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Royal Ascot Is Nearly Here – What To Expect

Royal Ascot Is Nearly Here – What To Expect

The first big return to UK racing is nearly upon us as Royal Ascot is set to take place between June 16th to June 20th. As many may already know, the event will be taking place without any fans in attendance as mandated by the UK government permit to allow sporting events to take place […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
Royal Ascot given the green light

Royal Ascot given the green light

The coronavirus has meant that normal life has ground to a halt and event after event has been cancelled. It has resulted in a near world-wide lockdown but improvements have been made and it appears that we are now moving back to normality. The Cheltenham festival took place back in March but since then all […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Equine At NYRA In June

Equine At NYRA In June

By Michael Fenrich It was a special Saturday in New York on May 16, 2020. Several months into this Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic things can start to resume with safety precautions. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that horse racing at Belmont can start up again in June. The horse racing can be televised for […]

Posted in: NO. CAROLINA
Horse Racing Events to Look Forward To

Horse Racing Events to Look Forward To

Horse racing is among the most exciting sports events. There are tons of things that make it one of the most loved sports. For one, the fee is pretty affordable, and you do not have to break the bank to attend the event. Also, it is a classic sport that traces back to centuries and […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Lone Star Park to Open Stable Area on May 4
By April 28, 2020 Read More →

Lone Star Park to Open Stable Area on May 4

The Lone Star Park Racing Department sent out the following notice regarding the reopening of the stable area at the Texas track: We are happy to let you know that Lone Star Park will be able to start accepting horses into our stable area on Monday, May 4 beginning at 6:00 am. During this initial […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Equine Equipment Launches “Now More Than Ever” Campaign, Donates to Eight Equine Charities in Florida
By April 28, 2020 Read More →

Equine Equipment Launches “Now More Than Ever” Campaign, Donates to Eight Equine Charities in Florida

During this unprecedented time when the entire planet is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, people are longing for good news, and the equine industry has been a shining example of the positivity that can result from people working together to help each other and the horses they love. The latest such example is the aptly named […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Ireland’s Top three winners from the 2020 Cheltenham Festival
By April 27, 2020 Read More →

Ireland’s Top three winners from the 2020 Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham festival went ahead, despite the rise of the current pandemic, which was a surprise to many. Looking back now, this should probably not have occurred, with the Grand national also being cancelled, as fans now look ahead to next year with offers already available for the race at grandnational.org.uk. This is due to […]

Posted in: COLORADO
The Most Unique Triple Crown Ever
By April 21, 2020 Read More →

The Most Unique Triple Crown Ever

The year 2020 is going to be a year unlike any other in our lifetimes. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives. The sport of horse racing has certainly been impacted and the Horse racing Calendar has been changing quite frequently with many meets being postponed. Unlike some sports, which included close […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
The Struggling Silent Partners
By April 17, 2020 Read More →

The Struggling Silent Partners

The effects of the coronavirus are being felt worldwide as our favourite sports and events are finding postponements and cancellations – many felt it may have been lucky that Cheltenham was able to squeak through and take place without issue, but has since come under fire as a number of attendees would be tested positive […]

Posted in: COLORADO
R Star Stallions Announces Complimentary Stud Fees for Indiana Stallions Taprize and What Now
By April 15, 2020 Read More →

R Star Stallions Announces Complimentary Stud Fees for Indiana Stallions Taprize and What Now

Taprize and What Now, who both stand in Indiana at R Star Stallions, are joining the movement complementing stud fees for contracts of 2019 and 2020. “As breeders, we understand the investment involved,” said Leigh Ann Hopper, who operates R Star with husband Kerry. “We are working to offer our breeders the very best opportunities, […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Tribute To Hot Walkers
By April 15, 2020 Read More →

Tribute To Hot Walkers

Tribute To Hot Walkers By Michael Fenrich This scribe was once a hot walker. I used to hot walk horses for D.Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher. I was at both stables for a short time in the mid 1990’s. I am very grateful because I had the opportunity to walk the horses and now I […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Winx, the world’s highest-earning Thoroughbred, joins Breyer stable

Winx, the world’s highest-earning Thoroughbred, joins Breyer stable

Some horses make history, while others run away with it! Breyer® is proud to honor the amazing achievements of Australian Thoroughbred racing superstar Winx by making her their newest Thoroughbred portrait model. Over the course of five years Winx rewrote racing history. The 2011 Thoroughbred had an incredible 37 career wins, tying with the legendary […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
American Racehorse to Pause Publication of Print Magazine Due to COVID-19

American Racehorse to Pause Publication of Print Magazine Due to COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, American Racehorse is pausing the publication of its print magazine. We hope to resume printing in the near future and look forward to reporting on the return of racing in the region. In the meantime, we will continue to provide coverage on our website and social media. Our next […]

Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Cancelled, Consignments to be Promoted Online
By March 23, 2020 Read More →

Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Cancelled, Consignments to be Promoted Online

The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park have announced that the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale scheduled for April 3 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. All entry fees for the sale will be refunded. It was also announced that all horses currently nominated to the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Updates Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic
By March 16, 2020 Read More →

Updates Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Following are updates from tracks around the country regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting racing. For the most current information, please visit the specific track’s website or social media feed. TTA Cancels Roses to Ribbons Event, Postpones Awards Banquet, 2-Year-Old Sale Still Scheduled The Texas Thoroughbred Association is announcing changes to some […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, TEXAS
Texas Summer Yearling Sale Set for August 24 at Lone Star Park

Texas Summer Yearling Sale Set for August 24 at Lone Star Park

This year’s Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale has been set for Monday, August 24, at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. This will mark the fifth renewal of the auction held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. The entry deadline is June 15. “We have a record number of entries […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Apprentice Chel-C Bailey Scores First Career Victory at Oaklawn

Apprentice Chel-C Bailey Scores First Career Victory at Oaklawn

Chel-c Bailey is a winner on the mat, the octagon and now the track after the apprentice jockey recorded her first career victory aboard Burtnjoe in Friday’s first race at Oaklawn, a sprint for older $10,000 Arkansas-bred claimers. Burtnjoe was the 24th career mount for Bailey, a self-described “20-something” who launched her riding career last fall […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Henderson prepares strong team for Cheltenham 2020

Henderson prepares strong team for Cheltenham 2020

Nicky Henderson has not won the Cheltenham Festival Trainer’s title since 2012 when he saddled a record seven winners. Irish trainers Willie Mullins (five times) and Gordon Elliott (twice) have since dominated proceedings, each passing Henderson’s seven winner haul. Henderson is once again expected to lead the British challenge this year as he prepares an […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Purse Increase Reflected in First Condition Book for Indiana Grand Meet

Purse Increase Reflected in First Condition Book for Indiana Grand Meet

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will kick off its 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Tuesday, April 14 and the action just got a little sweeter for the participants. The first condition book is now available and reflects a significant purse increase. Thoroughbred purses have received an eight percent increase for all open […]

Posted in: INDIANA
First Foal by Code West Arrives at WestWin Farms in Oklahoma

First Foal by Code West Arrives at WestWin Farms in Oklahoma

The first foal from the stallion Code West was foaled early this morning at WestWin Farms in Oklahoma. Sephora, the dam of the colt who was foaled at 4:03 AM, was acquired by Code West’s owner, Bryan Hawk, at the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale, in foal to Code West. Sephora’s second dam is Savannah […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA