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Registration Now Open for 2019 Track Superintendents Field Day at Charles Town

Registration Now Open for 2019 Track Superintendents Field Day at Charles Town

Registration is now open for the upcoming Track Superintendents Field Day. Please visit www.tracksupers.com to learn more. Jolene Brown, 2017 Speaker Hall of Fame inductee, is the 2019 Keynote Speaker. Jolene, often called “The Dr. Phil of Agriculture,” is direct, respectful and generous with her advice and focused in her solutions to racing’s challenges. Her […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
First Indiana-Sired Foal for Leading Stallion Ready’s Image
By February 26, 2019 Read More →

First Indiana-Sired Foal for Leading Stallion Ready’s Image

The first Indiana-sired foals by leading stallion Ready’s Image have been born at Springcliff Farm in Martinsville, Indiana. Grade 2 winner Ready’s Image, on lease from Calumet Farm, is currently standing his second season in Indiana at Dr. Roger Beam’s Midwest Equine and Veterinary Clinic in Trafalgar. The 2005 stallion by More Than Ready covered […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Fields Set for Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston
By February 21, 2019 Read More →

Fields Set for Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston

Thoroughbred stakes action continues at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, February 23. The evening will include the running of the $65,000 Jim’s Orbit and $65,000 Two Altazano divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes. Need help on how to place a bet? In 2005, the Texas Thoroughbred Association renamed both these stakes to honor a […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Prairie Meadows Releases First 2019 Thoroughbred Condition Book, Includes Starters Bonus Incentive, Purse Participation, and Overall Purse Increases
By February 19, 2019 Read More →

Prairie Meadows Releases First 2019 Thoroughbred Condition Book, Includes Starters Bonus Incentive, Purse Participation, and Overall Purse Increases

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, & Hotel announces the release of Condition Book 1, which covers the first 14 racing days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at the Altoona, Iowa racetrack. Prairie Meadows live season kicks off on May 3. Book 1 is available at prairiemeadows.com, equibase.com, and Prairie Meadows’ Racing Office. Book 1 features a […]

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Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Features about Lexington (the horse), Oklahoma’s C.R. Trout, Track Superintendents, Social Media, Healthy Foals and More
By February 18, 2019 Read More →

Newest Issue of American Racehorse Now Online with Features about Lexington (the horse), Oklahoma’s C.R. Trout, Track Superintendents, Social Media, Healthy Foals and More

The Winter 2019 issue of American Racehorse magazine is now available online by clicking here. This issue includes articles about Lexington, one of America’s first great racehorses and stallions; the important and sometimes overlooked work done by track superintendents, Oklahoma horseman C.R. Trout, how to keep your newborn foal healthy, and ways horse racing can capitalize […]

Keeneland Library, Now 80, Schedules Special Events for Early 2019
By February 14, 2019 Read More →

Keeneland Library, Now 80, Schedules Special Events for Early 2019

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, over the next few months will present several exhibits and special events, including the popular Library Lecture Series, to showcase its collection and programs. In 1939, the Library was established when Keeneland Trustee and Director William Arnold Hanger donated a 2,300-volume Turf collection of […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Will Rogers Downs March 25
By February 11, 2019 Read More →

Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Will Rogers Downs March 25

The trainers, jockeys and equine athletes alike are arriving once again for the 28-day Thoroughbred meet returning to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on March 25. Track representatives are optimistic about a strong handle and a full field in its 13th year of operation, abandoning the traditional calendar for a later start date, allowing for […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Direct Dial Named 2018 Texas Horse of the Year
By February 7, 2019 Read More →

Direct Dial Named 2018 Texas Horse of the Year

William S. Farish’s homebred Direct Dial has been named the 2018 Texas Horse of the Year, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced today. The Texas-bred colt also received Texas Champion 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding honors for a season in which he hit the board in six of his eight starts while earning two stakes wins and $113,350. The […]

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Getting Ready for Summer Racing at Del Mar and Saratoga
By February 5, 2019 Read More →

Getting Ready for Summer Racing at Del Mar and Saratoga

Even though it’s still cold and snowy in some parts of the country, it won’t be long before summer is here and that means two of the premier horse racing meets at Del Mar near San Diego, California and Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. Handicappers always eagerly anticipate the start of both meets, […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Who Will Avoid Cause of Causes’ Fate at 2019 Grand National?
By February 5, 2019 Read More →

Who Will Avoid Cause of Causes’ Fate at 2019 Grand National?

American thoroughbred Cause of Causes knows the disappointment of missing out at the Grand National, finishing second in the 2017 version of the most prestigious jumps race in the world. Gordon Elliott’s charge was a fine competitor during his career. He won multiple events at Cheltenham Festival, including the Cross Country Chase and National Hunt […]

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Britain Gears Up for Cheltenham Festival Amid Period of Reflection
By February 2, 2019 Read More →

Britain Gears Up for Cheltenham Festival Amid Period of Reflection

When we speak of poor preparations for a racing festival, it usually suggests a difficult time for a particular trainer or horse. But the Cheltenham Festival (12th-15th March) has had some knocks over the past few months that have hit the organizers hard. For a start, there was the criticism from some owners over horse […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Previewing the Fountain of Youth Stakes
By February 2, 2019 Read More →

Previewing the Fountain of Youth Stakes

Our focus will be at Gulfstream Park this week as our highlighted race will be the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes for three year olds going a mile and a sixteenth. The entire card at Gulfstream is very strong as they will be running a whopping nine Graded Stakes races. Although we won’t be breaking […]

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Horse Racing Betting Tips for Top Events in 2019
By February 1, 2019 Read More →

Horse Racing Betting Tips for Top Events in 2019

Horse Racing Betting Tips For 2019 Get the latest horse racing tips and get ready to place your bets on the big races of 2019 with the top online casinos offering free no deposit bonuses. Horse racing is one of the most popular sports that Americans bet on every year and in this post, we […]

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A Guide to the Best Race Tracks in the US
By February 1, 2019 Read More →

A Guide to the Best Race Tracks in the US

Live horse racing is an unforgettable experience and the excitement and roar of the crowd is second to none. In the United States, fans can find some of the best and most historic racetracks in the world and there’s nowhere better to witness Thoroughbred racing than at any of these six racecourses, but if you […]

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Longtime Texas Stallion Dixieland Heat Dies at Age 29
By January 30, 2019 Read More →

Longtime Texas Stallion Dixieland Heat Dies at Age 29

Dixieland Heat, the longtime Texas stallion who achieved fame as the sire of Eclipse Award winner Xtra Heat, died earlier this month at age 29 at Sue Cook’s Richland Ranch near Corsicana, Texas. The son of Dixieland Band won half of his 18 starts on the track, including the Louisiana Derby (G3) in 1993, while […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Blueskiesnrainbows Relocated to Oklahoma
By January 25, 2019 Read More →

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Blueskiesnrainbows Relocated to Oklahoma

Blueskiesnrainbows (English Channel-Cho Cho San, by Deputy Minister) has moved to stand the 2019 breeding season in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, the home base of owner Kelly Mitchell’s Bad Boy Racing. He will stand for a fee of $2,500. Blueskiesnrainbows, a multiple graded stakes-winner of over $672,500, will stand at Sunlight Farm, which is managed by equine […]

Posted in: INDIANA, OKLAHOMA
San Antonio Horse Sale Company Announces Dates for Two Texas Auctions
By January 24, 2019 Read More →

San Antonio Horse Sale Company Announces Dates for Two Texas Auctions

The San Antonio Horse Sale Company, which earlier this month announced it was returning to the auction business after a 17-year hiatus, is pleased to announce the dates and location for its 2019 sales. The San Antonio Rose Classic Mixed Horse Sale will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Travis County Exposition Center […]

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A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day
By January 23, 2019 Read More →

A Long Day’s Night: An Inside Look at What Track Superintendents Do Every Day

A Long Day’s Night The job of a track superintendent is difficult and sometimes thankless but also among the most important in racing By Jennie Rees and Denis Blake A work day in the life of Keeneland track superintendent Javier Barajas is, more accurately, a day and night. A 9 to 5 job? Try more […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA, TEXAS
Grade 1 Winner Midnight Bisou Headlines Sunday’s Houston Ladies Classic
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Grade 1 Winner Midnight Bisou Headlines Sunday’s Houston Ladies Classic

Millionaire Midnight Bisou will begin her 4-year-old campaign as the 3-5 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meet. Post time is Sunday, January 27 at 1:15 pm (Central) for the Houston Racing Festival which also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Stonerside Sprint at Sam Houston to Honor Bob McNair

A field of eight will compete Sunday in the $50,000 Stonerside Sprint. The six-furlong feature, formerly named the Sam Houston Sprint Cup, was renamed this year to honor the late Robert C. McNair and his Stonerside Stable. The well-respected Thoroughbred operation, based in central Kentucky, produced national and international racing stars, including Congaree, Bob and […]

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