Both horses are trained by Bernell Rhone and were ridden by Shakopee, Minn. native Alex […]

Bourbon County Wins Opening Night Stakes at Canterbury, Handle Jumps 33 Percent

Bourbon County Wins Opening Night Stakes at Canterbury, Handle Jumps 33 Percent

Bourbon County, owned by Scott Rake of Elko, Minn., won the $60,000 10,000 Lakes Stakes Friday at Canterbury Park, successfully defending his title on opening night of the Minnesota track. The wagering favorite, ridden by Alex Canchari and trained by Bernell Rhone, battled on the inside with Hold for More and A P Is Loose […]

Colorado’s Arapahoe Park Set for 25th Anniversary Season

Colorado’s Arapahoe Park Set for 25th Anniversary Season

Arapahoe Park will begin its 25th consecutive season of live horse racing in Colorado on Friday, May 20. The track that opened for one season in 1984 and has raced every year since 1992 will feature 39 days of Thoroughbred, American Quarter Horse, and Arabian racing in 2016 from May 20 to August 14. Racing […]

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Features about Hazel Park, Equine Photography and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Features about Hazel Park, Equine Photography and More

The May/June issue of American Racehorse (formerly Southern Racehorse) magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine includes articles on Michigan’s Hazel Park, how to take better horse photos and an OTTB that found a new career after a stint in Hollywood and on the racetrack, plus much more […]

Texas-bred Witt Six Named Champion 3-Year-Old in Canadian Province

Texas-bred Witt Six Named Champion 3-Year-Old in Canadian Province

Texas-bred Witt Six has spent a good portion of his career far from his home state, but the gelding has proven to be a tough competitor while racing at nine different racetracks in four states and two Canadian provinces. His greatest success has come north of the border, and he was recently honored as champion […]