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Oklahoma-bred Welder Defeats Shippers to Take $165,000 David Vance Stakes
By October 1, 2018 Read More →

Oklahoma-bred Welder Defeats Shippers to Take $165,000 David Vance Stakes

When Welder was a weanling, Clayton Rash and his trainer Teri Luneack fell in love with him at Mighty Acres Farm in Pryor, Okla. He was a punk and a rascal, according to Luneack but now he is wonderful to his owners, trainer and jockey… just mean to his competition. On Sunday, Welder left his […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Lone Star Sailor Wins Three-Horse Photo in Closest Finish in History of Oklahoma Derby
By September 30, 2018 Read More →

Lone Star Sailor Wins Three-Horse Photo in Closest Finish in History of Oklahoma Derby

When the three top finishers hit the wire together in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday, you couldn’t have squeezed a couple of sheets of paper between their three noses it was so tight; not even the jockey of the winner, Lone Sailor, knew who won. “I had no idea […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Longtime Oklahoma Horseman John Smicklas Passes Away
By September 30, 2018 Read More →

Longtime Oklahoma Horseman John Smicklas Passes Away

John Earl “Smick” Smicklas of Norman, Oklahoma, peacefully passed away at his home on September 23 at the age of 81. John was born July 4, 1937 in Chicago, IL to John and Frances Smicklas. John was survived by his wife of 40 years, Barbara; 3 sons: Dale and his wife Joanne, Brad and his […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Special Rate Relocated to River Oaks Farms
By September 25, 2018 Read More →

Special Rate Relocated to River Oaks Farms

Special Rate, a stakes-winning and graded stakes-siring son of Pulpit, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Special Rate’s leading runner is Texas-bred Patrona Margarita, winner of last year’s Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. During her 3-year-old campaign this year, Patrona Margarita […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
The Hot Favorites Traders Think You Should Back on Breeders’ Cup Weekend
By September 25, 2018 Read More →

The Hot Favorites Traders Think You Should Back on Breeders’ Cup Weekend

Horse racing enthusiasts are growing restless as we speed towards the renewal of the world-famous Breeders’ Cup World Championships in America. Churchill Downs provides the setting for the 2018 version, with two days of the highest quality horse racing taking place on November 2 and 3. Punters from all over the globe will flock to […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Texas-bred Hadifly Named Thoroughbred Incentive Program Horse of the Year
By September 24, 2018 Read More →

Texas-bred Hadifly Named Thoroughbred Incentive Program Horse of the Year

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards, the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award, for 2018. The Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted therapy or […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Final “Grand Mornings at the Track” this Saturday at Indiana Grand
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

Final “Grand Mornings at the Track” this Saturday at Indiana Grand

The final installment of “Grand Mornings at the Track,” presented by the Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolence and Protective Association (HBPA), is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22. The final session of 2018 will include a visit to the starting gate and the third floor of the grandstand, which includes the stewards stand and audio visual department. “Grand […]

Posted in: INDIANA
New Owners Experience First Win with AJ Pacer at Indiana Grand
By September 21, 2018 Read More →

New Owners Experience First Win with AJ Pacer at Indiana Grand

To most, the fourth race of the day at Indiana Grand was a regular claiming event, but for three individuals, the race was one that they will never forget. Joni Patterson, Richard Hyde and Don Kehrt earned their first win as new Thoroughbred owners at Indiana Grand. The trio of owners had the opportunity to […]

Posted in: INDIANA
DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess
By September 20, 2018 Read More →

DNA Analysis of Seabiscuit May Yield Insights Into His Prowess

Seabiscuit was not an impressive looking horse and was considered to be quite lazy, preferring eating and sleeping to exercise. The horse had been written off by most of the racing industry after losing his first 17 races, however, he eventually became one of the greatest Thoroughbred champions of all time. A grandson of Man […]

Posted in: INDIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
More than 80 Head Entered in OTBO Mixed Sale
By September 5, 2018 Read More →

More than 80 Head Entered in OTBO Mixed Sale

A total of 81 Thoroughbred horses are scheduled to go through the ring at the Ohio Mixed Sales on October 7 at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio. Over half of the horses offered are yearlings (46) and over half of those (25) are Ohio accredited. There are eight weanlings, eight racing/broodmare prospects and 19 broodmares. […]

Posted in: OHIO
Big Crowd Turns Out for Carter Sale, Mighty Acres Tops Consignors
By September 5, 2018 Read More →

Big Crowd Turns Out for Carter Sale, Mighty Acres Tops Consignors

The Carter Sales Co.’s OKC September Sale saw a slight decline in average for the first time at the Labor Day weekend sale. A total of 50 yearlings sold for an average of $7,228, a 21 percent drop from the 2017 average of $9,137. Graduates from the sale won three maiden special weight races and […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Read the Footnotes Relocates from Oklahoma to New Mexico
By August 20, 2018 Read More →

Read the Footnotes Relocates from Oklahoma to New Mexico

Read the Footnotes, a graded stakes-winning and -siring stallion, has been relocated from Oklahoma to stand at Creekside Farm near Tularosa, New Mexico. He will stand as property of Bryan and Megan Petty as their new farm. Megan Petty is a longtime TTA member and practicing veterinarian who is also involved in the TTA’s Paddock […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Latest Issue of American Racehorse Featuring Articles on Citation’s Triple Crown and Alphabet Soup’s Cancer Fight Now Online

Latest Issue of American Racehorse Featuring Articles on Citation’s Triple Crown and Alphabet Soup’s Cancer Fight Now Online

The Summer 2018 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue of American Racehorse magazine features articles about the mysterious fate of General Custer’s war horse Victory, a profile of Endeavor Farm, a look at what Thoroughbreds can do on the polo field and much more. It also includes […]

Texas Stallion Mr. Besilu Gets First Winner at Canterbury Park

Texas Stallion Mr. Besilu Gets First Winner at Canterbury Park

The first starter for Texas stallion Mr. Besilu turned out to be a winner as his 2-year-old daughter She B Glamorous won a maiden special weight contest on July 20 at Canterbury Park. With Jareth Loveberry up for trainer Francisco Bravo, the Minnesota-bred earned $20,400 for the victory clocked in 1:07.58 for 5 ½ furlongs. […]

Posted in: MINNESOTA, TEXAS
Lone Star Park Meet Concludes with Record Increases

Lone Star Park Meet Concludes with Record Increases

Even though the Lone Star Park meet ended on a subdued note when the final three days were cancelled due to extreme heat, the track concluded its 22nd Thoroughbred season with a record increase of 14.7% in average daily handle over 2017. That increase tops last year’s increase over 2016 of 11.7%, which set a […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Two $1-million Races, New Stakes Highlight 2019 Season at Oaklawn

Two $1-million Races, New Stakes Highlight 2019 Season at Oaklawn

One of the richest Thoroughbred race meets in North America will now offer two $1,000,000 Kentucky Derby prep races and two additional signature races. Oaklawn, which earlier this year announced a significant change to its race dates, turned it up another notch today when it announced that both the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Rebel […]

Posted in: ARKANSAS
Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Strong Contender Gets First Indiana-Sired Winner

Indiana stallion Strong Contender was represented by his first Indiana-sired winner on Tuesday at Indiana Grand as his 2-year-old son S S Trooper won an open maiden special weight race. Bred and owned by Marvin Johnson and Doug Schmuecker and trained by Johnson, S S Trooper sat in second under jockey Fernando De La Cruz […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Remington Park Racing Club Open for 2018 Memberships

Remington Park Racing Club Open for 2018 Memberships

Remington Park is now accepting memberships for the 2018 RP Racing Club. This year’s club horse will compete during the upcoming Thoroughbred Season that begins Aug. 24. The RP Racing Club offers a racehorse ownership experience for an extremely reasonable, one-time fee. The cost of a single membership into the 2018 RP Racing Club is […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

Axelrod Wins Indiana Derby, New Record Set for Handle

If a race was predicted at the start, Axelrod would not have been a strong contender for the win in the 24th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Indiana Derby. However, it is how you finish that matters and Axelrod was full of momentum when he hit the wire, nabbing Trigger Warning for the win. […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman going strong at age 11 at Indiana Grand

Union Bowman scored his 20th career win Wednesday, June 27 at Indiana Grand. It was just another day at work for the 11-year-old son of Newfoundland, who now has in excess of $440,000 in career earnings. “He’s just a class act,” said jockey Rodney Prescott. “I rode him about four years ago and he goes […]

Posted in: INDIANA