Indiana Horse Racing Commission

Author Archive: American Racehorse

rss feed

Will Rogers Downs Concludes Successful Thoroughbred Meet

Will Rogers Downs Concludes Successful Thoroughbred Meet

Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs’ spring Thoroughbred meet has come to a close. Racing officials crowned the season champions and look to 2019 with anticipation. The spring Thoroughbred meet in Claremore has now been in operation for 12 years. The 30-day meet ran from March 12 through May 19. Each race day offered more than […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Justify Looking Good for the Belmont Stakes

Justify Looking Good for the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes take place this weekend on Long Island, it’s 150th anniversary, and this could be a very special race for one horse in particular. Justify is aiming to become only the second horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, with American Pharoah the last horse to do so back in 2015. Justify […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Brandi Steele Off to a Winning Start as a Trainer at Indiana Grand

Brandi Steele Off to a Winning Start as a Trainer at Indiana Grand

Each year, several new trainers emerge on the backstretch at Indiana Grand. This season, a familiar face, Brandi Steele, is back in a different capacity and is off to a great start, winning three of her first six starts as a trainer. Steele, the longtime assistant trainer for Mike Lauer, Indiana’s all-time leading stakes winner, […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Epsom Derby Day Betting Guide

Epsom Derby Day Betting Guide

There’s a handful of horse races that are seen as being vastly superior to all others. This includes the Grand National, the Kentucky Derby and the many versions of the Gold Cup, which appear in all of the top horse racing festivals. Epsom Derby is another run which is estimated highly in the minds of […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Indiana-Bred Racehorses Help Fuel Other Champions at KER

Indiana-Bred Racehorses Help Fuel Other Champions at KER

It’s not often you hear of racehorses having a secondary job while still in training and competitively racing, but a handful of Indiana-bred Thoroughbreds are pulling double duty on the track and in the research barn for owner Dr. Joe Pagan, owner of Kentucky Equine Research (KER). “We have a unique racing program,” says Dr. […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Midnight Lute Filly Tops Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale

Midnight Lute Filly Tops Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale

An accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Midnight Lute sold for $77,000 on Monday to top the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana. Named Nite Jean, the sale-topper went to prominent Southwest owner Carl Moore from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent. The May foal worked an eighth-mile […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
First Minnesota-bred by Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Foaled at Wood-Mere Farm

First Minnesota-bred by Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Foaled at Wood-Mere Farm

One More Strike, a 7-year-old daughter of Smart Strike, delivered a colt by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018. The foal was born at Dean and Teresa Benson’s Wood-Mere Farm in Webster, MN for owners Suzanne Stables. “We’re very pleased with the colt. He’s everything we hope for; he’s […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA
What is the Triple Crown of US Horse Racing?

What is the Triple Crown of US Horse Racing?

The Triple Crown in American thoroughbred horse racing is the most prestigious achievement for any trainer of three-year-old horses. For a horse to win the Triple Crown, they must win the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes in the same season. All three of these prestigious races are generally run between May […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale Set for May 7
By April 30, 2018 Read More →

Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale Set for May 7

Equine Sales Company will present its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, on Monday, May 7, with a catalog of 73 head that includes several recent supplements. The sale will be held starting at 1 p.m. with the breeze show set for Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m. Both the breeze show and sale […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Breezes in Preparation for Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Patrona Margarita Breezes in Preparation for Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita, a Texas-bred daughter of Oklahoma stallion Special Rate,  recorded a half-mile breeze in :48.80 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 4. The Texas-bred breezed through eighth-mile splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.80 before galloping […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS