Joyous Lady outstanding in Shelby County Stakes at Indiana Grand

Joyous Lady outstanding in Shelby County Stakes at Indiana Grand

The 14th running of the $100,000-added Shelby County Stakes set up just as expected. The two early favorites, Carmalley Chrome (Rodney Prescott) and Easy Victory (Richard Bracho) broke quickly from the gate and sprinted to the lead. However, it was not anticipated that Joyous Lady and Tommy Pompell would have such a big kick at […]

Sucess Is Racing wins William Henry Harrison Stakes at Indiana Grand

Sucess Is Racing wins William Henry Harrison Stakes at Indiana Grand

One of the oldest horses in the field proved to be the toughest in the 13th running of the $100,000-added William Henry Harrison Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 24 at Indiana Grand. Sucess is Racing, a former Indiana champ, returned to his previous stakes winning performance and captured the title in the six-furlong sprint under the guidance […]

Oaklawn Purses Continue Record Climb

Oaklawn Purses Continue Record Climb

Oaklawn Park will open for the 2017 live meet with record purses that include Maiden Special Weights at $72,000 and Open Allowance Races as high as $80,000. The 2017 season will mark the ninth consecutive season the Hot Springs track has opened with purses higher than the previous year. Maiden Special Weight purses, which have […]

Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale Breaks Records at Canterbury

Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale Breaks Records at Canterbury

(From MTA website) The MTA Yearling Sale held at Canterbury Park and the new Expo Center was a fantastic sales arena. A huge crowd watched as 49 of the 62 yearlings presented sold to new owners! Hip #49, a filly by Midshipman out of Lion Cub, brought $50,000 as the sale topper. This outstanding filly […]

ThoroEnduro Returns at Remington Park with More than $8,500 in Prize Money

ThoroEnduro Returns at Remington Park with More than $8,500 in Prize Money

Remington Park’s popular online racing contest, ThoroEnduro, is back again for 2016. This year’s free contest starts on Friday, Sept. 9 and continues through the end of the Thoroughbred season on Sunday, Dec. 11. A total of $8,550 in prize money is ready to be won by players from across North America. The grand prize […]

Jockey Calvin Borel to Resume Riding Career at Ellis Park

Jockey Calvin Borel to Resume Riding Career at Ellis Park

Three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel will resume his riding career on Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in Kentucky, the Hall of Fame jockey confirmed Monday. Borel, 49, recently returned from New York, where he went for Friday’s Hall of Fame ceremony. His agent upon his return will be Frank Bernis, who also lines up […]

Will Rogers Downs to Undergo $3.5 Million Upgrade

Will Rogers Downs to Undergo $3.5 Million Upgrade

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is undergoing an extensive renovation to provide guests an even better entertainment experience once it’s completed in the spring. Overall, more than 43,000 square feet of renovations are occurring inside the casino. Construction is underway and slated for completion by April 2017 at a cost of $3.5 million. “We have […]

First Winner for Michigan Sire Zulu Magic

First Winner for Michigan Sire Zulu Magic

Michigan stallion Zulu Magic got his first winner on August 19 when his daughter Poof Its Magic scored a 10-1 upset in a $20,000 allowance prep race for the Michigan Sire Stakes at Hazel Park. It was the first career start for the 2-year-old filly, and she won by 2 ¼ lengths in a time […]

Louisiana Horses in Need Following Historic Flooding

Louisiana Horses in Need Following Historic Flooding

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and other Louisiana veterinary organizations are seeking donations to assist with the rescue and care for horses impacted by the current flooding in Louisiana as well as for future preparedness planning and education for first responders. To assist with immediate veterinary needs for animals, donate here to […]

Arapahoe Park Raises More Than $20,000 for Equine Charities

Arapahoe Park Raises More Than $20,000 for Equine Charities

In addition to hosting some of its most prestigious races on the final weekend of its 2016 season, Arapahoe Park donated a total of more than $20,000 to three equine-related charities based in Colorado. The racetrack partnered with CANTER Colorado, who retrains retired racehorses; the Colorado Horse Council, which serves as the equine voice for […]