Amerijet

Indiana Horse Racing Commission

Author Archive: American Racehorse

rss feed

Trainer Don Von Hemel Looks to Keep Lengthy Oaklawn Win Streak Alive
By January 12, 2018 Read More →

Trainer Don Von Hemel Looks to Keep Lengthy Oaklawn Win Streak Alive

One constant the last four decades at Oaklawn has been trainer Don Von Hemel of Hot Springs. Actually, he’s been more like a sure bet. Von Hemel, 83, has at least one victory at every Oaklawn meeting since 1975, a lengthy streak he will try to extend with Cowboy U Know in Saturday’s first race. […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA
Oaklawn to Unveil American Pharoah Statue on January 11
By January 9, 2018 Read More →

Oaklawn to Unveil American Pharoah Statue on January 11

As a lasting tribute to the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, who began his historic campaign at Oaklawn, the track will unveil a life-size bronze statue of American Pharoah Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. Oaklawn opens for its 114th live racing season Jan. 12 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. Zayat […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Springboard Mile Winner Greyvitos Voted Remington Horse of the Meeting
By January 7, 2018 Read More →

Springboard Mile Winner Greyvitos Voted Remington Horse of the Meeting

Greyvitos, the talented gray who won the $400,000 Springboard Mile by 2-1/4 lengths, has been voted the 2017 Remington Park Horse of the Meeting. The seasonal titles are determined by a vote of media that covered the season along with track and racing department officials. Owned by Triple B Farms of North Hollywood, Calif. and […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Indiana TOBA Stallion Season Auction Begins Friday
By January 4, 2018 Read More →

Indiana TOBA Stallion Season Auction Begins Friday

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s (ITOBA) annual Stallion Service Auction will be live online starting Friday, January 5 at 8 pm EST until Monday, January 8 at 7 pm EST. Stallions from Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Illinois and Florida are featured in the auction. Bidding will take place online at Starquine.com. The auction […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Texas-bred Durocher Wins Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park
By December 30, 2017 Read More →

Texas-bred Durocher Wins Tropical Park Derby at Gulfstream Park

Multiple stakes-placed Durocher, a Texas-bred son of Niagara Causeway, managed to collect his first stakes victory Saturday at Gulfstream Park, benefiting from a ground-saving trip to score an 18-1 upset in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby. Ridden by Paco Lopez, Durocher broke well from his No. 1 post position to track pacesetter General McGooby around […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Longtime Oklahoma Stallion Service Stripe Euthanized at Age 26
By December 28, 2017 Read More →

Longtime Oklahoma Stallion Service Stripe Euthanized at Age 26

Service Stripe, a leading Oklahoma stallion over the past decade, was euthanized at Caines Stallion Station in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, on December 26 due to old age. The stakes-winning son of Deputy Minister was 26. After originally standing in Kentucky, Service Stripe relocated to Oklahoma and first stood at Rockin’ Z Ranch before moving to Caines. […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81
By December 28, 2017 Read More →

Hall of Fame Trainer Jack Van Berg Dies at 81

Trainer Jack Van Berg, a member of horse racing’s national Hall of Fame and the conditioner of more than 6,500 winners, passed away December 27 at the age of 81 after battling cancer. A perennial leading trainer at Ak-Sar-Ben in Nebraska along with other tracks around the Midwest and around the country, Van Berg is […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Canterbury Park’s 70-Day Meet Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission
By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Canterbury Park’s 70-Day Meet Approved by Minnesota Racing Commission

Canterbury Park will conduct 70 days of horse racing in 2018. The Minnesota Racing Commission approved the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack’s request to run Friday, May 4 through Saturday, Sept. 15. This will be only the second time in 23 seasons that Canterbury has raced as many days. Seventy days of racing were held in 2015. […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA
Remington Park Handle Climbs for 2017 Season, Springboard Mile Day Continues Growth
By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Remington Park Handle Climbs for 2017 Season, Springboard Mile Day Continues Growth

The 2017 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season experienced increased handle, average field size and total purses compared to the previous year. The final program on Dec. 17, Springboard Mile Day, was the second-largest betting day on Remington Park racing in the track’s history. The all-sources pari-mutuel handle on Remington Park racing during Springboard Mile Day was […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Asmussen, Vazquez and Caldwell Top Remington Standings Again
By December 27, 2017 Read More →

Asmussen, Vazquez and Caldwell Top Remington Standings Again

Steve Asmussen, a National Racing Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, won his 13th Remington Park title in 2017. The accomplishment gives him the all-time lead at Remington Park for seasonal championships. Asmussen, of Arlington, Texas, had 82 winners for the season at Remington Park. In winning his 13th Chuck […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA