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Prairie Meadows Releases First 2019 Thoroughbred Condition Book, Includes Starters Bonus Incentive, Purse Participation, and Overall Purse Increases

Prairie Meadows Releases First 2019 Thoroughbred Condition Book, Includes Starters Bonus Incentive, Purse Participation, and Overall Purse Increases

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 14 racing days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at the Altoona, Iowa racetrack. Prairie Meadows live season kicks off on May 3. Book 1 is available at prairiemeadows.com, equibase.com, and Prairie Meadows’ Racing Office. Book 1 features a […]

By February 19, 2019 Read More →
Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Features about Lexington (the horse), Oklahoma’s C.R. Trout, Track Superintendents, Social Media, Healthy Foals and More

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Features about Lexington (the horse), Oklahoma’s C.R. Trout, Track Superintendents, Social Media, Healthy Foals and More

The Winter 2019 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes articles about Lexington, one of America’s first great racehorses and stallions; the important and sometimes overlooked work done by track superintendents, Oklahoma horseman C.R. Trout, how to keep your newborn foal healthy, and ways horse racing can capitalize […]

By February 18, 2019 Read More →
Keeneland Library, Now 80, Schedules Special Events for Early 2019

Keeneland Library, Now 80, Schedules Special Events for Early 2019

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, over the next few months will present several exhibits and special events, including the popular Library Lecture Series, to showcase its collection and programs. In 1939, the Library was established when Keeneland Trustee and Director William Arnold Hanger donated a 2,300-volume Turf collection of […]

By February 14, 2019 Read More →
Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Will Rogers Downs March 25

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Will Rogers Downs March 25

The trainers, jockeys and equine athletes alike are arriving once again for the 28-day Thoroughbred meet returning to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on March 25. Track representatives are optimistic about a strong handle and a full field in its 13th year of operation, abandoning the traditional calendar for a later start date, allowing for […]

By February 11, 2019 Read More →
Direct Dial Named 2018 Texas Horse of the Year

Direct Dial Named 2018 Texas Horse of the Year

William S. Farish’s homebred Direct Dial has been named the 2018 Texas Horse of the Year, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced today. The Texas-bred colt also received Texas Champion 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding honors for a season in which he hit the board in six of his eight starts while earning two stakes wins and $113,350. The […]

By February 7, 2019 Read More →
Horse Racing Betting Tips for Top Events in 2019

Horse Racing Betting Tips for Top Events in 2019

Horse Racing Betting Tips For 2019 Get the latest horse racing tips and get ready to place your bets on the big races of 2019 with the top online casinos offering free no deposit bonuses. Horse racing is one of the most popular sports that Americans bet on every year and in this post, we […]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
A Guide to the Best Race Tracks in the US

A Guide to the Best Race Tracks in the US

Live horse racing is an unforgettable experience and the excitement and roar of the crowd is second to none. In the United States, fans can find some of the best and most historic racetracks in the world and there’s nowhere better to witness Thoroughbred racing than at any of these six racecourses, but if you […]

By February 1, 2019 Read More →
Longtime Texas Stallion Dixieland Heat Dies at Age 29

Longtime Texas Stallion Dixieland Heat Dies at Age 29

Dixieland Heat, the longtime Texas stallion who achieved fame as the sire of Eclipse Award winner Xtra Heat, died earlier this month at age 29 at Sue Cook’s Richland Ranch near Corsicana, Texas. The son of Dixieland Band won half of his 18 starts on the track, including the Louisiana Derby (G3) in 1993, while […]

By January 30, 2019 Read More →
Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Blueskiesnrainbows Relocated to Oklahoma

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Blueskiesnrainbows Relocated to Oklahoma

Blueskiesnrainbows (English Channel-Cho Cho San, by Deputy Minister) has moved to stand the 2019 breeding season in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the home base of owner Kelly Mitchell’s Bad Boy Racing. He will stand for a fee of $2,500. Blueskiesnrainbows, a multiple graded stakes-winner of over $672,500, will stand at Sunlight Farm, which is managed by equine […]

By January 25, 2019 Read More →
San Antonio Horse Sale Company Announces Dates for Two Texas Auctions

San Antonio Horse Sale Company Announces Dates for Two Texas Auctions

The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which earlier this month announced it was returning to the auction business after a 17-year hiatus, is pleased to announce the dates and location for its 2019 sales. The San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Travis County Exposition Center […]

By January 24, 2019 Read More →
A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day

A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day

A Long Day’s Night The job of a track superintendent is difficult and sometimes thankless but also among the most important in racing By Jennie Rees and Denis Blake A work day in the life of Keeneland track superintendent Javier Barajas is, more accurately, a day and night. A 9 to 5 job? Try more […]

By January 23, 2019 Read More →
Grade 1 Winner Midnight Bisou Headlines Sunday’s Houston Ladies Classic

Grade 1 Winner Midnight Bisou Headlines Sunday’s Houston Ladies Classic

Millionaire Midnight Bisou will begin her 4-year-old campaign as the 3-5 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meet. Post time is Sunday, January 27 at 1:15 pm (Central) for the Houston Racing Festival which also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →
Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair

Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair

A field of eight will compete Sunday in the $50,000 Stonerside Sprint. The six-furlong feature, formerly named the Sam Houston Sprint Cup, was renamed this year to honor the late Robert C. McNair and his Stonerside Stable. The well-respected Thoroughbred operation, based in central Kentucky, produced national and international racing stars, including Congaree, Bob and […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →
Equine Sales Company Announces Complete 2019 Auction Schedule

Equine Sales Company Announces Complete 2019 Auction Schedule

Equine Sales Company has released its complete 2019 schedule of sales after previously announcing that the 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held April 2. All auctions will be held in Opelousas, Louisiana. The 2019 schedule includes the Consignor Select Yearling Sale on Thursday, September 5, and the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale on Sunday, […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →
Previewing the 2019 Kentucky Derby

Previewing the 2019 Kentucky Derby

There’s still a chill in the air but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby to be run on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. As one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Kentucky Derby has something to offer for everyone – […]

By January 12, 2019 Read More →
San Antonio Horse Sale Company to Relaunch with Mixed Sale in June

San Antonio Horse Sale Company to Relaunch with Mixed Sale in June

The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which from 1998 to 2002 conducted numerous horse auctions in Texas, is re-entering the business this year and will debut the San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in New Braunfels at TBA. The auction will be managed by longtime horseman Bart Sherwood. The […]

By January 7, 2019 Read More →
Aintree: 15 facts about the Grand National

Aintree: 15 facts about the Grand National

2017 @RandoxHealth Grand National winner One For Arthur is set for his next outing in the Peter Marsh Chase at @haydockraces on Saturday 19 January: https://t.co/PLfVQ7P1wx pic.twitter.com/qP2iXqud9r — Aintree Racecourse (@AintreeRaces) January 8, 2019 With just under three months to go until the most famous steeplechase in the world, the Grand National 2019 odds are […]

By January 2, 2019 Read More →
Oklahoma-bred Welder Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meeting

Oklahoma-bred Welder Voted Remington Park Horse of the Meeting

As expected, in landslide voting, Welder is the Horse of the Meeting for the recently completed 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season. Media covering the season and Remington Park racing officials and management participated in the ballot process. In addition to being named the Horse of the Meeting, Welder also was voted best in three other […]

By December 24, 2018 Read More →
2018 Thoroughbred Season Handle is Positive for Remington Park

2018 Thoroughbred Season Handle is Positive for Remington Park

The recently concluded 2018 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season produced positive pari-mutuel handle numbers compared to the 2017 season. The 67-day season total handle on Remington Park racing was up 7.4% over last year. The total wagering on Remington Park’s 609 races conducted reached $71,798,190, up 7.4% compared to the $66,844,252 played in the 2017 season. […]

By December 24, 2018 Read More →
Cabrera, Asmussen, Caldwell Win Titles at Remington Park

Cabrera, Asmussen, Caldwell Win Titles at Remington Park

Jockey David Cabrera, trainer Steve Asmussen, and owner Danny Caldwell won champion titles at Remington Park this meet that concluded Sunday, setting records along the way. Cabrera unseated five-time reigning champ Ramon Vazquez and took one of his records in the meantime. The 26-year-old new top rider who lives in the Oklahoma City area was […]

By December 18, 2018 Read More →
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