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Indiana-Bred Shines in California for ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s First Win as Owner

Indiana-Bred Shines in California for ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s First Win as Owner

Indiana-bred Soul Streit (Maclean’s Music – Yodeladytoo, by Swiss Yodeler) stormed onto the scene at Del Mar over the weekend, winning his first race under a hand-ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in a maiden special weight race contested over five furlongs on dirt. Soul Streit is a 2-year-old ridgling, bred by Pat […]

Texas Strikes Gold for Third Time in a Row as Thermistor Takes Arapahoe’s Gold Rush Futurity

Texas Strikes Gold for Third Time in a Row as Thermistor Takes Arapahoe’s Gold Rush Futurity

The eyes of Texas are upon the Gold Rush Futurity. Thermistor became the third-straight Texas-based horse to win Colorado’s richest race on Sunday at Arapahoe Park. The 2-year-old chestnut colt captured the six-furlong, $100,000 stakes race for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length in 1:11.31. Jockey Danny Sorenson, who rode Thermistor to victory in the […]

Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Derby

Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Derby

A record crowd and generous donations made the 23rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino a success for local and regional charities. The Shelbyville property hosted three days of Indiana Derby festivities, culminating with the Indiana Derby on Saturday, July 15. Many organizations, including several veteran assistance […]

Retrospection Returns in $150,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand

Retrospection Returns in $150,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand

Retrospection has not been worse than second all year and proved that he cannot be overlooked as he paired up with Jockey Robby Albarado to take home the top prize in the 14th running of the $150,000 Governor’s Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 9. They covered the one mile and 70-yard event in a time of 1:42.66 […]

Strong Jockey Colony on Hand at Remington Park, Vazquez Seeks 5th Title

Strong Jockey Colony on Hand at Remington Park, Vazquez Seeks 5th Title

The 2017 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park begins Aug. 25 with a solid jockey colony expected to compete for honors. Ramon Vazquez is seeking his fifth consecutive riding title, which would place him in elite local company. Vazquez, who rides first-call for eight-time leading owner Danny Caldwell, has accumulated 324 local wins and won or […]

Gold Rush Highlights Final Weekend of Arapahoe Park Meet

Gold Rush Highlights Final Weekend of Arapahoe Park Meet

A pair of 2-year-old chestnut geldings trained by Kenneth “Butch” Gleason are the leading local contenders in Sunday’s Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park, the richest horse race in Colorado that has been won for the past two years by shippers from Texas. The $100,000 stakes race over six furlongs will highlight the Aurora, Colorado […]

Stall Applications Now Available for 2018 Oaklawn Meet

Stall Applications Now Available for 2018 Oaklawn Meet

Stall applications for Oaklawn’s 2018 season are now available at www.oaklawn.com or by calling (501) 701-5570. Oaklawn has made several changes in advance of the live season that horsemen will find on the stall application form. Most significant are changes in the eligibility rules. Starting in 2018, horses must have started for more than $5,000 […]

Marina’s Legacy Surprises in $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes at Indiana Grand

Marina’s Legacy Surprises in $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes at Indiana Grand

Marina’s Legacy and DeShawn Parker have been competitive this season, but everything didn’t line up until the 15th running of the $150,000 Indiana First Lady Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 9. The duo earned their first win of the year in a big way, scoring the title in gate to wire fashion. Starting from the inside post […]

Menoken Farms Duo Tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Menoken Farms Duo Tops Colorado Silver Cup Yearling Sale

Two colts consigned by Menoken Farms of Montrose drew top bids of $31,000 and $30,000 to fetch top dollar at the Silver Cup Yearling Sale, hosted by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association on Aug. 5. Kim Oliver signed the $31,000 ticket for Magical Star, a Sky Mesa colt out of the Touch Gold mare Guiding […]

Remington Park Star Okie Ride Passes Away

Remington Park Star Okie Ride Passes Away

Okie Ride, winner of four Oklahoma Classics Sprints and multiple other stakes events at Remington Park, passed away this morning just seconds after completing a half-mile breeze. The 10-year-old local champ collapsed at about 8:45am, after finishing his second four-furlong breeze of the Remington Park pre-season. Jockey Luis Quinonez was up for the work and […]