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Two $1-million Races, New Stakes Highlight 2019 Season at Oaklawn

Two $1-million Races, New Stakes Highlight 2019 Season at Oaklawn

One of the richest Thoroughbred race meets in North America will now offer two $1,000,000 Kentucky Derby prep races and two additional signature races. Oaklawn, which earlier this year announced a significant change to its race dates, turned it up another notch today when it announced that both the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Rebel […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Indiana stallion Strong Contender was represented by his first Indiana-sired winner on Tuesday at Indiana Grand as his 2-year-old son S S Trooper won an open maiden special weight race. Bred and owned by Marvin Johnson and Doug Schmuecker and trained by Johnson, S S Trooper sat in second under jockey Fernando De La Cruz […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Remington Park Racing Club Open for 2018 Memberships

Remington Park Racing Club Open for 2018 Memberships

Remington Park is now accepting memberships for the 2018 RP Racing Club. This year’s club horse will compete during the upcoming Thoroughbred Season that begins Aug. 24. The RP Racing Club offers a racehorse ownership experience for an extremely reasonable, one-time fee. The cost of a single membership into the 2018 RP Racing Club is […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

If a race was predicted at the start, Axelrod would not have been a strong contender for the win in the 24th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby. However, it is how you finish that matters and Axelrod was full of momentum when he hit the wire, nabbing Trigger Warning for the win. […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman scored his 20th career win Wednesday, June 27 at Indiana Grand. It was just another day at work for the 11-year-old son of Newfoundland, who now has in excess of $440,000 in career earnings. “He’s just a class act,” said jockey Rodney Prescott. “I rode him about four years ago and he goes […]

Posted in: INDIANA
When Will We See Another Triple Crown Winner?

When Will We See Another Triple Crown Winner?

It wasn’t that long ago that sports betting fans were wondering if they’d ever see another Triple Crown winner. After all, many horse racing fans weren’t even alive the last time it happened back in 1978, when Affirmed won the Triple Crown by taking the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
What to remember when betting on horses

What to remember when betting on horses

Betting on horses can be as much enjoyable and rewarding experience, as it is not too easy to perform, especially on some higher than recreational level. There are quite a few things to have in mind when exploring this idea. Perhaps even more to learn along the way, if you are serious about it, or […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

Mike Lauer scores 1,000th career training victory at Indiana Grand

It was evident that the third race at Indiana Grand was a little different than most Saturday, June 30. Track Announcer Bill Downes’ voice got very animated in the final strides of the race as Miracles Take Time and jockey Declan Cannon when it was clear they were going to record the victory. The race […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

Indiana Horse Racing Commission Approves Transfer of Ownership of Tracks

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) met on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, for a hearing to approve the transfer of ownership of the assets of Centaur Gaming to Caesars Entertainment. The commission approved the petition of the transfer of ownership of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and all Winner’s Circle […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

Can We Compare Recent Triple Crown Winners?

2015 saw American Pharoah bring the end of a long 37-year wait for a new Triple Crown winner. The wait for our next winner was much shorter; it’s 2018 and we already have another winner in Justify. Both American Pharoah and Justify have been trained by Bob Baffert, who hasn’t shied away from comparisons; “It’s […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA