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65-Year-Old Jockey B.L. Goff Goes 17 Years Between Thoroughbred Wins at Remington Park
By December 6, 2019 Read More →

65-Year-Old Jockey B.L. Goff Goes 17 Years Between Thoroughbred Wins at Remington Park

Sexagenarian jockey B.L. Goff hadn’t won a Thoroughbred race at Remington Park in 17 years. The long dry spell came to an end Thursday night with an upset victory in the seventh race. Goff, who turned 65 years old this year, was 48 when he last had his picture taken in the winner’s circle in […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
2020 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online
By December 4, 2019 Read More →

2020 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online

The 2020 American Racehorse Stallion Register is now online and will be mailing soon. This year’s edition features more than 60 stallions from around the Midwest and Southwest region. To view the online edition, click here. If you are not an American Racehorse subscriber and not a member of one of the state breeder associations […]

Fall 2019 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online
By November 23, 2019 Read More →

Fall 2019 Issue of American Racehorse Now Online

The Fall 2019 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes articles about one of horse racing’s biggest fans, the incredible Secretariat statue in Lexington, the near Triple Crown of Majestic Prince and how to train problem horses.  The issue also includes racing and breeding news from Texas, Oklahoma, […]

Unbridled’s Song Stallion Keep Up to Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas
By November 22, 2019 Read More →

Unbridled’s Song Stallion Keep Up to Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas

Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Fredericksburg, Texas, has announced the addition of Keep Up for the 2020 breeding season. The multiple stakes-winning son of Unbridled’s Song will stand for a $2,000 fee with substantial discounts for mares that are foaling in Texas. Keep Up will stand as property of Mike Grossman, who also owns Eureka and […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Finding Haven for a Retired Indiana-bred
By November 20, 2019 Read More →

Finding Haven for a Retired Indiana-bred

The end of the racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino sees trainers moving tack to the next track and horses either head to the farm for vacation or to the next race meet. It is also seen as the informal retirement period for racehorses. For trainer Tim Glyshaw and his client, Ironhorse Racing […]

Posted in: INDIANA
WestWin Farms in Oklahoma is Newest Acquisition for Owner Bryan Hawk, To Stand Code West and Pass the Buck
By November 18, 2019 Read More →

WestWin Farms in Oklahoma is Newest Acquisition for Owner Bryan Hawk, To Stand Code West and Pass the Buck

Horse owner Bryan L. Hawk, who several years ago campaigned Grade 3 stakes winner, Code West, has recently acquired a breeding farm in Purcell, Oklahoma, and is now doing business as WestWin Farms. The farm was owned at one time by AQHA Hall of Famer Frank Merrill and bred a long list of champions at […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
New WTIU Documentary Explores the Story of Horses in Indiana
By November 14, 2019 Read More →

New WTIU Documentary Explores the Story of Horses in Indiana

Which state is home to some of the most famous racing horses in history and has an equine industry that contributes over $2 billion to the gross domestic product of that state? You may be surprised to learn that it’s not Kentucky, but its neighbor to the north—Indiana. A new documentary from WTIU Public Television […]

Posted in: INDIANA
European horses fail to fire as US dominate Breeders’ Cup
By November 13, 2019 Read More →

European horses fail to fire as US dominate Breeders’ Cup

It really was a year to forget for European horses at the Breeders’ Cup, as many failed to fire over the meeting. In the end there was just one winner from overseas as Iridessa ran out a game winner of the Filly and Mare turf for trainer Joseph O’Brien. This meant he became the youngest […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Divine Anticipation – How the Racing Industry Can Move Forward
By November 7, 2019 Read More →

Divine Anticipation – How the Racing Industry Can Move Forward

Whoa, Nellie! A chapel at a racetrack? “Whoa, Nellie,” a common phrase to slow down a fast-running horse, became well known in the sports world as it was coined by the famous college football broadcaster Keith Jackson, who would finish his description of a special athletic moment with the trademark phrase. This phrase should make […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA
Battleship – the “American Pony” who triumphed at Aintree
By November 7, 2019 Read More →

Battleship – the “American Pony” who triumphed at Aintree

Throughout the history of the iconic American and British Grand Nationals there have been some truly memorable horses who have made their mark on racing history. Red Rum, Aldaniti, McDynamo…they are all worthy entries in the record books, but none of these great horses have been able to top what a 15.2hh OAP managed way […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Texas Horsemen Applaud Improvements at Lone Star Park
By November 6, 2019 Read More →

Texas Horsemen Applaud Improvements at Lone Star Park

The Texas Thoroughbred Association, on behalf of the owners and breeders it represents in the state, commends Lone Star Park for a number of significant improvements recently announced at the track in Grand Prairie. On November 4, Lone Star Park management and the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities and Development Corporation reached an initial agreement to […]

Posted in: TEXAS
What US Fans Can Expect When Attending a Horse Racing Festival in Europe
By November 6, 2019 Read More →

What US Fans Can Expect When Attending a Horse Racing Festival in Europe

The differences between horse racing in the US and Europe become even more apparent once you’ve attended an event in both regions. So, if you are planning a trip to watch a major horse racing event in Europe such as the Aintree Festival in Liverpool, the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire or Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite, Royal […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Sam Houston Race Park Announces Major Purse Increase
By October 29, 2019 Read More →

Sam Houston Race Park Announces Major Purse Increase

Sam Houston Race Park will kick off its 2020 live racing season on Friday, January 10 with an expanded 39-day Thoroughbred meet continuing through Saturday, March 28. Several exciting changes are in store for the upcoming live season with a substantial boost in purses thanks to legislative action earlier this year. House Bill 2463 was […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Multiple Stakes Winner Atreides to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma
By October 25, 2019 Read More →

Multiple Stakes Winner Atreides to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Atreides, a son of Medaglia d’Oro who won four of his five lifetime starts by daylight, has been relocated for the 2020 breeding season to Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The 8-year-old stallion will stand for a fee of $2,000 as property of Mike Grossman. Atreides broke his maiden at […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Supplements Bring Sunday’s Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale Offering to Nearly 150 Head
By October 24, 2019 Read More →

Supplements Bring Sunday’s Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale Offering to Nearly 150 Head

A robust list of supplements to Equine Sales Company’s Open Yearling and Mixed Sale has boosted the catalog to nearly 150 horses for the auction set for Sunday, October 27. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. in the sale pavilion in Opelousas, Louisiana. The sale will kick-off with more than 50 yearlings on offer, […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Aikenite, Leadem in Ken to stand in Texas for 2020 breeding season
By October 24, 2019 Read More →

Aikenite, Leadem in Ken to stand in Texas for 2020 breeding season

Tyree Wolesensky’s Leadem Farm in Gainesville, Texas, welcomes two new stallions for the 2020 breeding season with Aikenite and Leadem in Ken. Aikenite will stand for a fee of $3,000 and Leadem in Ken $2,000 as property of Tyree Wolesensky. Aikenite, who stood last season at the famed Calumet Farm in Kentucky, brings in a […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Heritage Place Fall Winter Mixed Sale Catalog Online
By October 16, 2019 Read More →

Heritage Place Fall Winter Mixed Sale Catalog Online

The 42nd annual Fall Mixed Sale, scheduled for November 1 & 2 at the Heritage Place Sales pavilion in Oklahoma City, will offer 655 head. Among them is nearly 50 Thoroughbred yearlings and broodmares, and there is a separate Thoroughbred index to help those interested only in that breed. The Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Atreides to stand at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma
By October 16, 2019 Read More →

Atreides to stand at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma

Atreides (Medaglia d’Oro – Dream Rush), a horse of brilliant speed and now a young stakes sire, has been sold to continue his career at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. Atreides won four of five starts over 6 furlongs to a mile for Stonestreet Stables […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Shakin It Up to Stand at Caines Stallion Station in Oklahoma
By October 16, 2019 Read More →

Shakin It Up to Stand at Caines Stallion Station in Oklahoma

Shakin It Up (Midnight Lute – Silver Bullet Moon), the first horse in 40 years to pull off the Grade 1 Malibu and Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes double, has been sold to continue his career at Caines Stallion Station in Okalahoma in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer of Schumer Bloodstock. In two crops […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Set for March 31
By October 15, 2019 Read More →

Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Set for March 31

The 2020 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at Lone Star Park. The breeze show will be held at the Dallas-area track on Sunday, March 29. The auction is a joint venture by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. “Our yearling and mixed sale at Lone Star […]

Posted in: TEXAS