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Sam Houston Race Park Opens for Training in Preparation for 2021 Meet
By December 3, 2020 Read More →

Sam Houston Race Park Opens for Training in Preparation for 2021 Meet

Sam Houston Race Park will conduct its 27th live racing season with Thoroughbred racing commencing on Friday, January 8. The barn area opened on November 28 with Texas horsemen Danny Payne and Danny Pish as the first conditioners to enter the stable gate. The track will be open for training Monday-Saturday from 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 am. A steady influx of trainers […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Tips for Betting and Watching Races Online
By December 3, 2020 Read More →

Tips for Betting and Watching Races Online

Years ago, the only way to bet on horse racing was to actually be there at the track. That system worked well for over a century, but as society become more mobile (and busier) things started to change. First with off-track betting, then full card simulcasting, then phone betting and eventually where we are at […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
ITBOA Online Stallion Season Auction Underway Soon
By December 1, 2020 Read More →

ITBOA Online Stallion Season Auction Underway Soon

The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association is conducting an online auction of seasons to more than 100 stallions from 12 states. Keep checking the list daily as more stallions will be added. The auction began Dec. 5 and closes at 7 p.m. (CDT) Monday, Dec. 14. A list of the stallions donated and details […]

Posted in: IOWA
Jonathan Sheppard Seeks New Worlds to Conquer
By November 25, 2020 Read More →

Jonathan Sheppard Seeks New Worlds to Conquer

Nearing age 80, Jonathan Sheppard has amassed just about every accolade possible in thoroughbred racing. In a career that began in the U.S. nearly 60 years ago, the soft-spoken and self-effacing Sheppard was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990, has conditioned champions on both the flat and over jumps, is the all-time leader […]

Posted in: COLORADO
A recap of 2020 Melbourne Cup day
By November 25, 2020 Read More →

A recap of 2020 Melbourne Cup day

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that has wreaked havoc on 2020’s sporting calendar, the iconic Melbourne Cup still went ahead on November 3rd at Australia’s world-renowned Flemington Racecourse. It was the strangest of years at the Melbourne track, with no roaring crowd in attendance, due to Covid-19 restrictions, whilst those watching from home who backed […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Jockeys donate toys to local children’s event at Indiana Grand
By November 24, 2020 Read More →

Jockeys donate toys to local children’s event at Indiana Grand

The jockey colony at Indiana Grand is very generous each year at the end of the season. The group pulls together to donate toys to the local “Breakfast with Santa” event set for Saturday, Dec. 12. With a tough year leading up to the holidays, the jockeys have stepped up even more this season, donating […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Indiana Grand Sets All-Time Record Handle for 2020 Racing Season
By November 24, 2020 Read More →

Indiana Grand Sets All-Time Record Handle for 2020 Racing Season

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino completed its 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Thursday, Nov. 18. The abbreviated 96-day season offered 92 days of combined Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing along with four days dedicated directly to the sprinters to set a new record of $198,960,722 Record numbers were posted throughout the season. The […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Colreevy secures debut win over fences in Punchestown
By November 24, 2020 Read More →

Colreevy secures debut win over fences in Punchestown

A day at a National Hunt meeting in Punchestown has always been destined to bring a show or class and excitement and Colreevy was responsible for most of that excitement in the meeting as she was able to secure a winning debut over fences in the Ballymore Group Rated Novice Chase. The Flynn-owned mare had […]

Posted in: NO. CAROLINA
Goshen set to miss Fighting Fifth Hurdle
By November 24, 2020 Read More →

Goshen set to miss Fighting Fifth Hurdle

While there are several waiting to see Goshen return to hurdles, Gary Moore’s stable horse will be missing for the Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle race on Saturday as he was not included in the list for the race. The 4-year-old gelding, who took over from the title from Jamie Moore in the last Triumph Hurdle […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA
Shishkin secured victory at Kempton on Chasing debut
By November 24, 2020 Read More →

Shishkin secured victory at Kempton on Chasing debut

While we’ve seen the rise of many Arkle favorites this season like Altior, Shishkin is now the latest horse to be named favorite having dropped an impressive performance to secure victory in the 2m2f beginners’ chase at Kempton, this could be spelled as the perfect start to his chase career. Shishkin has now won the […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Envoi Allen set sights on Drinmore Novice Chase
By November 24, 2020 Read More →

Envoi Allen set sights on Drinmore Novice Chase

Envoi Allen, which is being trained by Gordon Elliott, has now secured two Cheltenham Festival victories in his belt while also keeping an unbeaten of nine race, with his eyes now on the Grade One Baroneracing.com Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse. Having to marvel at Envoi Allen’s recent races of victories, his owners could be […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Shooting Star from Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame Fades, 27-Year-Old Highland Ice Passes Away
By November 21, 2020 Read More →

Shooting Star from Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame Fades, 27-Year-Old Highland Ice Passes Away

Oklahoma-bred Highland Ice could light up the track with his racing brilliance; this shooting star of a racehorse faded away Wednesday night, passing from this world at the age of 27. The brilliant record-breaking sprinter, who won 15 of his 16 races lifetime at Remington Park, was treated with kindness and care by the Oklahoma […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Free Pedigree Seminar Presented by Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance
By November 20, 2020 Read More →

Free Pedigree Seminar Presented by Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance

The Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance (ITA), a newly founded group dedicated to helping educate, inspire and support those interested in the Indiana horse racing industry, is proud to announce their first educational event. On Saturday, December 5, the ITA will present “Pedigree Research and Purposeful Pedigrees” with guest speaker, Robert Keck, Bloodstock Consultant at Kentucky’s Crestwood […]

Posted in: INDIANA
What Makes A Good Racehorse?
By November 20, 2020 Read More →

What Makes A Good Racehorse?

Many punters and horse race watchers take pride in their ability to pick out a winning racehorse just by looking at how it behaves during the prerace parade. For the unaware, this predictive act might appear like magic and is sure to impress, but the truth is, if you know what you’re looking for, it’s […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
2021 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online
By November 19, 2020 Read More →

2021 American Racehorse Stallion Register Now Online

The 2021 edition of the American Racehorse Stallion Register is now online and hard copies will be mailing later this month. The annual issue features dozens of stallions in Texas, Oklahoma and around the Southwest and Midwest. View the online version by clicking here.

Posted in: IOWA, LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Welder Wins Fourth Consecutive Silver Goblin Stakes, Sets Remington Record for Most Stakes Wins
By November 16, 2020 Read More →

Welder Wins Fourth Consecutive Silver Goblin Stakes, Sets Remington Record for Most Stakes Wins

The Remington Park history book was rewritten Friday night as Welder moved into the number one spot all-time in stakes wins here with 11. He was in a tie for first with Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Famer Okie Ride going into the $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes at Remington Park on Friday. He also set […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Graded Stakes Placed River Dancer to Stand at Byerpatch Farm in Ohio
By November 16, 2020 Read More →

Graded Stakes Placed River Dancer to Stand at Byerpatch Farm in Ohio

(from press release) Ohio breeders will have their first chance to breed to a Grade 2-placed juvenile star sired by PIONEEROF THE NILE when his top-class son RIVER DANCER commences stallion duties at Burke Byer’s BYERPATCH FARM in Lebanon, Ohio in 2021. RIVER DANCER brings to Ohio breeders a unique opportunity to breed to—and to acquire […]

Posted in: OHIO
Bonkers Bingo World Records
By November 16, 2020 Read More →

Bonkers Bingo World Records

Whether you get your Bingo fix on your favourite casino betting website, or you prefer to take yourself down to your local hall, we bet you never knew that the game has a rich history when it comes to world records. Popular with all walks of life, it’s no wonder that there are people out […]

Posted in: COLORADO
More than 125 head consigned to Texas Winter Mixed Sale
By November 13, 2020 Read More →

More than 125 head consigned to Texas Winter Mixed Sale

The first standalone Texas Winter Mixed Sale in nearly a decade has attracted more than 125 consignments. The auction, held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 1 p.m. Central at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion on the backside of the […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Welder’s Assault on Remington Record Book Continues; Monday and Tuesday Racing Set
By November 13, 2020 Read More →

Welder’s Assault on Remington Record Book Continues; Monday and Tuesday Racing Set

In 2016, Welder ran second in the Oklahoma Classics Sprint to Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame runner Okie Ride. Four years later, if Welder wins the $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes on Friday, Nov. 13, he will pass Okie Ride for most stakes wins in the history of Remington Park with 11. Welder, a 7-year-old gelding owned […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA