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Too Much Bling Offspring Top Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

Too Much Bling Offspring Top Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

A pair of Texas-bred yearlings by leading Texas stallion Too Much Bling topped Monday’s Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at Lone Star Park with bids of $100,000 apiece. The auction was run by the Texas Thoroughbred Association for the second year after taking over operations from Fasig-Tipton. The yearling portion of the auction posted […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Stallion Hunt Crossing Relocated to Indiana Stallion Station

Stallion Hunt Crossing Relocated to Indiana Stallion Station

Hunt Crossing, a stakes-winning son of Grade 1 winner Corinthian, has been relocated from West Virginia to stand at Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Indiana. Hunt Crossing won first time out by four lengths against maiden special weight company at Saratoga Race Course. After finishing off the board in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Big Kick Wins First Claiming Crown Preview Race at Indiana Grand

Big Kick Wins First Claiming Crown Preview Race at Indiana Grand

For the first time in the history of the track, Indiana Grand, in cooperation with the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), have teamed up to offer a special bid to the Claiming Crown. A special race was held as part of the Wednesday, Aug. 16 racing program with the winner automatically getting a […]

Posted in: INDIANA
OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView Accepting Nominations for “New Owner of the Year” Award

OwnerView today announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 New Owner of the Year award, presented by Fasig-Tipton, which will honor a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2017. The award will be […]

Saratoga Track Surface and Types of Track Surface

Saratoga Track Surface and Types of Track Surface

The new track at Saratoga and types of horse racing track surface Saratoga race course has just resurfaced its track in preparation for the racing season. Learn about track surfaces and their impact on the race. With the racing season looming, Saratoga has upgraded their track surface. But what types of racetrack surfaces are used […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Indiana-Bred Shines in California for ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s First Win as Owner

Indiana-Bred Shines in California for ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit’s First Win as Owner

Indiana-bred Soul Streit (Maclean’s Music – Yodeladytoo, by Swiss Yodeler) stormed onto the scene at Del Mar over the weekend, winning his first race under a hand-ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in a maiden special weight race contested over five furlongs on dirt. Soul Streit is a 2-year-old ridgling, bred by Pat […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Texas Strikes Gold for Third Time in a Row as Thermistor Takes Arapahoe’s Gold Rush Futurity

Texas Strikes Gold for Third Time in a Row as Thermistor Takes Arapahoe’s Gold Rush Futurity

The eyes of Texas are upon the Gold Rush Futurity. Thermistor became the third-straight Texas-based horse to win Colorado’s richest race on Sunday at Arapahoe Park. The 2-year-old chestnut colt captured the six-furlong, $100,000 stakes race for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length in 1:11.31. Jockey Danny Sorenson, who rode Thermistor to victory in the […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Derby

Local and Regional Charities Win Big at Indiana Derby

A record crowd and generous donations made the 23rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino a success for local and regional charities. The Shelbyville property hosted three days of Indiana Derby festivities, culminating with the Indiana Derby on Saturday, July 15. Many organizations, including several veteran assistance […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Retrospection Returns in $150,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand

Retrospection Returns in $150,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand

Retrospection has not been worse than second all year and proved that he cannot be overlooked as he paired up with Jockey Robby Albarado to take home the top prize in the 14th running of the $150,000 Governor’s Stakes Wednesday, Aug. 9. They covered the one mile and 70-yard event in a time of 1:42.66 […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Strong Jockey Colony on Hand at Remington Park, Vazquez Seeks 5th Title

Strong Jockey Colony on Hand at Remington Park, Vazquez Seeks 5th Title

The 2017 Thoroughbred Season at Remington Park begins Aug. 25 with a solid jockey colony expected to compete for honors. Ramon Vazquez is seeking his fifth consecutive riding title, which would place him in elite local company. Vazquez, who rides first-call for eight-time leading owner Danny Caldwell, has accumulated 324 local wins and won or […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA