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Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”?

Why is the Melbourne Cup known as “the race that stops a nation”? The Melbourne cup is one of the key events in the Australian sporting calendar that attracts so much attention from around the country. The Melbourne cup has a lengthy history that started back in 1861 and is the most prestigious horse race […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Oklahoma Classics Set for Friday, Cup Features Last Two Defending Champs

Oklahoma Classics Set for Friday, Cup Features Last Two Defending Champs

The 2017 renewal of the Oklahoma Classics has been compiled with a solid 10-race program set for Friday night. The first race on the million-dollar night of stakes action for Oklahoma-breds is at 7pm. The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, presented by TVG, features a field of 10 for the 1-1/16 miles main event. The Cup […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale Records Across the Board Gains

Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale Records Across the Board Gains

Heritage Place concluded its sixth annual Thoroughbred Sale on Sunday, October 8, with large increases across the board for both sessions. The yearling session saw a 19 percent increase to the average price on horses sold with an average of $6,047. The median price increased 15 percent over last year to $3,900. A total of […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Grade 2 Winner Dramedy to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Grade 2 Winner Dramedy to Stand at River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma

Dramedy, a Grade 2-winning son of leading sire Distorted Humor, has been moved to Francisco and Lori Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Oklahoma for the 2018 breeding season. The 8-year-old stallion stood his first two seasons at War Horse Place in Kentucky. He will stand for an introductory fee of $2,500 as property of John […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Mo Dont Know Repeats in Best of Ohio, Sets Track Record

Mo Dont Know Repeats in Best of Ohio, Sets Track Record

Mo Dont No’s sparkling victory in the Best of Ohio Endurance was the highlight of the Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7 Belterra Park program that featured five $150,000 stakes for Ohio-bred runners. The 2016 Horse of the Year kept his Best of Ohio crown intact as he blazed to victory by a length in a new […]

Posted in: OHIO
Indiana-bred Bucchero Wins Grade 2 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland

Indiana-bred Bucchero Wins Grade 2 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland

Ironhorse Racing Stable LLC’s Indiana-bred Bucchero became a graded stakes winner on Saturday as he scored a 26-1 upset in the Grade 2, $200,000 Woodford Stakes presented by Keeneland Select at Keeneland Race Course. Ridden by Fernando De La Cruz, the son of Kantharos won by 1 ¾ lengths in a time of 1:03.06 for […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Broodmare Boarding Database Available for Owners Looking to Bring Mares to Indiana

Broodmare Boarding Database Available for Owners Looking to Bring Mares to Indiana

With the November 1 deadline for registering mares for the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program looming, the program and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission has started a database for those seeking a barn to ship their mare for the 2018 foaling season. In order to be part of the Indiana-bred program, a Thoroughbred mare must […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Vazquez Reaches Milestone with Five-Win Night at Remington Park

Vazquez Reaches Milestone with Five-Win Night at Remington Park

Jockey Ramon Vazquez needed two wins going into Thursday night at Remington Park in order to reach 1,000 triumphs in the United States. He achieved that mark and went beyond with a five-win evening. The four-time defending leading jockey at Remington Park, Vazquez entered the night with 998 wins since beginning his career in the […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Oaklawn Names Hal Wiggins Integrity Officer for 2018 Season

Oaklawn Names Hal Wiggins Integrity Officer for 2018 Season

Oaklawn Jockey Club has named Hal Wiggins, one of the most respected horsemen and racing officials in the Midwest, to the newly created position of Racing Integrity Officer. In this new position, Wiggins will serve as a liaison between Oaklawn Management, the Board of Stewards and key Arkansas Racing Commission staff, working to ensure Oaklawn’s […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Paisley, Crafty Spector, Joyous Lady, Mo Money Win $100,000 Stakes at Indiana Grand

Paisley, Crafty Spector, Joyous Lady, Mo Money Win $100,000 Stakes at Indiana Grand

Following is a recap of the four $100,000 stakes held October 4 at Indiana Grand. Paisley prevails in $100,000-added Indiana Stallion Stakes Filly Division It’s always exciting when a horse “breaks its maiden,” but the win was just a little sweeter when Paisley accomplished it for owner-trainer-breeder Marvin Johnson. The two-year-old chestnut daughter of Drinkwiththedevil […]

Posted in: INDIANA