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The Essential Rules of Feeding Horses

The Essential Rules of Feeding Horses

Feeding your horse or pony can sometimes be confusing and getting the balance right can be tricky! In this article, we are going to explain the essential rules of feeding that are designed to enable the horse to digest feed efficiently and promote good gut health. Feed Little And Often The horse’s stomach is only […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Texas Horsemen Reach Industry Agreement

Texas Horsemen Reach Industry Agreement

On July 9th, representatives of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Texas Quarter Horse Association, Texas Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (QH & Paint), and the Texas Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. (TB and Arabian), met and came to a unanimous agreement. As rules are promulgated by the Texas Racing Commission and other decisions are made with respect to the […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Looking Ahead to the Summer Racing Season

Looking Ahead to the Summer Racing Season

Before we look ahead to the summer racing season, let’s look back on what was a very unique Triple Crown, the likes of which we have never seen before. To kick off the Triple Crown, we saw the first horse in history, Maximum Security, be disqualified in the Kentucky Derby for actions on the track. […]

Posted in: IOWA
Equine Equipment’s “For the Good” Program Helps Nearly a Dozen Aftercare Facilities

Equine Equipment’s “For the Good” Program Helps Nearly a Dozen Aftercare Facilities

Equine Equipment is proud to announce the conclusion of its inaugural “For the Good” program for 2019 with almost a dozen aftercare programs being helped by a donation of a Toro or Exmark commercial mower for the summer mowing season. The initiative was launched as a way to give back and show support for the […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Female Jump Jockeys – Punters Best Friends?

Female Jump Jockeys – Punters Best Friends?

A punter is often happy with a winning horse and rider combination. After all, there are excellent odds to come out of their races. However, what a lot of people do not know is that the best riders are often the ones we least suspect. There is a growing number of female jump jockeys who […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Governor Abbott Signs Two Bills That Benefit the Texas Horse Racing Industry

Governor Abbott Signs Two Bills That Benefit the Texas Horse Racing Industry

(The following message is from the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership) Dear horsemen and women, We are so pleased to inform you that after years of effort, your voices were heard by our legislators in Austin. On June 14, Governor Greg Abbott signed two pieces of legislation into law that will aid our state’s horse racing industry […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Highlander Training Center Names Jeff Hooper Chairman & CEO

Highlander Training Center Names Jeff Hooper Chairman & CEO

Highlander Training Center (HTC), a state-of-the-art Thoroughbred facility located near Sulphur Springs, TX (east of Dallas) has named longtime horse industry executive Jeff Hooper as its new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. Hooper will begin his new duties on July 8, 2019. Hooper’s experience in the horse industry includes nine years as Executive Director of […]

Posted in: TEXAS
The Biggest Annual International Horse Racing Events

The Biggest Annual International Horse Racing Events

Horse racing is steeped in history, as it dates back more than 2,000 years to the Ancient Greek Olympic Games. Since its launch, people from across the planet have been hooked on the thrill and excitement of backing their favorite horses on a track. However, many iconic horse racing events have emerged throughout the centuries […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Early Favorites for the Breeders’ Cup

Early Favorites for the Breeders’ Cup

The horse racing calendar has many important events throughout the year and reaches a climax with the Breeders’ Cup. This year the event takes place at Santa Anita Park on November 1 and 2 with horses from all around the globe competing for millions of dollars in prize money. Over 30 Years of History It […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
The 2019 Belmont Stakes Betting Guide

The 2019 Belmont Stakes Betting Guide

Following the success of the middle jewel of the Triple Crown Series last May 18, 2019, which is the Preakness Stakes, the final series of the said horse racing tournament will take place on June 8, 2019, in the dirt track of Belmont Park, Elmont, New York. The same with the first two legs of […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Equine Equipment Makes Two More Mower Donations to Help Retired Racehorses

Equine Equipment Makes Two More Mower Donations to Help Retired Racehorses

Equine Equipment’s For the Good program, which is working with Toro and Exmark to donate the use of commercial mowers for the 2019 season to aftercare facilities around North America, has announced two more recent donations to help retired racehorses at farms in Maryland and Virginia. Fans of online horse racing might even recognize some of the […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town

Full Agenda Set for Track Superintendents’ Field Day at Charles Town

Track superintendents and their staffs from around North America are set to meet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on June 23-25 for a full schedule of educational panels as part of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. A complete agenda for the event has been announced, with award-winning speaker, author and farmer Jolene Brown set […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Copies of Issue Featuring Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs Available for Purchase

Copies of Issue Featuring Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs Available for Purchase

A limited number of copies of the Spring 2019 issue of American Racehorse, featuring articles on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs, are available for $10, shipping included (US only). Additional copies are $5 each. To order, use the PayPal button below. Choose Quantity 1 copy $10.00 USD2 copies $15.00 USD3 copies $20.00 USD

Dine with an Equine at Belmont Park

Dine with an Equine at Belmont Park

By Michael Fenrich NYRA has announced the return of its “Breakfast at Belmont” program. Price: Free Parking Free Admission (prices below for breakfast) $15 Adults $7.50 Kids 6 and under Cuisine: Hotel Style Buffet. Cereal, juice and coffee. “The Breakfast at Belmont program is a great way for people to come see the horses train […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
What are the Chances of a Triple Crown Winner this Year?

What are the Chances of a Triple Crown Winner this Year?

If you’ve only followed the sport of horse racing for the last few years, you might thing that Triple Crown winners are fairly common. After all, we’ve seen two very recently with American Pharoah winning it in 2015 and then the undefeated Justify doing it again in 2018. Both horses swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Horse Derby Betting: Profiting Insights

Horse Derby Betting: Profiting Insights

Since the first horse race ages ago, betting on horse races has been around. In the past, betting on horses was not faced with the same stigma as gambling. It used to be considered a social event to go to the race tracks and bet on horses. It can be fun and profitable to bet […]

Posted in: SO. CAROLINA
Full Circle For Vekoma

Full Circle For Vekoma

By Michael Fenrich In 2017 Vekoma was sold at the September Keeneland sale for $135,000. R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable brought Vekoma. They named Vekoma after the Dutch manufacturer Vekoma who makes roller coasters for amusement parks. Horse racing is like a roller coaster with ups and downs, ebs and flows each day. George […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Newest Issue of American Racehorse Online with Features on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs
By April 29, 2019 Read More →

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Online with Features on Ruffian and Santa Fe Downs

The Spring 2019 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes long-form articles the real story of Ruffian and the ups and downs of Santa Fe Downs.  The issue also includes racing and breeding news from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and around the region. The […]

Starting Gate Success
By April 28, 2019 Read More →

Starting Gate Success

By Michael Fenrich The starting gate crew at racetracks are very important to the success of the Thoroughbred, especially at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby Day. Whether it is a maiden race during a weekday or the run for the roses, the crew helps the majestic horses. “They are the unsung heroes; they are so […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Oklahoma’s Horse and Hound, Kentucky’s New Vocations Awarded Toro and Exmark Mower Usage for 2019
By April 16, 2019 Read More →

Oklahoma’s Horse and Hound, Kentucky’s New Vocations Awarded Toro and Exmark Mower Usage for 2019

Equine Equipment, together with its industry partners Toro and Exmark, is pleased to announce two donations of mowers for the 2019 season as part of its “For the Good Program” to help Thoroughbred aftercare facilities. Equine Equipment is planning several more similar donations to show its appreciation for the industry’s support and to give back […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA